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Southampton to Africa Cruise Reviews

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Not Impressed

Review for Black Watch to Africa

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Teganwoof

2-5 Cruises

We knew we had made an expensive mistake with this cruise when we saw the other passengers at Southampton - we are in our late sixties/early seventies but we felt like teenagers compared with the rest of the passengers. During the course of the voyage we saw a few passengers younger than us - but that was it - a few! Embarkation and disembarkation was extremely efficient and we cannot fault ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


My Fair Ladies!

Review for Queen Elizabeth to Africa

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jaxgang

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

ON the face of it not a lot seemed to have changed on the Queen Elizabeth since we last sailed on her seven years ago…and vowed never to do so again after the ship’s truly unforgettable inaugural voyage to the Caribbean. Roy Walker, star of the “Comedians” and “Catchphrase,” was still the biggest name performing in the Royal Court Theatre at night, a retired law enforcement officer was giving ...
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Sail Date: January 2019


Good but room for improvement

Review for Queen Elizabeth to Africa

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geoffstravels

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

The cruise was chosen as a means of picking up the Oceania Nautica in Cape Town. This review does not try to compare the small premium Oceania ship with the four/ five star QE. We have traveled with the Queen Victoria previously. Comparing our previous Cunard experience there were noticeable differences. Menus have been seriously reduced. There was always something to our liking and it was ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Inside


Think again Cunard. You are not as good as you like to think.

Review for Queen Elizabeth to Africa

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avrilnerja

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I rated the cruise good because it took us where we wanted to go; the ship itself is good; the public areas, including the pool areas not at all crowded; the restaurants and staff were good and friendly BUT all this is let down by the most abysmal administration and organisation. From first boarding nothing that required any kind of intelligent organisation was done well. Some examples ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Complacent Cunard

Review for Queen Elizabeth to Africa

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Fairplay

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise as an opportunity to visit some places we’d never seen and get away from a grey British winter. Cunard has a problem. They seem to be massively popular with the over 75s but leave the ‘younger pensioner’ wondering whether they really care. The entertainment is poor, comedians that have struggled to leave 1973 behind, lectures about the lives of singers my Nan adored (and ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Not as good as it should be

Review for Queen Elizabeth to Africa

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RobertStodel

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This cruise was a fun way to get to our holiday in South Africa as it went from Southampton to Cape Town. The cabin, public rooms, lectures and art gallery were all great. We were travelling in Queens Grill and were presented with wonderful menus but the food that came from the kitchen (as opposed to being cooked at the table) arrived dry. We complained twice but nothing changed, I suspect ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Queens Suite


Beautiful ship. Clean and well maintained. Crew needs to learn how to smile

Review for Queen Elizabeth to Africa

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Beamerdog

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Took easiest and most comfortable way to meet Oceania Nautica in Cape Town. Excellent port calls. Better than flying. 5* Art Deco furnishings. 3* service. Staff does not smile and does not greet guests unless guest talks first. Service seemed to be a burden on crew. Our cabin steward was the exception. Smaller than Phone booth size showers drove many to use showers in the fitness center. Balcony ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Great cruise experience

Review for Braemar to Africa

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Altheaj

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Chose this cruise for a last bit of sun before the winter. We had previously been on the Braemar and really liked the fact that it is a small ship with an intimate feel. It was incredibly good value and I wanted to work with the fitness instructor, Pat who is the best yoga teacher I have encountered again. Having now been on the Boudicca as well, the layout of the Braemar works far better. ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Single Inside Cabin


Queen's Grill - not a thrill

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Africa

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Balloon Man

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

QM2 Southampton to Cape Town January 2018 was our 25th cruise but first on Cunard. We normally choose inclusive cruise lines such as Regent, Silversea, Crystal or Seabourn but have also cruised with Princess, Celebrity, Oceania and Azamara. We decided on Queen's Grill because we imagined this would be the epitome of cruise life. It wasn't. Biggest disappointment was the Queen's Grill ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Cabin Type: Queens Suite


Disappointing cruise

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Africa

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Lakeland369

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We boarded the QM2 on January 10th sailing from Southampton to Cape Town. Embarkation was very good. Stateroom 5319 with enclosed balcony. Not as clean as expected, one light fitting tied on with plastic ties as it was obviously broken. Thank goodness for no rough seas. Terrible smell in bathroom so a visit to the pursers office and a wait in a long queue. Problem sorted very quickly. Sheets ...
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Response from MerylP, Specialist, Public Relations at Cunard North America

Hi Lakelad369, First, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to review your experience Queen Mary 2. On behalf of Cunard, we would like to apologize for your in-room experience, and are...

Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony, sheltered


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