When a crisis occurs (eg the covid-19 pandemic), they need to ensure that they respond professionally, that all passengers are clearly informed of the situation, and they should accept full responsibility when they hand out totally erroneous advice.
Cunard's 5 Star Service just gets better and better.
As always Cunard's 5 Star Service just gets better and better. The crew and officers are always a pleasure to meet.
An amazing experience.
Entertainment staff were fantastic. The overall trip was an amazing experience due to all the places we stopped and cruised by.
We found we did not require any other assistance or service from any department, hence excellent.
I loved every minute, even the rough seas. Cannot wait to do my third trip
A most reliable Cruise Company and a memorable voyage despite Coronavirus !
Outstanding quality all the way despite Coronavirus threat, couldn't have been better - except maybe for wifi / Internet services, quite poor though costly
Der Service war immer einwandfrei und zugewandt. Freundliche Mitarbeiter und Problemlösung immer perfekt (Kerstin Pursers Office)
Absolutely outstanding, nothing was too much trouble for waiting staff, pursers office, entertainment staff, stewards...
wir wurden an Bord während der gesamten Reise gut betreut...wie schon im vergangenen Jahr
Clear cost reductions have taken place since previous cruises tarnishing a 5 star rating particularly in the standard restaurant, but still good value for money.
Leicht abgebauter CUNARD-Standard aber gute Covi-19 Bewältigung
Freundliches engagiertes Personal, gewohnt gutes Angebot. Leider ist die Deutschbetreuung sehr mangelhaft, ja sogar fehlerhaft. Als erfahrener Cunard-Reisender bemerke ich einen Abbau der Dienstleistungen was sich in verschiedenen kleinen Punkten bemerkbar macht. Leider sind auch die meist sehr guten Shows am Abend viel zu Laut und können darum nicht besucht werden. (Hat der Tonmeister Höhrschwierigkeiten?). Gute Reaktion auf die Pandemie Covi-19. Bravo!!!
Lovely in the circumstances. Pure class to a sudden end.
We had a wonderful cruise from Sydney to Fremantle in challenging world-wide difficulties for everyone. Queen Mary 2 staff and guests must be commended on their resolve and stoic approach in the face of impending serious problems. We felt the atmosphere on the ship was lovely considering the circumstances. The welcome from the hosts/volunteers/ambassadors in Australia was exceptional, well done Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Busselton and Fremantle. Cunard and their guests were greeted with warmth and enthusiasm. We chose to travel to Australia for the 3rd time to visit their vast continent because of the unwritten “bond” we have with their jolly and outgoing people. Having sailed around Alaska last summer on Queen Elizabeth, we enjoyed the company and outgoing attitude of a large number of like-minded voyagers from Australia (and New Zealand) . We appreciated Cunard’s generous shuttle service in Melbourne and Adelaide. In Busselton, the cancellation of one vineyard on the Cunard tour of the Wines of Margaret River did not detract from the day as the other 2 vineyards were terrific ( very jolly ambience and generous tasting). The substitute visit to Canal Rocks and to Dunsborough were really interesting and well done in the circumstances. As independent explorers generally, we were impressed with this tour. Perhaps the key to success for cruise tours is to have a wine tasting at 10 o’clock in the morning! Well done Cape Naturaliste! The Captain kept us informed of difficulties in Fremantle and onwards. Anyone with any perception would understand the deterioration in world-wide health and it was no great surprise that we would not be going onward. The final afternoon of the disembarkation of the guests in Fremantle was accomplished with style considering the sad occasion. As we left the ship at the last possible opportunity ( late flight back via Dubai), it was touching to see a large contingent of a range of uniformed staff saying a reluctant farewell. All credit two Queen Mary 2, with the Captain, Hotel Manager and Entertainment Manager being amongst the last to say goodbye on the quayside. Thankyou for a lovely abbreviated voyage. Our thoughts are with all the staff, we appreciate our inconvenience was insignificant compared to their very uncertain and difficult future. David and Joan, Cumbria, UK
Great itinerary and a super experience.
To start at the end, when the Coronavirus situation became serious towards my disembarkation date they were helpful, and rebooked me. So I was glad to arrive home on schedule. As usual the staff onboard were friendly and helpful throughout. And my cabin was well looked after and their hygiene measures were excellent, doubly so in this crisis. Food and drinks (latter pricey) were of high standard.
Unsere Erfahrung mit Cunard war positiv.
Unsere Erfahrung mir Cunard war positiv. Insbesondere die Organisation der Rückreise ab Freemantle war hervorragend. Was mich immer noch stört, sind die rigiden Kleidervorschriften. Z.B. gelten diese für Bars wie den Chart Room, wo meist eine Jazz Band spielt und auch für die Anlässe im Queens Room. Im Britannia Restaurant würden sie uns nicht stören, da wir stets im Kings Court essen. Service der Kabine und das Essen waren ausgezeichnet.
Eine Reise, die immer in unserer Erinnerung bleiben wird!
Der Service war ganz ausgezeichnet. Jeder hat sich große Mühe gegeben, unsere Wünsche zu erfüllen.
the boat, crew room were fantastic loved it
the boat, crew, room were fantastic loved, loved, loved it
The cruise was cancelled halfway through. I am still waiting to hear from Cunard about my refund
The efficient way they handled the repatriation after the cruise was terminated in Freemantle;e
Was good whilst it lasted, but curtailed after two weeks.
The worst cruise that my wife & I have ever been on.
Complaint about: Food & Service also other problems on Cunard’s 2019/2020 Christmas & New Year cruise. Cruise No: V001. Booking Ref: 2PGMDW. Ship: Queen Victoria. Sailing Date: 23 Dec 19 to 6 Jan 20 Cruising over the past 11 years on the Cunard ships such as the Queen Mary2, Queen Elizabeth & Queen Victoria we have felt that the quality of Cunard’s High Standards of Service & their Standards of High Quality Food that is expected onboard Cunard ships of that quality has now dropped dramatically in over those years. Our past complaints have ranged from a Human Fingernail that was found in our food whilst we were eating it in the Britannia Restaurant onboard the Queen Elizabeth, to our stateroom being flooded out with sewerage coming out of the toilet whilst onboard the Queen Victoria, where my wife’s expensive gowns were completely ruined. We have made further complaints about the level of Cunard’s service that they offer. These range from being insulted by a member of Cunard’s staff due to a mistaken identity without any apology given, to being hustled into an over crowded taxi that Cunard arranged to take us to their ship from an over night stay in a hotel, where six passengers were crammed into a vehicle with their entire luggage. That particular journey resembled travelling like animals packed into a vehicle that was being transported to a market, as though we were in some Third World Country. On our most recent cruise was onboard the Queen Victoria and was their 2019/2020 Christmas & New Year Cruise down to the Canary Islands, where there were more families onboard the Queen Victoria than ever before in which the ship resembled a Floating Butlins Holiday Camp and the ships main restaurant, the Britannia Restaurant resembled a giant McDonalds at sea. Many children were running amuck around the ship, bumping into elderly passengers of, which many had mobility problems & also bumping into waiters carrying food trays whilst trying to serve food to their passengers in the Britannia Restaurant, which we consider was highly dangerous on a floating vessel on the high seas. There were also children constantly knocking passenger’s chairs whilst they were trying to have their dinner in the Britannia Restaurant and no one in authority would stop any of this unruly behaviour. One evening in the Britannia Restaurant there was a young woman breast feeding a toddler in full view of everyone where many passengers walked out of the restaurant. However, whilst I have no objections to breast feeding mothers and recognise the benefits that can bring to a child, I do consider that there is a time and a place for this activity and that is not in the middle of a large restaurant in full view of all the diners that were shocked and stunned in what they saw. It would now appear that Cunard has opened up their ships to a more family orientated cruise. Whilst we accept the fact that the Queen Victoria is not exclusively for adults, where it has been mentioned that families are welcome, it also has been mentioned that facilities for looking after children onboard a Cunard Ship are very limited and parents should keep their children under control. However, amongst all this mayhem our main concerns on all our voyages with Cunard is their Poor Quality of Food and their deplorable lack of service, which was disgusting. Over the past 11 years we have cruised on Cunard’s ships and we have noticed year after year there has been a little less quality in the service and the high quality food that we once had and is expected onboard a Cunard ship became inedible on the 2019/2020 Christmas & New Year’s voyage. The Chicken breasts we ordered to be medium cooked were so baked up when it was served up to us that it also came with a burnt piece of bone sticking out of it, of which we never got the answer as to why that was. The medium cooked steak we asked for turned up like a lump of burnt rubber which had crispy burnt edges to it and the only solutions from the waiters was to pour more gravy over these burnt offerings. From that point on we were forced to have as our main evening meals of salads & chips in the Queen Victoria’s cafeteria known as the Lido. Also, the food that is supposed to be hot and cooked to the guests liking, was not only baked up, but was cold by the time it was served, which was because the hot meals have been served up to guests on cold plates. The final straw came when we were given someone else’s dinner after waiting for over an hour between courses and at that point we asked to be moved from this hellhole, to another part of the restaurant, but found the service where we moved to was no better. Management had done nothing to improve the quality of the food and service and we felt we have not only been fobbed off by the onboard management, but truly Ripped Off by Cunard with their poor quality food, the abominable service and being insulted without an apology due to mistaken identity. Cunard have to remember that it is not the ship that makes a good voyage; it is the staff onboard their ships that provide a good level of service and good quality of food that will want to make the guests return. Due to a lower level of service and to the lower quality of food that was presented to us, which was especially noticeable onboard the Queen Victoria’s 2019/2020.Christmas & New Year Cruise, has spoilt our holiday and we now consider that was the worst cruise that we have ever been on in all our history of cruising. Complaining to the management on board a Cunard Ship makes no difference whatsoever; as they know you are only on their ship a short period of time, which is why I now write this brief report. Yours sincerely Mr & Mrs D Gutteridge