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Cruising on QE2

I mentioned in another post that an acquaintance of mine had cruised on the QE2 and would not sail on it again.

Spoke to her on Sunday and the problem was not the ship but those who sailed in it.

On her cruise she said it was quite noticeable the different "class" structures.

This lady is of British origin but she said she did not like what she saw.

Not a friendly ship...but that was the cruise she was on.  Others may have a different opinon on the QE2.

I am only passing on what she said.

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I did....

Only know what I read saw in those links. Radish may be able to fill you in on the rest of the segment.

 

Ann..I did watch "A Current Affair" last night and one thing is certain (to me anyway)..do not travel on a cruise ship from Australian shores with the majority of passengers being young Australians..

Fighting..drunken behaviour..vomit all over the place..stench..just disgusting stuff..

Before the darts fly..re my comments..let me say..I have never heard of this behaviour from cruise ships leaving European shores..Correct me if I am wrong..

I always thought Royal Carribbean was one of the better ones..but last night's viewing has certainly put me off..

Hi Thea.

I am not at all surprised, we found the same.....

We have seen young  kiddies as young as 7 playing in the lifts at midnight. Probably their parents were drunk.

But we blame the on shore management, as I have mentioned before.  If they sell the cabins dirt cheap and rely on making up the pennies with drink, then that is what they will get, drunks.

Personally we think they are shooting themselves in the foot.  The more they sell cheap cabins the more issues they will get.

Australia is over crowded with cruise ships these days.

We have on been on Royal C once, I rather liked it.  No issues with that cruise.

What we wanted was a simple two week cruise ex Fremantle and back to Fremantle.

But the last two experiences have put us off doing that again!

Anybody been on the True North Kimberley cruise?

https://www.truenorth.com.au/

No I have not RnR but have seen docos on it and it looks good but very expensive I think?

I haven't RnR but I know 2 different couples who did and couldn't fault it, in fact one who had Polio wears a Caliper said normally she might have to miss out on rougher walking trips but was thrilled that a hie up a gorge that she would miss out on they used the on board helicopter to take up to the top those who wouldn't be able to do the climb, she was also able to do the snorkelling from the ship the food was fantastic and passengers could go off fishing for very fresh fish meals, nothing too much trouble for the crew. I think it cost about $20,000 each but she said the one cruise like that was worth far more than 4 cheaper ones any time. 

 

Friends in Probus club have been...gave a talk on their trip about 6 months ago...yes it was fantastic and it costs around $1000 a day.

As Viv said people with disabilities are catered for...nothing was too much trouble for the crew.

 

Friends of ours have RnR, they loved it and intend to go again, the photo's they brought back were nothing less than amazing, I would love to do it but we are not sea faring folk, I wouldn't see a thing believe me....

Thanks all for your comments ... much appreciated.

RnR, you will enjoy the trip, I love the Kimbery's and to see the 'outside' of it would be unbelievable. We've been to the Horizontal Falls but flew there by plane, that alone was a fantastic experience....

Now this looks more like it!

 

I thought you would be interested in this story I found on MSN: Cunard's Queen Elizabeth http://a.msn.com/03/en-au/BByub11?ocid=se

 

 

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