Having read a review by Bruce Kubik about his experience on this cruise ,I can agree totally with several major point he has raised about this cruise .My husband and I have been on QE2 , until a serious incident in April 2000, when an umbrella which was not fastened down as we left Miami port, hit my husband and knocked him out as we left the dock. So here we were trying out Cunard again on a new ship, which is very beautifully fitted out. As with Bruce, we had most lunches in the Pub, as it was the best food available at lunch-time ,we were very disappointed with the evening meals in the Britannia dining room, also the choices in the Lido self service. Arriving in Honolulu--no dancing girls, welcome or lays!!!Just a large dirty shed to walk through--so went to Walmart and bought my own artificial lay.The day after Honolulu, I felt under the weather, started with a cough, not a CUNARD COUGH but WHOOPING COUGH!!!! which the doctor failed to diagnose although I was being ill and loosing weight at the same time--very poor attitude from the medical staff. We too met some lovely guests who were very supportive. Leaving San Francisco was disappointing--no band, no deck party, where is all the excitement which we all had on starting our journeys? Well after spending 3more weeks in New Zealand with proper health care we are back in UK getting over the incident rather than talking about a wonderful cruise, come on Cunard get back to looking after your passengers not just having them for financial gain.