Booked this on board QM2 when the QE's Asian itineraries were all scrapped. Crazy cheap price made this unmissable.
Compared to the QM2 this is the inferior ship in almost every single area.
The vaunted decoration of the ship looked a bit tacky, a bit Vegas casino, the public rooms felt cramped and crowded. You can't walk to the front of the ship, the gym seems tired.
Nice, if slightly cramped. However, the cabin is next to a service room and I was woken every night by the amazingly loud noises of the night staff taking things out of the room, putting them back. I don't blame the staff; I think it was a sound insulation issue. Also, the bedding is a hot polycotton blend that needs to be changed to the same as that in the standard cabins.
Charming small country town. Easy to walk into and around. The local businesses can become overwhelmed when all the passengers appear.
Superb. Fascinating and a little grim.
Pleasant town, and we moored up close to the historic area.