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  • Aims for big-ship luxury; still has "Golden Era" feel
  • Classic trans-Atlantic crossings as well as other itineraries
  • Afternoon tea is a white-glove affair
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56 Cunard Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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andypandy1
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
42 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having cruised about 4 times before I wondered if QM2 would live up to the expectation and reviews that it would be the most magnificent experience I had ever had. Whilst the overall experience was very pleasant and there were many good ... Read more
coops1952
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
A Grand Lady but big isn`t always best. We tried hard to find the positives on this cruise as it was expensive and we had high expectations but these expectations were seldom met. WE boarded in Fremantle WA and disembarked in Sydney ... Read more
Glenian
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
My husband and I were first time cruisers and therefore did not know what to expect. We embarked at Cape Town where there was a little delay, but everything went very smoothly. Our cases were brought to our cabin and the stewart was very ... Read more
Rbat
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
My husband and I sailed from Cape Town to Sydney and the the whole experience was fantastic. If only people would realise that the Queen Mary 2 is not a cruise ship it is a liner. If they want glitz go to the other companies where it is ... Read more
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Helenecruise
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
24 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
We boarded Queen Mary 2 and immediately went back in time with the Art Deco design. Our balcony cabins were superb and the first time in all our cruising experience (more than 50 cruises) enough wardrobe space!!!! The dining room, ... Read more

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young cruser 60
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2013
My wife and I took the QM2 from Sydney to Perth Australia in March 2013. We had not been on a big ship at sea before so our expectations were based on the glowing reviews we had read and Cunards claim of 5 star service. We now ... Read more
cmtrebor
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have cruised since 2002, previously with Holland America (excellent experience & after Cunard regard them as much better value for money),Princess (very good, would choose them again) & P&O Australia (probably not again - well, enough ... Read more
leekkerry
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
32 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have just completed 2 nights on the QM2, Sydney to Melbourne. Travelling on my own I paid a huge amount of money. I accepted the money and happily paid for it. But I now discover that the equivalent 2 night cruise from South Hampton ... Read more
coverpoint
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
17 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2013
Embarkation at San Francisco was not too well organized. As everyone joining Queen Victoria (over 1000 passengers) seemed to arrive at the same time, the queue started on the pavement well outside the terminal building. after about an ... Read more
ABG52
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2013
We had planned our trip on the Queen Mary 2 well in advance due to recommendations from our travel agent about needing to secure cabins due to popularity of ship (we had a group of 8 friends travelling together) and we had thought that ... Read more
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easty36
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2013
This was our first cruise with Cunard and it was with high expectations we boarded the ship in Hong Kong after spending an enjoyable, somewhat frenetic week in Honkers during Chinese New Year. EMBARKATION A very convoluted process ... Read more
Bugis
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
46 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As QM2 was in Australian waters I thought it an excellent opportunity to experience a voyage on this famous ocean liner without committing to a long flight and sector, just in case we didn't completely enjoy the experience. We flew from ... Read more
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Robin Knight
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2012
NOTES FROM A CRUISE In February ROBIN KNIGHT* and his wife Jean spent 24 days on board the 90,000 ton Queen Elizabeth as the cruise ship sailed 9,200 miles from San Francisco to Sydney on her second world voyage. Here he reports his ... Read more
Rozzie22
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
As my partner and I are considering a future world cruise, we took the opportunity to cruise on the Queen Elizabeth from Sydney to Brisbane. We are pleased we did, as we would not cruise on the QE again. Embarkation went well, no line ... Read more
Whitemarsh
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
3,596 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2012
We have just returned to reality after spending 22 wonderful nights on Queen Mary 2 as she circumnavigated Australia during her 2012 World Voyage. Embarkation: The QM2 docked in Sydney at the Garden Island naval base and therefore ... Read more

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Jordy
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
58 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2012
We have just returned from the "Royal Circumnavigation of Australia" which is part of the world voyage, the main attraction was being able to board and disembark in our home city, no air travel required and we could take as much luggage as ... Read more
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Cyrix400
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
80 forum posts
0 helpful votes
HYPE, HISTORY AND REALITY -- 3 Nights ON QM 2 IN AUSTRALIA Since her launch in 2004 I have been fascinated with QM2 -- and still have the very first QM2 brochure. The opportunity to experience all the hype, history and compare it with ... Read more
irish frank
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
When a world cruise is not a world cruise -- Cunard Queen Elizabeth World Cruise 2012. It has taken me six months to distil my thoughts on the Cunard Queen Elizabeth's full world cruise 2012. I was travelling with my partner and my ... Read more
michaelmouse1
Member Since 2005
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Cruising on the QM2 was such a treat! It was exciting to be on such a large liner as the moments of boredom were few and the wonderful experiences memorable. Overall I would say I'd be thrilled to sail on the QM2 again and look forward to ... Read more
albertasnow
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2012
We sailed out of New York Jan 3, 2012 on the World Cruise. Cabins have been refurbished since the previous year but a lot of other changes that some newbies might not notice have taken place. First as we know,there are 4 classes. Don't ... Read more

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chopper man
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2012
We boarded the ship in NY and were impressed with the embarkation process. We had an opportunity to have access to our room and were very impressed with the size of the Princess Grill room. The room was big and gave us room to walk ... Read more
tulloch123.
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
The QM2 is a magnificent ship and looked so as we boarded in Cape Town. Embarkation was very slow and we noticed immediately there were few smiles. Once on board we spent some time trying to find our stateroom without much help. The ... Read more
Shacklet0n
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Lots of pluses but some significant negatives for the Queen Mary 2 on our recent trip. The good stuff first. Our voyage was a short one, only Cape Town to Fremantle, and being virgin cruisers this was a treat that we had long been looking ... Read more
Atiu
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2011
We had booked the cruise from Cape Town to Adelaide 12 months in advance and I have been that excited to get on board. But months before departure I started reading many negative reviews about Cunard and the Queens in general. That I ... Read more
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WillNeil
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
15 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Queen Mary 2 World cruise sector Adelaide to Sydney This ship is a purpose built ocean liner and the ship's dEcor, the public rooms and the cabins are stunning and the most amazing ship we have been on What we loved The ... Read more

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