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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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144 Cunard Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews

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james ensor
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
When we heard that Cunard used US currency, we expected most passengers to be American. We had seen movies of blue-rinsed widows spending their dead husband`s life insurance. We concluded that this would still be preferable to an English ... Read more
corvette1871
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2013
My wife and I cruised on the QE out of Southampton for 14 days. The ship was super and the ports were super! Over 35 cruises and this was one of the top ones for us. We had an Oceanview cabin and it was ok for an alternative to a balcony. ... Read more
iainingoa
Member Since 2013
1 review
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation at Southampton was smooth, orderly and very quick, grill passengers being boarded first. We embarked just after midday, and were in our deck 8 penthouse suite within minutes. The suite was beautiful - very large, elegantly ... Read more
Strode Wallace
Member Since 2007
10 reviews
50 forum posts
0 helpful votes
For the second time in less than six months my wife and I found ourselves on the Queen Elizabeth. In March it was for a Panama Canal cruise over 14 days from LA and ending in Ft. Lauderdale. It was our first time on a Cunard ship and we ... Read more
Baddeley
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first ever cruise and I was very apprehensive of spending a week in the company of so many people. We had decided to take the option of onboard credit and so booked our own arrangements for getting to Southampton and parking ... Read more

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Joandmeme
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2013
This was truly a most beautiful amd relaxing destination. The scenery was breath taking and I would highly advise anyone to take this cruise. The Queen Elizabeth is an experience in itself and a most beautiful ship. The decor is stunning ... Read more
sumtimecruiser
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2013
Ignore check-in times provided by Cunard. 'Everyone' arrives at the check-in ASAP and are given the next available check-in tag. Take USA & continental EU electrical socket adaptors + an extension with several sockets - if you have ... Read more
Daveanian
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Checking in was a slow, hot, bothersome procedure. The staff were lovely, but Southampton needs a new terminal! The state cupboards were simply furnished, but looking a little tired. Strangely the wardrobes and the "afterthought" under ... Read more
Diablo1967
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2013
Embarkation Arrived at Southampton at 2 pm at a fairly busy port terminal. Fortunately there were plenty of staff to check everyone in and was on board the QM2 in about 15 minutes, which is probably the fastest we have ever boarded any ... Read more
william's gran
Member Since 2013
1 review
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned from a lovely holiday on the Queen Elizabeth cruising the fiords and north cape, really felt I had seen something of Norway by the time we returned, not something that can be said for all cruises. Travelled with Cunard on ... Read more

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Fair911
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2013
This is our second Cunard Cruise having done a 30 day cruise on the Queen Victoria in South East Asia and China. We went with the same Cruise friends as previously , and it is our opinion that their standard have dropped. This may be a ... Read more
Cometeer
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2013
This was our first cruise away from the Queen Mary 2 which has taken us across the Atlantic on many occasions and to the Caribbean. Therefore on all our cruises to date Americans featured strongly. On this cruise the passengers were mainly ... Read more
GAFFER3011
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Voyage 308 Norway, Iceland and Faroe Islands. This was our 30th Cunard voyage and it will be our last, Cunard is not synonymous with quality anymore it is merely a badge, this is sad because Cunard was a company with great history and ... Read more
keeponcruisin48
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
78 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Booked this cruise on the spur of the moment as the price was very good value for 2 weeks. Have sailed with Celebrity, RCL,NCL and Princess and wanted to try Cunard. Journey down to Southampton was on the cruise bus, very luxurious ... Read more
forestlover
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We treated ourselves to a Getaway in Queens Grill so had priority embarkation as did our friends who were travelling with us but in Balcony accommodation, we left our car with the parking service as usual and were very speedily on the ship ... Read more

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Strachanna
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2013
We carefully chose a balcony cabin on deck 8 after deciding that Britannia class would do fine for us, but a week before we sailed we were phoned and offered an upgrade to either Princess or Queen's Grill. Never having been offered an ... Read more
Ceciljag
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
From the moment we drove into Ocean Terminal at Southampton everything was great. C and PS parking service was speedy and stress-free, followed by an efficient and pleasant check-in and embarkation. The seas were calm throughout the ... Read more
Cressnick
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Have just returned from the Baltic and our first trip on the Queen Elizabeth, although we have previously sailed on the Queen Victoria and the QE2. It was, once again a wonderful experience from embarkation to disembarkation we could fault ... Read more
Footloose Oz
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2013
This was our first cruise on Queen Mary 2, or with Cunard for that matter. QM2 is a magnificent ship, with lovely public rooms and spaces. We wanted to see North Cape and experience the midnight sun and while several cruise ships were ... Read more
Rileyspike
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
72 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having just returned from the Fjords and Waterfalls voyage with the Queen Victoria and I thought I would share my thoughts. This was our first trip on the Victoria and our first visit to the Fjords and I had high expectations ….. ... Read more

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Alibobs
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
315 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2013
This was our third cruise on QM2 in a year, previously we have done a TA and a Canaries cruise. This time Norway and the North Cape, the trip was really chosen for timing rather than destination but so glad we did see these places, the ... Read more
angiedd
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Can't praise QE for giving us a wonderful cruise experience once again. We cruised QV through Panama Canal in 2012 and decided to cruise QE to Norwegian Fjords this June. QE lived up to the 5* status it truly deserves. The ship is exactly ... Read more
njbsurrey
Member Since 2010
1 review
56 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2013
I thought I would write this, as a first time Cunard Cruiser, but with experience of other brands to hopefully provide some useful information to people cruising in the future.Firstly the positives.This was our first cruise from ... Read more
pietro202
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2013
We have just returned from a 7 night cruise of Norway and were sorry it could not have been 14 nights, it was wonderful. Having sailed previously on the Queen Mary2, What we got was what I expected, luxurious surrounds, excellent food, top ... Read more
willy ham
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2013
With the expectation of "White Glove Service" ..... different areas caused concern and did not measure up !! THE CABIN.... The light inside the cabin door did not work.... so difficulty was experienced seeing in the wardrobe! Then ... Read more

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