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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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74 Cunard Canada & New England Cruise Reviews

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JrinOC
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I were celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary, so this was the first time we cruised without our 7 year old daughter. We have been on 10+ cruises and decided on the Queen Mary II based on the itinerary and the Luxury ... Read more
Traveller Queen
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2009
We took the 4 night Labor Day cruise from New York and having cruised before the QM2 is all hype and little else. Yes the public rooms are lovely but that was the best thing I can say. The staff do try but they are overworked and not ... Read more
nicknack43
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2009
Our cruise was a Labor Day Getaway from Brooklyn, NY with one stop at St. John, NB in Canada. I would rate the cruise overall as above average. First the positives (and there were many). -The boarding process was pleasant with no waiting ... Read more
Boytjie
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
16,197 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Background Information My partner and I have been on 4 cruises before, all of them RSVP charters: a Caribbean cruise on the Caribbean Princess, an Alaskan cruise on Holland America's Amsterdam and two Caribbean cruises on Holland ... Read more
dandswu
Member Since 2008
1 review
17 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2009
This was our 4th cruise with Cunard (two each on QE2 and QM2), previously sailing on Holland America (4), Disney (3), Princess (2), Royal Carribean (2) and Celebrity (1). Overall, the ship's staff is very friendly and do everything ... Read more

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Randy & Laura
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2008
Hurricane Kyle may have flustered the good Queen, but the Category 2 storm couldn't keep her down. It did however, cause a one-day departure delay, necessitating removal of Portland and half of our Boston ports of call. To the company's ... Read more
Mike K
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My partner and I booked a Princess Grill Suite for the "Splendors of Fall" Cruise in September of 2007 which had ports of call from NYC to Quebec City. By good fortune our travel agent was able to get us an up-grade to a Queen's Grill ... Read more
beartooth
Member Since 2010
1 review
67 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had traveled several times on Princess, and once on Royal Caribbean. My wife always longed to go on the QM2, and we finally decided to "try the best" so we took a July 4th New England Cruise out of New York. First the positives. The ... Read more
sailorsgirl
Member Since 2006
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I both have fond memories of ocean voyages decades ago. He and his mother and brother traveled from Panama to New York in the 1950s when his dad was in the Navy. I traveled from New York to Norway and back in the 1960s. We ... Read more
claudiayvr
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This voyage exceeded our expectations. While not perfect in every respect, nothing in this world is. There were so many positive notes that we will surely be back. Getting There and Back. Finding Red Hook terminal took a bit of work as ... Read more

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Warringtonian
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Day 1 Joined the ship at Southampton via the Cruise Connect bus, which was very efficient and would have been dead on time had it not been for the combination of the Southampton Boat Show and a football match which slowed traffic down ... Read more
cognos
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I booked the Labor Day mini-cruise getaway with an online agency and I thought the service was fantastic. I was thrilled to learn upon checking in that I had received a substantial upgrade in cabin (and dining) class, from B3 ... Read more
brklynguy
6 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After four cruises on similar sized ships on different lines (H/A, Crown Princess, Carnival Miracle, and now the Cunard QM2), and all with similar stated offerings for the price, this is the most varied review I have written. A four- ... Read more
Beyondships
Member Since 2007
8 reviews
924 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Overview. It is becoming traditional for Queen Mary 2 to do short sampler cruises over the major holiday weekends - - this year, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day. They are designed to give people a taste of the giant Cunarder ... Read more
Richard Stein
Member Since 2003
13 reviews
1,203 forum post
0 helpful votes
Cunard Cruise Line This was our second Cunard Cruise, our first with this line in 13 years, we have done 18 cruise with Princess, 8 cruises with HAL and 12 cruises with Celebrity. We booked a B5 balcony on a promotion for less than $1500 ... Read more

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bigkahuna642
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
i sailed on the 12 night splendors of the fall cruise on QM2 oct.12 thru 24th.embarkation as usual was a confusing mess but once on the vessel-it was wonderful.we parked at the brooklyn terminal lot,very convenient but is $18.00 per ... Read more
quilkaburd
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I were on the same New York to Halifax trip that L P Baron took. We were cruise "virgins" and had a truly wonderful experience and would recommend it to anyone. Boarding was efficient and pleasant. Our charter bus arrived ... Read more
L.P. Baron
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my sixth cruise on Cunard. I have been cruising Cunard since 1981. This was by far the most disappointing experience with the cruise line. I can not recommend this ship to anyone but for the disabled. The facilities for disabled ... Read more
Cruise Cats
Member Since 2006
13 reviews
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from our eighth cruise. We were on the Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Independence Day sailing from July 3  8, 2006. It came and went from New York City, and included the ports of: Boston, Massachusetts (on July 4); Bar ... Read more
Tim
Member Since 2000
7 reviews
21 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I have just completed the Splendor of the Fall cruise on the QM2, Sept. 26 to October 8 2005, round trip NYC. We both agree that this has been our worst cruise, particularly with respect to value-for-money, among the 44 cruises ... Read more
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Tim
Member Since 2000
7 reviews
21 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I have just completed the Splendor of the Fall cruise on the QM2, Sept. 26 to October 8 2005, round trip NYC. We both agree that this has been our worst cruise, particularly with respect to value-for-money, among the 44 cruises ... Read more
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HAL SOLOFF
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I have sailed on Cunard before, the QE2, as well as several other lines. The "Splendours of the Fall," cruise met our expectations. The embarkation went smoothly, as did the disembarkation when we returned to New York. One ... Read more
Jaime
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First, I will tell you that my wife and I are in our early thirties and that we have been married two years and 1/2 years and have been on six cruises in that time period. The lines we have traveled on are Princess (Star) 2 times to Alaska ... Read more
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Eugene Brice
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our trip was the RT NY/NY, up past Newport, RI, to sydney, NS, Quebec, Halifax, Bar Harbor, and back again. The embarkation process was relatively smooth, onboard accommodations upper mid-range in quality. Positives: food, food and more ... Read more

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