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  • Aims for big-ship luxury; still has "Golden Era" feel
  • Classic transatlantic crossings as well as other itineraries
  • Afternoon tea is a white-glove affair
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115 Cunard Family Cruise Reviews
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Sandra Mackenzie
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
12 helpful votes
We booked this cruise to celebrate a 40th birthday and our 20th wedding anniversary for myself, husband and our 3 year old son. We loved the refined, elegant, beautiful decor, the attentive and friendly crew and the food was excellent. ... Read more
mintie123
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
15 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We decided to tick another thing off the bucket list and booked a transatlantic cruise from Southampton to New York as part of our big 30th anniversary celebration. From initial booking to receiving final documentation, all was very easy ... Read more
retyredrep
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Beautiful ship-Wonderful to have Roger/Jim McGuinn on board for some great sit downs!!!!(Founder of the Byrds) But the nightly entertainment leave a lot to be desired. Same people night after night but in a new costume!! Very boring!! The ... Read more
Johntilley
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Length and time of the year means little or no chance of children on board. Britannia balcony cabin on deck 5 toward the front was ideal for us and as we did not intend going ashore too often we were well placed for the ships facilities ... Read more
raeburn_smith
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Late summer holiday with family at a time and price suitable for all of us. We have sailed with Cunard 8 times and this was the best so far...excellent ports of call, food, entertainment, stateroom cleanliness and service. On board ... Read more
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Good Time Traveller
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
This was our first ever cruise. We chose the 4 nights trip from Southampton to Zeebrugge and then the trip to St Peter Port (Guernsey) returning to Southampton. We upgraded to deck 11 and had a lovely balcony in a luxurious state room. Our ... Read more
tomtucson
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
I chose this crossing of the Atlantic from NYC to Southampton because it met my goal of enjoying a crossing without jet lag. Also, my wife and I were going to be in the UK for about a month so starting in Southampton was a good start. ... Read more
Gratter
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was our tenth cruise but first with Cunard, so we had lots to compare it with. We were not disappointed. Our cases were quickly taken away at Rome Airport and deposited to our stateroom by the time we arrived on the ship. Checking in ... Read more
davidtee Hampshire
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
It was chosen by my father & mother in law to celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary.My wife & I and our four children travelled with them.The whole event was outstanding.It was my wife & I we experienced our first cruise and ... Read more
Gazroberts80
Member Since 2014
1 review
146 forum posts
21 helpful votes
After sailing back to back across the Atlantic on Queen Mary 2 in 2014, I simply had to book a voyage on the remastered Queen Mary 2. The remastering of Cunard’s flagship had got me really excited. Once she entered dry dock I found ... Read more
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HRHAJH
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Embarkation was quick and easy. Our room was ready and was overall impressed with the efficiency. Although this ship has recently undergone a remastering and will always be the Icon of the Seas - we still found it tired looking. I am ... Read more
LD Travel
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to celebrate our parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. Overall we were disappointed with the service. According to Cunard, on Thursday 23 June the QM2 flagship returned to Southampton, remastered. Over the course ... Read more
JMMANSON52
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was a 90th birthday cruise for a long-time Cunard passenger. Embarkation took over two hours(one person fainted) and young children were being held by parents for long periods of time. Dining room service was extremely slow and the ... Read more
PaulMW
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Wanting a restful get away we took a last minute decision to take this trip - no bothersome shore excursions! Took 9017 on the refurbished ship - excellent - spacious , well fitted and apart from the couch - very comfortable. Good ... Read more
Pappaleadfoot
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because they cancelled the earlier Victoria sailing and we wanted to cruise back to the states just having completed a Costa cruise. We were celebrating our 60th Anniversary/and 80th birthdays. Because there was a lapse ... Read more
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Peter CAP
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
13 helpful votes
Whilst the destination was what we had hoped for, the Queen Elizabeth is a hopeless shambles. We chose Cunard as we have cruised on QM2 previously and that was superb in almost every way. On the QE, waiting staff appeared demoralised, ... Read more
Biscay Bay
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
35 helpful votes
A bit about me and my age etc first. I have done 17 cruises in total and have been on various ships, In my early days Carnival, MSC, Royal Caribbean and Cunard. We went on the cruise as a family, Myself aged 47 male, my partner 49 female ... Read more
Bromsgroverover
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
My lifelong dream had been to sail across the Atlantic on the QE2. Sadly, it was taken out of commission before I had that opportunity, but after I retired and I decided I would treat myself to a crossing. As my nephew was to be married in ... Read more
Helenecruise
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
24 forum posts
7 helpful votes
After travelling on QM2 on 3 different occasions, this was for us a total shock. In all of our cruises by now probably 100 + this had to have been the worst. To board the ship and immediately start to hear that people paid as little ... Read more
annarack
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
56 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We had sailed with Cunard a couple of year's ago on QM2, however this was our first voyage on Queen Victoria, or with an infant! My husband and I booked this cruise with our 8 month old daughter for a short winter break and to try out ... Read more
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RosieStay
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We embarked in Southampton, we were booked for 14:30 but arrived at about 13:10. CPS took the car straight off us, and the luggage porter was helpful. There we no queues, and we were on board straight away, very smooth. Oh by the way ... Read more
cobra1243
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
27 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Boarding was first class, they gave us a 3.30pm slot but we drove down from North London without a stop and thats the first time for ages, so we were early and on board by 1.30 ish CPS wizzed the car off and the luggage was taken on ... Read more
Susan wright
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
The ships service was the best we have ever experienced in all areas. The meals could have had more choice in both the dinning room & buffet areas. Plenty of seating in the buffet always managed to choose where we wanted to sit also ... Read more
Kanin
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We flew to Venice and spent a couple of days at the Best Western Hotel Bologna in Mestre Venice - an ideal place to stay to explore Venice itself which is only a ten minute train ride from station right across from hotel. The hotel is ... Read more
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drtravel47
Member Since 2010
13 reviews
634 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Another great cruise on the QM2! My partner repeated the Westbound Transatlantic crossing we did last year. This year, we traveled with my father and best friend. The crossing is very popular. We actually ran into 3 groups of people we ... Read more
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