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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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98 Cunard Family Cruise Reviews

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PaulMW
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
Peter CAP
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
9 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
0 forum posts
28 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
0 forum posts
13 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
5 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

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annarack
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
51 forum posts
6 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
RosieStay
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
2 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
0 forum posts
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
3 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
12 reviews
573 forum posts
2 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
MIck Frayne
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife, daughter and I had a fly cruise for the second time this year. Our first was at Easter with P&O, ending at Venice. This time we started at Venice with Cunard aboard Queen Victoria. The ship is very elegant and the crew members ... Read more
Zippy001
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Just got back from Kiel to London mini cruise with the in-laws on Queen Elizabeth. We were a little worried about the recent negative reviews, but ended up having a great time. The service/staff were very attentive, polite and ... Read more
Alexwelsh95
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Intro (warning: long): Before I begin discussing the actual ship itself, I just wanted to debrief my rather bumpy journey of travelling to New York from Wales to meet my family. I was to travel alone (which I have never done before) to ... Read more
Dhussey4@cogeco.ca
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
I was ambivalent to say the least before embarking on this adventure with my husband and two teenage children, 14 and 17. If it ends up being the only cruise in my lifetime I can tell you it was an emotional, magical experience. The ship ... Read more

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Clarence Sponge
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Just returned from above trip and a few observations on the Entertainment Cunard Insights Programme - thought that Robert Gates and Chase Untermeyer on the outward leg were excellent but unfortunately the other speakers were bland and ... Read more
Food lover
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We love Cunard and we love the Victoria, so once again we chose her for our summer break. A chartered flight from Heathrow to Rome went well but was a little chaotic on the airport to the ship transfer. On booking we were told we had a top ... Read more
Fiona Robinson
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
It was the first time my sisters and I had ever been on a cruise and we absolutely loved it! All four of us felt it exceeded our expectations and though it was expensive we felt it was worth every penny. Since coming home we cannot stop ... Read more
NewYorkerCouple
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
In general we avoid cruising but we joined our family for a golden wedding anniversary celebratory voyage. Embarkation We arrived at our assigned time, 2:30 PM, and we were checked-in in less than a half hour. We chose to carry our ... Read more
fiomar
Member Since 2011
1 review
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
We were on the same cruise as Stu and Karl and indeed were their table companions. Whilst I agree with much that they said I think that the food was better than they imply, we found that there was always a reasonable choice of dishes and ... Read more

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Senior Nomad
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
This was our second cruise on a Cunard ship. Our previous experience was on the QM2 and our cruise from Rome to Trieste on the Queen Victoria left much to be desired. I am also not used to complaining and this is the first negative ... Read more
Golden limbo
Member Since 2008
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
We sailed Cunard Queen Victoria for my mother's 80th birthday. We are a family of 10. Embarkation was very easy. We were on the ship by 1:30. We had a split of champagne on ice waiting for us in our balcony cabin. My husband and 13 year ... Read more
Jimmys Chippy
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
250 forum posts
3 helpful votes
A quick summary of those who made the trip. There was myself, 43, my partner Catherine, 42, and our son George who is four. We've been on several cruises previously with lots of different lines and we book purely on what's available and at ... Read more
Sherry from Ohio
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
There were good things about this cruise line. We had no problems with the ship or crew. They were kind and helpful. This ship was very clean. The food was best in The Britannia restaurant, but the menu's were very strange offerings, but ... Read more
mamabear52
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have cruised many different cruise lines, but have never done a transatlantic. We took the QM2 home after a week in Europe. In all, it was a lovely, relaxing voyage. We stayed in an inside cabin, as that was the cheapest alternative and ... Read more

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