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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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93 Cunard Family Cruise Reviews

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annarack
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
51 forum posts
5 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
4 forum posts
0 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
1 helpful vote
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
0 helpful votes
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
572 forum posts
0 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
0 helpful votes
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
0 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
1 helpful vote
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
2 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
1 helpful vote
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
2 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
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
249 forum posts
0 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
2 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
0 helpful votes
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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theqom
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
I've lived in several cruise ports, so because of my "disdain" of how busy and crowded places get on cruise ship days, I've always been reluctant to go on one. This time however it seemed like the best way to explore some ... Read more
Caroline327
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We recently chose Cunard for a family trip to the Mediterranean because we had heard such wonderful things about their line--its elegance, tradition, and prestige. I have never been so incredibly disappointed in a company. For ... Read more
awestbrook
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
We just completed our third voyage on Cunard and our first on Queen Victoria to celebrate Cunard's 175th anniversary. As with the previous 2 voyages, I didn't want to leave! This was a 6-day cruise: ... Read more
kkid
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
152 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
We sailed on Queen Victoria on her final leg of the 2015 world tour…NYC to South Hampton. This was our first Cunard cruise, though we have completed about 19 other cruises, mostly on Celebrity. There were aspects about Cunard ... Read more
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happymichael
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
If you haven't recently sailed on her PLEASE do not believe most of the negative reviews. The Queen Mary 2 is stunning and in very good shape. That's the short length review. The medium review, or summary, is that the Queen Mary 2 is the ... Read more

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