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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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travellersontour
Member Since 2011
1 review
152 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
This was our first cunard Cruise to celebrate my wifes 40th birthday! In a word it was amazing and a great grand way to celebrate a special birthday. Even though it was only a short cruise it gave us a taster for Cunard. The QM2 is grand ... Read more
Jaffas 007
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 4th cruise with Cunard our preferred cruise line, our party consisted of myself, my husband, my daughter aged 23 and my son aged 25. We go on holiday together as a family every year as we lead busy lives and it gives us time ... Read more
Loveboat1995
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I am a big lover of ocean liners and get very irritated when I hear them confused with cruise ships (e.g. How was your cruise??). I went with my family (Who wasn't expecting to enjoy it). We all had a wonderful time and will ... Read more
ROSASH
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
We recently spent 2 fantastic nights on the QM2 . We have cruised many times before but this was our first with Cunard . I have to say that having read all the negatives on this site my expectations were not that high .We regularly stay in ... Read more
wirelesswine
Member Since 2007
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my 5th time on the QM2, and this time my wife and I decided to take our toddler and in-laws, who have never sailed before. We purposely chose a short voyage out of a local port for convenience, and were very happy with the ... Read more

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codybear1
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We just got off the Queen Mary 2 Independence Day cruise. NYC to Halifax, then to Boston and back to NYC. Many troubles along the way - most not due to Cunard, just bad luck! (Fog in Halifax, cancelled fireworks on the 4th, pouring rain ... Read more
ciegna
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Last minute booking--£999 per adult and £699 for our 4year old son flying from Manchester to Venice on Titan Air on a Balcony grade. Titan Air--make Ryan Air look like first class on Emmirates--a very old and tired Boeing 737 ... Read more
JackDaniels101
Member Since 2014
1 review
128 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was a short three night cruise visiting Belgium and France and was booked for our wedding anniversary. My Wife is disabled and a wheel chair user so I have commented on each part on any good and bad experiences in each of the ... Read more
teriwinkle
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
128 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are veteran cruisers, and this was our 35th, the fifth with Cunard, the second on the QM2. We chose this crossing because it would give us a few days in Hamburg beforehand, an excursion in Southampton, and a crossing, which would give ... Read more
TrueTales
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
Having completed over 30 cruises, I decided to check one more off my bucket list and do a transatlantic crossing on the Queen Mary 2. Yes, I had high expectations, I believed the marketing materials based on Cunard's history. But sadly, ... Read more

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1952wag
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
Having cruised many times before with Princess, P&O and more latterly Celebrity we decided to try out the 'elite' end of the Carnival fleet, with a view to booking a longer journey if we liked it. We thought that the service would be ... Read more
dber
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked this holiday cruise one year ahead under the impression of a grand and mighty ship and good services as advertised. It only proofed that big expectations, bigger disappointment. The QM2 is a ocean liner as it claims, but it is ... Read more
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MartC6
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was the first time we've been on a Cunard ship, I knew all the history, Queen Mary, Elizabeth, QE2, QM2 etc and always wondered what it would be like. We went as a family of nine to have the ultimate Christmas and New Year to ... Read more
lovely_serenity
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
1,908 forum post
0 helpful votes
We flew into Rome a couple of days prior to embarkation. This vacation was comprised of my mom, my dad, my sister & myself (Unfortunately, my brother wastherwise occupied with his university studies). This was to be my 9th cruise, but ... Read more
cobra1243
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
27 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2013
Having just returned to Blighty from another lovely cruise I thought I would write and put forward our experience. This is the second time with Cunard the first on the Victoria which was a very enjoyable experience. At 150,000 tons this ... Read more

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@Justconserve
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My family and I's first cruise, added to a 10th Anniversary, and a Transatlantic crossing on QM2 coinciding perfectly with the date made this a no-brainer. Our honeymoon was the Orient-Express, and this seemed to be another 'classic ... Read more
rhkennerly
Member Since 2013
1 review
111 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
Hard to say anything more positive than has already been said about QE & this itinerary again and again. Thought I'd touch on some rough points, but keep in mind: the overall trip was excellent. We chose this trip for the time of ... Read more
crooser888
Member Since 2009
11 reviews
46 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Overall, a pleasant cruise but needs improvement in some areas. This was our 5th Cunard cruise and 26th cruise overall, previously sailing mostly as a family with Holland America (9), Disney (4), Princess (4), Celebrity (2) and Royal ... 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
Joandmeme
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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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
Rodan77
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We travelled with my wife's parents to celebrate their 50th anniversary on the Norwegian Fjords and Waterfalls Cruise. They are Cunard Platinum members, having been on many Cunard cruises. Our 23 year old son came along with us. Our first ... Read more
jppalooza
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my first cruise ever. On this cruise was myself, my husband and our 5 year old daughter. We decided on the 4th of July getaway cruise for several reasons and I had my expectations high since I heard that the Queen Mary 2 is an ... Read more
Ailbhe44
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2013
It took a long time for me to convince my husband to sail across the Atlantic; he spent over 30 years in the US Navy, most of the time at sea, so of course he felt that it would be a busman's holiday. But for our Golden Wedding ... Read more
junglejane
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
2,686 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We’re a family of four consisting of me, DH, DD16 and DD12. Prior to this trip, we’d taken 13 family cruises, including 3 European cruises. The vast majority of our cruises have been on Princess and Celebrity. For years we had ... Read more

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