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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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83 Cunard First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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There were good things about this cruise line. We had no problems with the ship or crew. They were kind and helpful. ... Read more
If it was not for the poor experience of embarking and disembarking for this first time surface Atlantic crossing was ... Read more
Before and after the booking I was looking for some personal information on weddings on QM2, but it was hardly possible ... Read more
We really lived the perfect dream of our life! We had big hopes (not even expectations) on our dream - and also ... Read more
First time cruisers EssexFarmers
5/15
Embarkation - was a dream, very efficient and in our cabin within an hour of arriving at Southampton. We brought on a ... Read more

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Superb in so many ways Ox4dtraveler
5/15
A bit of background: this was the QM2's crossing after the Liverpool salute. It was also our first crossing and first ... Read more
There have been lots of reviews focusing on the shortcomings or less than perfect elements of a TA on the QM2 due to ... Read more
5/15
Let me start with the only negative in our experience and that was at embarkation. we had been given on our paperwork a ... Read more
In my opinion, the QM 2 is not a cruise ship, but is a ferry to get from one place to another. We like to take a ... Read more
Lovely Trip Ajaxtol
5/15
First time crossing for us. We decided to go in Princess Grill and it was well worth doing. Cabin was as nice as any ... Read more

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4/15
This I think was our one and only voyage so we were lucky it was on QM2 from Cape Town to Southampton. It was fifteen ... Read more
3/15
We sailed from Auckland to Adelaide on this beautiful, elegant ship and were wowed from beginning to end. We were ... Read more
Clean that ship cparada
3/15
My wife and I joined the Queen Victoria on the 11th March 2015 for the return passage to New York, arriving on the 25th ... Read more
Never again Johnscone
1/15
Our very first cruise and we were so looking forward to sailing on QM2 but by the time we arrived back at Heathrow from ... Read more
This was our first cruise!! The QM2 is the flagship so what can go wrong? You have to try cruising our friends said,so ... Read more

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We have just returned from a 2 week cruise on Cunard’s Queen Victoria – our first experience of cruising. ... Read more
First, I want to thank previous reviewers on the items that helped us the most: Packing - the North Atlantic is ... Read more
We are a couple in our early 50's on our first cruise, I didn't want lots of kids around, I did want to dress up in the ... Read more
Just So-So sgill1125
7/14
Just returned from five nights on the QM2. It was our first time on a cruise ship and my reaction to the experience is ... Read more
I should say that this was my first sea cruise, previously I have enjoyed two river cruises with Scenic Tours who I ... Read more

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6/14
This was our first experience of cruising though in actual fact it is a Transatlantic voyage. My husband and I did the ... Read more
I put "cruiser" in quotes above as one of the reasons for taking this trip was to experience the closest thing still ... Read more
Fantastic! Borisnbridget
6/14
I must say after reading some of these reviews, we were more than a little bit worried about cruising with Cunard! But ... Read more
4/14
Arrived at allotted time and told we were late! Cabin adequate. 30 minute queue for 2030 hr dining slot, Food ... Read more
We're first time cruisers and really looked forward to QM2, even after reading some of the more critical reviews here. ... Read more

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