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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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75 Cunard First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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05/15
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
05/15
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
Clean that ship cparada
05/15
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
05/15
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

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04/15
We sailed from Auckland to Adelaide on this beautiful, elegant ship and were wowed from beginning to end. We were ... Read more
Never again Johnscone
02/15
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
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

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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
I should say that this was my first sea cruise, previously I have enjoyed two river cruises with Scenic Tours who I ... Read more
07/14
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
Just So-So sgill1125
07/14
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

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Fantastic! Borisnbridget
06/14
I must say after reading some of these reviews, we were more than a little bit worried about cruising with Cunard! But ... Read more
05/14
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
We flew into Rome a couple of days prior to embarkation. This vacation was comprised of my mom, my dad, my sister & ... Read more
My Husband and I are new to travelling via cruise, and as such we decided we'd try out the shortest cruise we could ... Read more

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My partner and I sailed on 10th Aug 2013 from the port of Southampton. We booked to go on the Cunard Queen Elizabeth in ... Read more
This was our first ever cruise and I was very apprehensive of spending a week in the company of so many people. We had ... Read more
07/13
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, ... Read more
This was my first cruise ever. On this cruise was myself, my husband and our 5 year old daughter. We decided on the 4th ... Read more
My husband was very excited and really looked forward to sailing with QM2 as being one of the best ships. Overall ... Read more

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