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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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100 Cunard First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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bill1143
1 Review
Member Since 2016
My husband and I have just completed a 12 night cruise from New York to the Caribbean and we had a truly delightful ... Read more
Gary999
4 Reviews
Member Since 2015
26 Forum Posts
My first ever cruise was on Queen Elizabeth from Kiel, via Bruges to Southampton. Having flown from Heathrow to Hamburg ... Read more
Marjorie Blake
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was our first cruise ever and it exceeded our expectations. From the start Staff went out of their way to make ... Read more
RosieStay
1 Review
Member Since 2015
4 Forum Posts
We embarked in Southampton, we were booked for 14:30 but arrived at about 13:10. CPS took the car straight off us, and ... Read more
Loveboat1995
1 Review
Member Since 2015
8 Forum Posts
I am a big lover of ocean liners and get very irritated when I hear them confused with cruise ships (e.g. How ... Read more

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Jaynehealey
1 Review
Member Since 2015
What a great way to cruise for the very first time on this beautiful great ocean liner. This ship is huge and very ... Read more
PRINTERATSEA
1 Review
Member Since 2013
Booked what was our 16th Cruise with Cunard and I have to say this was the one we enjoyed the least and will likely be ... Read more
Thane1010
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We booked this as a joint 50th birthday for myself and my husband, we wanted something special where we didn't have to ... Read more
wetravelmax
1 Review
Member Since 2015
16 Forum Posts
It was our first cruise ever for me and my grandmother. We carefully searched for a nice cruise and came across a 12 ... Read more
TheMillerBoys
1 Review
Member Since 2015
22 Forum Posts
Other than the horrible experience at the "hotel" in Brooklyn (hint - it was NOT "comfort"able), ... Read more

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Swish Flares
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Review of Cunard Queen Victoria This was our first cruise ever, and for the purposes of the review I suppose it is ... Read more
DavidVirginia
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We booked this trip early, 9 months before, a trip to Southampton, three weeks in Europe and then return passage to ... Read more
theqom
1 Review
Member Since 2015
I've lived in several cruise ports, so because of my "disdain" of how busy and crowded places get on cruise ... Read more
Sybaris63
1 Review
Member Since 2015
5 Forum Posts
I'm a retired U.S. Navy Sailor and have spent a couple decades at sea so I knew what to expect as far as the nature and ... Read more
Dhussey4@cogeco.ca
1 Review
Member Since 2015
I was ambivalent to say the least before embarking on this adventure with my husband and two teenage children, 14 and ... Read more

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Fiona Robinson
1 Review
Member Since 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 ... Read more
richatthecroft
1 Review
Member Since 2015
2 Forum Posts
We sailed on Queen Victoria to celebrate our 25th Wedding anniversary, and this cruise was our first. We are both in ... Read more
Blackbridge
1 Review
Member Since 2015
My trip back to the Motherland (England), started on a sad note, my fiancée had to take a flight due to work so ... Read more
Sherry from Ohio
1 Review
Member Since 2015
There were good things about this cruise line. We had no problems with the ship or crew. They were kind and helpful. ... Read more
QuipMC
1 Review
Member Since 2014
73 Forum Posts
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

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Ole-Michael
1 Review
Member Since 2015
If it was not for the poor experience of embarking and disembarking for this first time surface Atlantic crossing was ... Read more
moinmoin
2 Reviews
Member Since 2014
22 Forum Posts
Before and after the booking I was looking for some personal information on weddings on QM2, but it was hardly possible ... Read more
moinmoin
2 Reviews
Member Since 2014
22 Forum Posts
We really lived the perfect dream of our life! We had big hopes (not even expectations) on our dream - and also ... Read more
EssexFarmers
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Embarkation - was a dream, very efficient and in our cabin within an hour of arriving at Southampton. We brought on a ... Read more
Ox4dtraveler
1 Review
Member Since 2014
3 Forum Posts
A bit of background: this was the QM2's crossing after the Liverpool salute. It was also our first crossing and first ... Read more

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