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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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65 Cunard First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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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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QM2 not 5 Star young cruser 60
05/13
My wife and I took the QM2 from Sydney to Perth Australia in March 2013. We had not been on a big ship at sea before ... Read more
My friend (1st time cruiser)and I have just returned from a short cruise to Hamburg and Le Havre on Queen Victoria. ... Read more
My husband, Gary, is a lawyer. I am a novelist. I wanted to visit the south of England and Germany to do research for ... Read more
My partner and I decided to book a cruise as it was a holiday we had never done before and having reviewed many ... Read more
We had never been on a cruise before and I had read mixed reviews of QM2, however our Eastbound Transatlantic can only ... Read more

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12/12
Cruising, they say, is not what it used to be. This should come as no surprise because few things remain the same. ... Read more
10/12
arrival in New york I could honestly find nothing to complain about. We had a really lovely cabin with a restricted ... Read more
Fantastic Queen Mary 2 JollyJackTar52
10/12
From the moment we saw the Queen Mary 2 for the first time, we knew we were in for something special. As we've ... Read more
We approached this holiday with a certain amount of trepidation as it was our first cruise and the reaction of friends ... Read more
The Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria are the same size and smaller ships laid out in the same way. The QE is much ... Read more

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