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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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66 Cunard First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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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
Now Voyaged Elsieg50*
09/12
Well, we're back. Where's the waiter? Why is my bed still unmade and my bathroom draped in wet towels and no gilchrist ... Read more
My husband and I recently completed 14 years of living in England and thought that taking the Atlantic crossing on the ... Read more
Transatlantic Eastbound Henrik Springlewongle
08/12
I may never again holiday on board ship but if the QM2 transatlantic voyage is my only experience, I have no ... Read more
Disappointing Springhollow67
06/12
Being 1st time cruisers we chose the queen Mary 2, purpose of the trip really was to get to new York without flying and ... Read more

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06/12
My first cruise was a great experience. I took the subway from Times Square to the first stop in Brooklyn then a $15 ... Read more
Some friends and myself elected to take a short 2 night trip on the QM2 from Southampton to Hamburg, partly as a ... Read more
Cunard exceeded all of our expectations!! This was our first ever cruise and taken to celebrate our 40th wedding ... Read more
Lots of pluses but some significant negatives for the Queen Mary 2 on our recent trip. The good stuff first. Our voyage ... Read more
My husband and I went on the QM2 for a 4 day taster cruise to decide whether to book a further longer holiday for the ... Read more

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Not disapointed! Spatzthecat
11/11
Hi First I got a free upgrade to a balcony state room-Thank you Cunard I will star with the slightly negative ... Read more
First time Fantastic Moon Over Dixie
11/11
Previously we have been reluctant to book a cruise because we were told it was only frequented by elderly passengers ... Read more
After much discussion and arm twisting I convinced my partner that a crossing would be a great alternative to flying to ... Read more
I had often talked of cruising the Greek Islands so for my 60th birthday, my husband booked us on the Queen Victoria, ... Read more
11/11
Arriving at Southampton by car from North Yorkshire my daughter said " Where is the ship - what is that large black ... Read more

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We booked this cruise to take my elderly mother on a special holiday and we weren't disappointed. The whole experience ... Read more
It was difficult to find fault with the Queen Victoria and the cruise. My partner and I had a spacious Queen's Grill ... Read more
First time cruisers BIG expectations ! Having stayed in many of the world's largest and most luxurious hotels and ... Read more
Living like a Princess operabuff_11
10/11
Having had a most pleasurable telephone-booking session with a remarkably well informed young man (booking our cabin ... Read more
Not being sure if we would enjoy cruising, we booked this weekend mini-cruise - QM2 Southampton to Cherbourg - to ... Read more

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Stylishly Traditional ferriswheel
09/11
We are a family of four (2 adults and 2 children) and travel internationally almost every year, however; cruising on ... Read more
Regal Queen Linda Watson
09/11
Cunard's Queen Elizabeth is a floating palace, a wondrous place to be ! I only spent 3 days aboard - but I will be ... Read more
Upgraded - magical Jonathan Lawlor
08/11
This cruise was a treat for my wife's 50th. She was worried about being on a ship for such a long time ... and she had ... Read more
This being our first ever cruise I was very apprehensive having read previous cruisers negative comments. I shouldn't ... Read more
08/11
From the moment the car was collected from us at Southampton to the moment we got back in the car a week later there ... Read more

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