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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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GrannyDee
1 Review
Member Since 2014
17 Forum Posts
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
joansone
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We sailed from Auckland to Adelaide on this beautiful, elegant ship and were wowed from beginning to end. We were ... Read more
cparada
1 Review
Member Since 2015
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
Johnscone
1 Review
Member Since 2015
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
pothillaga
1 Review
Member Since 2015
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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Wilky1
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We have just returned from a 2 week cruise on Cunard’s Queen Victoria – our first experience of cruising. ... Read more
Karenallover
1 Review
Member Since 2014
7 Forum Posts
First, I want to thank previous reviewers on the items that helped us the most: Packing - the North Atlantic is ... 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
thriftycrafter
1 Review
Member Since 2013
30 Forum Posts
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
sgill1125
1 Review
Member Since 2014
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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Sirtopher
1 Review
Member Since 2014
I should say that this was my first sea cruise, previously I have enjoyed two river cruises with Scenic Tours who I ... Read more
jasmine60
1 Review
Member Since 2014
This was our first experience of cruising though in actual fact it is a Transatlantic voyage. My husband and I did the ... Read more
mariposa777
1 Review
Member Since 2014
83 Forum Posts
I put "cruiser" in quotes above as one of the reasons for taking this trip was to experience the closest thing still ... Read more
Borisnbridget
1 Review
Member Since 2014
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
PHSpeleers
1 Review
Member Since 2014
Arrived at allotted time and told we were late! Cabin adequate. 30 minute queue for 2030 hr dining slot, Food ... Read more

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asdf1245
4 Reviews
Member Since 2014
We're first time cruisers and really looked forward to QM2, even after reading some of the more critical reviews here. ... Read more
lovely_serenity
3 Reviews
Member Since 2013
1,862 Forum Posts
We flew into Rome a couple of days prior to embarkation. This vacation was comprised of my mom, my dad, my sister & ... Read more
Sarah-Jean
1 Review
Member Since 2013
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
lordhowgill
1 Review
Member Since 2013
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
Baddeley
2 Reviews
Member Since 2013
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

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jppalooza
1 Review
Member Since 2013
3 Forum Posts
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
Ailbhe44
1 Review
Member Since 2013
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
Bilich
1 Review
Member Since 2013
My husband was very excited and really looked forward to sailing with QM2 as being one of the best ships. Overall ... Read more
stp1602
1 Review
Member Since 2012
My friend (1st time cruiser)and I have just returned from a short cruise to Hamburg and Le Havre on Queen Victoria. ... Read more
young cruser 60
1 Review
Member Since 2013
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

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