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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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79 Cunard First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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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
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
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
My husband was very excited and really looked forward to sailing with QM2 as being one of the best ships. Overall ... 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

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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 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
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
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

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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
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
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

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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
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
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
We approached this holiday with a certain amount of trepidation as it was our first cruise and the reaction of friends ... Read more

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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
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

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