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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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47 Cunard Holiday Cruise Reviews

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MarkMartin
Member Since 2013
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As you may have guessed this is not going to be a positive review... Cruise Q423 to Amsterdam for the Christmas Markets 2014 was meant to be a nice little pre-Christmas break to relax and unwind ready for the festive season. Obviously, ... Read more
rawl
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I boarded Queen Elizabeth in Southampton on December 23rd and spent Christmas and New Year on board before returning to Southampton Jan 6th.2015. I then crossed to Hamburg and back before setting off on my half of the World Cruise Jan ... Read more
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happymichael
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
If you haven't recently sailed on her PLEASE do not believe most of the negative reviews. The Queen Mary 2 is stunning and in very good shape. That's the short length review. The medium review, or summary, is that the Queen Mary 2 is the ... Read more
Hoogsteen
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed December 2014
What a lovely way to spend Christmas and New Year's Eve. Out first time with Cunard but definitely will not be the last. The ship is magnificent, (bit warn in places) stateroom more than adequate and we found the staff to always be ... Read more
RSheridan94
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
In Summary - Overall not good value for money. Not the Festive Cruise we had expected. New year's day fireworks in harbour at Tenerife out of sight from our berth. Details Embarkation - Reasonable with wheel chair assistance. Heard of ... Read more

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Foodie at Large
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Just returned from the Caribbean Fiesta aboard the Queen Mary 2, a 12 night excursion from New York visiting 5 Caribbean ports. To describe this in a word, AWESOME! We first sailed QM2 in 2009 on a Transatlantic voyage, it was a wonderful ... Read more
L Wilson
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
We were on the Christmas Cruise to the Canary Islands, we paid the Cunard Fare so we had a very nice cabin with balcony, The food was very good except for Christmas Day we were expecting something a bit special but were disappointed. the ... Read more
dsfromnj
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
24 forum posts
1 helpful vote
this is the second year that I've been fortunate enough to spend the holidays on the QM2. My mother does not like to fly to get on a cruise ship so we are limited to ships that sail out of New York in the winter. Our cruise was relaxed ... Read more
m219399
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
just returned from the New Year cruise on Q Victoria and had a fantastic time. We were in Amsterdam on New Years Eve and the ship remained on UK time throughout the voyage so that we could enjoy the Magnificent fireworks in Amsterdam at ... Read more
Michael Ja
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were on the “notorious” Christmas Markets in Amsterdam Cruise on MS Queen Elizabeth. This was our first cruise, chosen so that we could sample the Cunard experience. The ship could not dock in Amsterdam as planned due to ... Read more

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peterblue
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
We have just returned from our Christmas Cruise on Queen Victoria to Madeira and the Canary Islands. We travelled to Southampton the day before and stayed at the Meon Valley Marriott Hotel. This included a nights stay and car parking for ... Read more
selnan
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We embarked for a ten nights cruise on the Cunard ship Queen Victoria sailing from Southampton on Sunday 7th December to the Western Mediterranean. It had been tastefully decorated “dressed” for Christmas with lights and trees, ... Read more
bleazardd
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
We are experienced cruisers, but have never cruised with Cunard in the past. We got a great balcony deal and went for it, risking the Bay of Biscay in December! The ship is magnificent, a bit like a country house, which fitted the time of ... Read more
stevetoogos
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just got off Cunards Queen Elizabeth with 5 Family members I have traveled with 5 different Cruise companies This was my first cruise with Cunard that I thought would be a bit highbrow for my taste . How wrong was I. The service was very ... Read more
Shiver Metimbers
Member Since 2011
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
We have just returned from the Caribbean Christmas and New Year’s cruise and can only say we were very disappointed. This had been out tenth cruise with Cunard on all of their three ships and can honestly say their standards have not ... Read more

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barbjd106
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
102 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed December 2013
Our small family scheduled this trip almost a year out, never having been on Cunard before. We then travelled on Cunard in September 2013, however it was too late to cancel this cruise and get our money back. There was a long traffic line ... Read more
fourman4444
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation at the Brooklyn Cruise terminal was quick and efficient.We were in out cabin, along with our luggage within 45 minutes of arrival at the terminal. We were dining in the Brittannia dining room for lunch and dinner and at the ... Read more
MartC6
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was the first time we've been on a Cunard ship, I knew all the history, Queen Mary, Elizabeth, QE2, QM2 etc and always wondered what it would be like. We went as a family of nine to have the ultimate Christmas and New Year to ... Read more
creakin
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our cruise began on the 21st Dec 13 at Southampton, the process of getting onboard was stress free, and took in total around 15 minutes. We pulled up at the ship dropped off the luggage (and my wife) I then drove the car over to the ... Read more
Janerain
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
I don't understand the reviews some people have put about this cruise, 20 December - 5 January. My mum and I had a great time, we joined in with all the quizzes, of which we won several. The food whether it was breakfast, lunch, dinner ... Read more

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Solent Richard
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
579 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I embarked at Southampton for a 29 night Christmas and New Year cruise on board Queen Mary 2 . aptly entitled by Cunard as a 'Grand Caribbean Celebration'. As it turned out we were amongst the seven hundred or so passengers ... Read more
fourman
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first trip on the Queen Victoria having made a number of prior cruises on the Queen Mary 2. Embarkation at the rather huge cruise terminal at LA, was relatively hassle free and we were soon on board. Our luggage arrived at ... Read more
DUNDALKSPUR
9 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2011
The Pros: The ship is very modern with some state of the art features which do not reflect in the way the cabins are fitted out. On the whole the staff are very hardworking and trying to please. You can see certainly the cabin ... Read more
K Savopoulos
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2011
Having cruised with Cunard before we had high expectations of this cruise. Our flight to Athens was uneventful,and embarkation was fairly smooth.We were most impressed with the handling of our luggage which was taken off our hands at ... Read more
William Johnstone
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having heard from relatives the excellent experiences they had enjoyed travelling with Cunard ( albeit the majority on the larger Queen Mary ) I was actively looking forward to this first voyage with Cunard. Previously I had taken ... Read more

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