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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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Marshey
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
Pre-cruise....we booked 2 staterooms in June; one for wife and I; one for mother-in-law (at double occupancy rate!). Unfortunately mother-in-law had to have unplanned cardiac surgery in early September and it became apparent that she could ... Read more
John Murphy
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
I say constructive criticism as that is the way I wish people to take it. It is not a moan or whinge as I have heard so many do so in the past - it would appear that some just like to moan for the sake of it and expect everything for ... Read more
D Trainor
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
On reaching the port in Brooklyn our bags were taken from us and arrived before us in the cabin. Embarkment was smooth and easy. Our cabin was spacious and well equipped and the sheltered balcony meant that we were able to film the gale ... Read more
RobertGraves
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
313 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
After writing this review, I realized how long it was. But I feel its length only reflects our satisfaction from this voyage, so thank you in advance for your patience if you are going to read. First of all, about the ship itself. Some ... Read more
Tinkabel
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
We were really looking forward to this particular cruise as it was our 25Th Wedding Anniversary the previous month. We have cruised many times previously with both Princess and Royal Caribbean. We booked Cunard as we were under the ... Read more

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Blue Butterfly
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed on Queen Victoria from Rome on 15 October, heading to a number of places on my all time wish list. I finished work a few months ago and this was my retirement cruise. We were on a Cunard charter flight from Heathrow which was ... Read more
Julie Radford
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After a few drinks in a pub one Sunday afternoon myself and 7 other adults all decided to go on a cruise together- some had cruised many times before including world cruises and some were virtually novice cruises having cruised once aboard ... Read more
Traveller 2
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
114 forum posts
0 helpful votes
If you are expecting poor service , bland food , a party atmosphere , "push those drinks" , neon light Vegas decor and terrible entertainment then you are going to be greatly disappointed if you sail on the magnificent Queen Mary 2. ... Read more
Janine1234
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have recently returned from a weekend trip on the QM2 to Cherbourg in France. I am a seasoned cruiser have done over 20 cruises with both P&O and Royal Carribean (many times) and NCL (twice) so I feel I have a lot to compare it with. ... Read more
ActionNowGal
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I went on the 24 night roundtrip voyage on Queen Elizabeth from Southampton to New York and New England for my 30th Birthday. The ports of call themselves were beautiful, fantastic, everything I thought they would be and more even though ... Read more

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claret300
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
It was difficult to find fault with the Queen Victoria and the cruise. My partner and I had a spacious Queen's Grill suite with a huge balcony (at the aft). We can't understand why mid-ships is so much more popular, especially in calm ... Read more
Blueblood
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have been on a large number of cruises on different ships with different cruise lines. An early visit to the lido restaurant and the first evening meal made me realise that the quality of the food on the QV would far exceed that on ... Read more
QM1
Member Since 2008
1 review
134 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just coming back from a "best of Britain" tour this is a review of a short 2-night cruise from Hamburg to Southampton. With little exceptions which nevertheless were noteworthy the QM2 delivered everything we expected. That its the most ... Read more
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nanook1
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I signed up for Cunard's Christmas/New Year's cruise leaving from Brooklyn, 15 days, to the Caribbean on the Queen Mary 2. It was my husband's first cruise, as I had taken one on Royal Caribbean before to the Mediterranean, ... Read more
Hamilton
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2010
We travelled on Queen Elizabeth's Festive Debut as virgin Cunarders, and we weren't disappointed. We boarded swiftly and were greeted, by smiling crew, all offering to help as we were travelling with my mother and two small ... Read more

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Susan Skelton
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We set sail on a snowy day in Southampton, after waiting 30 minutes we boarded to find our cases already outside our stateroom..result! This was our 3rd trip on the Queen Victoria and so after unpacking we went to the Lido for a spot of ... Read more
nhsgary
Member Since 2007
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Holiday Cruise R/T NYC to NYC on the Queen Mary 2. December 19, 2010 to Jan 3rd, 2011 We arrived at the pier around 12:15. Our party is 5 people: My 97-year old father-in-law in a scooter, 2 adults, and kids 6 and 8 years old. We ... Read more
Mike Downes
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed December 2010
We sailed on QM2 from New York - Caribbean Cruise 8 December. We had previously enjoyed the exact same cruise in 2008 and we were unpleasantly surprised how things have changed for the worst. The 'Carnival' accountants have obviously been ... Read more
siegley
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2010
This was our fifth Caribbean cruise on the QM2. The level of service and quality of food has declined with each trip. THE FOOD. The ongoing decline in the quality of the food in the main dining room is enough to make a poor traveler ... Read more
Carol Valentine
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Queen Mary is divine! We are in our sixties and have been on many other cruises. This one was special. The ship is beautiful. We were advised to book a veranda cabin that has glass surround rather than the ones within the hull of the ... Read more

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cruisindonna
Member Since 2005
1 review
120 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My apologies for the length of this review, but I have based many vacation selections on these postings and I would not want anyone to miss the Queen Mary 2 experience because of an unfair evaluation of this cruise. My husband and I have ... Read more
Hughey
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I will make this short but am open to further questions from anyone interested. The ship was amazing from a technical and size perspective but slightly less elaborate in decoration then some of the regular cruise ships I have been ... Read more

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