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  • Aims for big-ship luxury; still has "Golden Era" feel
  • Classic transatlantic crossings as well as other itineraries
  • Afternoon tea is a white-glove affair
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826 Cunard Southampton Cruise Reviews
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rognsuewbay
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Towards the end of our Rotary Presidents year some members go on holiday to celebrate the year and this year 17 of us joined the 5 day cruise on the recently revamped Queen Victoria. We have sailed on the QM2 a number of times so were ... Read more
Cha-Cha
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We love Cunard ships, we are now Diamond status so have sailed with them many times, we normally chose them over Princess or P&O as in our experience, their service is the best of them all. This time is was a short cruise which ... Read more
Iane
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I thought I would share with others my first-hand experience of being a newbie voyager. Firstly, you will note that I use the word “voyager” in lieu of cruiser the reason being is the trans-atlantic crossing is a voyage and not ... Read more
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Mrs Stead
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Cabin 10133 on Cunard Queen Mary to ship travelling out on 24 May for two nights. We stayed in a penthouse suite. The suite was quite nice but there was certainly no butler service. Just a room steward whom we saw a couple of times if ... Read more
SeaBreeze10
Member Since 2010
1 review
15 forum posts
7 helpful votes
1st time on Cunard, (800 + days on other lines). Can't wait to sail on one of the Queens again. Met great people....including Tom and Phyllis of Greenville, SC. with who we had fixed dining. Regret that I did not get contact ... Read more
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Laura525
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed from Southhampton to NYC with a friend in late May. We each had our own cabin and loved the privacy and on board social experiences. All lectures and educational offerings were superb. The big band and the Royal dramatic arts ... Read more
Mally900
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
First let me state that this was the second of two back to back cruises my friend and I took (the first being to Spain and Portugal.) Truthfully by the end of the second cruise I felt a bit jaded, overfed and kind of done with the famous ... Read more
FranMan55
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We wanted to do a transatlantic crossing on a real ocean liner and the QM2 is probably the only benchmark for that kind of travel. The passengers were dominated by the average age well north of late 60's; 40% Brit 40% US. Overall, ... Read more
ALH1957
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
We loved the Queen Elizabeth and thought she was a beautiful, traditional ship. The ship is not too big, which gives it a very friendly feel as we often bumped into people we’d eaten breakfast with etc. Embarkation was efficient ... Read more
David Wheeler
Member Since 2014
9 reviews
5 helpful votes
If you like the older style of passenger ship, then this Queen Elizabeth may appeal. Although beset with lines of balconies which would fit well into a Benidorm apartment block, the overall shape, albeit without any sheer at all, is ... Read more
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FunnyTallMan
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
33 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Our 1st time with Cunard, a 7 day cruise from Southampton to Lisbon and back. boarding was very quick and a small bottle of fizz in the room to help one settle in. The on board entertainment was very good the only problem being that ... Read more
Bagitha
Member Since 2012
1 review
95 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I went with my next door neighbour. She doesnt like more than 7 days. I like longer. It's useful for me to have someone with me as I'm slightly disabled. There is a problem with charging mobility scooters which the onboard engineers ... Read more
BCHappyGal
Member Since 2002
4 reviews
7,840 forum posts
Sailed May 2017
We used the Queen Mary 2 as transportation from Europe (Southampton) back to North America (New York) and for that it was OK... Would I book a cruise on the QM2 - NO Found the food to be only OK... poor selection in the buffet compared ... Read more
Taffy11
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed May 2017
It was on my friends bucket list so that was the reason for the cruise. I have cruised with Thompson princess and silverseas before but I expected to be wowed when I eventually arrived on board from the worst embarkation I have ever ... Read more
F355c5
Member Since 2004
1 review
256 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Nice ship- confusing to get around when parts of the kings court are closed. Rooms nice sheltered balcony great for transatlantic crossing in May. Crew helpful-stewards perfect, casino very small with limited slots and old. ... Read more
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FLEXWARE
Member Since 2017
1 review
26 helpful votes
We decided to return from Europe via the QMII since it was leaving just days after we left our Western Mediterranean Cruise and left from the port where we disembarked. The ship is impressive, very lovely. We enjoyed the lecturers and ... Read more
tctommy
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
285 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I don't like to fly was the main reason for taking this cruise. getting on and off the ship was a nightmare. 2500 people and it took hours for the process. We are used to 5000 people and have it take half the time. Maybe if they pulled ... Read more
Vera123
Member Since 2016
1 review
51 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Embarkation very quick and easy, the staff were very efficient. The cabin was ready when we boarded so we made our way there to drop off our carry on bag. I was surprised at the spaciousness of the cabin,loads of storage space, lovely ... Read more
Liverpool Lin
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
178 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as a thirtieth anniversary celebration, we love ballroom dancing and managed to have some lessons with world champion dancers....excellent. Our cabin was spacious and well laid out with a complimentary bottle of wine ... Read more
ivy babe
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Choose this cruise for a short break for my husbands birthday. The ship was very clean and pleasant but found that the service was not what I had expected. Crew were not as smiley or friendly as I have experienced on other cruise lines ... Read more
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KeithM52
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We expected , luxury and we certainly received it and experienced it for the 5 days we were on board. From embarkation to disembarking we enjoyed the elegant and opulent surroundings and experienced the world renown service. the ... Read more
Lakeland369
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We boarded the QM2 on January 10th sailing from Southampton to Cape Town. Embarkation was very good. Stateroom 5319 with enclosed balcony. Not as clean as expected, one light fitting tied on with plastic ties as it was obviously broken. ... Read more
CunardPR, Specialist, Public Relations at Cunard North America, responded to this review
Hi Lakelad369, First, I’d like to thank you ... Read more
Kerrieb1
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
we chose this cruise because even though we have done many shorter cruises on other cruise lines we were excited to cruise across the Atlantic ocean, down to the Caribbean, through the panama canal and home to Australia. Both our ... Read more
CunardPR, Specialist, Public Relations at Cunard North America, responded to this review
Dear Kerrieb1, We appreciate you taking the time ... Read more
HumphreyB
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
The overall package was very good value for money. The opportunity to sail around South America through the Magellan Straits, including a voyage up the Amazon to Manaus, plus a crossing of the Pacific past Easter Island, Pitcairn Island, ... Read more
daff01
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
27 forum posts
24 helpful votes
First of all I apologise in advance to all the Cunard lovers on here. Start with the positives (this won't take long!). It was cheap deal! House band quite good. Balconies large. Table tennis and Paddle Tennis Had one ... Read more
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