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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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721 Cunard Southampton Cruise Reviews

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Traveller 125
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The itinerary was the main attraction of this Cruise. Booking had been done a previous cruise so all was seem less... The embarkation was quite simple and very rapid papers sent seemed to indicate a 1430 timing but we arrived just ... Read more
NukeTim
Member Since 2000
2 reviews
353 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
QM2 is like a new ship after her remastering. Everything seemed new - carpets, furniture, appointments. We have done a transatlantic before, but the Cunard "crossing" is indeed a different experience. I could tell the QM2 is a ... Read more
BrianfromNYC
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We were already vacationing in the U.K. when we had the sudden idea of returning to NYC by boat. Fortunately, the Aug. 1 sailing had one cabin available--a Britannica Club on deck 12--and we grabbed it. It was our first transatlantic ... Read more
Kent Cruisers
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
I really, really do despair at the stupidity of some of the people who write cruise reviews. I was on the same cruise as the previous reviewer - celebrating my 60th birthday and had absolutely none of the issues he or she faced. We were ... Read more
Within temptation
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose Cunard and Queen Elizabeth to celebrate our 41st wedding anniversary. We wanted to have a few days away on a luxury cruise-liner. Regrettably Queen Elizabeth and its staff just did not live up to our lowest expectation. The ... Read more

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tobyrobert
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
just arrived back from 4 night mini cruise. embarkation from Southampton was great very quick. cases where at cabin very quickly we thought this is excellent then things started to go downhill, cabin was not very clean the baloncy was very ... Read more
Greenface
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We had been told by everyone we knew who had cruised that Cunard is one of the best lines to travel with! As this was our first cruise we had done loads of homework about what to expect, everyone had hyped it up so much, we were ... Read more
Gazroberts80
Member Since 2014
1 review
142 forum posts
12 helpful votes
After sailing back to back across the Atlantic on Queen Mary 2 in 2014, I simply had to book a voyage on the remastered Queen Mary 2. The remastering of Cunard’s flagship had got me really excited. Once she entered dry dock I found ... Read more
Shape
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
15 helpful votes
This trip was the 1st time on any Cunard ship and I had expected it to be of a very high standard, so the no. of minuses we & some others experienced left us very surprised. We traveled by car & this time booked with CPS. ... Read more
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silko
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
If you are booking a Saver Fare you may be kept awake by Band ( just the base player in this case ), you are not warned of this before booking. You should expect to contact the Pursar's desk 4 times before something is done. Many ... Read more
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Sifi
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Having cruised with a number of cruise lines ( Royal Caribbean , P & O and Oceania ) we were interested to see how Cunard compared , the fact a refit had occurred recently would be even better . We were expecting higher standards ... Read more
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Grill Britannia
Member Since 2010
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Greek Isles Cruise 5th-22nd July 2016 Ship This was our fifth cruise with Cunard but the first on Queen Elizabeth. However as we have sailed on Queen Victoria on two previous occasions, we found the ship layout very familiar/almost ... Read more
ushers
Member Since 2016
1 review
this cruise was very disappointing as it was difficult to get around due to the heavy doors on the ship I unable to get out of my cabin my husband had open the door. The garden room was difficult to leave there was a heavy door before ... Read more
Hoveto
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
79 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Drove down to Souhampton from London and used CPS for parking in the docks. As usual, it was very efficient, although quite expensive. We had a Princess Grill cabin which was as expected with plenty of wardrobe space and drawers. The ... Read more
JUMBO1983
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
The Cunard liners are the only liners we travel on. They are of consistently of a very high standard. The accommodation in Queens grill suites is excellent with a fully stocked free in room bar. The grill dining room and lounge are very ... Read more

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Teresa Price
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
452 forum posts
18 helpful votes
We are cruisers of some 21 years now. We have cruised on many Carnival Corporation lines over 31 cruises. We last cruised on Elizabeth three years ago. The ship is really lovely and is kept in tip top condition. We had 7 ports of call ... Read more
yorky602
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
The Greeks gave us both comedy and tragedy, this cruise also delivered both. The ship Unlike the Queen Mary, this is a Cruise ship and NOT a liner, having said that the words wow and awesome were not far away. Accommodation ... Read more
wenlyn
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
38 forum posts
1 helpful vote
3rd time (since we first went in Oct 2014) doing this cruise which we combine with a visit to US friends. I was very excited as we weren't expecting to make the trip this year and I was keen to see the changes post refit. We had a ... Read more
Michaelhoward
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Ship is in a very good condition far better than my previous cruise. Outside repainted, balcony which had rust was repainted with new outdoor furniture. Cabin has new carpets and TV and a kettle to make coffee. Whole interior of ship has ... Read more
BigAl51
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
7 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with Cunard having previously always been with P&O and we were very impressed. Embarkation was swift and by the time we arrived at our cabin our cases were waiting there for us. We had booked an outside cabin ... Read more

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w4e
Member Since 2005
1 review
4 forum posts
8 helpful votes
QM2 2016 Cruise Critic Review My favorite sailings are Transatlantic and I love Cunard for her 175 year history and for the elegance and tradition she maintains. I loved the QE2 (three times) and love the QM2 as well (second sailing). ... Read more
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PaulMW
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Wanting a restful get away we took a last minute decision to take this trip - no bothersome shore excursions! Took 9017 on the refurbished ship - excellent - spacious , well fitted and apart from the couch - very comfortable. Good ... Read more
Melanie Wright
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We sailed on the QM2 Remastered crossing from Southampton to New York. Our embarkation was slightly delayed (approx 1.5hrs) due to IT problems but you need to be realistic when 1000s of passengers are being processed and keep calm. ... Read more
Okraf
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
1 forum post
40 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Our first time with Cunard, we chose this cruise mainly for the timing and reasonable price. We were disappointed we couldn't afford a balcony cabin, but needn't have worried (see cabin review). We booked direct with Cunard on their ... Read more
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EmptyNesting
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
40 forum posts
11 helpful votes
As an introduction, we have sailed several times in the last 5 years (Seabourn x3, HAL x2 and Celebrity x1) and this was our first Cunard experience. We choose this cruise based on the itinerary and the reputation of the best ballrooms on ... Read more

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