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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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705 Cunard Southampton Cruise Reviews

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silko
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
2 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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Teresa Price
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
452 forum posts
3 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
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
Michaelhoward
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 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

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BigAl51
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
7 forum posts
3 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
w4e
Member Since 2005
1 review
4 forum posts
7 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
0 forum posts
4 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
0 forum posts
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
27 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
7 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
Jerome Frecon
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We had driven around the Fjords of Norway in 1972 in a Saab I purchased in Amsterdam and shipped home from Goteborg, Sweden. We have seen the Fjords in New Zealand by air and bus and in Alaska by seas so we decided to go back to Norway to ... Read more
Cruisealotcruisealot
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The service and food were amongst the best out of the 30 or so cruises we have been on with various cruise lines from the Med to the Far East. The ship is spotless BUT we are keen ballroom dancers and overall the dance experience was very ... Read more
McleodT
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Embarkation- Handed keys over to CPS parking services 23 minutes later we were being shown into Q2 Master Suite Cabin 7070 OMG it was fabulous.. Ship is really lovely Elegant and refined lots of space never seemed crowded even though ... Read more
simon point
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Not been to Gurnsey before. Trip was a total disaster. Food was not as good as I could get in a greasy spoon but without the grease. We finished up by having toast & coffee in the the bedroom for breakfast & all other meals on ... Read more

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Nell from Troon
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had sailed on the two other queens which we thoroughly enjoyed. and had high expectations of a cruise on Queen Elizabeth which I now wished we had not bothered. Congratulations to the hotel team, the food, restaurants, bars and ... Read more
Rod McDermott
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
First Cunard cruise (done P&O and Fred Olsen before) but we joined up with friends who favour Cunard and who were going to the Baltic. where we wanted to go again for the second time (P&O previously). This cruise advised us we ... Read more
Peter CAP
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Whilst the destination was what we had hoped for, the Queen Elizabeth is a hopeless shambles. We chose Cunard as we have cruised on QM2 previously and that was superb in almost every way. On the QE, waiting staff appeared demoralised, ... Read more
Chrissie W
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Only decided at Easter to book the cruise as we don't normally go at this time of year but so glad we did. We had been on the QM2 before so knew it would be great but this ship was even better. The service was impeccable and we had ... Read more
Happy Scottish Cruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Had done similar one before and enjoyed it. Loved everything about the ship -cleanliness,variety and quality of food,friendliness of staff. Weather was more unsettled than last time. Fortunately dry and sunny on sea days,but showers in ... Read more

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Maigret56
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our first trip on a cruise. Why have we not done this before. Embarking was a stress less experience and the meet and greet was a nice touch. Our state room with enclosed balcony was a good size and the bed was so comfortable. Having ... Read more
MarkBearSF
Member Since 2002
3 reviews
703 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Returning to the QM2 was like revisiting an old friend. Immediately upon boarding, I let out an audible sigh. Over the next few hours, as I returned to favorite haunts like the Commodore Club, that warm comfort returned as I relaxed into a ... Read more
Biscay Bay
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
28 helpful votes
A bit about me and my age etc first. I have done 17 cruises in total and have been on various ships, In my early days Carnival, MSC, Royal Caribbean and Cunard. We went on the cruise as a family, Myself aged 47 male, my partner 49 female ... Read more
Bromsgroverover
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
My lifelong dream had been to sail across the Atlantic on the QE2. Sadly, it was taken out of commission before I had that opportunity, but after I retired and I decided I would treat myself to a crossing. As my nephew was to be married in ... Read more
peterfreerash
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Not been on Cunard before so wanted to try. Good reduction on brochure price as booked 4 weeks before. Food and entertainment both excellent. Excursion to Hamburg good, on board activities good. Embarkation good, disembarkation bit ... Read more

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