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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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679 Cunard Southampton Cruise Reviews

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124
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93
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RosieStay
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We embarked in Southampton, we were booked for 14:30 but arrived at about 13:10. CPS took the car straight off us, and the luggage porter was helpful. There we no queues, and we were on board straight away, very smooth. Oh by the way ... Read more
cobra1243
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Boarding was first class, they gave us a 3.30pm slot but we drove down from North London without a stop and thats the first time for ages, so we were early and on board by 1.30 ish CPS wizzed the car off and the luggage was taken on ... Read more
AWHW
Member Since 2015
10 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Embarking RMS QM2 in Southampton on December 3 for the 12-night cruise to the Canaries, this trip sets a record in my cruising life of 20-plus years in that I spent 32 nights in a single ship during 2015. The last trip was in January ... Read more
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Annettenurse
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I recently went on a Cunard cruise , as I have in the past been on the old QE2 and the new queen Mary . I thought I would try for the queen Victoria too complete all three. I loved the old QE2 although dated and very seventies in style my ... Read more
Beetlelover
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
14 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our cabin was allocated I would advice anyone that wants a lay in to avoid all cabins on any floor in this location as it had a metal strip on the floor in the corridor so every time room service went passed with breakfast everything ... Read more

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Gary999
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
48 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Having enjoyed a previous cruise on Queen Elizabeth back in August, I got the cruise bug and decided to book a solo cruise short break for November. I booked Balcony BC 8114. I used the CPS parking option at Southampton and waited about 15 ... Read more
Too Young for Cunard
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I have just returned from a 3-night mini cruise to Bruges on the Queen Victoria. To put this into context this was my 8th cruise with Cunard and second on QV. Queen Elizabeth is my favourite ship (5 previous voyages), but I wanted to see ... Read more
K1200r
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Although we have cruised before this was the first time with Cunard on the Queen Elizabeth. Before we even started our holiday the customer service staff were exceptional, I would even say faultless, professional beyond expectation. ... Read more
Stu UK
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
33 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have just returned from a 10 night cruise on Queen Elizabeth. We sailed in a P2 suite (4096). Great position on the ship with larger balcony so would recommend the cabin and that next to it (4094). There is a crew access point to deck ... Read more
tsjdevon
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
I read with interest the review by CatsRKool. There views mirror mine exactly. In fact as a platinum Cunarder if this had been my first cruise it would also have been my last on Cunard. The food in the Queens Grill was superb and the ... Read more

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Charlieatl
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
The QM2 is wonderful. Ship, staff, service levels, food, entertainment, everything was well thought out and we felt very well looked after even though we were not booked in the higher priced accommodations. We had two balcony cabins on ... Read more
Jaynehealey
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
What a great way to cruise for the very first time on this beautiful great ocean liner. This ship is huge and very Grand. It's built for this crossing of the the North Atlantic. I would of normally chosen a warmer destination with smooth ... Read more
BigDen2
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Third time on the Queen Victoria and it gets better each time. Food, comfort and service all good. The condition and decoration of all areas was excellent. Reason for only 4 stars is that the music in the theatre is far too loud. I ... Read more
jjessie
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Having been very disappointed with our QM2 cruise 2 years ago our expectations of Cunard were low. We were pleasantly surprised that in virtually all aspects this ship was good and it appeared to us that Cunard had got it's act together. ... Read more
Susan wright
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The ships service was the best we have ever experienced in all areas. The meals could have had more choice in both the dinning room & buffet areas. Plenty of seating in the buffet always managed to choose where we wanted to sit also ... Read more

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ceejayt
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our second Cruise on the Queen Elizabeth, our first being a 3 night one which we enjoyed so much we decided to take longer cruise. Embarkation was easy one of the pleasures of cruising especially as we live so near the port of ... Read more
MikeTQ1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Mixed feelings and experiences cruising on the Queen Elizabeth with Cunard. Enjoyed good food, and some (but not all) good entertainment. But with Cunard setting the bar so high, the voyage was not without some shortcomings. First and ... Read more
PRINTERATSEA
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Booked what was our 16th Cruise with Cunard and I have to say this was the one we enjoyed the least and will likely be our last. A new menu was imposed in the Grills which was a real retrograde step. What was once the hall mark of Cunard ... Read more
Thane1010
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We booked this as a joint 50th birthday for myself and my husband, we wanted something special where we didn't have to fly, could relax but also see some sights. From arriving at Southampton to being in our Stateroom (BA Balcony) was ... Read more
shaz beebee
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
For a short cruise this one was eventful. Embarkation was impressively efficient but was followed by a series of announcements delaying departure whilst awaiting the arrival of a plane. A large contingent of Japanese passengers (said to be ... Read more

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HOFFMEISTER
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our first cruise with Cunard and booked as a "taster" really as it had been my life-long dream to sail on one of the Cunard Queens. It was quite simply fabulous from the time we checked-in to the time we disembarked. ... Read more
cyrilmoseley
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We have always cruised with Cunard so can only compare it with comments made by fellow travelers who had used other cruise lines. Almost without exception we are told time and time again that some of the other cruise lines are good, but ... Read more
CtallShips
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was my second time aboard Queen Elizabeth and Cunards never fails to impress with standards of service, cleanliness and on-board atmosphere; however,this time I was disappointed by the poor offerings of nightly shows/entertainment. ... Read more
drtravel47
Member Since 2010
12 reviews
572 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Another great cruise on the QM2! My partner repeated the Westbound Transatlantic crossing we did last year. This year, we traveled with my father and best friend. The crossing is very popular. We actually ran into 3 groups of people we ... Read more
TheWhiteWizard
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Wife and I did our first "Crossing" in August and hope to do many more. As veteran cruisers we've determined that our favorite part of past cruises were days at sea. So, why not do 100% Days at Sea? Flew into Heathrow from ... Read more

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