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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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771 Cunard Southampton Cruise Reviews
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CLIVEBEAR
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We had last minute inside 8175 Space is limited but we spent such a short time in it,so what Bathroom same as balcony cabin,it serves a purpose,so.... Its reasonable as we spent only time for sleeping/washing Only downside is ... Read more
Bauerj
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Wanted to experience this ship.everything was wonderful.the food was excellent in the Britannia.the kings court was great too.our cabin was immaculate and thanks to Carlos was always kept that way .entertainment was wonderful the 4 tunes ... Read more
Good Time Traveller
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
This was our first ever cruise. We chose the 4 nights trip from Southampton to Zeebrugge and then the trip to St Peter Port (Guernsey) returning to Southampton. We upgraded to deck 11 and had a lovely balcony in a luxurious state room. Our ... Read more
Teds pal
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
23 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This 'crossing' was part of a trip which included a coach journey on the east coast of USA and Canada. Though we have been with many cruise lines, we had never done Cunard so we were looking forward to sampling the white star service. ... Read more
Fifer
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
334 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We are experienced Cunarders. Some might say that we should broaden our horizons and try some other lines. For us, however, when Cunard consistently delivers to such a very high standard; when so many staff go out of their way to look ... Read more
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Johny Boy
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Started cruising in August 2012. The first cruise was on the Queen Elizabeth to the Norwegian Fyords. Fabulous. Since then we have sailed on 13 Cunard cruises. I believe we are now diamond grade. We enjoy our cocktails in the Commodore ... Read more
happysailor99
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as a special holiday after not having one for a couple of years due to paying for two weddings! (Thanks girls). It was our first cruise with Cunard although we have cruised before with other lines. The itinery included ... Read more
steelcashew
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
15 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and we wanted to experience a cruise based in Britian. We were in cabin 1073. We usually book a balcony but the cruise was almost full. The cabin was a really nice size, and we didn't mind not ... Read more
CdrMike
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was a fabulous first real experience of Cruising. The ship was a holiday in itself.Loved every minute. Excelent destinations too. The service, food, entertainment and facilities just excellent. We had DeLuxe Inside 'Stateroom' and ... Read more
mariasharp
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
This was our first cruise - after 5 years of waffling and faffing about. Started talking about it 18 months prior to our silver wedding and finally went this August with 28th anniversary coming up in December (!) In that 5 year period ... Read more
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Traveller 125
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
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
frankwales
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Having read some of the other reviews for my cruise I feel it must just be me and as such I am going to just keep this factual. Where to start, well we arrived at Southampton with happy heart looking forward to the trip. We cruise often ... Read more
ima*traveler
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
48 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Queen Mary 2 Remastered -- Myeh! The Queen Mary 2 was in dry dock in Hamburg from the end of May through the third week of June, resuming her crossings of the Atlantic just a few weeks before our Eastbound crossing on July 6, and our ... Read more
NukeTim
Member Since 2000
2 reviews
362 forum posts
50 helpful votes
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
22 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
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
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Kent Cruisers
Member Since 2016
1 review
33 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
2 reviews
2 forum posts
30 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
tobyrobert
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 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
Geoff T
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
My wife and I booked a golf vacation to Scotland and we decided to begin our journey by taking the QM2 from NY to Southampton. The ship also made a stop in Halifax, NS. For those who may think that being on an ocean liner for 7 or 8 ... Read more
Greenface
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 forum posts
7 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
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sethrosner@nycap.rr.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
My wife and I have sailed in Queen Mary 2 twice trans-Atlantic and once on a 12 day Caribbean cruise and I sailed once trans-Atlantic with my 10 year-old granddaughter. The ship is a modern throwback to days when trans-Atlantic sea voyages ... Read more
Gazroberts80
Member Since 2014
1 review
146 forum posts
19 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
21 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
14 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
7 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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