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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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625 Cunard Luxury Cruise Reviews

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Traveller 125
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 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
Paul Watson-Rigg
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We are celebrating 25 years together this year & decided on an extra special holiday. After 6 nights in New York we returned to the UK in style. We booked 3 of the nights in New York with Cunard, which I have reviewed elsewhere ... Read more
archer101
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
2 forum posts
This was our seventh cruise, and first on Cunard. We are mid 40s and chose this cruise because we like a more formal experience and it was an anniversary. We were in Queens Grill in the Q6 suite. Overall, Cunard clearly understand their ... Read more

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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
Pollypolecat
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
WE had 5 days in New York b4 embarking on the cruise. Checking in & embarking at the NY terminal was not great & the staff pretty offhand. Not what I expect of Cunard. It sells itself high so it needs to "deliver" to ... Read more
TJM.LVM
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this voyage having sailed on the QM2 in September 2014 from Southampton to New York, spending 4 nights there and flying back to Heathrow. On this occasion, we flew to New York, spent another 4 nights there and sailed on the QM2 ... Read more
davidtee Hampshire
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
It was chosen by my father & mother in law to celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary.My wife & I and our four children travelled with them.The whole event was outstanding.It was my wife & I we experienced our first cruise and ... Read more
sm246sas
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We have just come back from our first trip on a Cunard ship but with previous experience of many other cruise lines and our overall experience was excellent. We usually travel with our teenage sons but this was our first trip on our own we ... Read more

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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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cruze4kats
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
We embarked on the Queen Victoria in Venice after spending a few days of our honeymoon in a delightful little hotel. What annoyed us the most about the embarkation process was the fact that there was absolutely no communication, help or ... Read more
HRHAJH
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Embarkation was quick and easy. Our room was ready and was overall impressed with the efficiency. Although this ship has recently undergone a remastering and will always be the Icon of the Seas - we still found it tired looking. I am ... Read more
carolina-cruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
22 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first cruise, ever, and chose QM2 for several reasons: a transatlantic, felt it was worthy of a 45th wedding anniversary, formal nights, and reputation as an elegant ship. We were pleased and elated at every aspect. Service ... 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

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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
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
LD Travel
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to celebrate our parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. Overall we were disappointed with the service. According to Cunard, on Thursday 23 June the QM2 flagship returned to Southampton, remastered. Over the course ... Read more
JMMANSON52
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was a 90th birthday cruise for a long-time Cunard passenger. Embarkation took over two hours(one person fainted) and young children were being held by parents for long periods of time. Dining room service was extremely slow and the ... Read more

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cruiselovebirds
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
26 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
It was our third time to take QM2. We took QM2 last year and were disappointed. But, we still wanted to give her a second chance, especially knowing that there was a dry port refurbishment. Unfortunately, she disappointed us one more ... Read more
mdevlin2@msn.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
The opportunity to sail on the Queen Mary 2 was the appeal. We sailed from New York to Halifax, stopped in Boston, then back to New York. The cruise was thoroughly enjoyable. The QM2 was just remastered and I was wondering if the ... Read more
Lstopol
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Embarkation was a nightmare. Waited well over an hour in a hot terminal with minimal attention and supervision by Cunard who only cared about their status customers. The published itinerary was misleading; stated that we would be in ... Read more
cruisingelizabeth
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
This cruise was a big disappointment. I am a travel agent and have been on several cruise lines and this was my worst experience. I chose this cruise line because I liked the short itinerary and the high level of service they advertise. ... 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

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