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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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681 Cunard Luxury Cruise Reviews
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iandjm
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
1,582 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sadly this cruise was totally miss-sold as a Big Band Cruise, as the only sign of the theme was on the Saturday Night with a Big Band Ball in the Queens room (The theatre orchestra joined up with the Queens Room orchestra) Most of your ... Read more
nasus2
Member Since 2012
1 review
43 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
Review QM2 Nov 2016 I was so excited at the thought of sailing on the QM2, the ‘crème de la crème’ of ships, however I was disappointed. I am fairly new to cruising having only cruised twice on Celebrity in ... Read more
threej
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was a second cruise for me on the QM2, and it began with a delay boarding in Southampton, surprising after literally walking right on the ship after my arrival earlier in October in NYC to travel to the UK. It proved to be a ... Read more
bobjimshaw
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We booked parking recommended by Cunard. We arrived at the ship and within two minutes our baggage and car had been taken, what a great start. Our balcony cabin was incredible and everything was spot on . We received a half bottle of ... Read more
Bogof1
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
766 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this short 4 day cruise to take the QM2 experience . We live on the Isle of Wight and regularly see the vessel arriving / departing Southampton ,which is only a ferry trip away for us . We have previously cruised on Princess ... Read more
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Bev Howarth
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We were delayed going out to Barcelona with Titan Airways. When we eventually went through the gate there were buses to get us out to the plane. It was awful for the elderly - we were like sardines and had to wait over an hour on the ... Read more
Paulosprey
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
First cruise, indeed first 2 week holiday for over 20 years. We had spent a Iot of time looking 18 months in advance and it was the port destinations that had decided our cruise. Very impressed with the Cunard organisation embarkation was ... Read more
Johntilley
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Length and time of the year means little or no chance of children on board. Britannia balcony cabin on deck 5 toward the front was ideal for us and as we did not intend going ashore too often we were well placed for the ships facilities ... Read more
JTor
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
158 forum posts
5 helpful votes
It was on my husband's "bucket list" to cross the sea on a real ocean liner, and this is the only one sailing today. We also love to ballroom dance and were intrigued to try "the largest ballroom at sea". We travelled ... Read more
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Nonio
Member Since 2012
1 review
175 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Greek ISLES 6/10/16 - 26/10/16 Itinerary: excellent. There were two itinerary changes in the weeks before departure, with Mykonos and Kusadasi being exchanged for Heraklion, Crete and Sarande, Albania. THE SHIP: exceptionally well ... Read more
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Adammara
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1,230 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Cunard Queen Elizabeth 7 Day Iberia cruise October 2016 We are experienced cruisers, but have been ‘resting’ since 2012. It a bit long and rambling I’m afraid. This was our second Cunard cruise, but were classed as ... Read more
FennoExpress
Member Since 2012
1 review
39 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We are a group of friends, two couples in their 40's and two in their 60's. This was our first cruise, previously we have done two Transatlantics on the QM2. We booked our BF-category cabins almost a year in advance so had a lot of time to ... Read more
Too Young for Cunard
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
5 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our 9th cruise with Cunard and 6th on the QE. Occasionally Cunard lets us down where elements of Carnivalisation become all too apparent; sometimes the service lacks the finesse I would expect; occasionally a member of staff ... Read more
Yo Mimo
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
First cruise as a honeymoon cruise from New York to Quebec to enjoy the Indian summer. Concisely put: the experience was worth every dollar spent. We had the most attentive and dedicated service from our stewards Krisna and Richard, ... Read more
Lainey007
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I booked with Queen Victoria mainly because I liked the itinerary. The Queen Victoria is an amazing boat - spotlessly clean and shiny, elegant and comfortable! It was just beautiful! The staff were very attentive and provided excellent ... Read more
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chrisandlol
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was our 3rd sailing with Cunard, I was a little apprehensive as we had previously sailed on QM2.but we were not to be dissapointed .The ship was fabulous.The transfer from Rome to ship was good, embarkation was very fast , ten ... Read more
Oslo Dutch
Member Since 2001
1 review
888 forum posts
9 helpful votes
As always I read these wonderful reviews on here so I feel I need to send you my feedback about my QM2 transatlantic last week. Well, I had a brilliant time and loved every minute of it. Ship is in very good shape indeed. Personally ... Read more
toptrippers
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
By way of context this holiday was to celebrate my husband’s 60th birthday and we chose this particular cruise (V614B for 7 nights in western med) because all the stops would be new to us and because we wanted to try a Cunard. We ... Read more
jnap1210
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We were only on it for the last 7 days. Rome, Corsica, Livorno, Monte Carlo, Barcelona. We chose the Queen's Grill, category 6 (I say the worst house in the best neighborhood). Our cabin was at the back of the ship. A place that I love. ... Read more
john7060
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This is the best ship out there for ever thing staff were great. Queen Grill food and service is the best at sea. all the port were good Entertainment very good Gym was great and all the class very friendly ship. Captain was good fun with ... Read more
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HOFFMEISTER
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Our second trip on QE and Cunard once again delivered a fantastic voyage. Long may Cunard NOT offer an all inclusive drinks package - even though my husband likes to drink but the lack of such an offer does seem to maintain the high ... Read more
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
smackie65
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and probably our last and never with Cunard again. We chose Cunard on reputation, one that we found is not all it seems. It was a paradox. Both excellent and dreadful. We stayed in a Queens Suite with the ... Read more
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