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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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603 Cunard Luxury Cruise Reviews

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Teresa Price
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
451 forum posts
0 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
0 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
cruiselovebirds
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
0 forum posts
5 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

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cruisingelizabeth
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 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
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
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
BlueRiband
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
3,162 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Conventional cruising wisdom recommends avoiding any sailing right after a major refit for good reasons: work is still ongoing and the crew members have been off their service routines for a few weeks. These issues were evident on the ... Read more
M&PGermany
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
33 forum posts
6 helpful votes
What was planned as a 4-day-weekend cruise with a stop in Skagen, Denmark ended up as a 2-night-trip from Kiel to Southampton with no stop enroute due to QE being late inbound from St. Petersburg, Russia. Whilst all passengers where ... Read more

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kheaney
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This is not the quality product I thought I was paying for and would strongly advise people to avoid Cunard ships if you expect this to be a quality upmarket cruise company. Cunard are first class at the glossy branding and marketing but ... 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
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

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dortch
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We enjoyed our transatlantic cruise very much. We had a lovely, large Queen Suite and enjoyed the Queen level experience . We were able to eat when we wanted and enjoyed a private lounge with entertainment. I enjoyed the Canyon Ranch Spa ... 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
jontyboy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Excellent four day cruise on Queen Elizabeth to Hamburg. Service as always very good. Only complaint is the double whammy of the daily service charge plus a 15% surcharge when you order drinks of any kind. Onboard entertainment ... Read more
Houston Ewen
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was the last leg of a world cruise by the QM2 and we were sailing from Dubai back to Southampton through the Suez Canal. We had a ''Sheltered Balcony'' as the balconies in the Staterooms(Cabins) on Deck 4 are in the hull of the ship. ... Read more
Maritrini
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We chose this cruise because it included the Suez Canal we had 2 nights in Dubai before the cruise and we were stopping in what we thought were fairly interesting ports ?? They weren't interesting at all for me ! The excursion to ... Read more

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white shark
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
We chose the cruise as QM2 is the last ship of its type, also going through the Suez Canal. We ticked both of those boxes and that is the best we can say about the cruise. It was infact the worst cruise we have ever been on. Due to ... Read more
World Cruise Sectpr
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Embarkation & disembarkation went smoothly, however the ship was so disappointing. Cunard market the Queen Mary 2 as the Flag Ship of their fleet. It was shabby and showing its age. In the Britannia Restaurant, The Golden Lion Pub ... Read more
ejmom
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Just returned from the aforementioned cruise; our third on QM2. How service, food and entertainment have disintegrated in the last 9 months.Embarkation was a joke, nobody seemed able to do their job. They simply did not understand ... Read more
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albertasnow
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I liked the itinerary and one of the stops was Israel and wanted to see Jerusalem. I have sailed this similar cruise 2 years ago starting in Hong Kong but this time the embarkation was a nightmare. it was ... Read more
NatalieDS2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We booked a Hong Kong to Cape Town cruise and WOW, what can I say... From the very start of our holiday being picked up from our front door by the Emirates chauffeur car service, to them dropping us back at our front door 33 days later, ... Read more

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