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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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627 Cunard Luxury Cruise Reviews

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Melanie Wright
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
3,218 forum posts
14 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
40 forum posts
8 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
kheaney
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 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
radar65
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
June 9th to 23rd Princess Grill Suite. First I must say that all of our travel arrangements were made through Cunard. Their air and pre-hotel package were included so this review encompasses more than just our cruise portion. We have ... Read more

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Cruisealotcruisealot
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
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
5 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
FlossyScot
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Practically everything about this transatlantic crossing on the QM2 remastered exceeded expectations We were unexpectedly upgraded to Queens Grill from Princess a few days before, so it just got better and better! Traffic ... Read more
Flite3
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Overall, we were thrilled with our Baltic Cruise on the Queen Elizabeth. This is my third cruise with Cunard (my husband’s 2nd) – Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Mary II and Queen Elizabeth. Embarkation was handled in very ... Read more
Peter CAP
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
11 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

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Chrissie W
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
20 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
dortch
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
23 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
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
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

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Maritrini
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
white shark
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
8 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
7 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
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
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

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NatalieDS2
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
uscdrm
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
24 helpful votes
This was our first Cunard cruise although we have been on many others (15+), mostly Princess and Holland America. We thought the ship was beautiful, lots of wood and marble and sparkling clean. Our balcony cabin was lovely but typical of ... Read more
LGOL
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
This was our 3rd time on QM2 as we enjoy the ship so much, we prefer the refined elegance and the ship itself more than the theme park gimmicks of other Lines, (I am a great fan of the tradition and romance of the great Lines of the past). ... Read more
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cruise-4-bc
Member Since 2013
1 review
9 helpful votes
My husband and I joined Queen Victoria in Brisbane and sailed through to Hong Kong in March 2016. We are Ballroom Dances so Cunard suits us really well. We love that you can get dressed up every night. Where else can you go to a ... Read more
f2s
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
4 helpful votes
We paid a huge sum for 18 nights in top Queens Grill class. I found very little in return from Cunard/Carnival. We were not shown to our cabin (we did not know this ship). Except for breakfast the food did not reflect the flowery ... Read more
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