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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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682 Cunard Luxury Cruise Reviews
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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
5 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
11 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
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
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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cruze4kats
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 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
5 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
24 forum posts
12 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
83 forum posts
8 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
JUMBO1983
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 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
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Teresa Price
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
452 forum posts
23 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
10 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
VKMcCarty
Member Since 2000
5 reviews
272 forum posts
5 helpful votes
AFTER ALL THESE YEARS cruising every January, was Cunard for me? Having heard about the advantages of transatlantic sailing travel compared to cruising for so many years, thought I’d give an ocean-liner a try. So, the brief 4th ... Read more
Janets560
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Special birthday trip. Expected it to be a trip of a lifetime so disappointed with overall experience. First time cruise so selected Cunard believing it to be the best cruise line Discovered it is trading on past reputation. Carnival ... 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
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JMMANSON52
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 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
cruiselovebirds
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
33 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
13 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
9 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
2 reviews
18 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
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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
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
3,385 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
42 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
18 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
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