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  • Aims for big-ship luxury; still has "Golden Era" feel
  • Classic transatlantic crossings as well as other itineraries
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28 Cunard Middle East Cruise Reviews

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white shark
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
10 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
Grahambythesea
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
1 helpful vote
Joined QM2 for the first leg of the round the world cruise, through the Med, Suez Canal and onto Dubai. What a disappointment, starting with 3 hour wait standing in the Shed to get. On. could Could Cunard not organise for its passengers ... Read more
Johnscone
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed January 2015
Our very first cruise and we were so looking forward to sailing on QM2 but by the time we arrived back at Heathrow from Dubai I could have kissed the ground so glad were we to be back. I suppose the omens were starting to show when we left ... Read more
Hendie
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2015
My wife and myself saw this cruise to Dubai advertised and jumped at the opportunity to book this cruise,and how disappointed we are with the cruise. The first ports of call were good although we had been to 2 of them with P&O, but ... Read more
Archie Walker
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed January 2015
Completely and utterly disappointed with Cunard. Embarkation was a shambles. It took two and a half hours standing in a queue to get checked in. We were very much looking forward to our cruise from Southampton to Dubai via the ... Read more

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janetkentborlace@sky.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed January 2015
First impressions are always the ones that last the longest and our first impression of our holiday with Cunard on board their Queen Mary 2 hasn't been the most pleasant. In fact as time and incidents have passed I have become quite ... Read more
osbornerk
Member Since 2014
1 review
11 forum posts
We chose this cruise to Dubai with Cunard as it included the Suez Canal and Egypt. We were supposed to visit Cairo (Pyramids) and Luxor (Tombs) in the Middle East but due to passenger and crew safety issues this was substituted with Aqaba ... Read more
paulstevens48
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2015
We booked the first leg of QM2 round the world cruise and it turned out to be nothing but a huge disappointment. We did not like the queen mary - the layout is so weird you need to take a cotton reel otherwise you will get lost - some ... Read more
francespinner
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
Having had a wonderful experience on Queen Victoria, last April we booked the first leg of the 2015 QM2 World Tour and waited with eager anticipation for our visits to Spain, Italy, Luxor and the Pyramids. Disembarking in Dubai. Firstly, ... Read more
bigghh
Member Since 2014
1 review
The easiest way to provide accurate feedback is to share my letter, with detailed attachments, which I sent to Cunard on 3rd June with the audience. If Cunard were serious in wishing to be a 5* cruise line I would have long expected their ... Read more

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Oxfordcruiser49
Member Since 2013
1 review
22 forum posts
I am prompted to write this review as I have read little or nothing about the solo traveller experience on the Queen Elizabeth and was pleasantly surprised. As background I am a single female in my early 60's. I booked this trip prior to ... Read more
et21
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
I travelled on a cruise from Hong Kong to Dubai as this was on the Queen Mary2 I was expecting and outstanding voyage .The trips ashore booked via cunard were faultless every country was different and enjoyable. The only let down on this ... Read more
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cruising babe
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
157 forum posts
Background Information - we are a married couple in our late 60's and are experienced cruisers having sailed with various lines including Cunard over the past 15 years. We were attracted to this final sector of the World Cruise, as we love ... Read more
fireman999
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
58 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have been with Cunard now on 3 occasions and whilst they are not our most favoured cruise line we chose this cruise because of the destinations which were part of the 2014 World Cruise which for this segment visited Singapore, Kuala ... Read more
BRIND
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
Sailed April 2014
The process for boarding was very good although you had to find your own way to your Cabin (Stateroom as they call the). The Cabins are very good & larger than most Cruise lines. However from then on it goes down hill. The whole ship ... Read more
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Getting
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed February 2013
We decided to take this trip as we had previously enjoyed cruising on Thompson cruises and fancied going 'upmarket.' We were really looking forward to experiencing the QM2 The organisation before the trip was good with a lot of ... Read more
jjessie
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
2 forum posts
Sailed January 2013
Our previous two cruises were both with Celebrity so it is in this context that I comment on our QM2 experience. First the good points: Our cabin even though it was a 'port-hole' class on Deck 6 near the bow was excellent and I couldn't ... Read more
zumbaprincess
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
My partner and I decided to book a cruise as it was a holiday we had never done before and having reviewed many different cruise lines we settled upon Cunard and the Queen Mary 2. We took this decision as we managed to find a very good ... Read more
mcannonn
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed January 2013
We recently took part in a Cunard cruise to the middle east (part of the QM2 World Cruise) from Southampton to Dubai including Barcelona, Crete, Suez Canal, Egypt and Dubai. Overall we found the itinerary interesting. The Ports were ... Read more
cunardaddict
Member Since 2013
1 review
880 forum posts
Sailed January 2013
This was my 20th cruise with Cunard - and the most adventurous. Leaving Southampton almost on time as usually, the first leg of the 2013 World Cruise led us into a rough Biscaye. Although QM2 is a still very comfortable ship even in rough ... Read more

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Bryan Hannaford
1 review
We drove to Southampton and were transferred to the coach station by ACP Southampton then to Heathrow for the flight to Dubai. That all worked well as did the transfer to the docks which was part of the package by Imagine Cruising. We were ... Read more
MikeB
1 review
Sailed April 2012
We boarded in Dubai following a night flight with Virgin airlines. It seems there were several flights with mixed reaction. Our flight was cramped and uncomfortable; I would not do a night flight again. The reception at Dubai airport was ... Read more
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Poonster
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
Boarding ship in Dubai was fast and easy. Luggage delivered to cabin quickly. As we were platinum members of cunard we did receive a few perks that helped out.The QM2 was a grand attractive elegant first moment of truth. We loved the ... Read more
Ninjaneer
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
The procedure for boarding the ship was amazingly fast and efficient. From arrival at the dock to being on-board took no more than 10 minutes. However, once on board, travelers were on their own, with no assistance available to orient ... Read more
Peter the purser
2 reviews
We boarded the ship in Dubia for the final leg of it`s first world cruise.After flying from the UK to Dubia we were taken to a local hotel for breakfast at 7-30amand then had to wait until 12 noon for a transfer coach to take us to the ... Read more

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