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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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85 Cunard New York (Brooklyn, Red Hook) Cruise Reviews

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rafinmd
Member Since 2009
14 reviews
13,172 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Background: I am no stranger to QM2, this is my 9th crossing on her but the first in the middle of winter. Queen Mary 2 was built to be a versatile ship designed to be used both for crossing the North Atlantic at will and also adaptable ... Read more
dsfromnj
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
24 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
this is the third year that I've traveled on the QM2 with my mother for Christmas and the second year that my teenage daughters have joined us. It's a low key, pleasant way to avoid the hassles of the holiday season. I write this ... Read more
bill1143
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My husband and I have just completed a 12 night cruise from New York to the Caribbean and we had a truly delightful time. Our cabin on level 12 was quite spacious with a balcony. Greg, the man who serviced our cabin was extremely pleasant, ... Read more
cessnan121pp
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was my wife and I's 3rd Cunard cruise, and 2nd time on the QM2 (first time eastbound transatlantic crossing in May 2015). We are probably the youngest independent (of our own accord AKA no family history) "Cunarders" ever ... Read more
Puilly
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We booked a Princess Grill stateroom aboard the QM2 for a transatlantic voyage to celebrate a significant wedding anniversary. This was our third time on the QM2 and we have also travelled on the QE2 and Queen Victoria. A short time before ... Read more

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D n D
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was not our first time on board the QM2 and we've sailed also on Queen Elizabeth as well. We are Gold Members and love all things Cunard until this sailing. We first sailed on her in 2012 and were blown away by her grace impeccable ... Read more
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CatsRKool
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
39 forum posts
4 helpful votes
A bit painful to pen this, since QM2 deserves much better care than she is getting from her owners. First, the positive: we still found many things to love as we did on our very first cruise in May last year. Many public spaces still ... Read more
Wilmette girl
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
One complaint: Natalie Cole cancelled for this Blue Note Jazz Cruise and we were among the passengers who were not informed ahead of time. Confusion: a last minute change from 4 formal nights to one formal night. OVERALL, this crossing ... Read more
abenakiwinniman
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
I'd like to start by saying that I have spent over seven years of my life in hotels as part of my profession. Hotels don't do it for me unless they are truly outstanding! My wife and I are also in our mid-fifties and we're (especially ... Read more
tag1000
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
15 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I have just completed two transatlantic crossings. The first NYC to SOU on Sept 4th and the return SOU to NYC on Sept 20th. Two words describes both: absolute excellence!! I will try to keep this review short (but it is tending to ... Read more

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KathiN
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Queen Mary 2, as we expected is a beautiful, spacious ship. The amenities offered are wonderful. We took this trip because Crosby Stills and Nash, a 1960s rock group were slated to do 3 concerts onboard. But the lectures offered ... Read more
Isybee
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
The Queen Mary 2 voyage was amazing. The food was supreme. The crew/staff from the Captain, Head Chef, our cabin boy to the housekeepers, they were all wonderful, polite and very professional. The whole White Star service exceeded all ... Read more
DavidVirginia
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We booked this trip early, 9 months before, a trip to Southampton, three weeks in Europe and then return passage to NYC. It turned out that the Queen Mary 2 did not sell out for the Aug. 19th sailing, and we and our friend traveling ... Read more
tomtucson
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have travelled Cunard several times before, and was overall very pleased with the QM2, but was a little disappointed in that the elegance of formal wear did not apply to High Tea any longer - as that was one of my fondest memories. With ... Read more
TheMillerBoys
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
37 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Other than the horrible experience at the "hotel" in Brooklyn (hint - it was NOT "comfort"able), our trip was absolutely perfect. We were lucky enough to have perfect weather the whole trip. Well, except for the first ... Read more

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Mary Panvini
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had previously cruised on Princess Cruise Line, and loved every minute! Surprisingly, Cunard, showed itself to be a step down. Certainly, not something we anticipated. Cabin: Our balcony stateroom was very comfortable, clean, ... Read more
Jeannie Baby
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Last year I sailed 22 days on The Queen to UK, Hamburg, and Norway. I was excellent. Last week I was only able to take a short cruise and I found it to be lacking in it's treatment of the guests. Saki the head waiter in the Britannia room ... Read more
NewYorkerCouple
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
In general we avoid cruising but we joined our family for a golden wedding anniversary celebratory voyage. Embarkation We arrived at our assigned time, 2:30 PM, and we were checked-in in less than a half hour. We chose to carry our ... Read more
Lawman 149
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Just returned from 5 days on the QM2. The cruise was wonderful and the weather perfect. My family and I were in the Queens Grill and Cabin 10074 (Q5). This was not our first cruise when have been on other lines including: Oceania, ... Read more
rrubin5
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
Booked this cruise because friends were going and they asked if we would join them. Unfortunately, the idea was doomed from the start because they booked a room with access to the Princess dining room whilst (I learned to use the word ... Read more

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Food Sniffer
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Okay, the QM2 is showing some age and the food isn't great, but still very good, but overall a nostalgic experience and I would do it again, (our 3rd time this time). There is nothing like it to leave New York aboard this ocean liner, (not ... Read more
fiomar
Member Since 2011
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We were on the same cruise as Stu and Karl and indeed were their table companions. Whilst I agree with much that they said I think that the food was better than they imply, we found that there was always a reasonable choice of dishes and ... Read more
Stu UK
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
33 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Warning is will be quite long as I will have lots of time to kill – I will write day by day as we travel! To give the correct context we are men in our late 40's, from the UK and have cruised many times (about 40 I would guess). ... Read more
yoshikittymagu
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We've been on QM2 from NYC to Hamburg 21-30. June. Our 5th TA crossing and everytime when we read these negative reviews, we worry about how bad our Crossing will be. The ship seems to be falling apart, the personel overworked and ... Read more
N410MP
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
We've discovered over the years that the best way to cross the ocean is by ship. Comparing the QM2 with a cramped aluminum tube, and remembering that the QM2 includes lodging, food and entertainment for a week, it actually comes out ... Read more

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