Cunard New York (Brooklyn, Red Hook) Cruise Reviews

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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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131 Cunard New York (Brooklyn, Red Hook) Cruise Reviews
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HeinBloed
Member Since 2006
16 reviews
9,149 forum posts
5 helpful votes
For 799 USD on a balcony incl. 850 USD OBC you better go than staying home. Embarkation was "disappointing" since the weather was foggy and rainy. So not a real welcome feeling with a great farewell out of New York like we had ... Read more
BenL
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was our second TA on QM2 - we had previously travelled in Princess Grill but this was a treat so we splashed out on Queens Grill - expectations were high! Embarkation in Brooklyn was a mess - we were held in a packed ... Read more
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claada02
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Xmas/New Year Getaway: Was Wonderful. This is our 16th cruise & my spouse claims it as the BEST. We were familiar with NYC because we live in Montreal & had been there many times so we simply flew down, stayed in a nice ... Read more
relaxguy
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
123 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I primarily chose this cruise because of its reputation for ballroom dancing. It was also a great convenience to sail from Brooklyn. I enjoyed the interior of the ship. It was a pleasure to walk through. I enjoyed hearing the variety ... Read more
elroble62
Member Since 2012
1 review
176 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise as an alternative way to get from the States to England. I am glad we did. Our cabin (sheltered balcony) was quite nice and more than adequate for a winter crossing of the North Atlantic. A few minor details, such as ... Read more
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marly53
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
t is not often that one can say that there is an experience that is of the highest quality but at an affordable price. However, the Cunard's Queen Mary 2 is such an example and exceeds expectations in all areas. We have just returned from ... Read more
Brooklyn11215
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
The Queen Mary 2 was all I expected it to be. The ship was clean, the crew friendly, the evening activities were plentiful as well as were the daytime activities. Our cabin was kept spotless by our room steward Dennis. It was 5106, ... Read more
retyredrep
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Beautiful ship-Wonderful to have Roger/Jim McGuinn on board for some great sit downs!!!!(Founder of the Byrds) But the nightly entertainment leave a lot to be desired. Same people night after night but in a new costume!! Very boring!! The ... Read more
Tika
Member Since 2000
2 reviews
1,187 forum post
5 helpful votes
We chose the QM2 Caribbean cruise because of the convenience to the port but also from our past experience on this ship two years ago on a cruise to New England & Canada. This ship is so beautiful and the service is outstanding. ... Read more
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padrek
Member Since 2009
34 reviews
67 forum posts
8 helpful votes
As a "oldster" from the Northeast, which means that I am at least a bit "old fashioned" in my likes/dislikes, I enjoy Cunard with its carefully crafted persona of British mid twenties elegance and style - think Downton ... Read more
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garyface1962
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
After a crazy 9 days in the USA, which we arrived at on the Carnival Vista, (my Review is “Loving The Vista Loca”) we were looking forward to joining Queen Mary 2 for a slightly more subdued crossing back to the UK. Firstly, ... Read more
lovecruisinglc
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
First time on Cunard and it did not disappoint. Everything exceeded expectations. I especially loved the "rock"n"roll" of the ship during some rough sea days. Not everyone would agree. This was a jazz cruise and ... Read more
tv24
Member Since 2013
10 reviews
1,414 forum post
3 helpful votes
The highlight of our October crossing was the selection of terrific jazz performances by Blue Note artists Gregory Porter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and their bands. Headline concerts in the Royal Theater, more informal concerts in the ... Read more
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Hadley7
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Taking the Queen Mary 2 transatlantic had long been on my wish list, but I resisted as long as Cunard charged an outrageously high surcharge. I signed on the minute I heard about the new single cabins. My cabin on Deck 2 was roomy ... Read more
mleuth
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was a Fall Foliage Cruise (New England and Atlantic Provinces). We booked a cheap outside cabin. We had been on the QM2 on a transatlantic cruise years ago, before the recent remastering. We are reasonably agile and competent ... Read more
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Yo Mimo
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
First cruise as a honeymoon cruise from New York to Quebec to enjoy the Indian summer. Concisely put: the experience was worth every dollar spent. We had the most attentive and dedicated service from our stewards Krisna and Richard, ... Read more
GOARMY
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
71 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise due to an exceptional offer conveyed via our Travel Agent. Queens Grill Level, with almost-all additional charges that would be normally incurred "included" at no charge. These were Suite attendant, Dining ... Read more
settle2000
Member Since 2001
6 reviews
24 forum posts
Sailed August 2016
We choose QM2 over flying to Europe when the price becomes competitive. It did this Aug and we cancelled free tickets to take advantage. Although Cunard makes much ballyhoo over the remastering, it was confined principally to the Grill ... Read more
Paul Watson-Rigg
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
We are celebrating 25 years together this year & decided on an extra special holiday. After 6 nights in New York we returned to the UK in style. We booked 3 of the nights in New York with Cunard, which I have reviewed elsewhere ... Read more
tartanexile81
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
2,716 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We recently completed both a Westbound and Eastbound Transatlantic on Queen Mary, the first of which was immediately after the refit and the second was a month later. Here is a comparison of both crossings and my overall opinion . OUR ... Read more
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Pollypolecat
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
WE had 5 days in New York b4 embarking on the cruise. Checking in & embarking at the NY terminal was not great & the staff pretty offhand. Not what I expect of Cunard. It sells itself high so it needs to "deliver" to ... Read more
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
HRHAJH
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
13 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
VKMcCarty
Member Since 2000
6 reviews
272 forum posts
9 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
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