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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118 Cunard New York (Brooklyn, Red Hook) Cruise Reviews
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lovecruisinglc
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
3 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
9 reviews
1,302 forum post
2 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
7 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
3 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
Yo Mimo
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
9 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
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GOARMY
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
41 forum posts
2 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
11 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
2,636 forum posts
7 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
Pollypolecat
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 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
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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
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
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
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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
JMMANSON52
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 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
nukester
Member Since 2001
8 reviews
310 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This cruise was better know as the 4th of July celebration with stops at Halifax Nova Scotia and Boston mass. The ship was exceptional in every aspect. Clean as could be and crew knowledgegdable about the ship. Dining was exceptional as ... Read more
Krystall222
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
My husband and myself had sailed to Boston and Canada last year on Princess cruise line, and we liked the two cities again, that we wanted to go again. My husband choose the Queen Mary 2 because he wanted a different experience. First, ... Read more
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Southern NJ Accountant
Member Since 2013
1 review
27 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Background: This is our 22nd cruise and first on Cunard. The ship had just come out of a 3 week dry dock where most everything that we could use was replaced/updated. Could not expect a ship to look any better. I think that my ... 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
trebor01
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
7 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we wanted to do something different on the 4th of July. This cruise had many pluses - I love this ship, the cabin was spacious and near the library, the library is excellent, and the food overall was pretty ... Read more
Lstopol
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 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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