Cunard New York (Manhattan) 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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325 Cunard New York (Manhattan) Cruise Reviews
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63
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47
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17
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eleanorm/cr
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
My 60th present too myself. A week on QM2. So excited. Room lovely and cabin crew and waitress in dining room lovely. Loved the fact that they had gentlemen dancers for the ladies to dance with in the Queens ballroom. However I felt so ... Read more
jonbax
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I always wanted to sail from New York to Southampton. What better the the only liner.. the QM2. I was given a chance to upgrade to queens grill. Wonderful. This made the experience far better. Great dining in the queens grill ... Read more
MarkBearSF
Member Since 2002
4 reviews
1,054 forum post
8 helpful votes
Home again. Ahhhhhh. Last May, we did a westbound crossing on the QM2, our third voyage and second crossing aboard her. It was so perfect for us that we decided to do it again this year, except as a round trip. (spoiler – We ... Read more
fastbailer
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this QM2 cruise because we had never done a crossing and the seven day length seemed a good way to try it. We were in the middle group, Princess Class, anbd dined eveninns in the Princess Grill. For breakfst adn lunch we chose ... Read more
Shellbackx3
Member Since 2016
1 review
28 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My wife i have had eight prior cruises, with the most recent two on Holland America. For this cruise, we wanted a trans-ocean cruise on a ship with dance floor, as we are social ballroom dancers. We also wanted a ship which looked and felt ... Read more
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taddfranke
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Friends had fortunate experiences and we were looking to see if Cunard could be a standard way of traveling from the US to Europe, South Africa, Australia, and through the Panama Canal. The answer was a definite NO! we now don't even want ... Read more
South44
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We saw this deal last August for three nights in New York and return by QM2. We had never been to this city before and always thought that we would try one of the "Queen's" at sometime so the two came together nicely. Neither ... Read more
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wynn434
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was an experience to cherish and a super way to conclude our month-long vacation in America. The facilities afforded onboard the ship did not disappoint in any way. All the ship’s personnel demonstrated a singular goal ... Read more
tomtucson
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
I chose this crossing of the Atlantic from NYC to Southampton because it met my goal of enjoying a crossing without jet lag. Also, my wife and I were going to be in the UK for about a month so starting in Southampton was a good start. ... Read more
curnard
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
booked this for my wifes 60 th birthday, 3 day stay in New York then joined the QM 2 to sail back to Southampton. The whole experience great, right from the start, embarkation no hassels the ship was fantastic on all levels from cabin ... Read more
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Cleverly
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Westbound crossing in 2014 was great and we wanted to experience the remastering and a Princess Grill Suite this year, 2016, round-trip for 16 days. We flew into LGA the night before our voyage, stayed at a hotel, and took an Uber from ... Read more
benlee1999
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
QM2 NYC-Halifax-Boston July 4th 5 nights. Splurged on a Queens Grills stateroom. Liked: -Spacious stateroom with luxurious furnishings. -Butler who brought breakfast, canapes daily. -Intimate Queens Grills dining - they still ... Read more
kellydenton
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
The directions that cunard gives for embarkation are not correct. They tell me to go through immigration when I arrive in New York. The airport I flew into did not have immigration. My assigned seating on the round trip was not given to ... Read more
Alexwelsh95
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Intro (warning: long): Before I begin discussing the actual ship itself, I just wanted to debrief my rather bumpy journey of travelling to New York from Wales to meet my family. I was to travel alone (which I have never done before) to ... Read more
Peach of a Teach
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
6 helpful votes
My mother and I just completed a transatlantic crossing on Queen Mary 2. It was indeed the best of times and the worst of times. One of the crew members was lost at sea during the Eastbound crossing. We went back to look for him but to ... Read more
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2freespirits
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
13 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We have crossed the Atlantic dozens of times but always at 39,000 feet, so we decided it was time we tried a more relaxed means of travel and make a transatlantic crossing by ship, hence the title of this review. Embarkation We flew ... Read more
Catw
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
What should have been the cruise to beat all others turned into a nightmare as Cunard lost my luggage at the port. The cruise should have been memorable for the lovely cabin and facilities. Unfortunately my main memory will always be ... Read more
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Johnox4
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 forum posts
This was my third Cunard cruise, and as enjoyable as the others. I was happy to board 'Queen Victoria' and rest after days of walking around New York. Embarkation was very smooth and fast. Within 5 minutes of arriving at pier 90 I was ... Read more
kkid
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
155 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
We sailed on Queen Victoria on her final leg of the 2015 world tour…NYC to South Hampton. This was our first Cunard cruise, though we have completed about 19 other cruises, mostly on Celebrity. There were aspects about Cunard ... Read more
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rgaudet
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
1,062 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
This review is for the last leg of the world cruise, New York to Southampton, 8 nights. I have sailed twice on Queen Mary 2 doing westbound transatlantics, this time the timing on QV fit my schedule better. Overall summary I loved the ... Read more
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uofm4me1
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
24 helpful votes
I am platinum level with Queen Mary II meaning I have sailed in excess of 70 nights. I have caught the ship out of Southampton, New York and Fort Lauderdale. I have been everywhere she goes with exception of the World Cruise. My most ... Read more
larn796
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
60 forum posts
Sailed September 2014
This was our third trip on the QM2. Westbound October 2010, New England Canada last year and Eastbound September 2014. The first two trips we traveled Princess Grill and the last Queens. Because of a large number of vessels sailing out of ... Read more
Cheltenham1
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed August 2014
We are just back from a transatlantic cruise on the QM2 which we booked at the last minute. It was so fantastic, I cried when I got off the ship to come home! We flew to New York and had a view days there before boarding the ship. ... Read more
Whitemarsh
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
3,596 forum posts
Sailed January 2014
I've sailed with Cunard before, but always on Queen Mary 2, so this cruise was an opportunity to experience one of the other two Cunard ships. The cruise was 42 nights long including transiting the Panama Canal and stops in Fort ... Read more
Terpitude
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
Sailed September 2013
My elderly father and I embarked upon the QM2 for a 12 night cruise to New England, the Canadian Maritimes and Quebec. Whilst we usually cross the Atlantic on the QM2 for holidays, we decided to venture a "cruise". As usual, we were ... Read more
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