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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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313 Cunard New York (Manhattan) Cruise Reviews

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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
4 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
5 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
2freespirits
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
13 forum posts
4 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

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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
153 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
1,045 forum post
1 helpful vote
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
uofm4me1
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
15 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

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larn796
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
59 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
gwj2001us
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed September 2013
My wife and I just returned from the September 10, 2013 sailing of Cunard's Queen Mary 2 to New England and Canada and, although we liked the cruise, we learned that preventing the Norovirus is easier than getting over it. Upon sailing ... Read more

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barbjd106
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
104 forum posts
Sailed September 2013
My husband and I took this cruise to get away. Prior to the voyage, we purchased two wine packages and a dinner at Todd English Restaurant. I wanted to surprise my husband with the dinner and the card that was presented in the cabin with ... Read more
Bobwilliams
Member Since 2013
1 review
Although we have been on a fair number of European cruises, this was the first time we have sailed transatlantic and was the last part of an overland trip from California home to the UK. We booked in advance a cabin (stateroom) with ... Read more
rickyace
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed July 2013
We took an eastbound transatlantic, spent a month in Europe on two other cruises, and took a westbound transatlantic back to New York. We had ample time to explore the ship and find our likes and dislikes. CON: (1) Our Verizon I-phones ... Read more
BurkeHAL
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
Sailed July 2013
This was our second transatlantic voyage and 3rd cruise of the Queen Mary 2(World Club Gold Status). We left Brooklyn Terminal in great weather and was thrilled with going under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridges, again. Our PF suite, 10022, ... Read more
BlueRiband
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
3,217 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2013
This 21-day New York  Norway  New York voyage was my fifth on the Queen Mary 2. The elegant ocean liner experience is a high priority for me and I had voluminously posted my opinions regarding the new ''loosened up'' dress code ... Read more

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Senior Single
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
79 forum posts
This was my first Cunard cruise, and I loved every minute. I have cruised since 1949, and now do five a year. My sheltered balcony was pleasant, but weather was a bit chilly to make use of it often. I appreciated the half-bottle of ... Read more
Canuker
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
744 forum posts
Sailed July 2013
Having got your attention with that subject line, I can tell you that, in practical terms this is a reality. As I write this we are in the middle of the North Atlantic, en route from NYC to Southampton, UK. It is day 5 of a 7 night ... Read more
kegowhisky
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
First time cruiser here, and I jumped in for the transatlantic cruise on the QM2. I didn't know what to expect, but Cunard was very helpful from booking through completion of the trip. I had a BB stateroom with sheltered balcony which was ... Read more
Steveoka
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
16 forum posts
Sailed July 2013
We have just had a first class experience on the QM2 transatlantic fron NYC to Southampton . The food in the Britannia was superb as was the service from Anna at table 105 who provided it efficiently and with a smile the whole voyage.The ... Read more
cunard107
Member Since 2013
1 review
We just completed a round trip from NY to Norway. What a surprise I had regarding the quality of food and service as well as the condition of the ship. The dress code was not enforced. We had people in the Britainia wearing short shorts, ... Read more

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