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tv24
Member Since 2013
9 reviews
1,300 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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Oslo Dutch
Member Since 2001
1 review
888 forum posts
9 helpful votes
As always I read these wonderful reviews on here so I feel I need to send you my feedback about my QM2 transatlantic last week. Well, I had a brilliant time and loved every minute of it. Ship is in very good shape indeed. Personally ... Read more
The-Inside-Cabin
Member Since 2005
1 review
1,502 forum post
26 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time on our recent voyage on the Queen Mary 2. For a more detailed daily description please see the Cunard Forum for our daily reports titled “Join Pete and Judy on their FIRST crossing on the Queen Mary 2”. ... 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
Pappaleadfoot
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because they cancelled the earlier Victoria sailing and we wanted to cruise back to the states just having completed a Costa cruise. We were celebrating our 60th Anniversary/and 80th birthdays. Because there was a lapse ... Read more
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tv24
Member Since 2013
9 reviews
1,300 forum post
15 helpful votes
We were on the post-remastering cruise for the QM2, boarding in Hamburg immediately after the dry dock. We love the QM2 and love the experience of transatlantic crossings. This was our 20th cruise and our 6th time on Cunard. ... Read more
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Peter T
Member Since 2015
1 review
22 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We had heard how wonderful Cunard were and how much better than all their rivals. We should have seen a red light when our first two encounters were being told to board a few hours later than planned due to novovirus being rampant on the ... Read more
rafinmd
Member Since 2009
14 reviews
14,419 forum posts
23 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
Wilmette girl
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
SaraPoo
Member Since 2012
1 review
81 forum posts
2 helpful votes
It was nice to be a part of history, and the food was quite better. The grandness one sees is fake, however. For example, the handrails in the too-long passenger corridors are plastic-laminate covered plastic poles that are peeling. There ... Read more
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fred4supper
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2015
We booked this trip as the 'holiday of a lifetime', it certainly was not. The cabin we were allocated 1041 had plumbing that did not always work, apparently because of the rough weather - this seemed to be a known problem, I would have ... Read more
Scrapnana
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
17,463 forum posts
Sailed January 2015
In October I found a good deal (interior, OV, and balcony all the same price) for the first 11 days of QE's 2015 World Voyage from Southampton to Fort Lauderdale. I let Cunard book my one-way airfare to London and got a great deal (about ... Read more
tonyh24
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2015
Left Southampton nearly 12 hours late, after a real mess up with the embarkation. 1000 passengers were held in a football stadium and the other 1000 were sent, after the stadium was full, to the terminal. That's where the chaos started, ... Read more
carrotb
Member Since 2015
1 review
My wife and I had an amazing crossing of the Atlantic sea on QM2 from Southampton (Dec 15) to NYC (Dec 22). Onboard, everything was exceptional: The crew, the service, the cuisine, the fabulous dining rooms, the Commodore club, the ... Read more
Foodie at Large
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
Just returned from the Caribbean Fiesta aboard the Queen Mary 2, a 12 night excursion from New York visiting 5 Caribbean ports. To describe this in a word, AWESOME! We first sailed QM2 in 2009 on a Transatlantic voyage, it was a wonderful ... Read more
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AlexDouglass
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
145 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We first did a QM2 transatlantic in the summer of '12, and having found a tempting rate decided to see what might be different about a winter crossing. On the whole, we found the Queen much the same as it was two years ago, improved in ... Read more
The Mitchells
Member Since 2012
1 review
53 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2014
Being seasoned cruisers we should have known better than to book a two week cruise, comprising of 13 sea days, 6 hours in New York, and Transatlantic crossing in mid November! Before the sea legs had even been unpacked we found ourselves ... Read more
crankycruiser1
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Although only a mini cruise - 4 nights - we assumed it would be a fair reflection of a longer cruise. So given our experiences that longer cruise will never happen, Boarding was easy and our balcony cabin was very good. However the ... Read more
Cometeer
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
8 forum posts
Despite the niggling criticisms, the Queen Mary 2 remains much the same as it was when we first cruised over seven years ago - a damned fine ship, with a great crew providing five-star service. Yes, I am sure a case can be made out for a ... Read more
Turnbull23
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Awful choice of Vegetarian Food. This is not our first transatlantic crossing. When we sailed 18 months ago we had informed Cunard that we were vegetarian and they told us we would be catered for. This did not happen, the Kings Court had ... Read more
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Jaybee66
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2014
This was our first experience of Cunard and were well aware that there is a subtle difference between a Liner and. Cruise ship. We certainly felt the differences and overall were quite pleased. The embarkation in NY was a shambles . Not ... Read more
paulmoore
Member Since 2015
1 review
So far, I've crossed the Atlantic three times on the Queen Mary 2; the first was the April sailing from Southampton to New York in 2012 (solo), the second, the May sailing from New York to Southampton in 2014 with my wife, and the third, ... Read more
angryofpurley
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed October 2014
Having listened to friends who have sailed on the QM2 we decided that we would take a trip on this ship to celebrate our anniversary, however, having arrived back home, I have to report that I was less than impressed by the QM2. The first ... Read more
Totalrescue
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Yes we are first timers and yes we did a lot of travelling, but not aboard a cruiseship or oceanliner. However we wanted to experience a long sequence on a vessel without any ports and being on it for some days. This was the ultimate test ... Read more
TJM.LVM
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
1 helpful vote
We have just returned from NY having sailed on the QM2 from Southampton, spent 4 days in New York and then flew home. Despite having read adverse comments about this ship, we found her to be beautiful. Without exception, the crew in every ... Read more
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