Cunard Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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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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448 Cunard Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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NukeTim
Member Since 2000
2 reviews
354 forum posts
27 helpful votes
QM2 is like a new ship after her remastering. Everything seemed new - carpets, furniture, appointments. We have done a transatlantic before, but the Cunard "crossing" is indeed a different experience. I could tell the QM2 is a ... Read more
BrianfromNYC
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We were already vacationing in the U.K. when we had the sudden idea of returning to NYC by boat. Fortunately, the Aug. 1 sailing had one cabin available--a Britannica Club on deck 12--and we grabbed it. It was our first transatlantic ... Read more
Paul Watson-Rigg
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 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
2,521 forum posts
3 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
6 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
4 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
22 forum posts
3 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
wenlyn
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
38 forum posts
1 helpful vote
3rd time (since we first went in Oct 2014) doing this cruise which we combine with a visit to US friends. I was very excited as we weren't expecting to make the trip this year and I was keen to see the changes post refit. We had a ... Read more
Michaelhoward
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Ship is in a very good condition far better than my previous cruise. Outside repainted, balcony which had rust was repainted with new outdoor furniture. Cabin has new carpets and TV and a kettle to make coffee. Whole interior of ship has ... Read more

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w4e
Member Since 2005
1 review
4 forum posts
8 helpful votes
QM2 2016 Cruise Critic Review My favorite sailings are Transatlantic and I love Cunard for her 175 year history and for the elegance and tradition she maintains. I loved the QE2 (three times) and love the QM2 as well (second sailing). ... Read more
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PaulMW
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Wanting a restful get away we took a last minute decision to take this trip - no bothersome shore excursions! Took 9017 on the refurbished ship - excellent - spacious , well fitted and apart from the couch - very comfortable. Good ... Read more
Melanie Wright
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We sailed on the QM2 Remastered crossing from Southampton to New York. Our embarkation was slightly delayed (approx 1.5hrs) due to IT problems but you need to be realistic when 1000s of passengers are being processed and keep calm. ... Read more
Pappaleadfoot
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
2 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
wilburu
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
The QM2 has just finished a 25 day refurbishing in Hamburg dry dock . The QM2 now has 30 suites added on the top deck. There are also 15 more cabins (I believe geared for solo cruisers. 6 on deck two where the passenger photo gallery ... Read more

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BlueRiband
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
3,219 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Conventional cruising wisdom recommends avoiding any sailing right after a major refit for good reasons: work is still ongoing and the crew members have been off their service routines for a few weeks. These issues were evident on the ... Read more
tv24
Member Since 2013
8 reviews
1,148 forum post
14 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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FlossyScot
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Practically everything about this transatlantic crossing on the QM2 remastered exceeded expectations We were unexpectedly upgraded to Queens Grill from Princess a few days before, so it just got better and better! Traffic ... Read more
dortch
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We enjoyed our transatlantic cruise very much. We had a lovely, large Queen Suite and enjoyed the Queen level experience . We were able to eat when we wanted and enjoyed a private lounge with entertainment. I enjoyed the Canyon Ranch Spa ... Read more
got2traveldon
Member Since 2014
1 review
15 helpful votes
Major disappointment. The weather was bad but not Cunard fault. Six days not being able to get out in deck was wearing but Cunard did what it could. Four formal nights was at least one to many. The service from staff was excellent ... Read more

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DadTheBigKid
Member Since 2015
1 review
129 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Background. This was our first ship / cruise / crossing. UK couple celebrating 25th Wedding Anniversary. Preceded by a flight to New York from Heathrow and 4 nights in Manhattan. New York was fantastic with buildings for the ... Read more
Maigret56
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our first trip on a cruise. Why have we not done this before. Embarking was a stress less experience and the meet and greet was a nice touch. Our state room with enclosed balcony was a good size and the bed was so comfortable. Having ... Read more
MarkBearSF
Member Since 2002
3 reviews
725 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Returning to the QM2 was like revisiting an old friend. Immediately upon boarding, I let out an audible sigh. Over the next few hours, as I returned to favorite haunts like the Commodore Club, that warm comfort returned as I relaxed into a ... Read more
Bromsgroverover
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
My lifelong dream had been to sail across the Atlantic on the QE2. Sadly, it was taken out of commission before I had that opportunity, but after I retired and I decided I would treat myself to a crossing. As my nephew was to be married in ... Read more
Weloveourholidays
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
15 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We found the embarquation painless and only had to wait a little while,however we were early in case of accidents etc on journey to Southampton. We went straight to our cabin and to our delight,particularly mine,our luggage was inside. ... Read more

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