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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436 Cunard Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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Michaelhoward
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
w4e
Member Since 2005
1 review
4 forum posts
6 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
0 forum posts
4 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
0 forum posts
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
wilburu
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
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
3,162 forum posts
12 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
1,082 forum post
13 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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dortch
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
0 forum posts
13 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
DadTheBigKid
Member Since 2015
1 review
129 forum posts
21 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

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Maigret56
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
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
703 forum posts
18 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
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
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
BnB Cruiser
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This review is a continuation of '2 Queens on Queen Victoria.......' We disembarked Queen Victoria for our ‘back to back’ cruise on QM2 to Fort Lauderdale - the first 10 nights of the world cruise. It was painless – we ... Read more

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Nekochan
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
519 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
The ship was beautiful and very clean, although it is definitely in need of some sprucing up. The crossing was very cold and very rough, so I stayed indoors. I did not find that there were a lot of activities - I am used to Royal ... Read more
rafinmd
Member Since 2009
14 reviews
13,714 forum posts
20 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
Brindlebury
Member Since 2013
1 review
8 forum posts
16 helpful votes
The Queen Mary 2 is a lovely ship, beautifully run. Ours was a December passage; the Atlantic was rough, to put it mildly. The outer decks were rarely open. Having said that, the QM2 is so well built, that the high seas and strong ... Read more
ged1967
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
208 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This is my second time on a Cunard ship, the first one being around 25 years ago onboard Cunard Princess. A bit of background to us first. We are two males (48 & 40) we have both cruised previously this cruise/crossing making it 6 ... Read more
Puilly
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We booked a Princess Grill stateroom aboard the QM2 for a transatlantic voyage to celebrate a significant wedding anniversary. This was our third time on the QM2 and we have also travelled on the QE2 and Queen Victoria. A short time before ... Read more

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D n D
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was not our first time on board the QM2 and we've sailed also on Queen Elizabeth as well. We are Gold Members and love all things Cunard until this sailing. We first sailed on her in 2012 and were blown away by her grace impeccable ... Read more
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Charlieatl
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
The QM2 is wonderful. Ship, staff, service levels, food, entertainment, everything was well thought out and we felt very well looked after even though we were not booked in the higher priced accommodations. We had two balcony cabins on ... Read more
Jaynehealey
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
What a great way to cruise for the very first time on this beautiful great ocean liner. This ship is huge and very Grand. It's built for this crossing of the the North Atlantic. I would of normally chosen a warmer destination with smooth ... 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
abenakiwinniman
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
I'd like to start by saying that I have spent over seven years of my life in hotels as part of my profession. Hotels don't do it for me unless they are truly outstanding! My wife and I are also in our mid-fifties and we're (especially ... Read more

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