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  • Aims for big-ship luxury; still has "Golden Era" feel
  • Classic transatlantic crossings as well as other itineraries
  • Afternoon tea is a white-glove affair
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495 Cunard Transatlantic Cruise Reviews
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F355c5
Member Since 2004
1 review
256 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Nice ship- confusing to get around when parts of the kings court are closed. Rooms nice sheltered balcony great for transatlantic crossing in May. Crew helpful-stewards perfect, casino very small with limited slots and old. ... Read more
FLEXWARE
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
We decided to return from Europe via the QMII since it was leaving just days after we left our Western Mediterranean Cruise and left from the port where we disembarked. The ship is impressive, very lovely. We enjoyed the lecturers and ... Read more
tctommy
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
283 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I don't like to fly was the main reason for taking this cruise. getting on and off the ship was a nightmare. 2500 people and it took hours for the process. We are used to 5000 people and have it take half the time. Maybe if they pulled ... Read more
HeinBloed
Member Since 2006
16 reviews
9,225 forum posts
10 helpful votes
For 799 USD on a balcony incl. 850 USD OBC you better go than staying home. Embarkation was "disappointing" since the weather was foggy and rainy. So not a real welcome feeling with a great farewell out of New York like we had ... Read more
BenL
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was our second TA on QM2 - we had previously travelled in Princess Grill but this was a treat so we splashed out on Queens Grill - expectations were high! Embarkation in Brooklyn was a mess - we were held in a packed ... Read more
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Gareth1234
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
this was our first Cruise ever and what a way to start - we travelled as a family Me my wife and sons aged 18 and 21 - to think 70 years ago this was the only way to get to New York made the trip even more interesting - Arriving in ... Read more
mintie123
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
15 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We decided to tick another thing off the bucket list and booked a transatlantic cruise from Southampton to New York as part of our big 30th anniversary celebration. From initial booking to receiving final documentation, all was very easy ... Read more
gallhiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I chose Princess Grill accommodations for a December/Christmas crossing on the QM2 (room 10.036). The upgrade from standard Balcony Suites is well worth the cost, if it is within your budget. The room is wonderful and the Princess Grill ... Read more
tv24
Member Since 2013
11 reviews
1,564 forum post
9 helpful votes
We've sailed Cunard 9 times including 6 Transatlantic crossings on the QM2. We love the interior design of the ships, so many lovely spacious public rooms where one can relax and enjoy the experience. We love the variety of things to do ... Read more
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taddfranke
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 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
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South44
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 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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elroble62
Member Since 2012
1 review
177 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise as an alternative way to get from the States to England. I am glad we did. Our cabin (sheltered balcony) was quite nice and more than adequate for a winter crossing of the North Atlantic. A few minor details, such as ... Read more
marly53
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
t is not often that one can say that there is an experience that is of the highest quality but at an affordable price. However, the Cunard's Queen Mary 2 is such an example and exceeds expectations in all areas. We have just returned from ... Read more
Eric2005
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
The Queen Mary 2 has a virtual monopoly on trans-Atlantic service. Cunard is also probably the most traditional line today. This is why I chose the QM2. Cabin was more than I had expected - far better than what I had experienced on the ... Read more
bklynlinny
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We have never been on any of the Queens and felt that the time had come to have this unique experience.. a time warp.. a visit to an era long past. We are experienced cruisers, being frequent passengers on the Celebrity, Regent and ... Read more
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David Wheeler
Member Since 2014
7 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Embarkation at Southampton was acceptable - much as other cruise companies. Our cabin, a sheltered balcony was, again, quite acceptable - and albeit winter, I in particular appreciated the balcony. But we were fortunate in having ... Read more
bklynlinny
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We have never been on any of the Queens and felt that the time had come to have this unique experience.. a time warp.. a visit to an era long past. We are experienced cruisers, being frequent passengers on the Celebrity, Regent and ... Read more
dreich
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Very poor food and menu. Better in Britannia class! Head Waiter and Maitre "D" completely uninterested in passengers. This was evident throughout most of the ship although one or two staff were excellent. Suite had ... Read more
garyface1962
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
12 helpful votes
After a crazy 9 days in the USA, which we arrived at on the Carnival Vista, (my Review is “Loving The Vista Loca”) we were looking forward to joining Queen Mary 2 for a slightly more subdued crossing back to the UK. Firstly, ... Read more
Beena
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was a first for us- I would consider us well travelled but always by air. The glamorous image of this crossing was appealing. It was for a special occasion so we booked a Queens Grill suite, expecting a luxurious experience. The ... Read more
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nasus2
Member Since 2012
1 review
61 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Review QM2 Nov 2016 I was so excited at the thought of sailing on the QM2, the ‘crème de la crème’ of ships, however I was disappointed. I am fairly new to cruising having only cruised twice on Celebrity in ... Read more
karenbecs
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Our 3rd Transatlantic round trip 1st after remastering . Ship still in excellent condition , lots of new carpets and upholstery gave a modern feel without losing charm of ship. We had booked last minute trip at £949 pp which we ... Read more
Bluenose 47
Member Since 2007
17 reviews
28 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This Trans Atlantic crossing started off very badly for us. Air Canada unfortunately did not see fit to send our bags with us from Toronto, and so we arrived at the ship with the clothes on our back, and no toiletries. Just our meds and a ... Read more
threej
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was a second cruise for me on the QM2, and it began with a delay boarding in Southampton, surprising after literally walking right on the ship after my arrival earlier in October in NYC to travel to the UK. It proved to be a ... Read more
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
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