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  • Aims for big-ship luxury; still has "Golden Era" feel
  • Classic transatlantic crossings as well as other itineraries
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454 Cunard Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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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
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
3 helpful votes
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
768 forum posts
23 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

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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
BnB Cruiser
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 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
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
13,920 forum posts
22 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

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ged1967
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
223 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
D n D
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 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
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

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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
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
tag1000
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I have just completed two transatlantic crossings. The first NYC to SOU on Sept 4th and the return SOU to NYC on Sept 20th. Two words describes both: absolute excellence!! I will try to keep this review short (but it is tending to ... 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
KathiN
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The Queen Mary 2, as we expected is a beautiful, spacious ship. The amenities offered are wonderful. We took this trip because Crosby Stills and Nash, a 1960s rock group were slated to do 3 concerts onboard. But the lectures offered ... Read more

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Isybee
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
The Queen Mary 2 voyage was amazing. The food was supreme. The crew/staff from the Captain, Head Chef, our cabin boy to the housekeepers, they were all wonderful, polite and very professional. The whole White Star service exceeded all ... Read more
drtravel47
Member Since 2010
12 reviews
620 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Another great cruise on the QM2! My partner repeated the Westbound Transatlantic crossing we did last year. This year, we traveled with my father and best friend. The crossing is very popular. We actually ran into 3 groups of people we ... Read more
TheWhiteWizard
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Wife and I did our first "Crossing" in August and hope to do many more. As veteran cruisers we've determined that our favorite part of past cruises were days at sea. So, why not do 100% Days at Sea? Flew into Heathrow from ... Read more
Sybaris63
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
I'm a retired U.S. Navy Sailor and have spent a couple decades at sea so I knew what to expect as far as the nature and feel of a ship at sea but all I can say after being on the QM2 is Wow!! My wife and I had just spent 9 days in ... Read more
DavidVirginia
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
We booked this trip early, 9 months before, a trip to Southampton, three weeks in Europe and then return passage to NYC. It turned out that the Queen Mary 2 did not sell out for the Aug. 19th sailing, and we and our friend traveling ... Read more

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