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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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490 Cunard Transatlantic Cruise Reviews
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Number34
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
225 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Chose this crossing as I don't fly and thought it was about time I visited the US and Canada. Embarkation was quick and efficient although why I had to give my hotel address in NYC when I had ESTA was puzzling to say the least. When I ... Read more
jeffduncan
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Cunard makes everything easy, from embarkation to disembarkation. While not yet complete, the 2016 refit of the QM2 is nicely planned. They improved the layout of the vessel, while leaving the favorite locations unchanged. The food is very ... Read more
BurkeHAL
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
3 helpful votes
This was our 5th voyage on the QM2. We chose it due to its recent Remastering. My wife and I embarked from Southampton to New York on Sept. 20th in a Queens Grille stateroom. Our luggage using Cunard's White Star service was the first to ... Read more
Oslo Dutch
Member Since 2001
1 review
888 forum posts
11 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
Teds pal
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
24 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This 'crossing' was part of a trip which included a coach journey on the east coast of USA and Canada. Though we have been with many cruise lines, we had never done Cunard so we were looking forward to sampling the white star service. ... Read more
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The-Inside-Cabin
Member Since 2005
1 review
1,521 forum post
28 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
GOARMY
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
74 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise due to an exceptional offer conveyed via our Travel Agent. Queens Grill Level, with almost-all additional charges that would be normally incurred "included" at no charge. These were Suite attendant, Dining ... Read more
settle2000
Member Since 2001
6 reviews
24 forum posts
Sailed August 2016
We choose QM2 over flying to Europe when the price becomes competitive. It did this Aug and we cancelled free tickets to take advantage. Although Cunard makes much ballyhoo over the remastering, it was confined principally to the Grill ... Read more
tomtucson
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
I chose this crossing of the Atlantic from NYC to Southampton because it met my goal of enjoying a crossing without jet lag. Also, my wife and I were going to be in the UK for about a month so starting in Southampton was a good start. ... Read more
curnard
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
booked this for my wifes 60 th birthday, 3 day stay in New York then joined the QM 2 to sail back to Southampton. The whole experience great, right from the start, embarkation no hassels the ship was fantastic on all levels from cabin ... Read more
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frankwales
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Having read some of the other reviews for my cruise I feel it must just be me and as such I am going to just keep this factual. Where to start, well we arrived at Southampton with happy heart looking forward to the trip. We cruise often ... Read more
ima*traveler
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
48 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Queen Mary 2 Remastered -- Myeh! The Queen Mary 2 was in dry dock in Hamburg from the end of May through the third week of June, resuming her crossings of the Atlantic just a few weeks before our Eastbound crossing on July 6, and our ... Read more
NukeTim
Member Since 2000
2 reviews
364 forum posts
50 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
22 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
13 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
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Geoff T
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
My wife and I booked a golf vacation to Scotland and we decided to begin our journey by taking the QM2 from NY to Southampton. The ship also made a stop in Halifax, NS. For those who may think that being on an ocean liner for 7 or 8 ... Read more
Cleverly
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Westbound crossing in 2014 was great and we wanted to experience the remastering and a Princess Grill Suite this year, 2016, round-trip for 16 days. We flew into LGA the night before our voyage, stayed at a hotel, and took an Uber from ... Read more
tartanexile81
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
2,720 forum posts
10 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
12 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
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
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sethrosner@nycap.rr.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
My wife and I have sailed in Queen Mary 2 twice trans-Atlantic and once on a 12 day Caribbean cruise and I sailed once trans-Atlantic with my 10 year-old granddaughter. The ship is a modern throwback to days when trans-Atlantic sea voyages ... Read more
HRHAJH
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
25 forum posts
14 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
Janets560
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Special birthday trip. Expected it to be a trip of a lifetime so disappointed with overall experience. First time cruise so selected Cunard believing it to be the best cruise line Discovered it is trading on past reputation. Carnival ... Read more
wenlyn
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
40 forum posts
10 helpful votes
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
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