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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83
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41
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Peach of a Teach
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
5 helpful votes
My mother and I just completed a transatlantic crossing on Queen Mary 2. It was indeed the best of times and the worst of times. One of the crew members was lost at sea during the Eastbound crossing. We went back to look for him but to ... Read more
Jeannie Baby
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Last year I sailed 22 days on The Queen to UK, Hamburg, and Norway. I was excellent. Last week I was only able to take a short cruise and I found it to be lacking in it's treatment of the guests. Saki the head waiter in the Britannia room ... Read more
Cruisecritic16
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Having saved and worked hard to do this transatlantic cruise both ways we were thoroughly disappointed with Cunard. The ship looks tired and as for 'formal' nights don't bother dressing up as the dress code was NOT adhered to, we often ... Read more
EmmyG
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
First my positive comments: The ship itself is great; spacious and comfortable. The ship's stabilisers were only used once during the 8 days and this was in Force 9 winds. The impact of the high seas was barely noticeable on board. ... Read more
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paulgabe11
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Everything about this ship is annoying and boring. Lectures abound on this ship....but very, very boring, uninteresting subjects. Food is average, feature movies very day are like- where did they find them from- ? The crossings ... Read more

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ukcruise100
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
CRUISE From Southampton to New York, five nights in New York and return crossing to Southampton. EMBARKATION We arrived at Southampton at 12:45pm and were on board and in our cabin by 1:30pm. Excellent. Went to the Kings Court ... Read more
nalayensid
Member Since 2010
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Embarkation very slow in Southampton but much better in Brooklyn, New York. This was our 4th journey on QM2 making a return journey and it was as good as ever. Attentive staff, good food in the Britannia restaurant and King's Court; good ... Read more
robbie_3
Member Since 2015
1 review
114 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Having spent a couple of past transatlantic voyages on the QM2, the first in 2005, this was a 21 day trip and a 5 day NY catch up for my 50th Birthday treat in the QM2's 11th year commencing 21st July. I was pleasantly surprised as this ... Read more
Food Sniffer
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Okay, the QM2 is showing some age and the food isn't great, but still very good, but overall a nostalgic experience and I would do it again, (our 3rd time this time). There is nothing like it to leave New York aboard this ocean liner, (not ... Read more
fiomar
Member Since 2011
1 review
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
We were on the same cruise as Stu and Karl and indeed were their table companions. Whilst I agree with much that they said I think that the food was better than they imply, we found that there was always a reasonable choice of dishes and ... Read more

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Stu UK
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
34 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Warning is will be quite long as I will have lots of time to kill – I will write day by day as we travel! To give the correct context we are men in our late 40's, from the UK and have cruised many times (about 40 I would guess). ... Read more
Jimmys Chippy
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
250 forum posts
3 helpful votes
A quick summary of those who made the trip. There was myself, 43, my partner Catherine, 42, and our son George who is four. We've been on several cruises previously with lots of different lines and we book purely on what's available and at ... Read more
sychnant16
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
The Good The Commemmorative Concert in Liverpool was absolutely fantastic & Cunard are to be congratulated on organising such a spectacular event. The stewards/stewardesses & waiters/waitresses were excellent, as was the ... Read more
Salty Katy
Member Since 2012
1 review
34 forum posts
We sailed from Southampton July 2, docked at Liverpool for a bang-up July 4th celebration and then sailed for Halifax, Boston and NYC. Weather mostly calm. Stopped to inspect derelict two-masted boat found adrift, but apparently no one ... Read more
DoraBenley
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Motley Mix Of The Ecstatic And The Unexpected: This was Queen Mary 2’s and Cunard’s big cruise of 2015, it’s 175th anniversary cruise. We embarked at Hamburg and sailed to New York. But the 175th anniversary cruise ... Read more

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yoshikittymagu
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
We've been on QM2 from NYC to Hamburg 21-30. June. Our 5th TA crossing and everytime when we read these negative reviews, we worry about how bad our Crossing will be. The ship seems to be falling apart, the personel overworked and ... Read more
ClaireF
Member Since 2015
1 review
I had great expectations of the Transatlantic crossing between Southampton and NYC, fueled by all the novels and historical accounts I read. I should have taken into account that he 19th and 20th centuries are long gone. After ... Read more
mamabear52
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have cruised many different cruise lines, but have never done a transatlantic. We took the QM2 home after a week in Europe. In all, it was a lovely, relaxing voyage. We stayed in an inside cabin, as that was the cheapest alternative and ... Read more
Ole-Michael
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
If it was not for the poor experience of embarking and disembarking for this first time surface Atlantic crossing was absolutely great. I realize that it is not all that easy to have many hundred people embark and disembark but it ... Read more
moinmoin
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
41 forum posts
Before and after the booking I was looking for some personal information on weddings on QM2, but it was hardly possible to find a review – therefore I add one to help future brides. Beside fulfilling the TA dream we also got ... Read more

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moinmoin
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
41 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We really lived the perfect dream of our life! We had big hopes (not even expectations) on our dream - and also fears. Hopes as we fulfilled a dream of our life and you want to have it perfect then and fears as we thought that a) the ... Read more
DoraBenley
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
We took the celebrity cruise with Jane Seymour from New York to Southampton and continued on to Hamburg, Germany to finish the journey. Fortuitously we got cabin 4118 and that helped compensate us for all that pop entertainment crossing ... Read more
commodoredave
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
1,473 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
We recently completed our 5th TA, and our 4th and best ever on the QM2. In my view, there is no better way to cross the Atlantic than by cruise ship and no better ship to do it on than the QM2. So what's so good about the QM2? ... Read more
flroadtripper
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
I actually took the Queen Mary 2 Eastbound for 7 nights, spent 10 days in the UK, and then re-boarded her in Southampton for a 7 night Westbound cruise to New York. I went Princess Grill class both times. The Really Good: On both ... Read more
twistedwankel
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
First of all they lost my luggage for 3 hours which had all our fancy dress clothes in it. Of course so did the Epic we rode to get to Europe. I assume they were looking for Booze and thought my body wash was liquor??? The room steward ... Read more

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