Cunard Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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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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494 Cunard Transatlantic Cruise Reviews
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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
7 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
26 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
6 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
55 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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Michaelhoward
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
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
9 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
9 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
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
Pappaleadfoot
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because they cancelled the earlier Victoria sailing and we wanted to cruise back to the states just having completed a Costa cruise. We were celebrating our 60th Anniversary/and 80th birthdays. Because there was a lapse ... Read more
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wilburu
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
BlueRiband
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
3,510 forum posts
14 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
11 reviews
1,555 forum post
15 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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FlossyScot
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Practically everything about this transatlantic crossing on the QM2 remastered exceeded expectations We were unexpectedly upgraded to Queens Grill from Princess a few days before, so it just got better and better! Traffic ... Read more
dortch
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
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got2traveldon
Member Since 2014
1 review
17 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
24 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
5 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
1,025 forum post
24 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
14 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
4 forum posts
19 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
521 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
15,601 forum posts
23 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
11 forum posts
17 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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