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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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420 Cunard Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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Love to Travel Guelph
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Excellent entertainment. Great dance show. Free self laundry and detergent!! This is unheard of... Kudos to Cunard. The food was consistentlt good and hot.Generous sized inside cabin 5171. Close to lifts and stair. Two deck below buffet. ... Read more
Ox4dtraveler
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
A bit of background: this was the QM2's crossing after the Liverpool salute. It was also our first crossing and first time sailing with Cunard. We were in a mid-ship AA Britannia Club cabin. After booking this crossing many months ago, ... Read more
Matts mom
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Very rapid embarkation- we had travelled to Southampton on an InterCruise coach and made very good time. Our first transatlantic cruise and I wasn't sure whether I would get bored. I needn't have worried- I had trouble fitting everything ... Read more
OceanMonarch
Member Since 2015
1 review
41 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I (we are in our early 50’s) have just returned from our third and fourth transatlantic crossing on the QM2 (since 2013) and this is now our preferred way to travel from our home in the US to England where we have ... Read more
QuipMC
Member Since 2014
1 review
73 forum posts
0 helpful votes
There have been lots of reviews focusing on the shortcomings or less than perfect elements of a TA on the QM2 due to "tiredness" of the ship in advance of the upcoming retrofit. We had a lovely time and would take this ship on ... Read more

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SaraPoo
Member Since 2012
1 review
69 forum posts
0 helpful votes
It was nice to be a part of history, and the food was quite better. The grandness one sees is fake, however. For example, the handrails in the too-long passenger corridors are plastic-laminate covered plastic poles that are peeling. There ... Read more
Cotre
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Let me start with the only negative in our experience and that was at embarkation. we had been given on our paperwork a time of 1.55pm to arrive for embarkation. However we soon discovered that allotted times were totally disregarded and ... Read more
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Queenie1603
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
52 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Special trip to celebrate my retirement. I travelled with a friend. We flew down from the North on a Flyby flight to Southampton the day before. We increased our baggage allowance to 23Kg (it cost £6) and saved having to worry too ... Read more
Dame Delilah
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
655 forum posts
0 helpful votes
In my opinion, the QM 2 is not a cruise ship, but is a ferry to get from one place to another. We like to take a transatlantic cruise to Europe each year and stay for a month or so. The QM2 is really the only ship returning to the US in ... Read more
Ajaxtol
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
First time crossing for us. We decided to go in Princess Grill and it was well worth doing. Cabin was as nice as any good hotel room, with a sofa, arnchair, and a walk-in closet, as well as a balcony. The food was fabulous and so was ... Read more

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Catw
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
What should have been the cruise to beat all others turned into a nightmare as Cunard lost my luggage at the port. The cruise should have been memorable for the lovely cabin and facilities. Unfortunately my main memory will always be ... Read more
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Johnox4
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my third Cunard cruise, and as enjoyable as the others. I was happy to board 'Queen Victoria' and rest after days of walking around New York. Embarkation was very smooth and fast. Within 5 minutes of arriving at pier 90 I was ... Read more
kkid
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
152 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
We sailed on Queen Victoria on her final leg of the 2015 world tour…NYC to South Hampton. This was our first Cunard cruise, though we have completed about 19 other cruises, mostly on Celebrity. There were aspects about Cunard ... Read more
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fred4supper
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
We booked this trip as the 'holiday of a lifetime', it certainly was not. The cabin we were allocated 1041 had plumbing that did not always work, apparently because of the rough weather - this seemed to be a known problem, I would have ... Read more
Scrapnana
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
14,958 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
In October I found a good deal (interior, OV, and balcony all the same price) for the first 11 days of QE's 2015 World Voyage from Southampton to Fort Lauderdale. I let Cunard book my one-way airfare to London and got a great deal (about ... Read more

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tonyh24
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
Left Southampton nearly 12 hours late, after a real mess up with the embarkation. 1000 passengers were held in a football stadium and the other 1000 were sent, after the stadium was full, to the terminal. That's where the chaos started, ... Read more
edcarp
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
30 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my 10th cruise and my first on a Cunard ship. I've always held Cunard - with its British roots and regal history - in great esteem. Often when I look so forward to something and build it up in my head, I am bound to be ... Read more
lovejoy1953
Member Since 2014
1 review
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
Have recently returned from a lovely cruise on the Queen Victoria (first time on this ship but very similar to Queen Elizabeth). Embarkation was very easy but quite a long wait as a lot of people boarding. Very happy with cabin (6144) ... Read more
Wilky1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
We have just returned from a 2 week cruise on Cunard’s Queen Victoria – our first experience of cruising. We joined the ship at Southampton on 20 January for the first leg of her 2015 world cruise. The cruise included a visit ... Read more
carrotb
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I had an amazing crossing of the Atlantic sea on QM2 from Southampton (Dec 15) to NYC (Dec 22). Onboard, everything was exceptional: The crew, the service, the cuisine, the fabulous dining rooms, the Commodore club, the ... Read more

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vivavino
Member Since 2007
10 reviews
254 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I sailed on the QM2 in December for the mid-month crossing from Southampton to NY. This was cruise #43 for me; most of my cruises have been on Celebrity and Royal, and this was my 8th trip on Cunard, and the 4th time on the QM2. ... Read more
Tyke28
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We booked for a cruise on the QM2 over Christmas and the New Year and were excited to be sailing with Cunard for the first time. The Queen is gorgeous and ever so stylish and a joy to behold. We were late departing from Southampton due to ... Read more
AlexDouglass
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
140 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We first did a QM2 transatlantic in the summer of '12, and having found a tempting rate decided to see what might be different about a winter crossing. On the whole, we found the Queen much the same as it was two years ago, improved in ... Read more
BC1533
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2014
we had a quick embarkation, no problems until my favourite suitcase which cost a fortune and basically new showed up in our cabin with a major dent/ tear in it, when we went down to report it there were other passengers with the same ... Read more
Seguros
Member Since 2006
1 review
69 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our second crossing lived up to and even surpassed our good memories of the first. Embarkation in Southampton was substantially improved from the first time. We arrived and were on board in what seemed like minutes. Very efficient. We had ... Read more

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