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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436 Cunard Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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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
0 forum posts
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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
yoshikittymagu
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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

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ClaireF
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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
38 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
moinmoin
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
38 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

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DoraBenley
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
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
1,470 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
0 forum posts
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
0 helpful votes
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
Love to Travel Guelph
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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

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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
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
71 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
1 helpful vote
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
SaraPoo
Member Since 2012
1 review
79 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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

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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
Catw
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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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