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4.5 Editor's Rating
The prospect of traveling onboard Queen Mary 2, the world's only ocean liner, is thrilling -- now more than ever -- following the ship's £90-million transformation in 2016. QM2's refurbishment has been ...
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Teds pal
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
tomtucson
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 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
12 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
ima*traveler
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
48 forum posts
12 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
359 forum posts
47 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

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BrianfromNYC
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 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
9 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
Cleverly
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
10 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
2,538 forum posts
4 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
9 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

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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
sethrosner@nycap.rr.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
Gazroberts80
Member Since 2014
1 review
143 forum posts
18 helpful votes
After sailing back to back across the Atlantic on Queen Mary 2 in 2014, I simply had to book a voyage on the remastered Queen Mary 2. The remastering of Cunard’s flagship had got me really excited. Once she entered dry dock I found ... Read more
Shape
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
20 helpful votes
This trip was the 1st time on any Cunard ship and I had expected it to be of a very high standard, so the no. of minuses we & some others experienced left us very surprised. We traveled by car & this time booked with CPS. ... Read more
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silko
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
12 helpful votes
If you are booking a Saver Fare you may be kept awake by Band ( just the base player in this case ), you are not warned of this before booking. You should expect to contact the Pursar's desk 4 times before something is done. Many ... Read more
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Sifi
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Having cruised with a number of cruise lines ( Royal Caribbean , P & O and Oceania ) we were interested to see how Cunard compared , the fact a refit had occurred recently would be even better . We were expecting higher standards ... Read more
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HRHAJH
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 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
24 forum posts
7 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
wenlyn
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
40 forum posts
5 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
LD Travel
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to celebrate our parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. Overall we were disappointed with the service. According to Cunard, on Thursday 23 June the QM2 flagship returned to Southampton, remastered. Over the course ... Read more

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JMMANSON52
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was a 90th birthday cruise for a long-time Cunard passenger. Embarkation took over two hours(one person fainted) and young children were being held by parents for long periods of time. Dining room service was extremely slow and the ... Read more
cruiselovebirds
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
32 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
It was our third time to take QM2. We took QM2 last year and were disappointed. But, we still wanted to give her a second chance, especially knowing that there was a dry port refurbishment. Unfortunately, she disappointed us one more ... Read more
nukester
Member Since 2001
8 reviews
310 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This cruise was better know as the 4th of July celebration with stops at Halifax Nova Scotia and Boston mass. The ship was exceptional in every aspect. Clean as could be and crew knowledgegdable about the ship. Dining was exceptional as ... Read more
Krystall222
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
My husband and myself had sailed to Boston and Canada last year on Princess cruise line, and we liked the two cities again, that we wanted to go again. My husband choose the Queen Mary 2 because he wanted a different experience. First, ... Read more
Southern NJ Accountant
Member Since 2013
1 review
27 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Background: This is our 22nd cruise and first on Cunard. The ship had just come out of a 3 week dry dock where most everything that we could use was replaced/updated. Could not expect a ship to look any better. I think that my ... Read more

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