By crossing the Atlantic Ocean 'the-old-fashion-way' was truly an inspiring experience. Although we did not look faults or mistakes, as we were on a vacation and not participating in a detailed inspection tour, we really could not find any to comment. The service that provided was fantastic everywhere we present: friendly staff at all outlets we visited. Also the ship's interior and exterior was very well kept and looked stunning. Our stateroom was kept very tidy and our cabin attendant was always nearby to assist where needed. The Princess Grills staff was fantastic and the food was delicious and our wine waiter had always a bottle ready which we ordered via the wine package (makes life a little easier as the wine selection is vast). Room service breakfast was punctual and food & coffee was hot.
What we really enjoyed is to take part in the enrichment programme with lectures, RADA or other activities. We did not realize how interesting these can be and at the same time, you are meeting fellow passengers.
The public spaces are well laid out and the 2,500 passengers spread really evenly over the outside decks, lobby, theatre, bars, library, etc.
Entertainment is wonderful: where do you find a hotel that provides over 6 different bands to play music in public areas, bars or ballroom? In addition you can enjoy RADA in the afternoon or evening, shows or (3D) movies in the late afternoon and evening.
We selected a star board stateroom as we thought to enjoy more more sunshine hours on our balcony with an Eastbound journey: only to realize that the decks on the aft side are really the best places to bake-in-the-sun. Nevertheless to sail with an open balcony door is lovely and we used the balcony to relax in private.
Nice touch is the free use of washing machines, dryers and washing powder with steam irons& boards. We even received a special offer for laundry and the dry cleaning a couple of days prior to embarkation, which was not more expensive than the service we used in New York prior to sailing.
We will return happily on QM2 again as this week was well spent and we did not have time to visit the Spa, Casino or some other areas of the ship.