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Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Cruise Review by BurkeHAL

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Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
Member Name: BurkeHAL
Cruise Date: July 2013
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Destination: Transatlantic
Cabin Category: P2
Cabin Number: 10022
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 5.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5+
Rates 5.0
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Better than before

This was our second transatlantic voyage and 3rd cruise of the Queen Mary 2(World Club Gold Status).

We left Brooklyn Terminal in great weather and was thrilled with going under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridges, again. Our PF suite, 10022, was perfect (381 Sq. Ft.). Last voyage in PRincess Grill made us opt for the same.

Our room stewardess, Donna, was fantastic for the entire 19-day voyage. Stanley Williams, our PG Maitre'D assigned us to a fabulous table for two at the window. This perk was requested by our travel agent through Cunard's special service desk. Andrea and John were our primary lead waiters in the PG restaurant for the different segments.

They both gave us top service along with the other PG staff. The food and presentation were excellent and has improved over the two years. St. Peter's Port, Guernsey and Bruges were superior ports to visit. Definitely, book an early Cunard 9:00 bus tour for "Bruges on your Own" as it gets you in town by 10:00 which allowed us to make the first 10:00 water canal tour. Unfortunately a light but constant drizzle started after the canal tour and chilled the day.

The secrets of sea days, especially transatlantic, are to savor the style, lectures, and elegance of the QM2. Formal evenings and ballroom dancing in the Queens Room are always wonderful.

We used White Star luggage for the first time from our home in Virginia to and from the ship.

It was well worth the money. The 50-lb. luggage arrived in our stateroom that morning. Everything is trackable online through FedEx's website. Truly, a piece of mind.

We were so impressed with this voyage that we booked another 18-day voyage in June 2014, NYC-HAM-NYC.


Publication Date: 08/25/13
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