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Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Cruise Review by Ron the Rev: Well we tried


Ron the Rev
2 Reviews
Member Since 2010
166 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin Not Rated
Dining 3.0
Embarkation 5.5
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 5.5
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation Not Rated
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 3.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Value for Money 4.0

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Well we tried

Sail Date: December 2013
Destination: Canary Islands
Embarkation: Southampton

Somewhat disappointed with our cruise on the QM2. We never eat in buffets so were limited for choice for lunch on embarkation day, to their Sir Samuel’s café. Nice coffee ( charged for) very limited snacks. On the matter of food the servers in the Britannia restaurant, in the main, had no clue as to table etiquette, leaning across guests, not serving or retrieving plates from the correct sides. Again about the food, so as to restrict our intake, we always, when on cruises, for breakfast , use room service and slip a couple of dollars to the deliverer, never had a word of thanks. This room service was a bit hit and miss, as in our case, once there no knives another time just one cereal spoon, another time food items missing and another time as our time slot had passed I had to phone room service to chase the delivery. Lunch in the Britannia was so poor I had to send some fish back which I can only describe as having been cremated. Dinner, well I had beef three times and More each time it was a failure. Mind you their starters and sweets were served very prettily.

One good thing where Cunard did excel, over other cruise lines we have been on, was their entertainment. All the shows in the theatre were top rate. It’s a shame that the theatre itself had lots of seating with restricted view. As my wife is fairly wheelchair bound we had to get to the theatre very early, so as to get an accessible seat. It was then quite comical, in a sad way, when we observed loads of people bobbing up and down and moving about the theatre trying to get a good seat.

All in all it’s back to other cruise lines for us. A shame because we liked the dress code on Cunard (sometimes abused with no control) Perhaps we are just of another generation, when right was right and wrong was wrong, with no if’s or buts in the middle. Less


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