Never again: Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Cruise Review by Janerain
Overall Member Rating
The ship itself looks old and tired and for a Xmas cruise, lacked any festive spirit. Meal on Xmas day was disappointing and a stone cold pudding was served on our table. New Year's Eve was a damp squib - nowhere to sit in ballroom, since figures in the pub for a sing More along, and a ridiculous "party" in the lobby for those few who got a seat after early dinner.
Food - difficult to find a good main course and portions very small. Menu came round again during our holiday.
Entertainment was good but seen Apassionata so many times now, I think I could appear in it.
Went to get our photos and told they had been destroyed as the final leg back to the UK was the third cruise - nobody bothered to remind us of this and we booked as one single holiday.
Definitely not. a happy ship. With the exception of our waiters and steward who were excellent, the staff rarely had smiles or any interaction with passengers. I had to climb over two workmen in the laundrette who could see I was struggling with washing.
Terrible headwaiter - sent two seconds asking about our meal. Never nice asked how mum was despite seeing her in a wheelchair at the medical centre when I had to ask for help with the doors.
Too many screaming children - one couple brought young children down at late sitting and let one sleep with her head on the table and the other scream the whole time.
I basically spent 20 days in a pub quizzing and playing darts as there was very little else to do. Less
Cabin review: 11001
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