Your Ultimate Cruise Guide

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Cruise Review by Racer_Jim: Fantastic Voyage

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) 5
Member Since 2014
0 Forum Posts

Overall Member Rating

Fantastic Voyage

Sail Date: July 2014
Destination: Transatlantic
Embarkation: New York (Brooklyn, Red Hook)

My wife and I are veteran cruisers. However, we had never taken a voyage on an ocean liner until we sailed with the Queen Mary 2. To us, there is a world of difference between a cruise ship and an ocean liner such as the QM2. A major difference is that although the waters may be very rough at times , passengers are not thrown about the ship. Another major difference is the level of service and the entertainment offerings. In addition to having an excellent musical director and two excellent orchestras, the QM2 had classical musicians playing throughout the ship in various venues for most of our trip. The ship also offers excellent plays by members of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Acting (RADA). We were treated to "The Merchant of Venice", "Hamlet" and "Scheherazade". The plays were condensed; however, the storylines and themes were extremely well done. The actors are very well trained and amazed us by making the stories come alive by improvising with very little, in terms of props. More They are also very personable individuals.

Food on the QM2 is almost always available during the day and night. It is plentiful and there seem to be dishes for a range of palate. Libations are top notch and there is something appealing to every passenger. The staff of the QM2 is of the highest caliber from my perspective and I do mean every staff member from custodians to directors and the Captain. It was our experience that the staff members were so professional and so accommodating that guests wanted to interact with them.

The entire experience from July 6, 2014 through disembarkation on July 28th was an absolutely "fantastic voyage". Less

Published 08/01/14

0 Helpful Votes

Read more Queen Mary 2 (QM2) cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic's Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Review >>

Compare Prices on Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Transatlantic Cruises

Cabin review: 5049

Ours was the perfect room for us. Mid-ship so that we barely felt the rocking of the boat. Far enough down the corridor to eliminate a lot of walk-past traffic but close enough to elevators.

Port and Shore Excursions

City Tour

The "Snapshot of Hamburg" was exactly what the title describes. Guests have an opportunity to see and experience numerous parts of Hamburg, including the absolutely gorgeous "St. Michels Church". The people were so friendly and accommodating and all kinds of merchandise, souvenirs, and memorabilia was available and reasonably priced. Our departure from Hamburg was on the 10th anniversary of the QM2 coming to the city. As the QM2 was departing, it was accompanied by numerous boats and yachts that made our "send off" a memory for a life time. German well wishers waved and bid us farewell for miles and miles.

Compare Prices on Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Transatlantic Cruises

Member Since 2014
0 Forum Posts
Enrichment Activities
Family & Children
Fitness & Recreation
Public Rooms
Shore Excursions
Value for Money
Skip X

See Queen Mary 2 (QM2) deals up to 82% off:

July Deals
Queen Mary 2 (QM2) 69% Loved It

12 Night Grand Eastbound Crossing
See all Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Deals >>

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add to your address book.
We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.