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Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Cruise Review by dmarcusp: 5th QMII crossing

1 Review
Member Since 2009
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Cabin 5.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 4.0
Service 4.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Value for Money Not Rated

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5th QMII crossing

Sail Date: July 2010
Destination: Transatlantic
Embarkation: Southampton

Just completed my 5th Queen Mary II westbound crossing (had done the same many years ago on the QE II one time as well)

While the experience can never compare to the QE II I have enjoyed my crossings, as I love being at sea.

Last year we were upgraded to the Princess Grill, and the experience was superb, so we booked Princess for this year and were upgraded to Queens.

My expectations for the dining experience were high, but was I in for a let down.

We were on the first trip where they made some changes, as far as I am concerned downgrades.

there was a A la Carte menu every night, which was cut down to 3 nights, when the Maitre De saw my displeasure, he told me if I didnt see anything on the menu lunch time to let him know.

the nights of A la Carte the menu was bigger but there were still cuts, portions were smaller, must of the plates were delivered cruise style, and the wait staff, though great were very overworked. More

I know everyone is trying to save money, but this is not where it should be done, and again I should not have had to feel that it was a downgrade from the Princess grill of the previous year (I am sure that has gotten worse as well)

The bottom line is the grills are the top of the line, and the guest's should be treated as such with spectacular food and instant service.

While I probably would go again in the future, I cant even see the point of paying for the Queens Grill (their feeling is if they can upgrade someone, and they like it they will go for the higher one the next time, which we did, and we were let down. Less

Published 08/07/10

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Cabin review: Queen Mary 2 (QM2) 9070

the queens grill cabin was spacious, great closet and storage space, good size bathroom with a Jacuzzi,(the tub could be a problem for older people, as it is a high step to get in and the shower is in the tub. Balcony was good size as well, no problems there

Port and Shore Excursions

the arrival in Redhook was fine, what Cunard doesn't tell you, is there is a car service company that has an agreement with the port, and you can get a sedan and driver, for about half of what Cunard charges, I live in Queens, and it cost approx 65.00USD.

the embarkation at Southampton was great

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