Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Cruise Review by Jill Haynes: World Cruise - the forgotten travellers
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World Cruise - the forgotten travellers
Just completed 2nd World Cruise with Cunard, first one in 2009 brilliant, this one January 2011 stressful and disappointing.
Noisy cabins, all of D8 and some of D7 cabins suffer with noise from Queens Room and Night Club. Also told by Cunard whilst on board that some of 6 deck suffer with noise as the cabins are below the Grill kitchens, and pans etc. during the night are dropped whilst all the cleaning goes on.
Cutbacks - never say Cunard, food is not as good, so much beef and repeats, most of the food is pretty tasteless. Now have to pay for Alternative Dining, three out of the four buffet stations are chargeable $10 person, okay if you are doing a short cruise but on a world cruise very expensive, we were not informed before we sailed, all came into operation on all Cunard ships on 13th January 2011
Entertainment - not up to much, Theatre design is bad for sitting comfortably.
Ports of call - usually late, often leave early, more and more container More ports, actually tendered in Hong Kong with 45 minute tender ride. Cunard say they do not book a berth at ports until at least 30 days before arriving - needless to say your holiday might be very different to the brochure. Will I go on a World cruise again, never we are the forgotten passengers. Less
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Cabin review: Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Standard Inside Deck 4 4210
4210 Inside, cabin looks find, just like any other, come 11pm noise and vibration from G23 night club, Pursers Office knew, housekeeping knew, but Cunard H O and Traveller Agent Bath Travel deny any knowledge - we got moved within two days, others on D8 Cabins had to wait until Syndey, som 5 weeks!!
Port and Shore Excursions
Had a final planning letter from Cunard on 11th January whilst crossing the Atlantic, this was never final as all the above happened.