First Timers sailing with Cunard Queen Mary 2 transatlantic from Southampton to New York. Absolutely faultless cruise from start to finish and can highly recommend.
Booked Princess Grill but on day of embarkation we were upgraded to a Queens Grill suite on Deck 9 midships - delighted of course! The cabin was spacious with a walk in closet and very good sized bathroom with whirlpool bath. Well stocked fridge with soft drinks, water, beers etc all complimentary. In addition we were offered 2 bottles of alcohol in cabin, again free of charge. Fruit, nibbles replenished daily.
Queens Grill dining perfect, very high standard of food and our waiters were just fantastic, very relaxed, friendly and efficient!! In fact all the Cunard staff were brilliant and we found the atmosphere extemely pleasant and welcoming.
Seperate QG lounge for pre-dinner drinks and concierge lounge on our Deck which we visited daily for coffee and to read newpapers. Again a relaxing experience.
Fantastic entertainment every night including 3 Balls, shows, dancing, guest soprano and the icing on the cake was the songwrting experience with Squeeze founder Chris Gifford and his musicians and not forgetting Roger Daltrey who sang with the band culminating with a marvellous jam session on the last night of the cruise in the Golden Lion Pub!! Not a fan of the Who myself but his performance changed my mind immediately!!
Formal nights were as they should be, very formal with most cruisers donning their best bib and tucker ie dressed to the nines! I was thrilled to be able to wear my long gowns and felt glamorous! Previous cruises with Celebrity saw dress standards slip, not so with Cunard.
My husband went to several lectures which he found informative and enjoyable, I retreated to the Spa which proved rather expensive but worth it.
Overall a perfect cruise and one that we will repeat in the not too distant future sailing the other way around from New York to UK.
If you are considering this trip - I can highly recommend.