Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Cruise Review by David Doolan: QM2 New York and back
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QM2 New York and back
June 2011, Along with my wife we sailed to New York and back on the Queen Mary 2 to celebrate our wedding annniversary and birthdays. We had previously been on a similar voyage before on the same ship.
The staff were excellent and very well mannered, always polite and ready to help if needed. The choice of food was also excellent with more than enough choice for every taste. The service in the Britannia Restaurant was of the highest standard and something to look forward to every evening. The food was always nicely presented and every meal we had was enjoyable.
The ship is very big and getting about can take some time but everywhere is easy to find once you have your bearings. We went to two performances by West End performer David Shannon, a singer of the highest quality, we even managed to have a chat with him afterwards. On a negative point far too many people come into the theatre after the performance had started which I thought was very bad manners and did More spoil some of our enjoyment. The pub quizzes were great fun and a good chance to meet other passengers, we even won a few!
The Commodore Club was a nice quite place to sit and read on the way out but on the return journey it did attract some people with loud voices who just would not shut up, shame.
Our cabin was small, we knew this beforehand but it was comfortable and we did not spend too long in there, too busy enjoying ourselves with what this magnificent ship has to offer. The stair wells do smell of smoke although I never saw anyone smoking, perhaps it comes from the staff rooms. The furniture in the Kings Court is starting to look a bit tired and needs up grading but this did not detract from the pleasure of our voyage. For four days the sea condition was described as rough but we found it hardly noticeable, did not spill a drop!
All in all a fabulous round trip voyage which we would be happy to repeat any time in the future. Less
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