UK Transatlantic Roundtrip Cruise - Bucket List ticked: Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Cruise Review by cruiser578
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UK Transatlantic Roundtrip Cruise - Bucket List ticked
Good mix of fellow passengers from all parts of the world but majority on both crossing More were from the UK.
This was our second voyage on QM2 the first being in June when we went to the Fjords in Norway for one week.
PROS: Beautiful ocean going liner, styled in the art deco manner with beautiful glass screens, different woods used throughout the ship, chandeliers. The ship is so well designed that you never feel there are two thousand fellow passengers at any one time, the most you see is during the life-jacket drill on day one, and if the theatre or cinema are packed to the roof, which would be most unusual because they have two shows every day.
Food excellent in the Britannia restaurant for evening meals. Used Kings Court Deck 7 for buffet style breakfast and lunch.
Also ate at Oasis one evening paying the $10 per head surcharge for the Asian Tasting Menu which was a good experience.
Tried the King's Court Carvery a la carte menu once evening at $10 per head surcharge but personally we felt it was no better than Britannia.
Service on board by all waiting on staff was excellent. Pursers Office and Tour Office were very efficient and dealt with all queries.
Chart Room lounge, in an evening enjoyed a Jazz trio and on other evenings a resident pianist.
CONS: TV channels in staterooms - choice was abysmal. Cinema - went to 3 showings, one was the opera Carmen in 3D - for us it was awful, made our eyes ache and gave me a headache, left after half an hour, the other two films we went to see, (1) Ghost Writer and (2) Friends with Benefits, not our cup of tea, (1) we have no idea what country it was taking place in, or the plot and it was so boring (left early) and (2) American film, couldn't understand what they were talking about they talked so fast, (again left early).
Daily entertainment lectures, again not to our personal likeness, compared to other ships we found them quite boring, but we overheard others who enjoyed them so it is personal choice.
Theatre, must say that the resident singers and dancers have improved slightly from when we saw them in June, (Same shows though, which was disappointing) but the brass section of the resident orchestra overpowers every time.
Other acts in the Theatre, female singer, male pianist and American comedian.
I hope this appraisal helps others to make their minds up to try out a beautiful friendly ship with lots to do on board if you want it, or plenty of places to relax and unwind. Less
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