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Cunard Cape Town Cruise Reviews

Cunard
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Cape Town

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Excellent

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Very Good

4

Average

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Poor

4

Terrible

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25 Cunard Cape Town Cruise Reviews


kimmk avatar

kimmk

5 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Relaxing but sedate

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We chose this cruise as a relaxing way to get home from South Africa. The ship gave a grand impression with wood paneling a feature. It appeared well maintained. For those who get sea sick, there was quite a ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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elizabethcruiser

4 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Interesting but nothing made me want to return to Cunard exclusiviely

Chose this cruise as it meant i did not have to fly home after visiting South Africa. Embarkation was very good in Capetown, Cabin seemed a bit smaller than other lines (balcony). Very impressed with all the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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trijamis

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Boring cruise and food. Ice cream machine was the highlight..

Ship was top notch but passenger atmosphere was lacking. Cruise dedicated to older seniors and ship was more like a retirement village with the entertainment to suit this demographic. Definitely not suited to a ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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travelz

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

Have been on 3 previous cruises that we loved. This time, boarding was slow, crew were morose for half the cruise until a few became friendly. Ship had been refitted, and in our opinion, whilst still great, was not ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Patsyknapsy

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

SUCH A DELIGHT

We just booked this at the very last moment as it was sailing from Cape Town to Southampton and were delighted there was space. This was our first Cunard experience, but I think virtually all other passengers ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Peck Peters

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Cape Town to Sydney , 28 days

We made a atlantic crossing 2016 with Cunard QM2 from Hamburg to New York. It was New York fashion week theme 9 day cruise. The Programm and Food was excellent. Our cabin and restaurant was Princess Grill Category. ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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chloe kitty

6 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Cunard not what it is made out to be!

We were not happy with this cruise. We have cruised dozens of times, but this was the first and last on Cunard. They cater to a group of loyal Cunard passengers, and do nothing for anyone else. The pro's: The ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Helenecruise

4 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Wonderful relaxing cruise

We joined Queen Elizabeth on the 20th April in Cape Town. We had travelled on quite a few cruises on Queen Mary, but wow we were blown away by Queen Elizabeth. From the moment we stepped aboard, our holiday began ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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marilbrian

2 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

After 175 years Cunard still can't get it right

The itinerary was the most appealing factor.a chance to go to Okinowa,Egypt, Taiwan and Brunei very juicy UnfortunatelyCunard cancelled all four and a very short time before we sailed Christmas Eve we ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Davelen

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Just the best!

What a fabulous cruise - wonderful ship, lovely food and just the best dancing ever. We booked this cruise because we love to dance - although we are only social dancers, we do enjoy it. There was a dance class ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Retreaded pensioner

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointment

1. I was let down by the booking agent, but accept that was not Cunard's fault. 2. My cabin should have had a Queen bed......it had 2 single beds. When I pointed out the booking the beds were just pushed together ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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patti7441

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Interesting Experience

This was our first time on Cunard. We embarked the QM2 in Cape Town which was shambles due to large number os people embarking and a colour blind co-ordinator. We were offered tea, coffee & biscuits but some lunch ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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GrannyDee

1 Review Written

Wonderful first voyage

This I think was our one and only voyage so we were lucky it was on QM2 from Cape Town to Southampton. It was fifteen days of luxury. Our cabin 12006 was super, very comfortable and conveniently situated. We could ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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tv24

22 Reviews Written

137 Helpful Votes

Voyage Up the West Coast of Africa

After a deplorable embarkation in Cape Town, things got better. This was our fourth time on the QMII and we will certainly return, especially for crossings. We love, love, love the interior of the QMII, and were ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Rbat

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent and then some!

My husband and I sailed from Cape Town to Sydney and the the whole experience was fantastic. If only people would realise that the Queen Mary 2 is not a cruise ship it is a liner. If they want glitz go to the other ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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elaineforster1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Definitely more Carnival than old Cunard

This is the first cruise review I have written after approx 40 cruises with many different cruise lines - this I mention only to say I have experience in various lines and price brackets. This voyage for my husband ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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Helenecruise

4 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

DREAM CRUISE EXPERIENCE

We boarded Queen Mary 2 and immediately went back in time with the Art Deco design. Our balcony cabins were superb and the first time in all our cruising experience (more than 50 cruises) enough wardrobe space!!!! ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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Rictar

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Cunard have dropped the ball.

To sail with Cunard has been a boyhood dream. So when I saw an opportunity to sail on QM2 I grabbed it. My Cunard E Ticket said embarkation details to be advised.We flew from Sydney to Cape Town to join the ship and ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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Dalkeygirl1962

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lousy experience on QM2!!

Our first experience of QM2 fell so far short of expectation it was unbelievable! The ship was well worn, the food fell between cold and lacking taste despite every effort of table waiters! Entertainment was ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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tulloch123.

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

QM2 wonderful ship but poor quality

The QM2 is a magnificent ship and looked so as we boarded in Cape Town. Embarkation was very slow and we noticed immediately there were few smiles. Once on board we spent some time trying to find our stateroom ...
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Sail Date January 2012


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Shacklet0n

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

GREAT EXPERIENCE EXCEPT FOR ENGINE FAILURES AND BAD SMELLS

Lots of pluses but some significant negatives for the Queen Mary 2 on our recent trip. The good stuff first. Our voyage was a short one, only Cape Town to Fremantle, and being virgin cruisers this was a treat that ...
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Sail Date January 2012


Atiu avatar

Atiu

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

LOVED IT !!!!!

We had booked the cruise from Cape Town to Adelaide 12 months in advance and I have been that excited to get on board. But months before departure I started reading many negative reviews about Cunard and the Queens ...
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Sail Date February 2011


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christyl_oz

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Underwhelmed by QM2

Embarkation in Cape Town: Brilliant! Booking at the International Convention Centre was so easy and so fast, easily the best embarkation we have yet experienced. Our Balcony Cabin: We were right ...
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Sail Date January 2011


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MerleyandFreddy

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Disaster. Trading on a bygone era and name that no longer exist.

This cruise was a treat for a special occasion. All of Cunard's advertising exudes 'Luxury and Glamour'. We did not know that we had paid all that money to join the last leg of around the world cruise for a 'don't ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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