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  • Aims for big-ship luxury; still has "Golden Era" feel
  • Classic transatlantic crossings as well as other itineraries
  • Afternoon tea is a white-glove affair
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791 Cunard Luxury Cruise Reviews
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Rastus xxx
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We originally booked this cruise to experience a different cruise line, and port destinations, expecting to have a great first class summer escape from our winter. Regrettably reality did not meet expectation. Embarcation went very ... Read more
Ian5509
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
I don't normally do reviews, especially bad ones so I apologise if it rambles instead of following some format. Chose this cruise to travel with some friends, some issues were our fault as we did not give it as much research time as we ... Read more
barrycapal
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
18 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We had always wanted to do an eastbound transatlantic cruise and arrive without being jet lagged! The ship was unlike any we had previously been on, being slightly differently organised. It was uniformly excellent. We were not in any ... Read more
Jthequack
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
The staff were very good indeed, in particular, the Head Waiter in the Queen's Grill, our butler Joel, and our deck 10 waiter, Dragan. The smoking area my wife and I used was forward on deck 10 and not cleaned overnight. It was filthy and ... Read more
Johny Boy
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Diamond members so expected to walk straight on as with the last few cruises. Few problems embarking but still only took 30 minutes to be in our cabin. Cunard fare so able to pick our balcony cabin 4159. No welcome back sign in the cabin. ... Read more
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rognsuewbay
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
Towards the end of our Rotary Presidents year some members go on holiday to celebrate the year and this year 17 of us joined the 5 day cruise on the recently revamped Queen Victoria. We have sailed on the QM2 a number of times so were ... Read more
Cha-Cha
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We love Cunard ships, we are now Diamond status so have sailed with them many times, we normally chose them over Princess or P&O as in our experience, their service is the best of them all. This time is was a short cruise which ... Read more
eleanorm/cr
Member Since 2017
1 review
34 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
My 60th present too myself. A week on QM2. So excited. Room lovely and cabin crew and waitress in dining room lovely. Loved the fact that they had gentlemen dancers for the ladies to dance with in the Queens ballroom. However I felt so ... Read more
jonbax
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
14 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I always wanted to sail from New York to Southampton. What better the the only liner.. the QM2. I was given a chance to upgrade to queens grill. Wonderful. This made the experience far better. Great dining in the queens grill ... Read more
Cornishcouple
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Having cruised on the Queen Elizabeth a few times we were really looking forward to this one and once again were not disappointed, our stateroom on deck 8 was kept very clean and the king size bed very comfortable. QE is a beautiful ship ... Read more
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Iane
Member Since 2017
1 review
21 helpful votes
I thought I would share with others my first-hand experience of being a newbie voyager. Firstly, you will note that I use the word “voyager” in lieu of cruiser the reason being is the trans-atlantic crossing is a voyage and not ... Read more
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Mrs Stead
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Cabin 10133 on Cunard Queen Mary to ship travelling out on 24 May for two nights. We stayed in a penthouse suite. The suite was quite nice but there was certainly no butler service. Just a room steward whom we saw a couple of times if ... Read more
Laura525
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed from Southhampton to NYC with a friend in late May. We each had our own cabin and loved the privacy and on board social experiences. All lectures and educational offerings were superb. The big band and the Royal dramatic arts ... Read more
tess40
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I have been on Queen Elizabeth before and loved her very much. My son and his partner decided that they would like to take a short cruise so as I had always wanted to travel on the Queen Mary 2 we decided this would be a good one to try. ... Read more
Dideem
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
From the embarkation to disembarkation the whole experience was wonderful. I have sailed with P&O before which was very nice, but Cunard really was a different class. We had a balcony cabin on the 8th deck. The cabin was spacious, ... Read more
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Cmdr Cody
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
898 forum posts
4 helpful votes
After looking and booking several different cruises for my 60th birthday which included a stay in Europe and trip back on QM2, I decided to save a little money and do the roundtrip Belgian escape from NTC (Red Hook Brooklyn). This had the ... Read more
fastbailer
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this QM2 cruise because we had never done a crossing and the seven day length seemed a good way to try it. We were in the middle group, Princess Class, anbd dined eveninns in the Princess Grill. For breakfst adn lunch we chose ... Read more
Shellbackx3
Member Since 2016
1 review
28 forum posts
11 helpful votes
My wife i have had eight prior cruises, with the most recent two on Holland America. For this cruise, we wanted a trans-ocean cruise on a ship with dance floor, as we are social ballroom dancers. We also wanted a ship which looked and felt ... Read more
FranMan55
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We wanted to do a transatlantic crossing on a real ocean liner and the QM2 is probably the only benchmark for that kind of travel. The passengers were dominated by the average age well north of late 60's; 40% Brit 40% US. Overall, ... Read more
ALH1957
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
We loved the Queen Elizabeth and thought she was a beautiful, traditional ship. The ship is not too big, which gives it a very friendly feel as we often bumped into people we’d eaten breakfast with etc. Embarkation was efficient ... Read more
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David Wheeler
Member Since 2014
9 reviews
7 helpful votes
If you like the older style of passenger ship, then this Queen Elizabeth may appeal. Although beset with lines of balconies which would fit well into a Benidorm apartment block, the overall shape, albeit without any sheer at all, is ... Read more
FunnyTallMan
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
33 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Our 1st time with Cunard, a 7 day cruise from Southampton to Lisbon and back. boarding was very quick and a small bottle of fizz in the room to help one settle in. The on board entertainment was very good the only problem being that ... Read more
Taffy11
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
It was on my friends bucket list so that was the reason for the cruise. I have cruised with Thompson princess and silverseas before but I expected to be wowed when I eventually arrived on board from the worst embarkation I have ever ... Read more
FLEXWARE
Member Since 2017
1 review
28 helpful votes
We decided to return from Europe via the QMII since it was leaving just days after we left our Western Mediterranean Cruise and left from the port where we disembarked. The ship is impressive, very lovely. We enjoyed the lecturers and ... Read more
KeithM52
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We expected , luxury and we certainly received it and experienced it for the 5 days we were on board. From embarkation to disembarking we enjoyed the elegant and opulent surroundings and experienced the world renown service. the ... Read more
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