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Cunard Middle East Cruise Reviews

Maître D carving the lamb for us in the Princess Grill
View from our deck facing directly aft
Our new Queens Suite 5198
The Liver Building taken from the Queen Elizabeth
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Close...but No Cigar

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

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David_Ben454
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This is a tricky review to write. We spent 19 days on the Queen Mary 2, and it was a lovely break. We’ve often cruised before, but this was the first with Cunard who came recommended. We booked the Queen’s Grill service – this is the First Class tier, and as Cunard claims the First Class level in general, I suppose this was the First Class of the First Class. So we had high expectations. The ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Queens Suite


Passing through the Suez canal

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

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white shark
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose the cruise as QM2 is the last ship of its type, also going through the Suez Canal. We ticked both of those boxes and that is the best we can say about the cruise. It was infact the worst cruise we have ever been on. Due to norovirus on ship we were refused entry to 2 ports and not allowed into Jordons waters. We have experienced this before but not on such a large scale, hundreds ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Cabin Type: Balcony, sheltered


Dubai-Southampton leg of World Cruise

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

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lovelylyme
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Prospect of interesting Ports of Call were our reason to book this cruise. Embarkation in Dubai was very efficient and we enjoyed a fantastic sail away from the city. However we were hit by the noro virus on board soon after and could not land for 7 days so missed Sallalah and Jordan. However this was compensated by fantastic two day stay in Haifa. Visited Jerusalem during Passover and Masada on ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Cabin Type: Queens Suite


Queen Mary 2 World Cruise First leg 175 Anniversary Tour - Southampton

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osbornerk
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise to Dubai with Cunard as it included the Suez Canal and Egypt. We were supposed to visit Cairo (Pyramids) and Luxor (Tombs) in the Middle East but due to passenger and crew safety issues this was substituted with Aqaba (Petra) and Fujairah (Maiden Port) prior to cruise via email. We rang and tried to cancel cruise but was told this was not a significant change! Cruise didn't ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Standard Inside


Worst cruise holiay EVER

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

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francespinner
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Having had a wonderful experience on Queen Victoria, last April we booked the first leg of the 2015 QM2 World Tour and waited with eager anticipation for our visits to Spain, Italy, Luxor and the Pyramids. Disembarking in Dubai. Firstly, the good points. Our embarkation was excellent, although I believe later arrivals experienced chaos. The main lobby is very impressive, beds exceptionally ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Standard Inside


Disappointed

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

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Archie Walker
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Completely and utterly disappointed with Cunard. Embarkation was a shambles. It took two and a half hours standing in a queue to get checked in. We were very much looking forward to our cruise from Southampton to Dubai via the Mediterranean and Suez Canal,but as we stopped in Barcelona till 2-30 am and then in Civitavecchia till 11-30 pm we missed our slot for the Suez Canal.The captain said it ...
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Sail Date: January 2015


QM2 standards are slipping!

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

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Grahambythesea
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Joined QM2 for the first leg of the round the world cruise, through the Med, Suez Canal and onto Dubai. What a disappointment, starting with 3 hour wait standing in the Shed to get. On. could Could Cunard not organise for its passengers to sit down in empty lounge if they were going to take that long to board passengers. The ship is tired and shows it's age, the burst water pipes at 3 in the ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Balcony, sheltered


Worst cruise ever

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

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Hendie
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and myself saw this cruise to Dubai advertised and jumped at the opportunity to book this cruise,and how disappointed we are with the cruise. The first ports of call were good although we had been to 2 of them with P&O, but after leaving Italy the cruise went completely down hill. To begin with I think Cunard covered-up the fact that the Suez Canal was being dredged and they did not know ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Oceanview


Shattered dreams

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

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paulstevens48
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We booked the first leg of QM2 round the world cruise and it turned out to be nothing but a huge disappointment. We did not like the queen mary - the layout is so weird you need to take a cotton reel otherwise you will get lost - some people describe it as quirky. Food in the Brittania restaurant was excellent but oh dear the Kings Court buffet reminded me of a very busy motorway service station, ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Balcony


Never again

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

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Johnscone
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Our very first cruise and we were so looking forward to sailing on QM2 but by the time we arrived back at Heathrow from Dubai I could have kissed the ground so glad were we to be back. I suppose the omens were starting to show when we left Southampton on the 10th January and the Queen Elisabeth was late arriving so instead of the two queens leaving to mark the start of Cunard's 175th year we left ...
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Sail Date: January 2015


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