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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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143 Cunard Senior Cruise Reviews
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Pyer
Member Since 2014
8 reviews
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We boarded at Athens on a incredibly hot day. Embarkation was swift and comfortable even though we were 3 hours early. We had a balcony cabin on deck 4 kept immaculately by our steward. Lunch we tried to take where ever possible in the ... Read more
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spy53
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
112 forum posts
6 helpful votes
First, we enjoyed the cruise, as much for its amazing itinerary as anyhting else. The Greek and Turkish ancient (Greek/Roman) history that we learned so much about as kids, came to life. The ship itself is really nice, a good size, ... Read more
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organmaster
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
I chose this voyage as a result of my travel agent suggesting it instead of just another long flight. This voyage was grand and outstanding, every detail was looked after in a Royal way. I have booked another voyage on this ship in 2017 ... Read more
627Squad
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed August 2015
This was one of those deals which includes 2 nights in Rome before embarking, flights and transfers at an attractive price + balcony cabin. I suppose corner cutting is going to happen and in this case it was that the flights involved a ... Read more
nalayensid
Member Since 2010
1 review
9 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Embarkation very slow in Southampton but much better in Brooklyn, New York. This was our 4th journey on QM2 making a return journey and it was as good as ever. Attentive staff, good food in the Britannia restaurant and King's Court; good ... Read more
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Food Sniffer
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Okay, the QM2 is showing some age and the food isn't great, but still very good, but overall a nostalgic experience and I would do it again, (our 3rd time this time). There is nothing like it to leave New York aboard this ocean liner, (not ... Read more
N410MP
Member Since 2011
8 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2015
We've discovered over the years that the best way to cross the ocean is by ship. Comparing the QM2 with a cramped aluminum tube, and remembering that the QM2 includes lodging, food and entertainment for a week, it actually comes out ... Read more
EssexFarmers
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Embarkation - was a dream, very efficient and in our cabin within an hour of arriving at Southampton. We brought on a bottle of spirits and some mixers with no trouble. I think as long as you are discreet and don't take advantage, it's ... Read more
2freespirits
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
13 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We have crossed the Atlantic dozens of times but always at 39,000 feet, so we decided it was time we tried a more relaxed means of travel and make a transatlantic crossing by ship, hence the title of this review. Embarkation We flew ... Read more
sammagmil
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was a trip with my husband and my 85 year old mother who was bereaved 6 months ago. My husband and I have cruised many times before with Cunard. First the good points, as always the cleaning, cabin, waiters etc staff second to non. ... Read more
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chriswat
Member Since 2003
5 reviews
128 forum posts
Sailed April 2015
Given that the cruise industry is becoming very competitive these days, we would have thought that Cunard would have tried to keep up with the other "luxury" lines. First the good: The embarkation process was very quick and ... Read more
Mike Lowe
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
We travelled with 2 other older couples, and thoroughly enjoyed Cunard's formula for enjoyable cruising. Compared with previous cruises, we were pleased that here were few children on board - must be showing our age! We have few ... Read more
Linga longa
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
After all the hype in the lead up what a disappointment to board a smelly ship no more than a floating retirement village including passengers dying or being taken by ambulance at every port. The food is bland and boring, the activities ... Read more
joansone
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed March 2015
We sailed from Auckland to Adelaide on this beautiful, elegant ship and were wowed from beginning to end. We were upgraded to a balcony cabin 8103 and thought we were just so lucky. It was roomy, had a balcony which was a bit covered by ... Read more
cparada
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed March 2015
My wife and I joined the Queen Victoria on the 11th March 2015 for the return passage to New York, arriving on the 25th April 2015. It was my present to her for her 70th birthday as a once in a lifetime experience. Whilst I must commend ... Read more
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tlombardi93@cox.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed February 2015
My husband and I are seasoned "cruisers" and have booked many, many cruises on different cruise lines..We cannot find enough adjectives to describe our experience on the Queen Victoria from Los Angeles to Australia...The entire ... Read more
tess40
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2015
This was my first cruise and I was unsure what to expect. I read the reviews on here so went with an open mind. Embarkation was a bit of a shock as there were so many people waiting to check in. I stupidly expected to walk straight on. ... Read more
Foodie at Large
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
Just returned from the Caribbean Fiesta aboard the Queen Mary 2, a 12 night excursion from New York visiting 5 Caribbean ports. To describe this in a word, AWESOME! We first sailed QM2 in 2009 on a Transatlantic voyage, it was a wonderful ... Read more
colani@blueyonder.co.uk
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
I am sure by now you will have heard all about the 4 nights and 5 days of going around in circles,the strong smell of fuel, the very bad service in the Britannia restaurant the food cold having to wait up to three quarters of an hour in ... Read more
coppice
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
Just returned from a 10 night Cunard cruise on Queen Victoria, our 1st and last. We booked about 12 months ago and were allocated cabin on deck 8 near a lift which we requested. When we got on board we found that we had been given an ... Read more
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Fear-the-turtle
Member Since 2001
7 reviews
1,088 forum post
1 helpful vote
This was our first time on any Cunard ship, and it did not disappoint. My review is likely aimed more at those who have never sailed Cunard, for you experienced ones out there probably know everything I am going to write! My husband (65) ... Read more
Rayt43
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2014
Although this was our tenth cruise it was our first with Cunard. Our expectations at the outset were high due to Cunard's reputation and for the most part were fully justified. The expectations that were not met were due to a bizarre mix ... Read more
amyclare1
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed August 2014
We are fairly new to cruising having used Silversea,Celebrity and now Cunard. We sailed on the QM2 in January this year on the first leg to Capetown of her round the world voyage. I loved the QM2, so didn't expect the Queen Victoria to ... Read more
RetiredOldSnapper
Member Since 2014
1 review
This cruise was a substitute for the Black Sea and Turkish Splendors which, due to Mr Putin, hardly touched the Black Sea! As we had stops at Warnemunde [Germany] and Kristiansand [Norway] on a previous cruise to St Petersburg the decision ... Read more
Seacucumber
Member Since 2002
14 reviews
885 forum posts
We left NY on August 5 from JFK and took Air France to Hamburg via Paris CDG Airport. We stayed one day in Hamburg at Holiday Inn Express St. Pauli which is very close to Hamburg historical Port and other city attractions. We boarded the ... Read more
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