Cunard Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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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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507 Cunard Transatlantic Cruise Reviews
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pspesq
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
25 helpful votes
I write to give you my wife’s and my impressions of our crossing last month from New York to Southampton on the Queen Mary 2. Because I strive to be objective, there are positives and negatives. On the whole, the positives outweigh ... 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
wenlyn
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
63 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
This was our 4th crossing on QM2 but our first roundtrip so we wondered if we would get fed up being onboard for 15 nights. I'm pleased to report we didn't, it was the most relaxing trip so far despite less than brilliant weather and a few ... Read more
EnglishCanuck
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
I'd always loved the romance of the old ocean liners and it was a bucket list item for me to do a transatlantic crossing on the last of the real ocean liners, QM2. I treated myself to this trip after a very difficult few years in my life ... Read more
LGC100
Member Since 2011
1 review
31 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We wanted to experience their 'iconic' transatlantic crossing so we booked a back to back crossing. Had it not been for the experience of storm conditions, 15m waves and the unexpected rescue of a lone yachtsman the westbound crossing ... Read more
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MamaFrog
Member Since 2016
1 review
56 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Embarkation at Southampton was well organised and less time consuming than expected - much less hassle than any airport! Entry to the ship brings one into the Grand Lobby and there are well placed deck guides , good stairways, and elegant ... Read more
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
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
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
F355c5
Member Since 2004
1 review
256 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Nice ship- confusing to get around when parts of the kings court are closed. Rooms nice sheltered balcony great for transatlantic crossing in May. Crew helpful-stewards perfect, casino very small with limited slots and old. ... Read more
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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
tctommy
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
285 forum posts
10 helpful votes
I don't like to fly was the main reason for taking this cruise. getting on and off the ship was a nightmare. 2500 people and it took hours for the process. We are used to 5000 people and have it take half the time. Maybe if they pulled ... Read more
HeinBloed
Member Since 2006
16 reviews
9,298 forum posts
10 helpful votes
For 799 USD on a balcony incl. 850 USD OBC you better go than staying home. Embarkation was "disappointing" since the weather was foggy and rainy. So not a real welcome feeling with a great farewell out of New York like we had ... Read more
BenL
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
1 forum post
17 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was our second TA on QM2 - we had previously travelled in Princess Grill but this was a treat so we splashed out on Queens Grill - expectations were high! Embarkation in Brooklyn was a mess - we were held in a packed ... Read more
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Gareth1234
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
this was our first Cruise ever and what a way to start - we travelled as a family Me my wife and sons aged 18 and 21 - to think 70 years ago this was the only way to get to New York made the trip even more interesting - Arriving in ... Read more
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mintie123
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
15 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We decided to tick another thing off the bucket list and booked a transatlantic cruise from Southampton to New York as part of our big 30th anniversary celebration. From initial booking to receiving final documentation, all was very easy ... Read more
gallhiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I chose Princess Grill accommodations for a December/Christmas crossing on the QM2 (room 10.036). The upgrade from standard Balcony Suites is well worth the cost, if it is within your budget. The room is wonderful and the Princess Grill ... Read more
tv24
Member Since 2013
12 reviews
1,656 forum post
9 helpful votes
We've sailed Cunard 9 times including 6 Transatlantic crossings on the QM2. We love the interior design of the ships, so many lovely spacious public rooms where one can relax and enjoy the experience. We love the variety of things to do ... Read more
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taddfranke
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Friends had fortunate experiences and we were looking to see if Cunard could be a standard way of traveling from the US to Europe, South Africa, Australia, and through the Panama Canal. The answer was a definite NO! we now don't even want ... Read more
South44
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We saw this deal last August for three nights in New York and return by QM2. We had never been to this city before and always thought that we would try one of the "Queen's" at sometime so the two came together nicely. Neither ... Read more
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elroble62
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
178 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise as an alternative way to get from the States to England. I am glad we did. Our cabin (sheltered balcony) was quite nice and more than adequate for a winter crossing of the North Atlantic. A few minor details, such as ... Read more
marly53
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
t is not often that one can say that there is an experience that is of the highest quality but at an affordable price. However, the Cunard's Queen Mary 2 is such an example and exceeds expectations in all areas. We have just returned from ... Read more
Eric2005
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
The Queen Mary 2 has a virtual monopoly on trans-Atlantic service. Cunard is also probably the most traditional line today. This is why I chose the QM2. Cabin was more than I had expected - far better than what I had experienced on the ... Read more
bklynlinny
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We have never been on any of the Queens and felt that the time had come to have this unique experience.. a time warp.. a visit to an era long past. We are experienced cruisers, being frequent passengers on the Celebrity, Regent and ... Read more
David Wheeler
Member Since 2014
9 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Embarkation at Southampton was acceptable - much as other cruise companies. Our cabin, a sheltered balcony was, again, quite acceptable - and albeit winter, I in particular appreciated the balcony. But we were fortunate in having ... Read more
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