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
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507 Cunard Transatlantic Cruise Reviews
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ima*traveler
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
48 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Queen Mary 2 Remastered -- Myeh! The Queen Mary 2 was in dry dock in Hamburg from the end of May through the third week of June, resuming her crossings of the Atlantic just a few weeks before our Eastbound crossing on July 6, and our ... Read more
NukeTim
Member Since 2000
2 reviews
368 forum posts
51 helpful votes
QM2 is like a new ship after her remastering. Everything seemed new - carpets, furniture, appointments. We have done a transatlantic before, but the Cunard "crossing" is indeed a different experience. I could tell the QM2 is a ... Read more
BrianfromNYC
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We were already vacationing in the U.K. when we had the sudden idea of returning to NYC by boat. Fortunately, the Aug. 1 sailing had one cabin available--a Britannica Club on deck 12--and we grabbed it. It was our first transatlantic ... Read more
Paul Watson-Rigg
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
We are celebrating 25 years together this year & decided on an extra special holiday. After 6 nights in New York we returned to the UK in style. We booked 3 of the nights in New York with Cunard, which I have reviewed elsewhere ... Read more
Geoff T
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
My wife and I booked a golf vacation to Scotland and we decided to begin our journey by taking the QM2 from NY to Southampton. The ship also made a stop in Halifax, NS. For those who may think that being on an ocean liner for 7 or 8 ... Read more
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Cleverly
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Westbound crossing in 2014 was great and we wanted to experience the remastering and a Princess Grill Suite this year, 2016, round-trip for 16 days. We flew into LGA the night before our voyage, stayed at a hotel, and took an Uber from ... Read more
tartanexile81
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
3,049 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We recently completed both a Westbound and Eastbound Transatlantic on Queen Mary, the first of which was immediately after the refit and the second was a month later. Here is a comparison of both crossings and my overall opinion . OUR ... Read more
Pollypolecat
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
WE had 5 days in New York b4 embarking on the cruise. Checking in & embarking at the NY terminal was not great & the staff pretty offhand. Not what I expect of Cunard. It sells itself high so it needs to "deliver" to ... Read more
TJM.LVM
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this voyage having sailed on the QM2 in September 2014 from Southampton to New York, spending 4 nights there and flying back to Heathrow. On this occasion, we flew to New York, spent another 4 nights there and sailed on the QM2 ... Read more
sethrosner@nycap.rr.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
My wife and I have sailed in Queen Mary 2 twice trans-Atlantic and once on a 12 day Caribbean cruise and I sailed once trans-Atlantic with my 10 year-old granddaughter. The ship is a modern throwback to days when trans-Atlantic sea voyages ... Read more
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HRHAJH
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Embarkation was quick and easy. Our room was ready and was overall impressed with the efficiency. Although this ship has recently undergone a remastering and will always be the Icon of the Seas - we still found it tired looking. I am ... Read more
carolina-cruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
26 forum posts
15 helpful votes
This was our first cruise, ever, and chose QM2 for several reasons: a transatlantic, felt it was worthy of a 45th wedding anniversary, formal nights, and reputation as an elegant ship. We were pleased and elated at every aspect. Service ... Read more
Janets560
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Special birthday trip. Expected it to be a trip of a lifetime so disappointed with overall experience. First time cruise so selected Cunard believing it to be the best cruise line Discovered it is trading on past reputation. Carnival ... Read more
wenlyn
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
63 forum posts
11 helpful votes
3rd time (since we first went in Oct 2014) doing this cruise which we combine with a visit to US friends. I was very excited as we weren't expecting to make the trip this year and I was keen to see the changes post refit. We had a ... Read more
Michaelhoward
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Ship is in a very good condition far better than my previous cruise. Outside repainted, balcony which had rust was repainted with new outdoor furniture. Cabin has new carpets and TV and a kettle to make coffee. Whole interior of ship has ... Read more
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w4e
Member Since 2005
1 review
4 forum posts
9 helpful votes
QM2 2016 Cruise Critic Review My favorite sailings are Transatlantic and I love Cunard for her 175 year history and for the elegance and tradition she maintains. I loved the QE2 (three times) and love the QM2 as well (second sailing). ... Read more
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PaulMW
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Wanting a restful get away we took a last minute decision to take this trip - no bothersome shore excursions! Took 9017 on the refurbished ship - excellent - spacious , well fitted and apart from the couch - very comfortable. Good ... Read more
Melanie Wright
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We sailed on the QM2 Remastered crossing from Southampton to New York. Our embarkation was slightly delayed (approx 1.5hrs) due to IT problems but you need to be realistic when 1000s of passengers are being processed and keep calm. ... Read more
Pappaleadfoot
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because they cancelled the earlier Victoria sailing and we wanted to cruise back to the states just having completed a Costa cruise. We were celebrating our 60th Anniversary/and 80th birthdays. Because there was a lapse ... Read more
wilburu
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The QM2 has just finished a 25 day refurbishing in Hamburg dry dock . The QM2 now has 30 suites added on the top deck. There are also 15 more cabins (I believe geared for solo cruisers. 6 on deck two where the passenger photo gallery ... Read more
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BlueRiband
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
3,611 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Conventional cruising wisdom recommends avoiding any sailing right after a major refit for good reasons: work is still ongoing and the crew members have been off their service routines for a few weeks. These issues were evident on the ... Read more
tv24
Member Since 2013
12 reviews
1,650 forum post
15 helpful votes
We were on the post-remastering cruise for the QM2, boarding in Hamburg immediately after the dry dock. We love the QM2 and love the experience of transatlantic crossings. This was our 20th cruise and our 6th time on Cunard. ... Read more
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FlossyScot
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Practically everything about this transatlantic crossing on the QM2 remastered exceeded expectations We were unexpectedly upgraded to Queens Grill from Princess a few days before, so it just got better and better! Traffic ... Read more
dortch
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We enjoyed our transatlantic cruise very much. We had a lovely, large Queen Suite and enjoyed the Queen level experience . We were able to eat when we wanted and enjoyed a private lounge with entertainment. I enjoyed the Canyon Ranch Spa ... Read more
got2traveldon
Member Since 2014
1 review
17 helpful votes
Major disappointment. The weather was bad but not Cunard fault. Six days not being able to get out in deck was wearing but Cunard did what it could. Four formal nights was at least one to many. The service from staff was excellent ... Read more
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