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Transatlantic First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Transatlantic
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

49

Very Good

15

Average

2

Poor

1

Terrible

3

Cruise type

Repositioning Cruises

3,137

Senior Cruises

573

Luxury Cruises

547

Family Cruises

324

First-Time Cruisers

71

71 Transatlantic First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


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qwertz

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great transatlantic crossing on Mein Schiff 4

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Just back from an atlantic crossing that we truly enjoyed. But please bear in mind that this has been my first cruise so I have no other point of reference. Mein Schiff 4 All of TUI cruises ships are named ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Extremely-Disappointed

1 Review Written

32 Helpful Votes

Butlins on Water

Our first cruise on the Azura and last! We flew from Gatwick to Barbados and joined the ship there. We had to wait hours for our suitcases to be delivered to our cabin and then it was a rush to attend the ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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celestoid

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Transatlantic cruise experience, we love the Zuiderdam!

This was our first-ever cruise, so the Zuiderdam will always be special to us. We did not know what to expect from so many days at sea, but it ended up being the most memorable journey. Embarkation was easy and ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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lauranbrown1

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Best Time of My Life!

Forgot to write a review at the time but just want to say what a fantastic cruise we had! We did the transatlantic from the canaries over to the Caribbean. It was our first cruise and we loved every minute of it. ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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judith_cottage

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Amazon, West Indies, and Azores

I have just returned from MV Magellan’s cruise to the Amazon, West Indies and the Azores. I wanted to share my experiences with you and to thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime. I took my late ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Silveranna

3 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

First Class All the Way

Wow fantastic, Fabulous food, brilliant entertainment, stunning dancers, well looked after ship and great service who could ask for more! We embarked from Venice, all the staff were friendly and efficient. When ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Whiskers Galore

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise

Cabin - excellent, with large window, large bed and excellent shower. Excellent steward service. Very good variable heating. Food - excellent choices in several different restaurants. No problems with quality of ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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skoro

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

My First Civilian Cruise

My last "cruise" was courtesy of the US Navy 40 years ago when I served in the USMC. Unlike many of my companions on that one, I enjoyed it despite the cramped quarters and sparse amenities. Since then, I'd always ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Loveboat1995

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The Trip of a Lifetime on the Last Transatlantic Liner

I am a big lover of ocean liners and get very irritated when I hear them confused with cruise ships (e.g. How was your cruise??). I went with my family (Who wasn't expecting to enjoy it). We all had a wonderful time ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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brummieswestmids

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

NCL Spirit from Barcelona; Madeira, Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Martin, and St. Thomas

Our first cruise and we really enjoyed it the staff was always smiling and helpful The food was good and a good variety,the theatre acts was very good. There was plenty of sun beds even though some people did put ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Jaynehealey

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

My First Ever Cruise!

What a great way to cruise for the very first time on this beautiful great ocean liner. This ship is huge and very Grand. It's built for this crossing of the the North Atlantic. I would of normally chosen a warmer ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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psgm

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

How an outbreak of food poisoning DIDN'T happen is a miracle!

Where do i begin? From the chaos of not organising the coaches effectively taking us to / from the ship, to failing to top up the soft drinks for days on certain machines, to failing to clean slippery spills in a ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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TheMillerBoys

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Absolutely WONDERFUL Crossing; First Timers (On Any Ship)

Other than the horrible experience at the "hotel" in Brooklyn (hint - it was NOT "comfort"able), our trip was absolutely perfect. We were lucky enough to have perfect weather the whole trip. Well, except for the ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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DavidVirginia

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Everything We Expected and More

We booked this trip early, 9 months before, a trip to Southampton, three weeks in Europe and then return passage to NYC. It turned out that the Queen Mary 2 did not sell out for the Aug. 19th sailing, and we and ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Sybaris63

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

QM2 Westbound Crossing

I'm a retired U.S. Navy Sailor and have spent a couple decades at sea so I knew what to expect as far as the nature and feel of a ship at sea but all I can say after being on the QM2 is Wow!! My wife and I had ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Blackbridge

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Couldn't have been better.

My trip back to the Motherland (England), started on a sad note, my fiancée had to take a flight due to work so I travelled on the ship alone. To my delight when I made this apparent to the staff they put me on a ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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QuipMC

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

QM2 TA fit for a Queen? Close enough.

There have been lots of reviews focusing on the shortcomings or less than perfect elements of a TA on the QM2 due to "tiredness" of the ship in advance of the upcoming retrofit. We had a lovely time and would take ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Ole-Michael

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

All On Board Beyond Expectation, But...

If it was not for the poor experience of embarking and disembarking for this first time surface Atlantic crossing was absolutely great. I realize that it is not all that easy to have many hundred people embark ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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moinmoin

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wedding on Queen Mary 2; go for it!

Before and after the booking I was looking for some personal information on weddings on QM2, but it was hardly possible to find a review – therefore I add one to help future brides. Beside fulfilling the TA ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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moinmoin

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

We enjoyed any minute and simply loved it!

We really lived the perfect dream of our life! We had big hopes (not even expectations) on our dream - and also fears. Hopes as we fulfilled a dream of our life and you want to have it perfect then and fears as ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Mischegal

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Single cruising will always be my choice!

This was my first cruise, indeed I chose a reposition cruise for my very first voyage. Ambitious to say the least. I thought I would have a problem with motion sickness, I purchased Dramamine to avoid unpleasant ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Ox4dtraveler

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Superb in so many ways

A bit of background: this was the QM2's crossing after the Liverpool salute. It was also our first crossing and first time sailing with Cunard. We were in a mid-ship AA Britannia Club cabin. After booking this ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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soulGrafitti

1 Review Written

My terribly romantic images of cruising vs. the cruise business

This is a brand new, very sophisticated ship. Some things work really well and some don't. Unsurprisingly the most impressive bright spots I recall involve crew members doing a particularly good job. The technology ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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epittma1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Awesome First Cruise

We had an awesome time the entire cruise! It was our first cruise so we had no idea what to expect but everything was amazing from the crew staff, to the dining staff, even out steward was great.. We enjoyed all ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Cotre

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulous Voyage

Let me start with the only negative in our experience and that was at embarkation. we had been given on our paperwork a time of 1.55pm to arrive for embarkation. However we soon discovered that allotted times were ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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