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Southampton to the Transatlantic Cunard Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Cruise Reviews

Cunard
Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
Transatlantic
Southampton

Traveler rating

Excellent

127

Very Good

59

Average

33

Poor

30

Terrible

9

Cruise type

262 Southampton to the Transatlantic Cunard Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Cruise Reviews


imacglasgow avatar

imacglasgow

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

All ship shape

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Transatlantic in November, from Southampton to NY and back. Return leg coincided with Literature Festival at sea, which made the ship much busier and removed many of the more usual enhancement events including the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


pgoestravelling avatar

pgoestravelling

4 Reviews Written

55 Helpful Votes

Good for my mobility impaired wife

My wife is mobility impaired and usually uses a wheelchair and so a lot of this report relates to the accessibility aspect of our two way Atlantic crossing on the QM2. We checked in about one hour early and that ...
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Sail Date November 2019


buffyone avatar

buffyone

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

A Solo Cruise - But Not So Alone

Having only traveled in the past by air, automobile, or train, it was high time I tried a cruise, and a transatlantic cruise to me, seemed most adventurous. Seven days alone, afloat on the temperamental ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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MANX TRAVELLER

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

ENJOYABLE - BUT SLIGHTLY DISAPPOINTING!

Cunard boasts that the RMS Queen Mary 2 is the only true ‘ocean liner’ afloat in the world today, though I have not yet discovered why it is said to be different from, for example, the Queen Victoria or the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


JoeHaligonian avatar

JoeHaligonian

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Good weather, quiet evenings, beautiful ship

This was my fourth transatlantic crossing on board Queen Mary 2, but the first during the summer season. This was not the most memorable Overall: The weather was excellent for this transatlantic crossing, ...
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Sail Date August 2019


VDCNI avatar

VDCNI

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Old and tired

Personally I have never been interested in going on a cruise but it was the choice of in laws and I ended up being dragged along. After initially booking Britannia we ended up taking advantage of a cheap upgrade ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Moffat356 avatar

Moffat356

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We were so excited to be going on the QM2! The ship itself was magnificent. Our cabin was also very nice and we had a balcony. But what a waste of money the top drinks package was! It was almost impossible to ...
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Sail Date May 2019


JoeHaligonian avatar

JoeHaligonian

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Third transatlantic crossing on board QM2

This is my third transatlantic crossing on board Queen Mary 2. I've gotten to know the ship very well and the quirks of the ship. I enjoyed the cruise a lot, but perhaps not my favourite transatlantic crossing. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Stevelex56 avatar

Stevelex56

6 Reviews Written

54 Helpful Votes

OK but would probably not do it again - Southampton to NY 6/23-6/30 2019

We (2 couples) chose this cruise to return from a European vacation rather than fly back to the US. We knew the cruise would be very formal but as one English passenger said when I queried him about his experience ...
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Sail Date June 2019


Lizinic4 avatar

Lizinic4

1 Review Written

26 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed

Booked the Queens Grill = £9.000 so quite expensive. Was expecting a real quality experience but very quickly realised it was not all it was made up to be. So, arrived in Southampton and entered a chaotic cattle ...
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Sail Date May 2019


JayBR3 avatar

JayBR3

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Translantic

This is our 13 Cruise trip and the third with Cunard. We sailed before on QE and QV, but it was our first time on the mighty QM2. The ship was iconic and displayed luxury interior deco in all areas. However, it ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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JJRuchotzke

3 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Blissfully Peaceful

We brought this crossing, Southampton to New York, as an alternative to flights. Little did we know it would provide the tranquility we craved following two weeks of sightseeing. Cunard QM2 has the best ...
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Sail Date May 2019


JOHN474 avatar

JOHN474

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Special Interest to Casual Dress Cruisers !

Writing this review, especially for those considering taking the transatlantic who prefer NOT to wear tuxedos or dark suits with ties. I took on 4/28 from England to NYC. Before I took chance I read 100+ reviews on ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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jnap1210

9 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Transatlantic on QM 2

Previous Cunard experience on Queen Victoria and sailing back home instead of flying. The relaxation of being aboard for 7 days without having to get up and out for excursions. Looking for a truly relaxing ...
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Sail Date May 2019


Tigrou avatar

Tigrou

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

'White Star Service' Somewhat Lacking

I recently sailed on Queen Mary 2 for a round-trip transatlantic crossing from Southampton to New York and return. This was my first experience of Cunard, having previously sailed once with Celebrity but mostly ...
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Sail Date April 2019


Cammy8 avatar

Cammy8

8 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Great way to cross the Atlantic

We took a repositioning transatlantic cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to Southampton on Celebrity’s Silhouette, then took Cunard’s QM II back to the States. Taking longer trips is one of the perks of being retired! ...
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Sail Date April 2019


Cometeer avatar

Cometeer

5 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Not the same magic

Five years since our last return transatlantic cruise and we looked forward eagerly to the experience. Not a particularly smooth start with a booking while on the QE last November and being told cabin would be ...
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Sail Date April 2019


holty123 avatar

holty123

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Dalmore whiskey

me and my family did transatlantic crossing at easter had a fantastic experience the shows were good the food first class I'm a cyclist and monitor my weight I put on 3kg. Dalmore whiskey were on board and never ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Angelikavienna

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Understated elegance

This was our second Transatlantic cruise on QM2. We love this ship as it’s a proper ocean liner. Having read some reviews, all I can say is don’t listen. We had a wonderful time and I fail to see any issue with ...
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Sail Date April 2019


JR53RJ avatar

JR53RJ

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointingly Average

Various friends who had made the transatlantic crossing in the past assured us we would have a fabulous time on the QM2. We didn't. The service in the Britannia restaurant was fine but the food was not ...
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Sail Date October 2018


geoffhall avatar

geoffhall

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Overpriced

it was our golden wedding anniversary and my wife wanted to go to new york. as i had spent 17 years working for american IT companies in europe and been to new york for a weekend some 38 years ago, i wasn't ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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FennoExpress

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Bumpy November Crossing

This was our fourth crossing of the North Atlantic on the Queen Mary 2. As on the previous trips we opted for a obstructed view cabin on deck 8. We like the location, close to the gym, Commodore Club and buffet and ...
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Sail Date November 2018


Fairgarth avatar

Fairgarth

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Impressed with Cunard

Just for reference, we have done 16 previous cruises on 6 different lines, none on Cunard. This time we did Hamburg - Southampton - New York. It was, in short, a wonderful crossing. Why did we wait so long to try ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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laurajean47

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Pleased With the Cruise from a Youngster!

I have seen on the reviews that the qm2 transalantic crossing was floating nursing home i am going to have to disgre.e with that remark i am in my forties ( 47 ) i was travelling with mum who is a very fit 78 year ...
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Sail Date September 2018


drtr95 avatar

drtr95

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Bargain

Getting on board in Southhampton was a breeze. Ship is beautifully decorated. The ship’s library was huge, with more books than some schools’ libraries. Our stateroom (with balcony) seemed slightly larger ...
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Sail Date October 2018


Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.2
Dining4.03.9
Entertainment4.03.7
Public Rooms5.04.4
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family3.54.2
Enrichment5.03.9
Service4.04.1
Value For Money3.53.6
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