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Southampton to the Middle East Cruise Reviews

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Close...but No Cigar

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

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David_Ben454
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This is a tricky review to write. We spent 19 days on the Queen Mary 2, and it was a lovely break. We’ve often cruised before, but this was the first with Cunard who came recommended. We booked the Queen’s Grill service – this is the First Class tier, and as Cunard claims the First Class level in general, I suppose this was the First Class of the First Class. So we had high expectations. The ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Queens Suite


Wonderful

Review for Emerald Princess to Middle East

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Annettetony1
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We choose this cruise as some of my family were cruising all the way to Perth on this cruise, we are still working and could not afford the time off Embarkation was a bit slow but that was due to the staff having to check the visas for India The ship is a lovely size not too big Our cabin was very well situated for the pool and cafe caribe at the rear of the ship The food was always ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Balcony


The Far East Cruise

Review for Balmoral to Middle East

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PARDNERS 2015
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I boarded the balmoral on jan 4 in southampton as a solo traveller , going thru passport control and the embarkation was nice and easy well organized. I had a nice cabin ( my home for the next 4 months ) it was an inside cabin but no matter, my plan was to spend as much time around the ship doing things as possible. I chose to eat in the Psalms the self service restaurant, there was a great ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Inside


Never again

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

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Johnscone
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Our very first cruise and we were so looking forward to sailing on QM2 but by the time we arrived back at Heathrow from Dubai I could have kissed the ground so glad were we to be back. I suppose the omens were starting to show when we left Southampton on the 10th January and the Queen Elisabeth was late arriving so instead of the two queens leaving to mark the start of Cunard's 175th year we left ...
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Sail Date: January 2015


Disappointed

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

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Archie Walker
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Completely and utterly disappointed with Cunard. Embarkation was a shambles. It took two and a half hours standing in a queue to get checked in. We were very much looking forward to our cruise from Southampton to Dubai via the Mediterranean and Suez Canal,but as we stopped in Barcelona till 2-30 am and then in Civitavecchia till 11-30 pm we missed our slot for the Suez Canal.The captain said it ...
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Sail Date: January 2015


Queen Mary 2 World Cruise First leg 175 Anniversary Tour - Southampton

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

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osbornerk
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise to Dubai with Cunard as it included the Suez Canal and Egypt. We were supposed to visit Cairo (Pyramids) and Luxor (Tombs) in the Middle East but due to passenger and crew safety issues this was substituted with Aqaba (Petra) and Fujairah (Maiden Port) prior to cruise via email. We rang and tried to cancel cruise but was told this was not a significant change! Cruise didn't ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Standard Inside


Worst cruise ever

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

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Hendie
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and myself saw this cruise to Dubai advertised and jumped at the opportunity to book this cruise,and how disappointed we are with the cruise. The first ports of call were good although we had been to 2 of them with P&O, but after leaving Italy the cruise went completely down hill. To begin with I think Cunard covered-up the fact that the Suez Canal was being dredged and they did not know ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Oceanview


First Impressions

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

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janetkentborlace@sky.com
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

First impressions are always the ones that last the longest and our first impression of our holiday with Cunard on board their Queen Mary 2 hasn't been the most pleasant. In fact as time and incidents have passed I have become quite nit-pickie. I suppose having as a child travelled quite extensively I felt Cunard would have the edge on its organisation quality and service. The first hiccup was ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Balcony


Shattered dreams

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

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paulstevens48
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We booked the first leg of QM2 round the world cruise and it turned out to be nothing but a huge disappointment. We did not like the queen mary - the layout is so weird you need to take a cotton reel otherwise you will get lost - some people describe it as quirky. Food in the Brittania restaurant was excellent but oh dear the Kings Court buffet reminded me of a very busy motorway service station, ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Balcony


Worst cruise holiay EVER

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

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francespinner
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Having had a wonderful experience on Queen Victoria, last April we booked the first leg of the 2015 QM2 World Tour and waited with eager anticipation for our visits to Spain, Italy, Luxor and the Pyramids. Disembarking in Dubai. Firstly, the good points. Our embarkation was excellent, although I believe later arrivals experienced chaos. The main lobby is very impressive, beds exceptionally ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Standard Inside


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