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6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
This cruise was part of a Cruise 1st package lasting 35 days travelling on 3 cruise ships 2 hotel stays and 27 hour train journey. The cruise ships and hotels plus train journey were all chosen by Cruise 1st as were the dates. The ... Read More
This cruise was part of a Cruise 1st package lasting 35 days travelling on 3 cruise ships 2 hotel stays and 27 hour train journey. The cruise ships and hotels plus train journey were all chosen by Cruise 1st as were the dates. The Embarkation was perfect. No sooner had we arrived at the ship we were escorted to check in and five minutes later on the ship and directed to the buffet restaurant for lunch. A wonderful start to our cruise. As this was at the very end of our 35 days this was just what we needed after a very hectic 4 weeks ! Disembarkation was just as smooth. We arrived at the correct place to leave the ship about 10 minutes before our due time but were informed we could leave the ship immediately and again all went perfectly and we left the ship complete with luggage in under 10 minutes. So very well organised. We didn't even have to find our own taxi that was also organised within a few minutes. Some other cruise lines could take heed of this. We have travelled with 9 different cruise lines and none as efficient and organised as this! The QM2 is a lovely ship but for me a little plain and perhaps just that little bit too serene. We don't like "All Singing and Dancing" but just felt a bit too quiet and ordinary and more like a really quaint village than a holiday resort with most guests talking in whispers as befitting the general atmosphere. We also felt this also to be true of the activities and lectures organised. Although interesting sometimes a bit boring and I fell asleep listening to some of the lectures!! Bearing in mind we had 7 sea days so wanted to be kept occupied we felt the lectures were a tad academic much of the time. Of course simply our personal opinion as I am sure this type of cruise is perfect for thousands of people. The food was very good with plenty of choice and the buffet and restaurant service was excellent. All of the staff were smiling and courteous all of the time, nothing was too much trouble. The price of the drinks though, very expensive compared with other companies in the Carnival Group. With the extra 15% on top for tips you have no choice to pay whether you receive a good service or not makes for a very expensive night out. I still cant understand why we now don't have a choice about tips. I always understood a tip or gratuity was something one paid if they thought they had service over and above what was expected not something you were charged for whether you liked it or not !! We would normally always tip after a meal or at a bar, more or less dependant on the service given. Why have we allowed this to happen all following like sheep and not refusing to pay? Well us Brits are too polite to argue but most you talk to don't like this practice. It seems to be the general feeling true or not that the staff don't get paid a living wage so to be sure they earn more a service charge is added to everything. If this is the case why do they not get the same wages as staff in any other industry do who do not work on cruise ships ? If they are employed in the UK surely legally they are entitled to the minimum pay ? I have been a nurse for 50 years and we employ care assistant staff who receive the minimum wage and they neither expect or receive tips and would even feel insulted and embarrassed if this was offered ! Also our codes of conduct make it illegal to receive any financial rewards for services given other than wages. I honestly cant complain about the cruise just not our cup of tea at the present and with regard to the service charge/gratuity/tip situation I know all the other cruise lines do the same now. We travelled as a couple with no children. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
We chose this cruise because we had massive items to transport from US to Germany, and because I have a back problem. We booked a package that included 2 days at 5 star hotel on Times Square in NYC -- wonderful. Embarcation a little ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we had massive items to transport from US to Germany, and because I have a back problem. We booked a package that included 2 days at 5 star hotel on Times Square in NYC -- wonderful. Embarcation a little slow, but ok. The gym and daily YOGA classes were great for my back; steward excellent. I was content to contemplate the Atlantic, even though with two wind strength 10-11 storms, we suffered. My husband enjoyed the GYM and he GREATLY enjoyed the Pinot Noir tasting and cocktail tasting in the forward Commodore Bar (I enjoyed that bar as well). I, a retired orchestra conductor, found all musical entertainment beyond the pale. My husband didn't like it either. Movies and tv were only slightly better. We admit to being -- to our own regret, sometimes -- gourmets. We almost always got something acceptable from the complimentary room service (which we adored) or from Kings Court buffet. However, the Britannia restaurant as well as the heavily advertised but relatively empty Verandah Restaurant really disappointed our expectations A lot was made of the service, but no interesting or excellent foods came out of the kitchen. The Coq au vin in the Verandah was ok. My bean soup and scallops were not good, the 'wild strawberry' dessert contained no wild strawberries. Wines prices were exorbitantly high for the value. Shuffle board, bridge, bands singing Beatles are all boring. Wifi too expensive and slow. We would have liked more technical infos (lecture from the captain, or on how the ship functions). There was an excellent lecturer from the New Work TiMES, other than that... I doubt we would take this cruise again. Was't what we were looking for. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
Embarkation: The flight from Germany to London Heathrow went well, also the privately organized transport to Southampton. (South Coast Chauffeurs- highly recommend) I arrived in Southampton at about the exact time which was given me by ... Read More
Embarkation: The flight from Germany to London Heathrow went well, also the privately organized transport to Southampton. (South Coast Chauffeurs- highly recommend) I arrived in Southampton at about the exact time which was given me by Cunard! There was a quite a long queue in front of the Queen Elisabeth2 Terminal. I was prepared for a long wait but it turned out to be a very fast moving queue- very well organized – the English know how to queue- aside from the occasional shouts : “ THE QUEUE STARTS THERE” – it went rather well. I was on board the QM2 after about 40 minutes time. So no complaints there! As it was my fifth time on board the Mary there were no big surprises- it felt almost as a sort of a coming home! It is hard to describe- but as soon as I boarded I already felt relaxed. The bellboys are always a nice touch and make one feel really welcome- they even greeted me with a “Welcome back” – I suppose they recognized the color of the Voyage Card ( Silver, Gold …) - I have no idea how they otherwise would know that one was already on board the Mary- they hardly can remember all those thousands of faces they see every single week. My first stop was – as usual – my stateroom. I was particularly curious this time since I booked one of them newly installed single cabins on Deck 3- the former photo gallery! I saw quite a few pictures online of these cabins on deck three- in reality they even looked better and are much more spacious then I suspected them to be! I especially asked about the singles on Deck three because of the layout of these cabins. The have two large portholes- and that absolutely great easy chair! The bathroom was the nicest and most luxurious bathroom I ever got in more than 20 years of cruising! All done in marble, not a single item of the bathroom was of plastic or Formica! The shower head was from a well known German company. I am not sure- but telling the name would count as advertise, which is a big “ No no” ! None of those ugly shower curtains as are used on board the other two Cunard Queens! Instead a spacious shower cabin surrounded by glass. This glass cabin – as nice as it is- turned out to be the only design flaw in the bathroom. The doors just did not close properly so after every shower the whole bathroom was literally flooded. It took all towels in the bathroom to get everything dry again. They should get that fixed. I talked to the wonderful stewardess about the problem and she mentioned that all those bathrooms have that particular problem. Nothing really serious. We even joked about that problem and came up with the great idea to hang the life west in the bathroom. The storage space was just amazing and for one person more than adequate! The décor very tasteful and really “Art Deco”! The two big portholes gave the room and spacious and light feel! I enjoyed quite a few hours of reading and having a cup to tea while doing so in this very comfy armchair directly in front of one of the portholes. In my opinion those cabins could easily go as a Grill or Princess accommodation. The public rooms are well known, so I will skip that part. My personal favorites are the Chart Room Bar – Lounge- and the Champagne Bar- that is the former Veuve Clicquot Bar- Cunard now caters Laurent Perrier Champagne. I don´t fancy champagne at all – so I usualy get my soda or diet coke there. Not so this time. The very friendly waitress told me in no uncertain terms that in the evening all one could get there now was- Champagne. Strange- but I tried one of their Champagne Cocktails- so the waitress did a great job in selling…! During the day getting a Soda wasn´t a problem at all! The ship itself is kept extremely clean at all times. There is always someone at hand to clean this or that! I have no idea when the QM2 is going into dry dock again since it refit was only last year. Anyway, Cunard should take very, very close look at their public restrooms. Although they are kept very clean at all times, they are disgrace for Cunard- I already recognized that on my last voyage in July last year- so I thought the problem would have been taken care of- no such thing! Broken door handle´s, Dividers rotten and filthy, broken faucets, they tried hard to patch those things up but not too much avail- I must add! The absolutely worst was the constant savage smell in them. That should be taken care of pretty soon! It can´t be too hard to fix them. I know that is a very delicate matter, but I thought I should mention it! I also wrote it in my cruise statement! The voyage went from Southampton to New York in visa vera- so for me the whole journey was about a nice relaxing, worry free time on board my favorite ship. Those expectations were satisfied and more so! The crew is always friendly, approachable and helpful. The weather was as expected for a crossing in October. On the westbound leg of the journey we experienced force nine winds and rough seas. I loved it and so did most of the passenger I talked to. Queen Mary2 is the only true ocean liner at this time and she was built for exactly that- the rough north Atlantic! She took the rough seas and high winds in stride! A day before our arrival in New York “ the tide changed”- so to speak- and we got perfect sunny and warm weather. I counted that as bonus in late October! I read a lot about the problems when doing a back to back in New York due to the immigration process. We were told that all returning passengers and disembarking passengers should be off the ship by 10 am. Before that no one could embark or return to the ship. As I was to take full advantage of my only port of call, I went through immigration at the earliest possible time- which was at about 7.30 am. The immigration process went flawless and I managed to catch the ferry from Red Hook to Wall Street at once. Again – I have to thank Cruise Critic- or better the many helpful members for all the information they provided- especially about that new installed ferry service into Manhattan. The cost is 2.75 Dollars- one way- and it is such a wonderful way to get into Manhattan. I was in Wall Street at about 8 am and enjoyed a great time at the south tip of Manhattan. I walked around the 9/ 11 Memorial and was surprised to see that “ The Spere” was relocated in the new Liberty Park just across the Memorial! So after her “sojourn” in Battery Park, Koenigs Sculpture is back in front of World Trade One! Almost! That was a great idea. For more than three decades she graced the old Plaza in front of the old towers and now she´ s back where she belongs – in front of one of the tallest buildings in the world- battered form the falling towers- but still awesome to look at! The new Liberty Park is a great place to sit down- have a drink and relax. I spend over an hour there just sitting and enjoying the view. The weather could not have been better -so I could say- what a wonderful day in New York. I made my way back to the Mary again with the ferry and was back on board in no time at all! When I got back to my cabin saw a lot of work going on at the pier- workers in heavy security suits – fully covered, worked at what seemed to be a big mess. In the middle of all a totally oily, messed up truck. Some wire or hose must have burst and managed to spill oil all over the dock, the Queen Mary and even worse- into the water! It was a big commotion so I thought that we maybe would be stuck in New York for a few extra hours! Captain Wells came on over the public system and told us exactly that- and that we were stuck for a few more hours until the oil mess would be cleaned up and we get the “ all clear “ by the coast guard! We left New York three hours later than scheduled and had to stop in front of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge for further investigation/ cleaning through the coast guard. That took them an hour to accomplish and so were on our way late that night. As Captain Wells so aptly said- because of that “New York Incident” we were able to enjoy a wonderful sailing out of the Port of New York with all of Manhattan´s Skyline ablaze with lights – almost magical! The eastbound crossing was about the same, weather wise, as the westbound crossing. We enjoyed warm weather and sunshine at our first day out at sea – along the American coastline. At the cocktail Party of Captain Wells he asked his guests if they signed up for that kind of weather and were we not all very happy. YES was the answer of his guests- NO was his answer- when you sign up for a late October crossing you also can expect the rough and windy North Atlantic we experienced after our one and only day of sunshine. The winds were a force 10 at most and very rough seas. Again Queen Mary took it gracefully- anyway- we felt the movement of the Mary more than the previous week. The Cunard Insights lectures were also great and very carefully selected- well done Cunard. As the ship- buff I am, I took advantage of all the ship related lectures given by Kenneth Vard! Time just flow by when he did is lectures. He has a wonderful way of telling stories about ships! I might compare him to the late John Maxton Graham also a great ship enthusiast! The other lectures were very interesting as well! The German lecturer about ships did is job also very well- but on the danger of being a smartypants – the guy should get his facts straight! His lecture was about White Star Lines Olympic Class and he told the Titanic story in a great and spellbinding way, even though he got the Olympic and the Carpathia a bit mixed up. LOL! I will end my review with a few reasons why I choose Cunard over the other options we have nowadays! I sailed RCI, Celebrity- a very loyal customer, I might add. Once with Costa (never again) and once with Holland America (they were great) Well Cunard provides a voyage experience with little extra´s the other cruise lines have long forgotten! A few examples- the great choice of music selection one has on board a Cunard Liner! The String Quartet- the guitarist and so on- in every Bar and Lounge a separate Entertainer- so there is something for everyone! It´s those little things that sets Cunard above all other mass market lines! Petit Fours every evening along with one´s tea or coffee! The wonderful British traditions: the eight bells at noon every day, tea time in the Queens Room every day, the biggest Ballrooms on the high seas. Their “Theme nights”, the lecturers… The wrap around promenade deck – seldom to find anymore- most of the time the promenade decks have no longer a view- all blocked from life boats! Even though Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth both pose as ocean liners, when they are in realty cruise ships, the décor and the feeling is more “Ocean Liner” than on any other ships! All three Cunard Queens are elegant and stunning- but Queen Mary 2 is my favorite, there is no other ship like her- well she is not the last Ocean Liner for nothing and not to compare to any other BIG SHIP! Ships the same size as QM2, sailing for other cruise lines, carry sometimes over a thousand guests more than the Mary! That fact alone speaks for itself! Queen Mary 2 is certainly not a ship for everyone- but with those many choices- there is also a ship for everones taste! 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4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
This was our tenth crossing on the QM2 and our 25th cruise overall. We return to the QM2 because it is an ocean liner and because we love many of the beautiful public rooms such as the Chart Room, the Commodore Club, the Britannia ... Read More
This was our tenth crossing on the QM2 and our 25th cruise overall. We return to the QM2 because it is an ocean liner and because we love many of the beautiful public rooms such as the Chart Room, the Commodore Club, the Britannia restaurant, and the library. We find plenty to do and prefer crossing on the QM2 to air travel over the Atlantic. On this crossing the boarding and disembarkation were super-smooth. We have learned to show up a little late to avoid the crowds, and to leave at the end of the morning. This time it worked and we had no delays or stress. We were comfortable in our Princess Grill stateroom, which we chose for the extra square footage. We spend a lot of time in the room, so space is important to us. I attended one lecture on Oscar Wilde which was excellent. The other lectures on space and maritime history did not appeal. Our favorite evening entertainment was the jazz in the Chart Room, which is always superb and played in the most beautiful setting on board. We went to one big show performed by a guest opera/pop singer who was adequate. The big shows are old and tired IMHO. Good fitness center will all of the equipment we use in working order. Service was adequate, not big problems, no wow factor. Food is always somewhat a challenge on QM2. It is definitely not up to the standards of fine restaurants on land, but there is plenty to eat and some variety. In Princess Grill we commented early on regarding the lack of spices, so the staff decided to make us a special curry dish on the last night, It was rather odd as every day at lunch and dinner a parade of staff would stop at our table to remind us that we had a special curry on the way. One would have thought that the Queen of England was going to visit. The promised curry turned out OK, but nothing more than what one would find in hundreds of Indian restaurants in London or New York and pay about $15 for the main course and accompaniments. Overall we just lower our food expectations when we board and try not to complain as it does no good. My only true complaint from this crossing is the sad state of the wifi service. There was absolutely no access in our stateroom, so I often was found standing in the hallway holding my laptop up to a router hoping for the best. I was able to complete basic email correspondence only in public room, especially down in Connexions. Access to complex sites like our bank accounts and credit cards was impossible. It's a good thing we had no crises while traveling. I swear, it seems as though the wifi is getting worse. How can that be? We will return to the QM2 as long as we continue to travel to and from Europe. We focus on the features we enjoy and try to ignore the issue areas. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
Return journey from New York 18 days round trip ,the pinnacle being a half day tour of New York , but only got only 23 minutes in the Big Apple. If I wanted 18 days non stop at sea would have joined the Merchant Navy. After leaving New ... Read More
Return journey from New York 18 days round trip ,the pinnacle being a half day tour of New York , but only got only 23 minutes in the Big Apple. If I wanted 18 days non stop at sea would have joined the Merchant Navy. After leaving New York on our MINI expedition made our way to Brooklyn Harbour to board the QM2 , no problems here swift embarkation & check in. However this is where after our party expected a bit of entertainment and fun . only to find that to get a decent meal you have to dress as if going to a Royal Command ball. Not our scene at all . Not to be on a complete downer, found there is an English pub on board. Hooray said we all.. Joy short lived Formal dress is required to go to the pub WHAT ? We where then directed to the informal area, one Corinthian Lounge more like an undertakers waiting room ,awful piped piano chamber music .Poetry recitals . a very talented Harp player,but not for me thank you,. Wine tasting Embroidery Book club etc dowdy and for the more refined ,so maybe its me that does not conform ,still only seven days of my life wasted on a boring fuddy duddy ship that needs some life bringing to its decks. Moan over hope you all enjoy your next cruise on QM Boring 11 Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
We crossed the Atlantic from New York. Our 4th cruise on QM2 and it did not disappoint. QM2 never lets you down. The balcony cabin, close to mid-ship was superb with a bottle of wine waiting for us as we are Platinum members. Freshly ... Read More
We crossed the Atlantic from New York. Our 4th cruise on QM2 and it did not disappoint. QM2 never lets you down. The balcony cabin, close to mid-ship was superb with a bottle of wine waiting for us as we are Platinum members. Freshly laundered robes, shampoos etc supplied, chocolate on pillow every night. Very adequate shower. Comfortable King size bed. Coffee and tea making facilities. Don't be fooled by the coffee machine. It makes tea as well.Movies on the TVs. A little tip -go to the Pulsars desk to get a list and times of films. Our cabin Stewart, Bert, was efficient without being overwhelming. One night we could not sleep and ordered tea and toast at 3.00am. No problem and no extra charge. Shows in the theatre were good but a comedian would have been nice for a change. The food, well, it was wonderful. Lots of different dishes to choose from. If you didn't want to go to the King's Court buffet, check out the various bars that often serve wonderful, different food choices. Or the "pub" for fish and chips or shepherd' pie. We dined some evenings in the Britannia a Restaurant , the menu tended to be rather fancy but you could always order anything you liked as an alternative. Internet room was well stocked with computers with help on hand daily if needed. The library is the best at sea. Loads of books/Magazines. Comfortable chairs with sea views to sit on. The shops and spa are a bit pricey, but I think all ships are the same. The active casino is.a place to be avoided unless you don't mind loosing but occasionally winning.but in ether case the atmosphere is great. Embarkation was swift? We ignore our allotted time and always get off early with no problem. QM2 is an ocean going liner so just glides across the waves. The captain was superb, giving lots of interesting information at mid-day. He spoke very clearly and articulately. Nearly forgot afternoon tea in the Queens ballroom. This is a signature of the Cunard ships. I won't say anymore, just go and be surprised Finally, Cunard have a reputation sometimes for being "stuffy" . This is not the case. It has certain standards which benefit everyone. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2017
This was our 6th voyage aboard. First since the Re-Mastering in 2016 . The Service and general ambience continued very good as expected . Dining also was as good as it gets. Kings Court improvements were well received by most . ... Read More
This was our 6th voyage aboard. First since the Re-Mastering in 2016 . The Service and general ambience continued very good as expected . Dining also was as good as it gets. Kings Court improvements were well received by most . Caronia Lounge was also a big improvement over the old , very underutilized Winter Garden. I was suprized that the cabins added on deck 13 seemed hardly noticeable and loss of that rarely used wading pool and bar were not missed. Cabin TV's and Hot water pot were a nice improvement. Now a few big negatives as far as we are concerned. Reducing the Casino size to make room for more cabins , I feel was a mistake. The congestion at popular casino times , turned us off from using it. Transfering all that interior space that use to be the photo gallery , making it into a hardly visited permanent Art Gallery , is a shame. The Logo Store has been reduced to a small corner of a larger store . Tiny selection of Logo items , Logo clothing , etc. Godiva Candy shop seemed seldom used . Planetarium had only 2 different shows for this 7 night cruise and 1 was broken , so it was the same 1 show every sea day.(why not just substitute an older show ?) Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
We traveled from Quebec City to New York (Brooklyn). The ship was in very good condition, with a very comfortable bed in our balcony room (deck 12). We were really disappointed that the Planetarium was not fully functional, only one show ... Read More
We traveled from Quebec City to New York (Brooklyn). The ship was in very good condition, with a very comfortable bed in our balcony room (deck 12). We were really disappointed that the Planetarium was not fully functional, only one show was available and that one had issues with sound. The ship did a really good job on Gluten Free food selections, much better than Princess or Celebrity. Note that there is NO signage on the ship to tell you what events are going on, and how to get around. You need to carry the daily newsletter with you all day. Best ship library I’ve ever seen. This is a great ship if you want to do formal ballroom dancing every night (think Dancing with the Stars level). Disco - not so much. There were only four of in us there at night. Both Embarkation and Disembarkation went very smoothly. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
The problem with the QM2 is that the food quality has deteriorated markedly since I went on it once before in 2011. The main Britannia Restaurant's dinner offerings were frankly poor, with almost tasteless starters, dry overcooked and ... Read More
The problem with the QM2 is that the food quality has deteriorated markedly since I went on it once before in 2011. The main Britannia Restaurant's dinner offerings were frankly poor, with almost tasteless starters, dry overcooked and unimaginative main courses, and desserts which tasted like they had either been bought in or prepared weeks ago and frozen. One main course was an inedible lamb shank on which the waiters (who were always courteous) poured some watery mint sauce. My wife's duck was overcooked on another occasion, mine was OK in that respect but they came with gravy rather than a proper sauce or reduction. Vegetables were incredibly bland. I usually had cheese and biscuits instead of the disappointing desserts. I needed to consume a considerable amount of wine at the table in order to make the food edible. We were not expecting Michelin quality, but we were expecting the quality of a restaurant in a 4* hotel. Worse was to come in the not cheap a la carte Verandah restaurant where my veal chop was a travesty and also inedible, coming as it did with a weak and watery mushroom sauce. Any chef worthy of the job description would know that a veal chop needs a rich wine-based jus to accompany it. The waiting staff (again courteous) offered to exchange it for another main course, but by then the evening was ruined. The only truly good food which I ate on board were 2 lunchtime offerings - a hot dog in the Chef's Galley, and a club sandwich in the Carinthia lounge! The boarding procedure at Brooklyn was chaotic and the QM2 departed several hours later than scheduled, meaning that we could not view the Statue of Liberty or the Verrazano Narrows Bridge as we sailed from the open decks in daylight. The following morning's stop at Newport RI was cancelled for "weather and safety reasons" (day at sea instead). Boston was an interesting port of call, but Sydney Nova Scotia was not. Our final port was Quebec which is a most attractive city. We disembarked there, and were grateful to have done so. Organised tours at Boston and Quebec were satisfactory. And the entertainment personnel on board worked hard (we like quizzes), as did all the waiters and waitresses. An e-mail of bitter complaint, mainly about the food quality, has elicited a fairly bland corporate response and a cabin credit of £400 which will be of some use to my wife as she is going to venture onto this ship again in 2018 with friends, but I will never darken Cunard's gangways ever again. If you like and expect good food at sea, avoid this ship. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
We selected this particular cruise for the dates and final destination (Quebec) Embarking in NY was a joke. You’d think they would have perfected this by now as they’re in the business of moving people. At first nobody knew ... Read More
We selected this particular cruise for the dates and final destination (Quebec) Embarking in NY was a joke. You’d think they would have perfected this by now as they’re in the business of moving people. At first nobody knew what to do with us. The process took hours... Left NY 4 hours late because we needed fuel... You’d think they could have used the hours we spend boarding to do this. The food was reasonable but nothing special. Wine list prices were fair. Not sure about the 15% tip. Most of the crew was good but some definitely didn’t feel they had to even try..... When we stopped at a port crew seemed to disappear so nobody around to tell you where to go (seemed to be a common theme). Lots of confusion and lineups some of which I guess can’t be avoided. The captain was a joke. Yes, he did get us there in one piece but whenever he spoke I felt like we were listening to an infomercial... Not much ‘Captain like’ information. Never saw the man but apparently us mortals were allowed to come up to the upper deck to meet the man (no hand shakes allowed though) Entertainment was ok I guess if you’re 80+ Didn’t mind the 3 formal nights as it lends a certain elegance to the place. Ship was very clean. It’s a beautiful ship. We went up the St. Lawrence at night....So much for the fall foliage. I have to admit I’m not really a ‘cruise guy’ but the one I took to Alaska before was much better overall. Read Less
Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.5 4.3
Dining 4.0 3.9
Entertainment 5.0 3.7
Public Rooms 5.0 4.4
Fitness Recreation 4.5 3.9
Family 3.5 3.9
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.4
Enrichment 5.0 3.9
Service 3.5 4.2
Value For Money 4.0 3.7
Rates 4.0 3.8

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