A TRUE REVIEW OF THE QM2: Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Cruise Review by Singing The Blues

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) 4
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Sail Date: May 2012
Destination: Transatlantic
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Just back from the Transatlantic crossing on the QM2.

Firstly let me start by saying that we had a nice time on board the ship.The ship is very clean in all areas and we never felt crowded in any area of the ship even though it was virtually full.

The weather was OK and only one day the upper deck was closed due to high winds,but the sea was never really rough at all.

The officers on board are EXTREMLY professional and dealt with the two "Alpha One" medical emergencies very well indeed.We had to evacuate one passenger via Lifeboat and the bridge kept us all informed as to what was going on which put everyone at ease.

Now onto the food....having been on previous cruises let me say that im certainly NOT a big eater but what we were served up in the Britannia restaurant wouldn't feed a child!! The quantities and the quality was VERY VERY POOR indeed and most people we spoke to felt the same.
I had a duck starter one night and the whole dish was smaller More than the size of a 10p coin!!
We even felt the service was quite poor within the Britannia.

The food was that poor that on several nights we decided to pay more and go to "La Piazza" and "Calvary" a la ca-rte restaurants within the Kings court area.

Both of these offered much improved levels of service and standard of food.Anyone who really looks forward to their food could well be disappointed with the overall Britannia package we feel.

Overall the food on board the ship is certainly NOT of a high class.We had several lunches in the Golden Lion Pub which were OK but far from being wonderful.
Plus the Kings court is basically a cafe servicing motorway service style food in a motorway service style environment we certainly expected much better on the QM2!!

As far as the rest of the cruise we had a very nice time although the "Entertainment" is certainly geared up towards the older clientele on board and by the 6Th day we were really struggling for things to do.

Overall we would give the QM2 a mark of 7 out of ten but we doubt we would do this crossing again due to the lack of entertainment for the under 60,s and the poor quality of food.

Lastly a big shout out to Joub our cabin steward who was fantastic and Mark the waiter in the Golden Lion pub who never stopped working and was a credit to Cunard!! Less

Published 06/11/12

Cabin review: IB4173 Standard Inside

Nice sized room,well maintained and extremly clean.No noise from lifts.

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