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Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1247 reviews
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Iberian Highlights

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to the Western Mediterranean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2012
Cabin: Standard Inside

We had an enjoyable 10-day cruise on the Queen Mary 2 sailing from Southampton to four ports on Cunard's "Iberian Highlights" itinerary -- Vigo, Lisbon, Valencia, and Barcelona. This was our first cruise on the QM2, and second on Cunard. We sailed on the Queen Victoria in January 2011 and found the contrasts interesting. For various reasons discussed shortly, we were more enamored with our Queen Victoria experience.

Embarkation & Disembarkation

Embarkation at Southampton was smooth and organized. While waiting for the front desks to open up, we appreciated the complementary magazine racks nearby. It was a nice way to pass the time. Once we boarded the Queen Mary 2, we were greeted with the customary friendly welcomes from the Cunard crew.

Cabin Review

Standard Inside

Cabin IA

Our interior D2 cabin was located on the 12th deck, mid-ship, room 12043. Our room steward did a wonderful job maintaining our stateroom. Our chief complaint was the frequent noise from crew and passengers dragging deck chairs above us. The bank of rooms in this area was directly below an open-air deck where the noise was sometimes grating. Another passenger in our area also confirmed she heard lots of noise as well. Unless guests are indifferent or deaf, we would suggest avoiding this area in future bookings. However, we did appreciate the easy access to the 12th deck public pool area and the upper deck view and lounge areas.

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