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Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1225 reviews
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Not as good as expected

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to the Middle East
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jan 2013
Cabin: Oceanview

Our previous two cruises were both with Celebrity so it is in this context that I comment on our QM2 experience. First the good points:

Our cabin even though it was a 'port-hole' class on Deck 6 near the bow was excellent and I couldn't fault it. Our steward was quite shy and retiring; he did the job but we saw little of him. The beautiful Art Deco theatre called Illuminations was excellent and had a superb Planetarium feature. The gym, once we found it, was very good. I say 'once we found it' as the various direction signs and listings didn't mention that it existed. The Ballroom and the teas served there in the afternoon was excellent and the evening dancing and band was very good.The shows in the main Royal Court Theatre were generally good; in particular the acrobatic duo. The session speakers were mostly good and the Jackie Stewart talks were excellent. Service from staff was generally efficient. The main restaurant, The Britannia, was very attractive with excellent decor.

Now, the downside:

Cabin Review


Cabin ED

Our cabin was 6013 on Deck 6 near the bow. It was perfectly OK in all respects for this class of cabin. It is near the gym, library and theatres but a bit of a walk to the restaurants

Port Reviews

Kochi (Cochin)

The ship docked beside a container port. The excursion was generally interesting but the town was crowded and things were a bit rushed


We travelled by coach thru the countryside which gave us a feel of this island. The excursion included a bat cave visit and a short trip in small boats. Overall quite interesting

Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)

We took the shuttle bus to the new shopping mall. The shops were quite strange being very upmarket; even more so than something like those in the UK. There were several coffee shops where everyone was using the free Wi-Fi! The port terminal itself has a large Wi-Fi lounge and you can even reach the Wi-Fi from the ship.

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