Wonderfull inspiring experience: Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Cruise Review by MobyandDick

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Wonderfull inspiring experience

Sail Date: June 2013
Destination: Transatlantic
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
By crossing the Atlantic Ocean 'the-old-fashion-way' was truly an inspiring experience. Although we did not look faults or mistakes, as we were on a vacation and not participating in a detailed inspection tour, we really could not find any to comment. The service that provided was fantastic everywhere we present: friendly staff at all outlets we visited. Also the ship's interior and exterior was very well kept and looked stunning. Our stateroom was kept very tidy and our cabin attendant was always nearby to assist where needed. The Princess Grills staff was fantastic and the food was delicious and our wine waiter had always a bottle ready which we ordered via the wine package (makes life a little easier as the wine selection is vast). Room service breakfast was punctual and food & coffee was hot.

What we really enjoyed is to take part in the enrichment programme with lectures, RADA or other activities. We did not realize how interesting these can be and at the same time, More you are meeting fellow passengers.

The public spaces are well laid out and the 2,500 passengers spread really evenly over the outside decks, lobby, theatre, bars, library, etc.

Entertainment is wonderful: where do you find a hotel that provides over 6 different bands to play music in public areas, bars or ballroom? In addition you can enjoy RADA in the afternoon or evening, shows or (3D) movies in the late afternoon and evening.

We selected a star board stateroom as we thought to enjoy more more sunshine hours on our balcony with an Eastbound journey: only to realize that the decks on the aft side are really the best places to bake-in-the-sun. Nevertheless to sail with an open balcony door is lovely and we used the balcony to relax in private.

Nice touch is the free use of washing machines, dryers and washing powder with steam irons& boards. We even received a special offer for laundry and the dry cleaning a couple of days prior to embarkation, which was not more expensive than the service we used in New York prior to sailing.

We will return happily on QM2 again as this week was well spent and we did not have time to visit the Spa, Casino or some other areas of the ship. Less

Published 06/17/13

Cabin review: P110079 Princess Suite

room: 10079Great location; mid ship and due to this you will walk always an equally length to theatre or planetarium (bow), Grill's restaurant or Queens Room (aft).Due to mid ship there is hardly any movement.Room is not 'connected' and no noise from neighbours. As there is no room or service area across this stateroom, all should be quiet and no noise.Bathroom is very large as you walk in in front is washing bowl and mirror with underneath storage space with 3 doors, than a toilet on left side and bath tub.Really plenty of storage space with walk in closet including chest of drawers for underwear or socks. Otherwise upon entrance 3 closets with additional storage, one with double doors (hanging) and two others with single doors (one with shelves including safe and one more hanging) All hangers are normal hangers with normal hooks.Next to bed are each night stands with drawer and door. Along one wall is on top an open case for books or other things and underneath extra space for storage.TV: modern flat screen with possibilities to hook up your portable DVD player via convention yellow/white/red plugs.Balcony is deep and all along steroom and provides 2 original teak deck chairs and matching thick covers. View is completely unobstructed as the 10th floor overlooks over the rescue boots 2 decks below.On the 10th floor towards the bow is a laundry service with 3 washing/drying machines and 2 iron boards with steam irons.

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