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We embarked at Southampton of a 4 night voyage to Hamburg and back as it fitted my friends short schedule, Check in was quick and efficient and we were on the ship within 40 minutes of arriving including a 15 minute wait in the grills seating area, Our luggage was waiting for us at our suite along with 2 bottles of complimentary sparkling wine, chocolates and fresh orchids which was a lovely touch. The room was beautiful with plenty of space and a separate walk in wardrobe and large bathroom with both bath and shower, we ate in the Princess Grill which was open for lunch on embarkation day and ate there for the whole time we were on the ship, Chateaubriand, crepes or any speciality dishes you wanted had to be ordered 24 hours before though. The weather was perfect and we used the Grills deck to sunbathe on which also had its own jacuzzi, and no shortage of beautiful teak sun loungers and its own small bar, Service was excellent, nothing was too much trouble, The only slight downside was the entertainment, which wasn't up to standard, a bit lack lustre although lectures were great and informative, another down side was that we couldn't get a table in the Queens Ballroom for afternoon tea and were shown into the Britannia where they had set up a make shift area to have afternoon tea but this made no sense as you were away from the music etc, luckily we went to the Queens Grill lounge which served afternoon tea and it was perfect... If i am being picky i don't like the Kings court buffet area which seemed somewhat downmarket and like a huge disorganised canteen also the Reggie/Carribean band doesn't fit the ship in my opinion don't get me wrong as i love that style of music but its strange to have that type of music in Northern Europe it would have been more suited to hot balmy days in the Caribbean perhaps classical or 30s 40s band music more in keeping with the maritime theme. The ship is kept immaculately clean in all areas and the staff were constantly cleaning and washing the decks at all times of day and night, Queen Mary 2 is a beautiful elegant ship and a true ocean liner, Will definitely be back and can't recommend enough

Amazing Ship with First Class Service; Some Downsides Though

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Cruise Review by smast

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2015
  • Destination: Europe
We embarked at Southampton of a 4 night voyage to Hamburg and back as it fitted my friends short schedule, Check in was quick and efficient and we were on the ship within 40 minutes of arriving including a 15 minute wait in the grills seating area,

Our luggage was waiting for us at our suite along with 2 bottles of complimentary sparkling wine, chocolates and fresh orchids which was a lovely touch. The room was beautiful with plenty of space and a separate walk in wardrobe and large bathroom with both bath and shower, we ate in the Princess Grill which was open for lunch on embarkation day and ate there for the whole time we were on the ship, Chateaubriand, crepes or any speciality dishes you wanted had to be ordered 24 hours before though.

The weather was perfect and we used the Grills deck to sunbathe on which also had its own jacuzzi, and no shortage of beautiful teak sun loungers and its own small bar,

Service was excellent, nothing was too much trouble,

The only slight downside was the entertainment, which wasn't up to standard, a bit lack lustre although lectures were great and informative, another down side was that we couldn't get a table in the Queens Ballroom for afternoon tea and were shown into the Britannia where they had set up a make shift area to have afternoon tea but this made no sense as you were away from the music etc, luckily we went to the Queens Grill lounge which served afternoon tea and it was perfect...

If i am being picky i don't like the Kings court buffet area which seemed somewhat downmarket and like a huge disorganised canteen also the Reggie/Carribean band doesn't fit the ship in my opinion don't get me wrong as i love that style of music but its strange to have that type of music in Northern Europe it would have been more suited to hot balmy days in the Caribbean perhaps classical or 30s 40s band music more in keeping with the maritime theme.

The ship is kept immaculately clean in all areas and the staff were constantly cleaning and washing the decks at all times of day and night, Queen Mary 2 is a beautiful elegant ship and a true ocean liner,

Will definitely be back and can't recommend enough
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