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Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Review

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Pappaleadfoot
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Jun 2016
Cabin: Balcony, sheltered

Chose this cruise because they cancelled the earlier Victoria sailing and we wanted to cruise back to the states just having completed a Costa cruise. We were celebrating our 60th Anniversary/and 80th birthdays. Because there was a lapse in time between Costa and joining QM2 we drove to Italy and "killed time" there before joining the Hamburg departure.

QM2 had just completed being remastered [refitted/upgraded/new engines/etc.] in Hamburg. It was to spend the two days to Southampton as a trial run. All was perfect on the trial run.

Embarkation was the pits. Surprising since Cunard typically has its act together. For people like us, traveling overseas for over three months with a lot of luggage and being allowed 2 ea. 70 lb. suitcase flying business class the apparently new (?) weight restriction by Cunard on suitcases was a problem. Regardless of which category, you are restricted to 44lbs. maximum weight per individual bag! The "threat" in the notice that if you exceed that weight, you will have to meet the weight limit (getting on/off) before they will touch your bag! The aforementioned is not consistent with what they have posted on the Internet. Bottom line here is to insure you meet whatever the requirement is. (Rather than be stressed or have to deal with the bureaucracy, we bought two suitcases [on sale] and activated the two duffle bags we had in reserve in the four suitcases we started with...and yes, we had two had carry too.)

Cabin Review

Balcony, sheltered

Cabin BZ

The bathrooms were SMALL! They are the same size as the inside cabins...TINY! The balcony was very nice, sheltered from the elements. You could actually sit on the balcony!

We had two beds and enough room for all those suitcases. Breakfast/meal in cabin not thrilling on the small table.

Port Reviews

Hamburg

No tour offered

New York (Manhattan)

On our own

Halifax

Not a port on this cruise

Boston

Not a port on this cruise

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