Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Review

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Disappointment . Disembarked Dubai not Southampton as heading shows.

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6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Mar 2017
Cabin: Balcony, sheltered

To enjoy a leisurely time visiting various far east ports we had looked forward to this cruise for months, unfortunately the reality proved to be a disappointment. The embarkation was a slow process, which we christened FTS,( ie.. first time syndrome - perhaps they had never done this before!) This FTS continued throughout the cruise with poor organisation apparently emanating from the purser's office. The daily info.sheets had many mistakes or lack of necessary detail.

Now for the criticism. The shows were disappointing and walked out of 4 of those went to. They were even made laughing stock by subsequent comedians.The films were poor , walked out of 3. Some of the lectures were very good, special mention must be made of Park Sim, an American who lectured on the Oceans, Tidal Power, Heat Pumps, Lasers and the USAF in UK. He had a lovely style and made each lecture a pleasure.

The price of drinks, which I had complained about to Cunard before even joining the ship ( I had already booked) was extortionate. Cunard in their reply was bragging about being on a par with 5 star London hotels and other cruise lines. They must realise that a) not everyone uses London hotels and b) they have to include 20%VAT and a large percentage of alcohol duty.For Cunard to then add a further15% gratuity (tax) on each and every drink alcoholic or otherwise is just extortionate. I have never seen so little alcohol consumed at lunch or dinner. One goes on a cruise to enjoy dining and to have it complimented with a glass of wine or two, especially when there is no driving home after the meal to be considered.

Cabin Review

Balcony, sheltered

Cabin BV

Comfortable cabin. Poor sheltered balcony. Could not see sea unless stood up. Balcony usually soaking wet in morning. Rusty in places.Very good cabin steward Euggie.

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