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Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Back home on the magnificent QM2

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to the British Isles & Western Europe
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: May 2017
Cabin: Balcony, sheltered

Home again. Ahhhhhh.

Last May, we did a westbound crossing on the QM2, our third voyage and second crossing aboard her. It was so perfect for us that we decided to do it again this year, except as a round trip. (spoiler – We rebooked aboard to do it yet again next year).

A week or so after last year’s crossing, she went in for her “remastering.” I was eager to see the results. This review is mostly about the changes seen than an overview of the ship. That said, let me restate the truism that a crossing on the QM2 is a voyage like no other. The relentless movement across the North Atlantic with the daily rhythm of six sea days on the only ship purpose-built for the voyage, is truly special.

Cabin Review

Balcony, sheltered

Cabin BZ

See review. Good storage, perfect location for crossing.

Port Reviews

Brugge (Bruges)

Important to know - do NOT take a Cunard shuttle. It will leave you off at a bus lot a 15-20 minute walk to the old city Market Sq. Taxis can go direct to the square and are available outside the main gate (free shuttle from ship). Rates are regulated. As of May 2017, they're 50 euro each way per car, with no extra charge for 8 person minivan. We prebooked ours

New York (Manhattan)

We avoid using the Cunard shuttles as we're familiar with NY options.

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