Strongly recommend!: Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Cruise Review by Liz McGregor
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The food was fantastic. If you like waiter service, go to the restaurant. You can have breakfast in your room, less choice, but a lovely thing to do a couple of times. Kings Court always has something to offer, and a good selection. Afternoon tea in the Queens Room is a fantastic experience - go early in the cruise before everyone else finds out - as later in the cruise it gets queued out, and you get exactly the same food, albeit self served in Kings Court. Food in the Britannia was wonderful. We met so many people, all friendly, and from all over! Some of the courses are very small but it doesn't matter, food is available all the time somewhere, and it's a good opportunity to try new things without risk!
Good entertainment - went to the show in the Royal Theatre every night - get there about 1/2 hour before the start to get a good seat as there are quite a few places with restricted views. Didn't try the spa or treatments due to price but for those who can afford it I expect it's a fantastic experience. Lots of special offers on sale every day - not sure if they're cheaper than similar in the UK, but have to get something and say it was bought off the QM2!
We had a balcony - described as sheltered - didn't matter this time of year but great to be able to go outside from the cabin - I wouldn't want to cruise without one. No stops on this cruise, which suited me as it was my first cruise. As at top, I strongly recommend - doesn't have to cost a fortune for those with a budget, and if you have the money - go for it!!! Less
Cabin review: IB4179 Standard Inside
Told we would be better on port side and mid ship. We were starboard side and near the back, but no problems, no undue noise, near staircase D, not far from our restaurant, handy for most things, not crowded. Could see statue of liberty when we came into port. Sheltered balcony - great. Maybe not so good in good weather as solid base (not see through) so would need to stand up to see view, but for November from UK to New York more than adequate! Very comfortable beds, great service from cabin staff, shower and w/c perfectly adequate, had settee and table. TV was useful for information and had loads of good films for those who feel so inclined at no extra cost. This cabin was connected to one next door, this wasn't a problem on our cruise.Read All Standard Inside (IB) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
We had booked a tour with Virgin, which was great value. For $99 we were picked up in a coach with a guide, had a stop at the World Trade Center and saw ground zero, lunch in a pub in Little Italy included, stop and ascent at Top of the Rock in the Rockafella Center included with 360 degree views of New York from the 68th floor, and drive round New York before being taken to the airport. Only downside for us was that we had to be at the airport for the flight before ours, but the tour was good.