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Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1211 reviews
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Queen Mary 2 - Vastly improved to the point of perfection

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to the Baltic Sea
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

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Sail Date: Jun 2018
Cabin: Balcony, obstructed view

I did a short cruise on QM2 to see whether the 2016 refit had made a difference. In 2008 I had sailed to New York on QM2. The ship's decor was tacky, cheap and tasteless and looked more like a cinema multiples than the liner she was meant to be, and the service was dismissive and grumpy. The Kings Court buffet was no better than a cross channel ferry buffet in offerings and atmosphere and Britannia Restaurant dining was embarassingly poor to say the least. Jump forward 10 years - and wow.

The QM2 has come of age. She now feels like a grand liner. She had character and a sense of identity all stemming from stunning new decor throughout, and being perfectly honest I would have happily remained on board for the rest of my life.

The public rooms no longer felt like areas lined with chairs in vast corridors. They were now inviting and intimate.

Cabin Review

Balcony, obstructed view

Cabin DC

Standard obstructed view balcony cabin.

8046 benefits from the fact that outside there is only a small rescue boat so the view is barely obstructed.

It is in a good position in relation to the B stairway.

Comfortable with plenty of storage and quality decor and a reasonably sized balcony with quality furniture.

Get rid of the tea and coffee making facilities - made it feel a little like a Travelodge - get rid of the man-made fibre sheets and pillow slips and brighten up the bathrooms. Tiny fixes which would make a big difference.

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