Since this is the first time we had ever been on a cruise ship, we have nothing to compare it to. Crossing was from Southampton to Brooklyn. We were totally delighted with the food, professionalism of the staff, the gala events, dressing up for dinner each night, the entertainment. My husband took the WSET wine certificate course and is awaiting his score. We took the cocktails seminar and it was wonderful. Enjoyed eating lunch in the Veranda restaurant. Thought the jazz group on board was fine as well as the harpist, flamenco guitarist and all the entertainment. I especially loved my mornings at the Pavilion pool on Deck 12. Our cabin was on Deck 11 and was on starboard side. Next time I will book a port side cabin when traveling west. Met so many cruisers that said they have taken the QM2 many, many times. I will definitely consider taking this ship again. I was concerned about some of the reviewers that said the cabins were already in need of repair, food was not good, whatever. I needn't have worried. Only concern was boarding in Southampton. Our time slot was 1:30 and we arrived at 1:30. Found the line to be terribly long. Overheard many people saying they had later time slots but wanted to arrive earlier, causing the long line. Disembarkation in Brooklyn was a breeze. Suggest carrying your own luggage.
Cabin was absolutely fine. Did not choose a room with a bathtub and didn't need one. Only suggestion is to make sure you get a room on port side when traveling west.