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Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Review

4.0 / 5.0
1,283 reviews

Perfect for a quick get-a-way with all the luxury of the Queen

Review for Canada & New England Cruise on Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jul 2018
Cabin: Princess Suite
Looking forward from a deck 10 balcony
Thanks to the Captian for a bottle of bubbly
The grand two-story center hall
Dining was a pleasure aboard the QM2
Plenty of places to lounge around the ship
The deck where you found the life boats
The Canon Ranch Spa
Queens and Princess Grill guests had their own private deck
The Queens and Princess Grill Deck overlooked the pool at the back of the ship.
The Commodores Club
One of the many places to enjoy on the QM2
Bring your pup, there is a place for them too on the QM2
The ship had plenty of signage
Overlooking another ship while in port
The pilot boat is always fun to watch
The library aboard the ship is quite nice.
Our stateroom was set up with two twin beds
The bathroom was large
Lots of closet space including a walk-in closet
Looking out on the balcony of a deck ten room
The QM2 at the Red Hook Brooklyn NY Port
The auditorium/planetarium on board the QM2

We choose the QM2 because we wanted to experience a Cunard cruise as well as the QM2 itself, being such a well-known ship, with so much history and sense of luxury. That it had from the start to the last day. While not avid cruisers, we would consider this ship for another adventure.

We started with the option of arrival the day before staying in NYC at the Knickerbocker Hotel on Times Square, which was the perfect kick-off to this week-long trip, giving us a great spot to work from, to see a show, tour a museum, and enjoy a great meal in New York City. The Knickerbocker is well appointed, modern, and quite elegant, as well as well located at the base of Times Square, but not in the middle of all the tourists.

Three of us were traveling together, and two black limos picked us up from the hotel to go to the Red Hook cruise terminal in Brooklyn. (They could have just done one, but that is OK.) While we did pay for this upgrade it was well worth it, and I encourage it. It takes the craziness out of terminal arrival, and being escorted like a VIP is very, very nice.

Cabin Review

Princess Suite

Cabin P1

Very well appointed, with a large and modern bathroom. The tub is hard to get in and out of for someone with a disability, due to its high step over. The toilet was a bit tight if you are wide of beam.

Plenty of closet and storage space, no problems there.

I found the beds to be more like cots and not that easy to sleep in.

We rarely saw our cabin steward, or anyone tending to our stateroom, but it was always made up when we were out of it.

Overall the experience was pleasant.

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