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We wanted to sali on QM2 for a very long time, and 5 day cruise from Hamburg was a great opportunity. First glimpse of her at cruise terminal and already: wow! Ship makes very good first impression, its grand, elegant, with golden age liner look. A rare view comparing to other ships nowadays. Embarkation: Very, very smoth and very fast. It tooks us 35 min from entering terminal to get to ship! There was around 20 counters open, so Line was moving all the time. Fun fact: our emabrkation time was set on 3pm. We arrived at terminal at 12:30 and at 1pm we were already onboard! Pleasant surprise! Ship: Like i said, its magificent. Vast public areas, never feel crowded. Lot of nice artwork, sculptures and little details. Pictures dont give up all her beauty. Layout of decks may be little confusing at first but after some walking we get use to it quickly. And yes, WALKING. Due to size of this ship there is a lot of stairs and distance from one room im front to aft deck can be quite big, but we really enjoy our strolls, especialy in this kind of surroundings. Very smoth sail, almost no movement is noticable. Also very quiet inside. Like you may already guess average passanger age is 65+, but it really doesnt make this Trip worse, to be honest alot of passengers are very friendly and open, and there is always a chance to have nice, inteligent chat with someone onboard. Majority of passengers were German (we heard that almost 2000 are German) but it didnt couse problems for english speaking people. All announcements were In english and then german. Dress code: during day almost every option is avalible. Anything that makes you comfortable ll do. After 6pm its time to shine. There is No way to be overdressed on Queen Mary but there was also alot of more modest, yet stylish outfits. We thought that all that dress up thing ll make this trip stiff and pretentious but we couldnt be more wrong. Its a integral part of this ship, and make it more special. Cabin: We were staying In sheltered balcony cabin on deck 5 mid aft. Very nice location, between two main stairways. Quite big (for todays standard) balcony. Metal structure prevent strong wind. Cabin itself was nice too. Good size, everything Thats needed is inside. Very clean. Big storage for clothes, very comfortable bed, and most important very quiet. Dining: We tried all avalible options, but Brittania Restaurant was our favorite. Great taste, variety and presentation. We ate all dinners there and that was best idea. Our waiter was also superb and trying his best to make everything perfect. My only complain ll go to sommelier. He was not very polite, and speaks way to quiet, but worst thing was, when he started to make strange faces when i told him that we want order any alcohol tonight. For that one moment i felt guilty and bad. experience... Kings Court - always lots of people, that only one place onboard that feel crowded. Food is ok, there is many thing to choose from but for lunch we preferred Brittania, for breakfast room service. Veranda Grill - one word: excelent. Everything was top quality. No problem with booking a table. Drinks - tough subject. We are not heavy drinkers, so there was No need for us to buy lot of alcohol, but prices are quite high. May be a problem for someone who like to drink few drinks every night plus champaigne during day but well... this is Queen Mary. Entertaiment: Live music playing In various areas was really nice. Not to loud, or too agressive. Our favorite was Vladimir Zinchenko Trio In Chart Room. Quality jazz, makes you travel back In time, to golden era of ocean liners. We watched two shows In Royal Court Theatre and we enjoyed both. Rythm of the night and Three Voices. Great production value and entertaiment team was giving their best. Queens Room Ballroom dancing was a new, but nice experience, especially with big band music. Fun fact: during night at stern, there is some quiet, lounge music playing. Nice idea! We didnt perticipate In daytime activities but they were not disturbing our free time. There was many options to choose from but very relaxing ad slow paced. Swimming pools were almost every time empty (surprisingly) so we can enjoy them fully. Service: Top quality. Very polite, descrette, patient and helpfull. Top Marks for our stewardess Janette. Such a nice and friendly soul. Always smiling and gives us tips and advices how to enjoy cruise more. She keept our cabin In best condition. Port and Excursions: We went off only In St. Peter Port, by tender boats. Very well organised. No rush so you can leave when is the best time for you. (All booked excursions went off shore first) Nice touch, when you re going back to ship they take more scenic route, so you can make nice photos of the bow and whole ship. Reassuming that was a great trip, so great that we already booked next one, and we cant wait to go back on this magnificent ship!

Absolutely stunning!

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Cruise Review by Yesmepl

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2019
  • Destination: Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Balcony, sheltered
We wanted to sali on QM2 for a very long time, and 5 day cruise from Hamburg was a great opportunity.

First glimpse of her at cruise terminal and already: wow!

Ship makes very good first impression, its grand, elegant, with golden age liner look.

A rare view comparing to other ships nowadays.

Embarkation:

Very, very smoth and very fast.

It tooks us 35 min from entering terminal to get to ship!

There was around 20 counters open, so Line was moving all the time.

Fun fact: our emabrkation time was set on 3pm. We arrived at terminal at 12:30 and at 1pm we were already onboard! Pleasant surprise!

Ship:

Like i said, its magificent. Vast public areas, never feel crowded. Lot of nice artwork, sculptures and little details. Pictures dont give up all her beauty. Layout of decks may be little confusing at first but after some walking we get use to it quickly. And yes, WALKING. Due to size of this ship there is a lot of stairs and distance from one room im front to aft deck can be quite big, but we really enjoy our strolls, especialy in this kind of surroundings.

Very smoth sail, almost no movement is noticable. Also very quiet inside.

Like you may already guess average passanger age is 65+, but it really doesnt make this Trip worse, to be honest alot of passengers are very friendly and open, and there is always a chance to have nice, inteligent chat with someone onboard. Majority of passengers were German (we heard that almost 2000 are German) but it didnt couse problems for english speaking people. All announcements were In english and then german.

Dress code: during day almost every option is avalible. Anything that makes you comfortable ll do. After 6pm its time to shine. There is No way to be overdressed on Queen Mary but there was also alot of more modest, yet stylish outfits.

We thought that all that dress up thing ll make this trip stiff and pretentious but we couldnt be more wrong. Its a integral part of this ship, and make it more special.

Cabin:

We were staying In sheltered balcony cabin on deck 5 mid aft.

Very nice location, between two main stairways. Quite big (for todays standard) balcony. Metal structure prevent strong wind. Cabin itself was nice too. Good size, everything Thats needed is inside. Very clean. Big storage for clothes, very comfortable bed, and most important very quiet.

Dining:

We tried all avalible options, but Brittania Restaurant was our favorite.

Great taste, variety and presentation. We ate all dinners there and that was best idea.

Our waiter was also superb and trying his best to make everything perfect.

My only complain ll go to sommelier. He was not very polite, and speaks way to quiet, but worst thing was, when he started to make strange faces when i told him that we want order any alcohol tonight. For that one moment i felt guilty and bad. experience...

Kings Court - always lots of people, that only one place onboard that feel crowded.

Food is ok, there is many thing to choose from but for lunch we preferred Brittania, for breakfast room service.

Veranda Grill - one word: excelent. Everything was top quality. No problem with booking a table.

Drinks - tough subject. We are not heavy drinkers, so there was No need for us to buy lot of alcohol, but prices are quite high. May be a problem for someone who like to drink few drinks every night plus champaigne during day but well... this is Queen Mary.

Entertaiment:

Live music playing In various areas was really nice. Not to loud, or too agressive.

Our favorite was Vladimir Zinchenko Trio In Chart Room. Quality jazz, makes you travel back In time, to golden era of ocean liners.

We watched two shows In Royal Court Theatre and we enjoyed both.

Rythm of the night and Three Voices.

Great production value and entertaiment team was giving their best.

Queens Room Ballroom dancing was a new, but nice experience, especially with big band music.

Fun fact: during night at stern, there is some quiet, lounge music playing. Nice idea!

We didnt perticipate In daytime activities but they were not disturbing our free time.

There was many options to choose from but very relaxing ad slow paced.

Swimming pools were almost every time empty (surprisingly) so we can enjoy them fully.

Service:

Top quality. Very polite, descrette, patient and helpfull.

Top Marks for our stewardess Janette. Such a nice and friendly soul.

Always smiling and gives us tips and advices how to enjoy cruise more.

She keept our cabin In best condition.

Port and Excursions:

We went off only In St. Peter Port, by tender boats.

Very well organised. No rush so you can leave when is the best time for you.

(All booked excursions went off shore first)

Nice touch, when you re going back to ship they take more scenic route, so you can make nice photos of the bow and whole ship.

Reassuming that was a great trip, so great that we already booked next one, and we cant wait to go back on this magnificent ship!
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Cabin Review

Balcony, sheltered
Cabin BZ 5180
Good location, well mentained.
Everything you need inside.
Big, sheltered balcony with two chairs and table.
Deck 6 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins