Everything about our cruise was great! We boarded very easily in NYC
The ship, though older, is kept clean and well appointed.
Restaurants: all were excellent! And I do consider myself a foodie! Have been on NCL, RCL, MSC, and way back on an Italian Line. Cunard was great in all areas; Buffet, Main Dining Room, and Verandah! Not a single line can cook a steak as well as Verandah! (Ships cannot use open flame so it’s difficult to cook a great steak without a flame!)
The other point is cleanliness. Having been on all RCL mega ship crossings and each of their buffet rooms were not kept very clean when dining was going on. Waiters would wipe tables onto floor and often tables were hardly cleaned!
So QM2 touché!
Shows were ok. Not great but enjoyable.
The walk/run deck was great!
The Aqua Therapy was phenomenal and well worth the $$!
Finally, as we enjoy the elegance of the QM2 the evenings, 3 of them formal, were great. The others require a jacket at dinner. (Tux are available and worth it!) The masquerade and roaring 20’s nights were a lot of fun.
If you want casual go on a 7 day island cruise. If you enjoy great conversation, stimulating lectures, time to reflect and read great food, great drinks, formal evenings then go on QM2!
And finally they do not beg for good reviews!
PS our review for excursions says Excellent. But their weren’t any!
The cabin is great and your steward does a great job but never comes by and begs for a great review. In fact we saw ours 2 x’s but he did a great job keeping it clean!
No towel animals, which is OK for us! Also obstructed view was great! Will get it again. It kept the spray from coming into our balcony! And floor 6 is perfect location for this ship. Deck 7 is the main day time deck and decks 2, and 3 are the dining and stores and theatre deck. Deck 5 would also have been great b