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Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Underwhelmed and won’t be doing again!!

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to the British Isles & Western Europe
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Lost in bruge
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Nov 2019
Cabin: Balcony

We chose this cruise as a toe in the water before booking the transatlantic cruise.

It was a complete disappointment, things we didn’t consider or were misinformed about by the Cunard booking line...no planetarium, the iconic afternoon tea, only on the second day despite boarding a 1pm and it was a “bun fight”, first come first served. You have to find your own seats, this encouraged a sharp elbows attitude, not pleasant. All this effort for a cup of tea, a pretty standard couple of fingers sandwiches and scone!! Shops and library and spa not open until after 5pm each day due to being at port. None of this was made clear at the time of booking in fact we were told the Planeterium would be open.

The buffet in kings court is pretty good, the Britannia a la Carte restaurant is ok, I did find it really strange that they seat people all crowded together leaving empty areas. This meant it felt a little impersonal. We has asked for a table for 2, as had the couple in the next table, we were 2 inches apart and we’re served by the waiting staff as one table. This was thankfully not an issue as they were a lovely couple, however if they had been “a bore” it could have spoilt our evening meal. Especially, when we could see other free tables in unused areas throughout the restaurant. no fine china, no silver service, no pleasantries from staff, not much energy. Food pretty unexciting and tepid, tiny portion.. one new potato halved, one baton of carrot and two small broccoli florets.

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Balcony

Nothing special, felt dated. Especially the bathroom.

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