Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Cruise Review by Im On Vacation
- Sail Date: November 2019
- Destination: Eastern Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Balcony
The dining room menu only offers 3 courses, whereas in the past there were 5 courses to choose from - not that I am saying order all 5, but some nights, there were duplications of previous menus. As for the buffet, I wish I took pictures. Really gross presentations. Slop in a pan. Cabin service had a more extensive menu, so several nights I ate on my balcony. Which was lovely!
The cruise itself, once I left the cabin (the balcony, really) didn't have any interesting Insight Lectures, and the shops that previously carried Harrod's Brand and other British vendors, along with interesting swag, now highlight Michael Kors, Furla, Ted Baker - the usual. My saving grace was their onboard Library - I love to read, so I spent a lot of time in the ship's ginormous library. Rene who worked there was a great help. No complaints there!
The different ports were nice - easy to walk around. I was able to explore some of the Caribbeans smaller islands, which, for as many cruises as I have been on, I've never been to before - so LOVE the different islands.
As for the ship itself, I am glad it is going into drydock - it has fallen into disrepair, and maybe a few months off the sea will bring a new more positive perspective to the staff that works on it. Everyone just seemed so tired.
It would liken the staff, food quality and lack of really anything to do at sea just a step above NCL or Royal Caribbean.
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My cabin steward, Noel, was EXCELLENT!
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