I love the QM2 - it really is unique amongst all the ships I've sailed on. What I particularly like is the fact that it never feels crowded, and the passengers tend to be a mix of nationalities.
After my experiences with 4009 (see below) I was moved to 6026
This cabin has a porthole and is towards the very front of the ship. I thought it was perfect. There can be some noise issues with the port exterior door on deck 7 slamming as it is directly above the cabin but it just needs them to fix the mechanism so it gently closes.
We started in Dubai and my allocated cabin, 4009, an inside, seemed delightful. However, at various times of the day and evening I could hear a booming, a deep bass note that would sometimes make the cabin fixtures vibrate. I finally tracked it down to the film showings in the nearby Illuminations - the sound system has been set up incorrectly so that the bass is over emphasised. I asked them to turn it down and they did - for one performance. Eventually, after several trips to the Pursers Office to complain they moved me to outside cabin 6026.
Nice, if you like shopping.
City walking tour - lovely guides, and well organised.
Took the shuttle bus into town and then jumped on the local HoHo which I thought was excellent.
Magnificent and beautiful.
Long drive from the port on the shuttle, the Anglican cathedral was the highlight.