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Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Princess Grill on the 2021 Christmas Cruise

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Transatlantic
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Dec 2021
Cabin: Princess Suite
Beautiful Art Deco elevator doors
Princess and Queen Grill lounge

What made the trip so special was the friendliness of the crew and the absolute beauty of the interior. The entire ship is done in Art Deco. It is as if you are in a time capsule of the 1920's. There are gold, embossed doors on the elevators. There are beautiful panels on the walls and polished wood everywhere.A three story tapestry commemorating the ship in the Britannia Dining room and the lighting makes it feel like an old club.

We searched for a way to get out during the pandemic, but our usual cruise lines, Silversea and Crystal, were in the Caribbean. We don't like those trips. So we decided to fly to London, spend a few days and sail back on the Queen. I sailed on the original Queen when I was in my teens and remembered the teak deck chairs, wool blankets and bullion (broth) served out there. We didn't know what to expect because the reviews we could find seemed old, or they didn't specify the Princess Grill. This review sample is when the ship had only half of it's capacity due to Covid. It was generally an older crowd in the majority, but we found the younger group say fifty's and 60's in the grills. And it is lovely to be in the special areas reserved for grill guests. It is a very different experience than the general categories and you need to reserve well in advance to get a booking.

Our stateroom was fabulous. The sheets are soft and ironed. The pillows were plentiful and varied and the room was larger than on previous cruise ships. There was more than ample closet and desk space. We never saw our steward but it was always made up when woe returned to the cabin.

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Princess Suite

New, clean, large, light filled and great sheets and pillows. Always immaculate with large his and her closets. All good!

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It was a trip down memory lane during the pandemic when there was little to choose from in winter. We were delighted with the result.

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