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Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Review

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Pining for the Fjords

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to the Baltic Sea
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jun 2011
Cabin: Balcony

We chose the 7 night Fjords and Waterfalls cruise on Cunard's QM2 because the timing suited a vacation we had planned for Europe in June. We have recently cruised on two of the new Solstice class ships with Celebrity in Europe and were expecting a similar, perhaps even better, experience on the QM2.

We had traveled from Australia a week before the cruise departure and had been on a short driving holiday prior to the cruise. We drove to Southampton on the morning of the cruise and left our hire car at the Southampton Airport and took a taxi to the cruise terminal arriving at around 12 noon. Cunard's cruise terminal is very modern and functional and the check in experience was well managed and we were on board within 45 minutes or so.

Our cabin was immediately available and our luggage was waiting for us on arrival. We had booked a balcony cabin on deck 11 and we were pleased that it was of a similar size and layout to that of the Celebrity Solstice and Eclipse. Given the age of the ship and the wear and tear that cabins suffer, it was in reasonable order. The most noticeable differences were:

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