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Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Q1 Duplex Experience

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to the Southern Caribbean
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Sail Date: Dec 2011
Cabin: Grand Duplex

I booked the Q1 Balmoral Suite on the 2011-12 holiday cruise to be able to finish a writing project without distraction. This suited my purpose perfectly and the voyage was a success. This review is intended to assist those considering one of the better Queens Grill Suites, about which there is relatively little information online. Here are the main points:

-QM2 is too large to duplicate the more up-market experience available on Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, Seaborne, etc. However, the Queens Grill experience is distinct. If you are considering one of the top Queens Grill suites, don't be put off by the negative reviews, most of which are for standard cabins.

-Q1 has a distinct advantage over Q2, which is a wall of side windows, which completely changes the brightness, cheerfulness and interest of the cabin. The terrace is also considerably larger. If you are going to pay for Q2, I would recommend that you pay the extra for Q1.

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Grand Duplex

-Q1 has a distinct advantage over Q2, which is a wall of side windows, which completely changes the brightness, cheerfulness and interest of the cabin. The terrace is also considerably larger. If you are going to pay for Q2, I would recommend that you pay the extra for Q1.

-The main drawback of the Q1 and Q2 suites is their location overlooking the busy (on a cruise) 8th deck pool area. This does allow you to hear the music and catch some of the fun of the "sail away" parties without having to leave your suite, but you are in full view of those both below and above and have to retreat deep toward the rear and corners of the terrace to achieve any privacy.

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