Wonderful journey: Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Cruise Review by chopper man
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Destination: Australia & New Zealand
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
The ship as a whole was impressive and very regal. Does not have the glitz and glamor of other cruise ships. It has lot's of wood railings and paneling. The ship was constantly being cleaned. I found the ship's staff very personable. Always wishing us a good day.
The food in all areas was very good. We had moments when we didn't feel like getting dressed formally and enjoyed the option of having a meal as we desired in the buffet. We also enjoyed the Todd English restaurant. Very good and the service was exceptional. Our service in the More Princess Grill was very memorable. The whole restaurant staff were very personable and we were greeted at all meals with a smile. Our staff included Robert, Gordon, RoseMarie and Sanntosh. Our sommelier, Silvanna was very knowledgeable and gave us exceptional service. Patou and Yonell....... our Maitre D's were proper and meticulous. We enjoyed coming for our meals and having the exceptional service we expected at that level.
The shore excursions were wonderful.
The only caveat may be the cigarette smoking. As a non smoker...... it was not comfortable to have your next door neighbor smoking on his deck. We would have to close our deck door for a while. And parts of the interior had a smoky aroma.
We have taken a few cruises and know there are glitches. We accept those as part of traveling. We have met so many new friends that we keep in contact today on previous cruises and this cruise is no exception. I was involved with an informal aviation group meeting on sea days and enjoyed the impromptu discussions.
The disembarkation was easy and orderly. Our concierge finalized our arrival and made the journey a wonderful memory for my beautiful wife and our 25th anniversary. Less
Cabin review: 10055
We were on the 10th level....... room 10055. We had reservations being next to the elevator area but the rooms were insulated and quiet. Rommel, our steward was very good. The room had plenty of room for all our clothes........ especially those that needed to be hung. The bathroom was a surprise with the tub which came in handy on some nights when my wife wanted to relax. The only caveat was the bed. Needed a softer bed and had to ask for an additional foam support. The deck was used frequently.
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Nice cruise on Queen Mary 2