We had high hopes going into this crossing that were repeatedly undermined by reading reviews characterizing the ship as decrepit, the atmosphere as stifling, and the dress code as arcane and draconian. Luckily, our high hopes were realized and our doubts unfounded.
We loved the slightly old-fashioned feel of the ship and its passengers. The interiors are comfortable, lived in, and attractive. ...
We chose this cruise mostly because we had to get from NY to Hamburg. We thought it would be a good alternative to flying, as we are both retired and have plenty of time.
We enjoy cruising and have done over 50 cruises on various lines (Holland America is our favorite, especially for crossings).
It was our first time with Cunard.
1. The ship is old and tired. A real rust bucket (even ...
This was my third crossing on QM2 and my sixth crossing overall, all of them on Cunard. Sadly this trip began with a badly botched boarding process in the Brooklyn with everyone (nearly all unmasked) jammed into a long multi-hour boarding line which tested the physical endurance of all, especially the most vulnerable. Cunard blamed it on a Coast Guard inspection.
Once onboard, however, things ...
This was our 17th cruise, second on the QM2 and first Transatlantic crossing.
Executive summary: Cunard offers a solid product, comparable with other mass market lines like Celebrity, but definitely not a luxury experience. Outstanding entertainment, mediocre food, decent service, terrible embarkation experience and almost unusable internet. Overall, pretty much in line with our ...
Just off QM2 from New York to Southampton 8th May
Cabin clean and steward always professional
All Crew great , couldn't do enough
Entertainment good to great most nights
Cunard insights good always something for everyone
King's court compared to last crossing done 5 years ago noticeable downgrade in choice , Service good ,Celebrity has surpassed ...
I've sailed on Cunard many times and QM2 is a favorite ship, as is the crossing. An offer that was too good to pass up arrived in my in-box (for a single cabin!!) and I booked this crossing one month before departure.
Embarkation in Brooklyn was very quick for me (on the ship 30 minutes after arriving at the terminal). This is why I was able to get through quickly: I read all the directions ...
Embarkation at new York was a nightmare staff faffing around not having a clue what they were doing approx 2 hrs of queing only to line up to queue again.
Ship looks dull and dated not at all glamourous like going into an English town hall back in 1950
Food in main resturant was ok nothing special imo
Food in buffet was good choice and better quality although the constant masks on/off ...
Having enjoyed our first roundtrip Transatlantic on QM2 back in 2018, we did the same sailing this year. In comparison, the experience in some regards were equal to that of our prior cruise (service and room primarily) though in some cases (food and entertainment) we saw some definite decline unfortunately.
So let's begin our journey:
Embarkation: in a word "Poor". Of course in this ...
Here are my thoughts on our April 2022 Brooklyn to Southampton crossing on the QM2:
We enjoyed plenty of wine (via the beverage package) brought by plenty of friendly servers;
The King's Court Buffet's pizza, hot-dogs and hamburgers were tasty for lunch;
The afternoon teas (photo attached) were novel fun;
The pre-dinner hot hors d'oeuvres in the Chart Room and the ...
This was our second crossing on QM2, having sailed two years ago Westbound in December. The Atlantic in December *is* the destination for us as much as the QM2 herself, and neither disappointed.
Perhaps because this was my second trip on QM2, I found the ship even more beautiful than I remembered. I noticed more of the details and the design and was constantly amazed and enchanted. So many ...