Queen Mary 2

4.0 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 6 yrs ago    
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About Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2 is a large ship, carrying 2620 passengers and 1253 crew, and sails from Southampton (London), England and New York, New York.

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1st Atlantic Crossing

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

1st Atlantic Crossing

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Favorite part of our cruise was the good people we met, and the good food at all times, and the calm seas. The only bad part was the embarkation in New York, we stood in line for much over an hour, some of that was outside, with NO seats anywhere. At Southampton, it was very good, with seats and a system with letters to call you for processing. The actual cruise it self was great.Big Smile

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Excellent in every way.

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The accommodations were clean and comfortable, first class. The staff were very professional,  helpful and courteous.  The entire cruise was a pleasure.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Relaxing and enjoyable

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This was our first cruise on the QM2.  Everything was fantastic, from the food to the service to the many opportunities to practice ballroom dancing!  Highly recommend to anyone, though you lose time as you head Eastwards to London, so we will do the Westward crossing next time!Happy

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Contributor Level: Cruise Director
5 out of 5

Family time

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

QM2 is big enough to permit the family cuddles and lots of personal time. We live in the W. Indies and flew to JFK, overnighted and down to Brooklyn Pier the next morning to embark and meet the grandchildren and their parents who live near Manhattan. We all did the same voyage two years ago. Food was even better this voyage, there was more space in the buffet breakfast lunch and dinner area, Christmas carols were carried thru to disembarkation, staff were even more devoted to passenger creature comforts, and the cruise itinerary better, in that all ports were visited by tying up at piers - eliminating minor accident risk on tenders. Cunard chaperone for our grandchildren during the day and evening was magnificent, giving the parents a break. We were especially lucky with the onboard spending allowance and enjoyed the shops, specialty coffee and Godiva concession at 'SirSamuels'. The Golden Lion pub is remarkable. We enjoyed the English fish n chips and drinks - you only get a charge to your account for the alcoholic beverages - Loveand believe me, the size of the battered codfish is humungous!

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Contributor Level: Cruise Director
4 out of 5

Elegant ship with happy atmosphere

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Would highly recommend Cunard if you enjoy ballroom dance.

Beautiful, well-maintained ship, excellent staff.

Stateroom surpassed expectations in every way.

First class entertainment.  All musicians played the best of music in various genres.

My only disappointment was the lack of any aerobic/dance classes which promote cardio fitness.

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

Doesn't compare to Celebrity

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This was our first experience on Cunard.  Our favorite cruise line is Celebrity, so we will be comparing the two.  Arrival and check-in in Southhampton were chaotic, staff was hard to find, long walks and long lines.  The separation of "classes" was apparent this whole trip.  Certain areas and eating venues etc. were only available to the upper classes.  Really strange to experience as an American.  The room was nicely decorated, but do NOT pay the extra fee for a balcony room.  The balcony is enclosed and only gives a view of the sky.  Our room steward was very good and friendly.  The shower had a nasty shower CURTAIN! Not a door. Also, the shower drain was slow and had a sewage odor.  The food was very British....odd offerings and combinations for an American.  The dining room menu does not offer any everyday choices (like Celebrity), in case none of the specials appeal to you.  Also, even with open seating, they assign a table to you and you are stuck there for the whole trip.  Compared to Celebrity, the entertainment was a big zero. It was like being at a cheap amusement park!

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

New York to Southampton on the Queen Mary

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Excellent cruise on the QueenMary - New York to Southampton to New York.  Beautiful ship, fine accommodations, excellent food and service, good speakers, good information from the captain.  Wonderful table companions, good options for dining.  Excellent room steward,Bert.  Would highly recommend the Queen Mary for ambience, get away lounges, food options, entertainment, and planetarium.  large  ship with a small feel.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Old Style Elegant Cruising

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Favorite: was overall mindset of cruise to have an above average cruise experience and it was. Service, food, music, & many varied activities were all above average. Something to do all day long whatever your interests.

Ship is a study in understated elegance

 

Minus

I am no snob,but Dress code not enforced, more stragglers than I remember from previous cruise.

Cost of theme restaurants too high, cost of  water at gangway too high.

Cost of excursions very high compared to same available on shore. I understand the "insurance policy fo leaving no ship sponsored trip behind"  BUT

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Bucket List Fullfillment

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The luxuriousness of the ship, the service, and the food were exceptional.

The multiple options for entertainment and learning throughout each day was a welcomed  plus

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DECK 3

Deck 3 features the upper levels of Illuminations, Royal Court Theatre, the Grand Lobby, and the Britannia Restaurant, as well as Mayfair Shops, Veuve...

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DECK 2

Deck 2 features the lower levels of Illuminations, Royal Court Theatre, the Grand Lobby, and the Britannia Restaurant, as well as Cunard Connexions, the...

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DECK 7

Deck 7 features the Observation Deck, the weight room, the gym, Therapy Pool and the whirlpool, the lower level of Canyon Ranch SpaClub, Winter Garden...

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DECK 8

Deck 8 features staterooms in categories Q7, A3, and A4, as well as the Library, the QM2 Bookshop, Beauty Salon, the upper level of Canyon Ranch SpaClub,...

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spencerboyce
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Take advantage of the White Star luggage service to ship things home/to the ship. Once we were in Germany, we knew there would be limited opportunities to wear formal clothing. Shipping it back made moving around the country a lot easier.

lindacook618
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Deck 11 staterooms at the front of the ship are the best! Access to wonderful things that other guests are just not aware of: The only glass elevators on the ship, the free laundry facilities, the indoor and outdoor observation decks, the extra bathroom, and a quiet location!!!

lsbodine
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Please avoid deck 11 staterooms as they are very noisy. A couple we dined with had trouble sleeping. Several reviews cite the same experience.

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Price

L

Size

Jan 2003

Built

6 yrs ago

Refurbished

2620

Total Passengers

2.09

Crew to Passenger Ratio

12

Number of Decks

1310

Total Cabins

47

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