I honestly don't know what some people class as "Luxury". Their expectations must be SO HIGH, that nothing is ever to their expectations.

Having been onboard Queen Mary 2, and infact, all 3 Cunard "Queens", I have to say that everything that people have said, just does not add up.

Queen Mary 2 - and, come to think of it, her 2 "Sisters" - way surpassed my expectations when I went onboard her, and when I cruised on her.

The buffet restaurant is one place that I WOULD recommend to go for something to eat, along with Todd English Restaurant and the Golden Lion Pub. In fact, I found that all the restaurants onboard were superb, and the food was FANTASTIC!.

The staterooms were immaculate, with everything in place... so much so that, you would have thought that everything was brand new.

I must also say that the staff were absolutely fantastic and very smart indeed. NOTHING was too much trouble... especially when it came to assisting guests with disabilities to/from the ship at the ports of call. My Stateroom Steward was, again, extremely friendly and helpful, and if I required any assistance, he was more than happy to assist.

The shows in the main theatre were, as expected, typical West End or Broadway style shows, with very professional cast. Also in the main theatre, the talks were exceptionally done by experts in their own fields.

Overall, I would give Cunard a 5* rating, as my times onboard have been nothing short of exemplary!!! GO CUNARD!!!