Queen Mary 2

4.0 out of 5

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

Sails from: Hamburg, Germany, New York, New York, Southampton (London), England

Cruises to: Asia & Indian Ocean, Europe - Northern Europe, Europe - Western Europe

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

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Everyone should experience the Queen at least once. The crew really offer outstanding service and being pampered was very appreciated. I've not seen a ship so clean from stem to stern. And the ship has a real promenade deck, allowing you to stroll the deck 360 degrees, with old fashion deck chairs to chill and just relax. We were so busy doing nothing, we didn't know where the week went.

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4 out of 5

Not likely to take another cruise with the QM2

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As a first experience we might have been better off picking another cruise line. The QM2 tries to be a bit stuffy (dress code etc...) and it apparently does attract a much older crowd. The Norway landscape was beautiful and this was a nice way to experience the key parts of the country...on a ship vs driving.

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5 out of 5

The best vacation decision we ever made

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I hate to use the cliche..the trip of a lifetime...but if I had to choose one trip this would be it. We loved the idea of not stopping in ports...7 days of just enjoying the journey. I wanted to experience crossing the Atlantic as my ancestors did nearly 300 years ago but awfully happy I had the Queen Mary accommodations. And the solitude and quietness was amazing. So many passengers, like me, read books to just the ever present sound of the sea. It was amazing and awe inspiring.

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4 out of 5

Queen Mary 2 does not live up to reputation of luxury

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Trip great, getting on and off terrible. Nothing made me feel luxurious. Will never travel on Cunard again. Expected cute little towel animals on my bed each night. Dinner experience was good, but could have been more special if staff was not so overworked. The captain never appeared duriing a dinner time. Misinformation about enjoying fireworks on July 4th in Boston.

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4 out of 5

Excellent cruise with only a few glitches

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This was our second time on the Queen Mary II and I must say it was a bit more casual compared to 10 years ago. Some of the guests ignored recommendations about the dress code after 6 pm. But for the most part it is worth the cost to travel at least once on this magnificent ship. Great for group gatherings or special events. We loved the variety of bars but some of the service was not as I remembered. All in all, I would travel again this ship. Be prepared to pay NYC prices for wine and drinks!

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  • Price: $$

  • Size: L

  • Total Passengers: 2620

  • Total Crew: 1253

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.09

  • Built: Jan 2003

  • Refurbished: 7 yrs ago

  • Number of Decks: 12

  • Total Cabins: 0

  • Cabin Categories: 47

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spencerboyce
Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Sep 28, 2016

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
Aug 01, 2016

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
Dec 28, 2015

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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