Queen Mary 2 Anniversary Cruise
Queen Mary 2 Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York
Sail Date: July 01, 2011
Ship: Queen Mary 2
Cabin Type: Balcony
Reviewed: 6 years ago
I expected more out of a luxury liner like the Queen Mary 2, but other cruises we've been on were much more luxurious. The help wasn't very friendly...maybe because they automatically take the tip out each day for their staff....then they don't have to perform because they already have their money...no incentive to give good service. I also didn't like the fact that I had to pay 15% gratuity just to buy a bottle of water on the ship....that should have been included...or the fact that if you wanted soda you had to buy a "Soda Pack" at $4.95 a day plus 15% gratuity. Really! I paid good money for this cruise not to be tipped to death! There are some things that should be included like the water and soda! The shopping on board was very expensive and the wonderful sales tables they have on other cruises at great prices were mostly filled with stuff I wouldn't buy at a flea market! We were on our 40th anniversary cruise and this one certainly didn't deliver compared to domestic cruise ships. Not doing the QM2 again!
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Don't Miss: Who knows...everything was closed!
Pros: Can't say there's anything I liked the most about the cruise. Meals were on par with average buffets...not what you'd expect from a great liner.
Cons: Because tips are taken from you on your ship charges daily the staff seemed not to care as much because they got their tip anyway. They were not very cordial. The meals were substandard for a great liner. Having been on other cruise ships this one really let us down. The onboard shopping was bad.