Queen Mary 2 Cruise Review to Transatlantic

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7+ cruises


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5 out of 5

Nostalgic Sailing at its Best

Sail Date: August 27, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Cabin: 6187

Do you love cruising? Cruising freestyle, casual, where you go to eat in shorts and flip flops? Great, enjoy the experience but do not take a transatlantic crossing on Cunard. If you wonder what it was like to sail transatlantic in the old days, try this. This was an 8-day crossing from Southampton to Brooklyn. There were 4 formal nights and for those that do not know Cunard, formal means formal. The vast majority of men are in tuxedos and women in gowns. Since you are cruising the north Atlantic, there is not much opportunity to sit outside by the pools so inside activities are the norm of the day. Go to lectures in the morning and concerts in the afternoon. Or, visit the largest library at sea. Enjoy the only planetarium on a ship to see the wonders of the universe. Yes, a PLANETARIUM! Have a pint and some fish n chips in the pub or a light lunch in Sir Samuels. There are no ports of call on a transatlantic voyage, only open sea and relaxation. If you have the ability, use United Travel Services to book. They are extremely accommodating. we are lucky to use a specific travel consultant, Bunny Zinkerman. If you can connect with her, you will have struck gold. She will be with you all the way. 

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A pretty typical ship cabin. well laid out with good storage. Very comfortable.
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We love the whole experience of lectures and concerts.

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