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Queen Mary 2 Cruise Review to World Cruise
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Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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Queen Mary 2

53 Night World Cruise Segment (New York To Sydney)

Sail Date: January 17, 2016

Ship: Queen Mary 2

Cabin Number: 11004

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review Summary

Overall excellent cruise. Great ports of call. Great service, Great food. Interesting entertainment, lectures, and activities. Formal and quiet. Some long periods at sea (8 days at one time). Ship never felt crowded except for a couple of times when there were long wait times prior to excursions and tenders (seemed to be resolved so they did not repeat). Ship was beautiful, though ready for its May 2016 refurbishment. Quite formal and sedate - not a party boat and very few children or young adults. Only about 125 of 2,500 passengers were going all the way around the world. So,our dinner partners changed with every segment or two. Met extremely nice people who became friends.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Loved the wine tastings - especially the ones held in Todd English with food pairings.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

Overall beautiful art deco. Well maintained, but ready for planned May 2016 refurbishment.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nice quiet cabin 2 back from bow on port side of deck 11. Close to outside viewing deck on deck 11. Self-service laundry conveniently located on opposite side of ship on deck 11. Near bow elevators which are not heavily used. 2 decks above Commodore Club. 4 decks above Gym. Would book same cabin again.

Ship Tip

Commodore club has free appetizers before both dinner seatings if you are having a drink there. Be friendly and kind in self-service laundries - they are busy, so empty your washers and dryers promptly.

Ports Of Call

New York, New York

5 out of 5
Easy port to access in Brooklyn by cab. Expect a little delay if rough seas prevent both gang planks from being used.

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5
Cruise port is far from anything, so we stayed on the ship.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
The deluxe all-inclusive beach break excursion was beautiful. Private lounges (like beds) and great free drinks.

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
Love to snorkel with the turtles.

Salvador De Bahia, Brazil

3 out of 5

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

3 out of 5

Punta Del Este, Uruguay

5 out of 5
Punta Del Este is a beautiful resort area.

Cruise Beagle Channel

5 out of 5
Lucked out with great weather.

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

5 out of 5
Easy to walk around - long line for return tender (leave a little early if you can).

Cruise Cape Horn

5 out of 5
Lucked out with great weather.

Cruise Strait Of Magellan

5 out of 5
Lucked out with great weather.

Punta Arenas, Chile

5 out of 5

Cruise Amalia Glacier

5 out of 5

Cruise Pio Xi Glacier

5 out of 5

Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile

5 out of 5

CRUISE PAST EASTER ISLAND

5 out of 5
Spent two extra hours cruising coast due to medical evacuation. Would have liked to go ashore (only down side of entire trip).

Papeete, Tahiti

3 out of 5
Very commercial - rained heavily.

Moorea, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
Excursion snorkeling with sharks and rays was awesome - nice lunch.

Cross International Dateline

5 out of 5

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5

Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Nice little town to walk/shop in.

Wellington, New Zealand

5 out of 5
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