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Queen Mary 2 Cruise Review to Transatlantic


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
7 Night Transatlantic Westbound (Southampton To New York)
Sail Date: December 15, 2015
Ship: Queen Mary 2
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 10051
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Where to start?  The QM2 exceeded our expectations by a country mile.  The food (Princess Grille) was excellent, daily afternoon tea superb (the scones and clotted cream are among the best I've ever had), room service prompt, and overall service was easily Michelin-level with a genuine hospitality. 

 

Many charming passengers to meet, many of us even 6 months after still regularly keep in touch.

 

I wasn't expecting to enjoy myself, as I'm not old and stuffy.  However, I can't wait to go again on this boat, on this route.  There's something about a liner versus a cruise and the panache that Cunard can deliver when on their A-game.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Go for the Grille class and be impressed. Afternoon tea is a must.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Older folks loved the lecture programs. I tended to sleep in more due to late night activities.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
G32 a welcome late night spot.

Children's Programs

N/A

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Get. A. Grille. Suite.

Simple as that. Blows the regular staterooms out of the water.

Huge bathroom compared to standard. Walk-in Closet. Full sofa and table for dining (and separate lounger). Bar area with fully stocked crystal. Complimentary bottled water. Fresh fruit daily.

Ship Tip

Arrive a day ahead of your sail date. Southampton is a good 2 hour drive from Heathrow. In the event of any delays you can still make your embarkation time safely. Hotels are reasonably priced in the area.

5 out of 5
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