Doesn't compare to Celebrity

Queen Mary 2 Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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Queen Mary 2

Westbound Transatlantic Crossing

Sail date: December 15, 2016

Ship: Queen Mary 2

Cabin number: 6219

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was our first experience on Cunard.  Our favorite cruise line is Celebrity, so we will be comparing the two.  Arrival and check-in in Southhampton were chaotic, staff was hard to find, long walks and long lines.  The separation of "classes" was apparent this whole trip.  Certain areas and eating venues etc. were only available to the upper classes.  Really strange to experience as an American.  The room was nicely decorated, but do NOT pay the extra fee for a balcony room.  The balcony is enclosed and only gives a view of the sky.  Our room steward was very good and friendly.  The shower had a nasty shower CURTAIN! Not a door. Also, the shower drain was slow and had a sewage odor.  The food was very British....odd offerings and combinations for an American.  The dining room menu does not offer any everyday choices (like Celebrity), in case none of the specials appeal to you.  Also, even with open seating, they assign a table to you and you are stuck there for the whole trip.  Compared to Celebrity, the entertainment was a big zero. It was like being at a cheap amusement park!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship tip

Do not pay extra for a balcony room. The balcony has no view, just a too-high window

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

3 out of 5

New York, New York Did not visit port

Taxi at the taxi line outside the ship cost us $70 to Penn Station....😳
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