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Queen Mary 2 Cruise Review to U.S. - Pacific, Northwest

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 33

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Queen Mary 2

Sydney to Sydney

Sail date: February 24, 2018

Ship: Queen Mary 2

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10040

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was our third Cruise on Cunard, and again it was fantasic. Before disembarkation we booked our next cruise with Cunard on Queen Victoria for 19 nights Heads up if you book while you are still onboard you get bonus OBC for the cruise your booking.


3 out of 5
They had systems issues, understand this can happen but the communication could of been better.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Grills are excellent your very well looked after

Princess Grill

5 out of 5

The three waiters, drink steward, and host made you feel very welcome and nothing was to much trouble and no way they are going to allow you to leave even feeling slightly hungry

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Had a massage felt very relaxed afterwards, the only thing unlinke Queen Victoria & Elizabeth they do no not have a free sauna

Sports Centre

5 out of 5

The free Gym is very well equipped

Mayfair Shops

3 out of 5

Poorly stocked of sizes, most items I wanted were not available in my size, and new stock was not available till Singapore. I was doing Sydney to Sydney to NZ so this was not helpful.


4 out of 5
The Eagles show was fantasic, others were miss and hit

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
The service on the QM2 in the marjority is superb, with the exception of one waiter during High Tea in the Grills Lounge and one Sale person in the Mayfair Shop who just walked away from me and did not offer any help

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
I prefer the design of the Queen Victoria & Elizabeth, found it strange the ship is divided in two because of Brittiania Restaurant.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a Princess P1 and were very happy with our room

Ship tip

Well worth the extra money to upgrade to the “Grills” I would never fly business class as do not see the value, but I will only cruise Grills with Cunard

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
My home City so am very biased

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

4 out of 5
Little distance from the City, but otherwise very nice.

Akaroa, New Zealand

5 out of 5
I did not go ashore as have been to Akaroa before. This is a tender port. But just sitting on deck looking at the view is a fantasic way to spend a day.

Wellington, New Zealand

3 out of 5
This port has a couple of problems, the city is not accessible by foot and a lot of construction is happening in the port

Tauranga, New Zealand

5 out of 5
The nearby township is a short enjoyable walk from the port is very tidy and well laid out


4 out of 5
Smooth disembarkation, my two things I did not like was we were due to be in the disembarkation point at 7.50am. Not only did this not give us a relaxing start to eat breakfast as they open at 7am, the steward came to advise we need to vacate the room at 720am, we simply said we will be gone by 750am

Traveler Photos

On the Deck of the QM2 Home Port Night View From the the Port of Tauranga
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