Queen Mary 2 Cruise Review to Transatlantic
7 Night Transatlantic Westbound (Southampton To New York)
Sail date: April 28, 2019
Ship: Queen Mary 2
Cabin type: Balcony
Cabin number: 4018
Traveled as: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago
Review summaryThis was our 7th cruise with Cunard, and the 6th crossing.When we first contemplated a transatlantic crossing we had some reservations we might be bored but found the time goes so fast we never did. There is something subtly addictive about the experience which is why we have now completed so many crossings, we only started cruising 8 years ago. We love the formality of dressing for dinner, so different to our every day lives, and the fact most people adhere to the dress code which creates a sumptuous atmosphere. Knowing you have a run of uninterrupted sea days is so relaxing and you develop your own routine for each day. There is always lots of things you could do but we usually find we fill our time easily enough without partaking of many organised events, although on this trip I did the Commodores cocktail tasting, it was a fun and interesting class - you need to keep your eyes peeled for it being offered though because it has limited spaces. Ship rarely feels crowded, the buffet can be busy if you hit it in the 5-10 minutes after a lunchtime lecture finishes. You only really become aware of how many people are on board during muster & disembarkation.
Food and Dining
Great place to meet with others from online forums on the first sea day. Lovely venue for pre & post dinner drinks especially when everyone is really dressed up on gala nights.
The Golden Lion
Very good selection of beer. Good food at lunchtime. Nice venue for the quiz. Good place to sit and watch the sea on stormy days as it crashes over the windows.
Lovely place to spend time both day and night. Comfortable seating, excellent service
Now the Carinthia lounge it's a lovely space, nice light breakfast and lunch offerings. Enjoyable music & entertainment offerings in this venue too.
calm with interesting art to view
Lovely place to watch people dance (or participate in dancing if you can)
Such variety! Daily crossword & sudoku issued from here
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Pay attention to the carpets to help orientate yourself by staircase & area.