Perfect time for a crossing, great weather, great ship.
Queen Mary 2 Cruise Review
7 Night Transatlantic Westbound (Southampton To New York)
Sail date: August 25, 2019
Ship: Queen Mary 2
Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 1 year ago
Review summaryBest weather of all my crossings. Not the best crossing I’ve done but not the worse crossing. I found that people retired early during this crossing and by midnight the ship was dead. Guess the passengers on this voyage didn’t like partying and staying up late. I made many new friends on this voyage and I will more than likely do a fifth crossing on board Queen Mary 2.
Food and Dining
Food is very good. I’ve noticed that the food quality has degraded over the last two voyages. Finding a good table with good company is essential for a memorable voyage on board.
Favourite bar on board. The view is amazing, great cocktails, and the daily Friends of Dorothy’s social hour is always well attended.
Second favourite bar on board the ship. The bartending staff are amazing. Great place to have a drink before supper.
Cunard needs better souvenirs. I found most of it rather tacky, not very good, and overpriced.
The primary location for the guest lecturers. Show up early if you want a seat.They need to create new planetarium shows. After four crossings, the “night skies of the North Atlantic” show gets repetitive. However, it did take me two voyages before I saw a planetarium show in it’s entirety (it is easy to fall asleep during the show).
The largest ballroom at sea. Afternoon tea here is delightful if evening dancing is not your thing.
Beautiful library. Good location to watch the ship cross the ocean.
Royal Court Theatre
Cunard has never been known for its entertainment. I usually attend only one show per crossing just to say I did it.
Always a good night of dancing if you make it to G32!
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Packing light is almost impossible. Expect the grand. Dress well, partake in the activities on board the ship, and enjoy the voyage.