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Queen Mary 2 Cruise Review to Caribbean

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 38

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
Queen Mary 2

The Caribbean

Sail date: November 19, 2019

Ship: Queen Mary 2

Cabin number: 11012

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Embarked Queen Mary 2, with ease, on board quickly, suitcases already in the cabin. Cabin quite spacious, and although rather tired looking, clean. Welcomed aboard with a bottle of wine in the cabin, which was a nice touch. The ship is very stable despite Atlantic seas, really shows she is a liner, not a cruise ship. Enjoyable cruise, although some improvements could be made to the entertainment, and the MDR. I had been sold the 26 day trip, as one cruise, but in many ways it was run as 3 cruises, so the shows were repeated, which I felt was unfair. All in all, an enjoyable experience, I look forward to repeating.


5 out of 5
No problems, quick on board

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
MDR was very slow, we lost our main waiter a week into the cruise ( they said he had been promoted?) food came without vegetables, although you could have extra if you asked, though these were often late, poorly cooked and cold. Plates were cold, therefore meals were too. Did not use speciality restaurants, buffets looked well stocked. Room service,which I had for breakfast, and occasional lunch, good, and on time.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Did not use these


3 out of 5
Dancers were excellent, show singers were dire, out of tune and screechy, guest performers on the whole were ok. Guest speakers were good, Giles Ramsey, who gave insight talks, was excellent. Sound system needs checking, far too loud.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
On the whole, staff were excellent.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Once you got used to it, the layout was ok, a bit confusing at first. All areas were clean, the carpets looked a little tired.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin was quite comfortable, the glass balcony was great, as was the position of the cabin. The carpet had seen better days, had a few stains on it. Steward was good, I didn’t have to ask for extra shower gel etc, he supplied it without asking.

Ship tip

Enjoy your holiday!

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

4 out of 5
Good shopping, start of cruise

New York, New York

5 out of 5
Brilliant, excursions were a little expensive , but frankly worth the money.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

3 out of 5
Fair excursion, disappointed with the souvenirs in all the islands we visited, they were all mass produced.

Roseau, Dominica

4 out of 5
Pity the botanical gardens have so little flowers. Area around the port is very run down.

Bridgetown, Barbados

4 out of 5
Took excursion in Barbados, to a plantation, with a train ride, excellent trip.

Castries, St. Lucia

4 out of 5
Another plantation house, with beautiful gardens. Great trip

Basseterre, St. Kitts

3 out of 5
Only visited the port here, plenty of shops near the ship, but all the same. Should have taken a trip in this area.


5 out of 5
No problems, disembarked easily, cases all together, the easiest I have ever done!
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