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5 out of 5

better than expected by eileenzingaro

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My husband and I were shocked at the spaciousness of the ship, the excellence of the food and the courtesy of the staff. The captain was in communication on a daily basis and the lecture series by reporters fro the New York Times was exceptional.  The liner was tastefully appointed and the stateroom was clean and comfortable.  

provided all that was promised in the advertising including cabin upgrade, prepaid gratuities and on board credits.  It would have been good to show this on the final boarding papers and on line as it was so long since we had booked the reservation that it would have helped having this ahead of time.

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5 out of 5

A vacation to remmeber by mimzee321

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A big plus is I live in Brooklyn 20 minutes away from dock, so it's a easy get to.

Very smooth embarkation, friendly service, and as a return traveler they expedite boarding.

QM2 is the most elegant ship, I have been on many wonderful cruises but the ambiance, and royalty can't be beat. There is a lot of formal evening, and even when it's not men have to wear jacket, and tie.  It doesn't bother me I love dress up, but if your looking for casual forget it.  My husband was thrown out of the casino in the evening because he was wearing shorts.  He wasn't happy. It's easier for women because as long as your wearing nice slacks and top or dress your fine.

Food is delicious, excellent shows, service is top notch.  The ship is always being maintained and cleaned throughout the day.

Love the ports, St. Thomas, Martin, Kitts, Lucia and Tortola are all wonderful islands.  Love the beaches and shopping.  I bypass tours they are the same thing, so it's off to the beautiful beaches I go to.

Entertainment was wonderful the music, dancers and wonderful "Opera Boys" were fabulous.

It's just a wonderful ship, and trip.  I will definitely return some time soon.

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5 out of 5

There's just something special about this boat... by emile

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Do whatever you can to go Princess or Queens Grill.  It is worth the price of admission.

 

A superb experience on a truly magnificent liner.  Even though she is showing a bit of her age, the crew is polished, the food fantastic, the liquor well-stocked, and the mood lively... even when traversing through a hurricane in the North Atlantic.  In December.

 

Kudos, Cunard - I can't wait to revisit (and no, I'm not some old person), especially after the refit.

 

 

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5 out of 5

Wonderful crossing on QM2 despite sailing throgh two force 11 hurricanes by lsbodine

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Crossed westbound in mid-December.  Selected a balcony stateroom on Deck 8 near midship.  Stateroom was larger than expected and well-appointed.  Storage was generous.  QM2 is due to be refitted.  Hope they replace the shower as fixtures, stall, and cloth shower curtains are due for a change.  Steward provided good service.  All of the dining rooms were excellent with great food and service.  Afternoon tea was delightful.  The daily program was excellent with lectures, concerts, and shows.  The library is the most remarkable space on the ship with thousands of selections across many subjects housed in barrister cases.  Simply amazing.  The staff is highly professional and they managed our sailing through the two storms with 10m swells keeping the ship fairly steady and the passengers comfortable and confident.  Disembarkation was painless.  Would gladly make another crossing in the future.  Cunard is just ightly a cut above Celebrity and is managed like a ship as opposed tk a oating hotel.  Delightful.

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4 out of 5

compare it with cruise ships,, no,, compare it to a ferry by agiov0023

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the buffet area has to be made to look nicer . the grand lobby has to be more grand;  CARpets have to be redone  less loud designs..  other than that all good

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5 out of 5

QM2 never fails to disappoint! by jjd311

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My third crossing aboard the QM2 and everything was just great. 

 

The food, atmosphere, dancing, casino, shows/entertainment were all top shelf with exceptional service to boot!

 

I look forward to my next crossing on the QM2 and especially look forward to the planned upgrades to this phenomenal (and world's only true) ocean liner!

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5 out of 5

Excellent by ask513

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What a thrill, what a ship! We were treated like like royals and had a wonderful time on board. Service level is very high and food was excellent. Not only well prepared but also served by waiters that knew there work. Can only recommend others to go.

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5 out of 5

Beatiful ship by volramos1

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It was a great experience, the crew was very friendly and the food was lovely.

So I will do it again with my friends, easy way of travelling across the atlantic when u are afraid of flying with airplanes Happy

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5 out of 5

THE MAGICAL QM2 by wodgies11

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We are avid cruisers, but this was our first Cunard experience.   It was a "bucket list" item to do the transatlantic crossing on the QM2 and it did not disappoint us in any way.   What a wonderful ship - luxurious, elegant, and STRONG which was comforting given the gale force winds and high seas we experienced.  But as sailors, we loved the rough weather and the sense of the sea it brought to us.

 

As to service, the word impeccable does not begin to describe our experience.  From our stateroom steward (Albino) to every member of the crew, the white glove concept was lovingly carried out.   And we do mean lovingly, since there was an atmosphere of dedication and good cheer throughout.  

 

A very special mention for Robert Howie, the hotel manager.  What a delight to meet him!   He is the epitome of dedicated professionalism, charm and good humour.   Cunard should count themselves very lucky to have him.   We hope our paths will cross again, and that is very likely since we are already looking at our next voyage on the QM2!

 

And just for fun, and to re-live our QM2 experience, we are going on Monday 23 November to stay overnight on the original Queen Mary, now in Long Beach, California.  We will dine at the excellent onboard restaurant, Sir Winston's, and raise a glass to her magical successor, the QM2!

 

Thank you, Cunard, for keeping the magnificent tradition of ocean liners going in such a perfect fashion.

 

Yours aye

Pam Johnson and Ray Cole

QM2 5 November Transatlantic

 

 

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5 out of 5

A Late October Atlantic Crossing by ntcox

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On day three out of Southampton, southwest of Ireland, I saw a whale spout about 100 yards from QM2 but the mammal otherwise stayed out of sight. On day four there was the most horrific Atlantic storm all night. The Captain said the highest recorded wind was 110 mph. Neither my wife nor I were ill and we attribute lack of sickness to the absence of a roll, something to do with two inches of steel in the bow, and great stabilizers. But the ups and downs of the ship were huge! The Captain said his vessel was 'good for it'. It's almost luck to see fish life; however, on the westbound crossing in May, the ship steered slightly further south than usual, because of pack ice and my wife and I saw thousands of dolphins over a couple of hours - thought they were going to jump through the picture windows of Sir Samuels coffee lounge on deck three. To get back to last week's crossing. Everything was ship shape, from our cabin steward who kept marvelously out of sight but knew what we needed, to the Purser's staff who found me a pair of black shoes when I realized my formals were left behind in the London hotel. We ate in Brittania Club. The pleasant thing about that niche restaurant, is, you can stop by for dinner anytime between 6:30 and 9:30 in the evening, for the superlative dining experience. 

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4 out of 5

Queen Mary 2 cruise by psandvl

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I was disappointed in the amount of choices regarding fresh vegetables and fruits at the buffet.  Also, I felt that some of the crew had difficulty with english and so when asked questions had difficulty with their answers.  I enjoyed all the excursions I booked as well as the evening shows.  I think I would have had a more difficult time with my reservations had it not been for Mayra who helped me with the system.

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4 out of 5

REVIEW OF QM2 CRUISE NYC TO QUEBEC 9/27/15 TO 10/11/15 by rcentanni

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OVERALL CRUISE WAS VERY GOOD. ITINERARY WAS ALSO VERY GOOD. QM2 IS A BEAUTIFUL SHIP. CABIN WAS ADEQUATE & VERY CLEAN. FOOD WAS GOOD TO VERY GOOD. EXCURSIONS WERE INTERESTING. ENTERTAINMENT WAS VARIED. SHIP PERSONNEL PROVIDED GOOD SERVICE.  

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5 out of 5

Dining by rharrington317

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The choices of food offered were excellent.  The waiters were efficient.  The meals delicious and enjoyable.

The dessert offerings were imaginative and tasty.

I might have like there to be more seafood on offer.

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3 out of 5

Cabin choice is critical! by jjacquemoud

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Almost everything about this Transatlantic sailing was absolutely wonderful.  The service was superior at every level.  The quality and selection of food was excellent.  The entertainment was unique and interesting (RADA acting company, Phillip Browne).  Lectures were very informative.  The stateroom itself was clean and adequate.  We knew it would be small, and it was just fine. Our cabin steward was great as well!  The problem was the location of the stateroom....right above the Royal Court Theatre where all the evening entertainment takes place!  We were not informed that we would be listening to rehearsals during the day and shows until late in the evening....one night until 11:30PM.  It was loud and disruptive. It occurs to us that passengers who chose ocean view cabins that were located behind lifeboats were informed that their views would be obstructed.  Why wouldn't people in rooms vulnerable to theatre noise be similarly cautioned?  If we should choose the QM2 again, we'll be very careful about choosing a more comfortable, quiet cabin.

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5 out of 5

In a word... Elegant by boudrek

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Best advice I can offer is: If you are looking for and really want Elegance for your cruise or travel experience, this is the one for you.  You'll LOVE it!Love

If you don't know what Elegant is, or know but don't care, DO NOT take this cruise. You'll HATE it.

This Crossing consisted of classical music performances (2 piano concerts, 2 POPS-type orchestra concerts), 4 (yes, FOUR) Formal Nights, great food & service at breakfast, lunch and dinner in even the main dining room (Britannia), and other Feast for the Mind options like the 4 lectures on space from a Royal Astronomical Society astronomer. Plenty of time and space for reflection, reading, and relaxation.

No rock climbing, wave pools, zip lines, etc. This isn't Carnival, RCL, Norwegian, folks. If you think Dress Codes are elitist and obsolete, DO NOT get on a Cunard ship.

In sum, if a function on board can be enhanced by British Elegance, Cunard does it very well. Largest library at sea, White Glove service for Afternoon Tea, and fabulous service in the dining room. Cabins understated but flawless. Ship built to cut through the North Atlantic with nary a shimmy or shake. Awesome specialty restaurant in Todd English.

For functions that aren't really responsive to an Elegant approach, like the Kings Court Buffet... Not Good. Cunard's heart clearly isn't in it for generically feeding the masses, and the buffet was just really lame. Take this cruise if you want to DINE, not just graze, feed, or eat.

People of all ages on board, but really not a good choice for the kiddies or teenagers. They would have a lot more fun on just about ANY other cruise line.

I'd guess breakdown was 30 and under: 15%, 30 to 45: 25%, 45-60: 30%, 60-70: 20%, 70+ 10%. So forget that "Average age of 70" stuff you see on other reviews. I didn't flunk Math.

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4 out of 5

B&S Review by barrysylvester

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Time away from home or work is always good.  The cruise allowed plenty of relaxation and the chance to interact with many other people.  The menu was disappointing in some ways but the service was good.  We know that the many Officers on board all have big responsibilities; however, it appears that from time to time, they should be required to do some "deck time".    Get around the ship and do some small chit-chat with passengers and to make them feel welcomed.  Getting off the ship was a nightmare; however, it seems to always be the fault of the Immigration folks - never the cruise line.

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5 out of 5

Queen Mary II cruise by pattiwyant250

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The service and food was excellent.  I have two issues.  The first, the dress code was NOT enforced.  Secondly, which was kind of minor, but of the 8 days only the last two days we had sunshine.  However, the ship itself was very smooth.

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2 out of 5

QM2 LOSING ITS OUTSTANDING SERVICES by vitombs

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FROM PEELING PAINT ON BALCONY LOUNGE CHAIRS TO DUPLICATION OF PERFORMERS, CUNARD IS LOSING ITS APPEAL.  FIRST NIGHT THE STEAK WAS TOUGH - WAITER APOLOGIZED AND OFFERED NO SUBSTITUTE.  SECOND NIGHT FOUND LARGE PIECES OF CRAB SHELL IN APPETIZER - WAITER APOLOGIZED AND OBVIOUSLY DID NOT REPORT IT AS WE HAD NO FURTHER COMMENTS FROM ANYONE IN THE DINING ROOM.  

HOWEVER, AFTERNOON TEA AND MUSICAL GROUPS WERE AS GOOD AS OTHER CRUISE LINES.  

 

 

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5 out of 5

What a way to travel the Atlantic by miatapete

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You get whatever you want so how could anyone complain.

We like the formal nights but the other nights and days are a real treat with great entertainment and very interesting speakers like the TSB chairman. great music, food, staterooms etc. . .

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5 out of 5

A journey on three levels by zsuzsi60

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This experience was extraordinary on many levels. First of all, this is a "crossing", going from A to B, leaving an enigmatic place, getting close to the middle of nowhere, meeting the heart of the Atlantic, anticipating arrival and sailing in the channel at the end. For me, it was an almost mystical, transformative voyage, a second birth. The great thing is, that there is so much time to contemplate on this journey while the ocean lulls the mind and rocks the waters in your body to the rhythm of the universe.

Second, she is beautiful. Imposing. Magnificent. Classic. Elegant. Singular. Historic.   

Third, the service was immaculate. In the stateroom, in the Britannia, during tea, or randomly anyone was kind and generous. I was traveling with my daughter who is almost five and we felt welcome and appreciated by staff and by fellow travelers (regardless of their average age being over 75 in general). The KIDS' ZONE facility is safe, secure, clean with great staff to care for children. I left her with them with a quiet heart.

Overall, this crossing exceeded my expectations on every level.

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