162 Queen Mary 2 Tips


Oct 23, 2017

Don't spend a penny on extras, because all the meals and activities included are great. The only charge you will need is for internet, which you should skip because you are on vacation, and drinks, which are very reasonably priced. Ask for a table for six or eight for dinner, to meet interesting travelers.


Sep 26, 2017

Secret exterior elevator forward connects to the observation deck.


Sep 22, 2017

Be prepared to walk a fair amount if you want to attend things on the ship.


Sep 05, 2017

The bulk of the customers on the ship were 60+ years old in my estimation...we are in are mid 60's as well. Few children and few younger couples. If you like travelling with mostly older people, this is the ship for you. I personally would have preferred a more evenly distributed age group. Who wants to travel on a floating old folks home?


Aug 20, 2017

Sail aboard this ship if you want the experience of an ocean voyage, where you are days out on the sea. Sail aboard this ship if you want an experience that emphasizes a relatively high level of elegance. Do not sail on this ship if you want to wear shorts and a tank-top to the dining room, or expect a conga line around the pool.


Aug 16, 2017

Don't waste your money. If you're looking for a luxury cruise experience keep looking. Dirty and congested a


Aug 12, 2017

Just do it...No review or research can give you this experience. It was surreal being on the ship. We had 2 days of pretty rough seas but we hardly felt a thing because of how well this ship is designed. And expect to feel that you are traveling abroad. We hardly met any other Americans and had some wonderful times with people from the UK, New Zealand, and the Channel Islands.


Jul 30, 2017

The ship sails the north Atlantic and we feel little if any movement of the ship. Its an ocean liner!


Jul 23, 2017

Study the deck plan very carefully ,it will save you a lot of unnecessary walking.


Jul 21, 2017

Book early and you'll get a free upgrade. Book late and you'll get a great price but limited choice of accommodations. Try to find a room near the center elevator banks (B and C). And if you do book early, sign up for an early dinner seating (if it applies) and book your excursions at the same time. Oh, and pack less !


Jul 14, 2017

Always look at the ship diagrams so you are not walkiing in the opposite direction of your destination or on the wrong deck.


Jul 08, 2017

Bring your own case of water. Pack snacks. Definitely bring the fanciest dress you can find. Don't forget your binoculars.


Jun 22, 2017

Get to theater EARLY after dinner, as seats go fast!


Jun 02, 2017

If you want formal dining and beautiful ballrooms the Queen Mary 2 is definately your ship.


Jan 14, 2017

For maximum time on the ship, consider the London to NYC crossing instead of NYC to London. We lost an hour every day, which was a little confusing because they jump forward an hour at noon every day except one.


Dec 28, 2016

Do not pay extra for a balcony room. The balcony has no view, just a too-high window


Dec 25, 2016

Cancel your trip and go on Princess!


Dec 25, 2016

Explore the ship thoroughly a.s.a.p. after embarkation. Otherwise you may miss spending time on your cruise in a lounge or area which you find particularly attractive.


Dec 12, 2016

Use the restaurant as often as possible

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