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Very highly recommended
By: Not provided
Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013
The Cunard line is our favorite ship line. We are particularly fond of the Queen Mary 2, although we have been on the Queen Victoria and enjoyed it very much, also. We take a cruise every couple of years and it is almost always on a Cunard ship.
Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2013
First class cruise. Lots to do and the dance floor was great.
Travel Advisor: Aline Coleman
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Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013
You cannot compare the abundant and varied opportunities aboard the QM2 with any other cruise ship. The ship is beautifully appointed and the programs offered are limitless. We have sailed QM2 many times and never tire of the experience.
Travel Advisor: Ruth Turpin
Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2014
THIS WAS OUR FIRST TRANSATLANTIC CROSSING.WE WERE ALWAYS BUSY THE LECTURERS WERE INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE.OUR CRUISE SAILED TO THE NORWEGIAN FIORDS AND BACK. MEETING NEW PEOPLE WAS ONE OF THE ADDED PLUSES OF THE CRUISE.OUR TRAVEL AGENT WAS ALWAYS HELPFUL AND AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ALL OUR QUESTIONS.,WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR NEXT CRUISE.
Travel Advisor: Janet Rubinger
Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2014
My wife and I recently made the crossing on QM2 from New York to Southampton. It was our first "cruise." We were completely satisfied with the experience and are discussing doing it again in a few years, next time from England to the US. If your idea of a happy holiday is to stay in flip-flops, shorts, and T-shirts morning, noon, and night, or if you have small children in need of constant amusement, or if you want to be entertained with rock bands, then QM2 is not for you. The clientele is definitely older, although we saw lots of kids from infants to teenagers, and young couples. Handicapped people will find access to every part of the ship. The crew is phenomenal, helpful, cheerful, etc. Food and staterooms are excellent. Lots to do, but all that you must do is show up for supper at your seating. Utterly relaxing. We loved everything about it.
Travel Advisor: Gayle Soloe
Great trip - once again!
Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2014
Once again, a great experience, highlighted by the presence of Wes Anderson, Jason Swartzman, Tilda Swinton and Roman Coppola - reviewing their film - work.The back-to-back formal nights would have been better split, but went well.
Travel Advisor: Darcy Flarity
Fourth of July
Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2014
Love this ship! Bad weather, just happens and the captain made excellent decisions, when dealing with this! Miss going to the Caribbean in January on QM2. Love all the great service, selection of activities, and the spa. Never could get board on this ship!
So much fun
Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2014
Had a great crossing - beautiful ship with many ammenities - Dressing for dinner every evening was fun, but makes for more luggage needed. The cabins are wonderfully arranged though to allow plenty of storage space. Our food and service was first rate - entertainment offered many fun options.
Cruise Ship Extraordinaire
Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2014
The Queen Mary 2 is unparalleled in its service and splendor. We would return on it tomorrow!
Travel Advisor: Katie McCormack Krinkie
Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2016
Easy embarkation and helpful staff. Food was delicious and great variety for meat eaters as well as vegetarians Cabins were adequate and lots of places inside and out to sit and relax. Folks enjoyed the entertainment and I was especially happy that we were able to take a behind the scenes tour of the ship
Travel Advisor: Deborah Bush
Voyage to Norway
Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2016
The remastering of the Kings Court was very well done. We had good service with the breakfast "egg man" who soon learned how my wife liked her egg. i was disappointed in the selection of lecturers on this cruise. "Fashion Week" on the westbound crossing did not have any interest. Jon Sobel gave 2 very informative talks. The ship was cold! My wife wore a sweeter and jacket every time she left the cabin.
Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2014
Lovely ship. Great cabin steward...always clean and very personable guy. Personnel in the King's Court always seemed to be preoccupied with something else. Witnessed several of the workers run into passengers while they were trying to clear tables, etc. Personnel with carts would never stop for oncoming passenger traffic and keep going whether they ran into you or came close. While eating breakfast several days, personnel proceeded to try to clear and move empty tables to set up for lunch buffet....very disruptive and safety hazard trying to move while still a lot of passenger traffic.....wouldn't it be wiser/safer to move the tables BEFORE breakfast and not risk the hazard?? Would only displace approximately 16 passengers and there are plenty of seats without those. Entertainment and lecturers were good but not exceptional or fabulous.
Travel Advisor: Jay Musgrove
Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2014
Best cruise line I have been on. Can't think of 1 thing I would change.
Travel Advisor: Annie Rogers
Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015
We had a lovely time on our recent trans-Atlantic crossing on the QM2. The dining staff and other employees were very helpful and friendly. The ship is beautiful. Since we were also on the ship for an additional week of touring the British Isles, we were able to experience some of their shore excursions. I feel that this was their weak link. The tour sites were very interesting but the scheduling to get the passengers on and off on tender required days was very disappointing. They did not seem to have the personnel ready to check the passengers in and get them to the tenders which meant long waiting lines just to get into the areas to wait for your turn to leave the ship. I am sure this problem will be corrected. Other than that, our experience was delightful.
Travel Advisor: Heidi Wohlert
Enjoyed the Atlantic Crossing
By: Laura & Bryan
Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2015
Pure elegance afloat. Superb service all over the ship. However the food in the Britannia Grill was well presented but ordinary, not as sumptuous we expected.
Travel Advisor: Adriana Breidenstein
A Real Ocean Liner
By: Charlie 34
Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2015
The Queen Mary 2 is an impressive ship, though starting to show her age. Very stable in rough seas. Beautiful décor throughout. Outstanding food and service in every area. Well organized tendering operations. Check-in and check-out were quick and smooth. Balcony cabin was a bit tight relative to some other ships we have sailed on.
A royal cossing
By: Movie junkies
Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2015
See review of our agent, who chose the perfect class of stateroom for our needs.
Travel Advisor: Maria Karmiris
Reviewed on: 01 Dec 2015
IT WAS THE BEST EVER ,CANT WAIT FOR OUR NEXT CRUISE.
Good choice for seniors
Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2016
Great food in Grille. Excellent entertainment and wide variety of well-qualified lecturers. Poor internet service compared to e.g., RCCL.
Travel Advisor: Anne Johnson
The Perfect World Governed by Cunard
By: Cunard Sailor
Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2016
Everyone continues to love the retired Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2 has developed the same admiration. The ship is a huge machine and issues develop and are fixed, regardless Cunard operates a community that you will hope to find ashore.
Travel Advisor: Jonathan Phillips
Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2016
The QM2 is a fantastic ship with an excellent crew. The service, food and atmosphere were all superb.
Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2016
Great, responsive service. Appreciated the generous obc.
Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2016
It was everything we had hoped it would be! We thought there would be a lot of downtime on board the ship, but there was always something we wanted to do, or somewhere we wanted to eat! The ship in and of itself is a destination!
The Bloom is Off the Rose
By: Steamboat Bill
Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2016
The ship seemed crowded with more passengers and fewer crew. Service and was not up to Cunard's usual high standards. The refrigerator in our room stopped working and the A/C vent produced a stream of black soot which settled on the bed, but two requests for service, one to the purser, one to our room steward, were ignored. The cabin curtain was too narrow and let light in. Buying a piece of chocolate at the new Godiva Chocolate Bar was a convoluted affair. You were supposed to sit down at a table and order from a menu. Reconfigured King's Court is just as confusing as the old King's Court. There is nothing to distinguish the serving stations. We were dozing in deck chairs when one of the ship's photographers woke us to take our pictures. Did not seem like a luxury cruise. More Carnival than Cunard.
By: World Traveler
Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016
Eiko is a super travel agent. Like my own personal travel agent, she always keeps me abreast of trips I might be interested in. Everything is booked by her (airline, airport transports, hotels & even sight seeing transport). When she travels with you in a group, she'll also recommend restaurants.
Wonderful Time on the QM2
Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2016
First Timer on QM2, great ship loved the dancing and tea time. Of course sailing with new friends made the trip fun.
Classic , lots of public space
Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2016
Cunard classic service and accommodations lots of grand public space
A pleasant surprise
Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2016
QM2 was delightful in every way. The food and service was excellent and the entertainment was very good. We were on the jazz cruise and had a lot of fun. We would do it again.
Travel Advisor: Susan Boehnstedt
Reviewed on: 19 Dec 2016
2nd trip on QM2. A totally different level than the cruise lines we have been on. More sedate and refined than cruise ships. Level of activities is excellent - fascinating and engaging. Definitely geared to passengers who want a comfortable voyage. The cabin steward and restaurant staff were quietly friendly and helpful with requests. I availed myself of the services of the accpuncturist in the spa, and he has given me a new life. The public areas are spacious and beautiful, our balcony cabin was perfect, the Britannia dining room was elegant but not stuffy. All told, it was a wonderful experience. This was our 2nd trip on the QM2, and we have recently booked another for the Fall.
Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2017
The epitome of old world travel in the 21st century.
Reviewed on: 01 Jan 2017
Top notch food, service, and accommodations. Staff were excellent, so attentive and friendly. My favorite ship
Travel Advisor: Olivia Kirlin
Reviewed on: 22 May 2017
Always kept busy with great concerts, lectures, gym. Some shows were repeats.
Reviewed on: 22 May 2017
I found the food exceptional and the service aboard ship extraordinary. The lectures were informative and the evening shows spectacular. The planetarium was wonderful and well worth the visit. The female dance host was friendly and encouraging even though I am not a good ballroom dancer. It is worth another trip
Queen of the Seas
By: Mel and Bob
Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2017
We've traveled the Mary numerous times. It's all about fantasy of traveling in another age. Love the dress up--we all look so great. In elegant surroundings with good food, great service, the chance to meet new friends from many countries, riding the world's only ocean liner, these are the building blocks for an enjoyable voyage.
I think the Queens dining room food needs upgrating
Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2017
Beautiful ship. Waiters pleasant& helpful. Staterooms clean & spacious.
Travel Advisor: Gina Morovati
Yet another cruise on the "Queen".
Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017
Practically perfect in every way.
Travel Advisor: Jennifer Hicks
Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017
The transatlantic is a different kind of vacation. There is no getting on and off the ship to tour places. There are activities on board, but I enjoy the meals, the service, and all the quiet spots where I can read with a view of the ocean. I read eight books in the eight days. I came home relaxed and rested.
QM2 east coast sail
Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2017
It was very nice. Lots to do. Interesting lectures beautiful music and great excursions. Stateroom was nice. Clean and large
Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2017
Wonderful! We have sailed QM2 many, many times. Each time is better than the last, if that's at all possible. The waiters, room attendants, wine stewards, actually the entire crew are polite, helpful, and well mannered.
Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2017
Fine Except for Kings Court Need to upgrade hygenic service of food and quality at this floor, Take a page from HAL for buffet service Dirty carpets in public Areas
Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2017
I would recommend this ship without any reservations.
Travel Advisor: Diane Colaizzi
Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2017
We didn't use Cunard Line on this trip, but we love the QM2 and have made several trans-Atlantic crossings as well as taking her from New York up into Quebec with several stops in between. The Queen's Grill is amazing. My wife and I always enjoy it. And Cunard is a VERY elegant cruise line with gorgeous ships lacking absolutely nothing.
Travel Advisor: Jesse Taylor
Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2017
On the whole quite good. Dealing with the purser's desk was not easy, however.
Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2017
We always enjoy the ship. Other than feeling there was a slight decline in the food everything else was wonderful as always.
Norway and Transantlantic Crossing
Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2017
no minute to spare, busy busy - make sure you read the program very safe
A real ocean liner!
By: Old Salt
Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2017
We loved every minute of it. Traveled with friends plus met a new couple from Germany. We all enjoyed each others' company. The shows were knock-outs and the talks were particularly interesting. We like breakfast in the Chef's Corner with all its healthy alternatives. Dinner in the Britannia was good with maybe a tough steak. otherwise all was well. We were treated to dinner in the Verandah one evening and it was very special. I had the grilled lobster - excellent! I like the fancy dishes and special presentations in the Verandah. Always enjoy the planetarium but some seats need to be repaired. Would like to see darker print in the hymnal and the daily newsletter. Eyes are getting older.
There are Many Fine Cruise Lines - But Cunard is the Best
Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2017
Do not make the mistake of comparing the QM2 with cruise ships. It is the standard of excellence for ocean liners. Service, food, service, entertainment, atmosphere and service are all outstanding.
Travel Advisor: Roz Gibel
A Great Ship
By: Barb M.
Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2017
Our Queen Mary 2 cruise was delightful. The QM2 remains a stunning vessel. Our meals were always delicious, and the service was flawless. Entertainment was great- of particular note were the performances by the British National Symphony Orchestra. It's Director, Anthony Inglis, was an extraordinary Host and Conductor! We truly hated to have our voyage end.
Travel Advisor: Barbara Stein
Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2018
great experience, good food and excellent service
Round Trip NY to Canada 14 Days
Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2018
As always, everything on QM2 was first class. The ship. public rooms and staterooms were all clean and very nice. The food (quality, choices, presentation and quality) was great.
By: Bill & Susie
Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2017
We really enjoyed Cunard's Queen Mary 2 transatlantic-NYC to Southampton. Some cruises have a special theme and we had the National Symphony Orchestra. They held three concerts-all outstanding. Regular ship's entertainment was among best we've seen. Ship's dancers and singers, string quartets, concert pianist, harpist, lectures on various topics, bridge and poker, etc.--it was all nicely done. Formality was higher-three formal nights and men in jackets every night (without tie is OK)-if you want to stay informal no problem-just eat in buffet. Enjoyed the balls associated with formal nights, especially masquerade ball. Dancing every night. Our cabin was nice but next time a balcony. Food was good but not a standout. Shopping wasn't as extensive as we've seen-couple higher end shops. Ship just wasn't as crowded as we have experienced on other cruise lines (Viking is best we've seen but quite a bit smaller). Check in was slow, slow! We were too busy to miss having port visits.
Travel Advisor: David Porter
Honeymoon on return sailing
By: Dave and Beth
Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2017
Wonderful sailing--food entertainment enjoyable--done in great style and relaxing
Travel Advisor: Jennifer Lannon
New England/Canada cruise
Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2017
Having sailed the Atlantic 3x on QM2 - this cruise was a very different experience. A whole different vibe - in some ways not unlike the several other cruises we were on with other lines. Yet this "cruise" on the QM2 was at a much higher level in both character and quality - as one would expect of the QM2. The shore excursions were head and shoulders above any others we have been on. These were not just short scenic bus rides and then extended "shopping." We actually spent the whole time visiting new places and having interesting experiences - and we did and saw some fascinating things. Best "cruise" we have ever been on!! And it was all wrapped up in the world of the QM2.
QM2 continues the fantasy of ocean liner travel
By: Mel and Bob
Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2017
As always, we enjoyed the formal evenings. We all look so swell when we dress up. We feel good with ourselves and we always have a festive evening. Cocktails in the Chart Room, and perhaps a post dinner night cap in Commodore, with wonderful friends met aboard, is wonderful and memorable. Thanks for the memories.
Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2017
Being in Queen's Suite has advantages & the Queens Dining Room food was very good.
Travel Advisor: Dan Twomey
I hate having to dress up but Cunard makes it fun!
Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2017
I had a great time. The stateroom was very comfortable and I realized I could easily go down to inside room but they sell out faster than any other rooms. I have never been a person who likes formal dressing mostly because I hate the room it takes up in my luggage. But my fellow passengers loved dressing up and they looked great. I slid by with a navy silk dress, 2 dressy jackets and a shawl but I felt I let my table down a little. I was amazed and delighted with how good the food and what nice travelers I met. The excellent organization on board from cleaning the rooms ( I loved Joy) . very professional service in the restaurant and in the cafeteria style Kings Court. Also you might be almost in a hotel but the crew was always about doing whatever seamen do on a boat so you knew this was a first rate ship!!
Travel Advisor: Christine Van Vorst
Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2017
Excellent. Outstanding enrichment programs. Helpful and accommodating.
Travel Advisor: Julie Taggart
A Beautiful Way to Cross
Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2017
Great food, great service and an easy way to cross the Atlantic to Europe and return. And it costs less than a business class airline ticket. The QM2 is the queen of the ocean!
Sail to UK
Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2017
The ship had been made over since the last time we sailed to UK Cabin was immaculate as was the rest of the ship Lecture programs ,RADA , Musical Artists and evening shows were very good Generally a great way to traverse the Atlantic As always, expertly organized by our excellent travel consultant, Honey
Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2017
Travel Advisor: Kelly Millington
A Very Nice Experience for Mature Adults
Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2017
It'a a very nice ship, offers an array of activities (lectures, shows, classes, etc.) and the service is very good. But two things stand out. One is the quality of the food, particularly the seafood. We consistently had superb fish and in the buffet area I had the best mussels ever - better than even in Belgium. The other thing that stands out is the type of passengers. They are for the most part mature individuals from a number of countries. You will not find a bunch of children running everywhere or out of control young people. This is basically a ship with a lot of class.
Reviewed on: 07 Dec 2017
In spite of unfortunate weather - crummy in truth - the QM2 once again gave us 2 glorious weeks at sea. The elegance of the ship - the attentiveness and graciousness of the staff - the scope and high level of the lectures - and the variety and talent of the musical performers and shows - all combined to bring us out of our normal lives and for too short a time gave us a feeling of a very special place in the world. Thank you Cunard!!
Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2017
Since my husband and I came down with a cough for 5 days the trip was not very exciting this time, but the service and food were wonderful and the Princess Grill dining team under Kelvin : Wendell, Limoel, Janie and Roy, was outstanding.
Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2017
The cruise ship was well laid out and comfortable. Dining room service and food was excellent, buffet restaurant was adequate, with food that was acceptable and service that was slow. Often there was no cutlery or coffee cups, so you had to wander around the restaurant searching out tables that still had residual cups and cutlery. Lecture series were fair to excellent depending on the speaker, but there were often large gaps with little to do especially between 3 and 7 p.m.
Travel Advisor: Shawn Kilner
Queen Mary 2--Mixed Review
Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017
I returned from the QM2 and was very glad to arrive in NYC on Nov. 26. While the ship is beautiful, the service impeccable, and the food delicious, the crossing had several serious disappointments. I was disappointed with the entertainment, lectures, etc. I felt that the program was too "science oriented," and the program did not take into account the age and background of the passengers; e.g., one of the major programs featured portions of musicals which included Miss Saigon and many pictures of the Vietnam era which were very inappropriate for the audience. I did not applaud, and I saw that many others did not, either. Also, I felt that the motion pictures were not age appropriate for their intended audience. I would estimate that 80+% of the passengers were over 60, and much of the entertainment was geared to a younger and more active audience. In conclusion, while I liked my stateroom and the food and service were excellent, I would probably not do another crossing.
Great expectation but great disappointment.
Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2017
Never again. Service, food, pools - everything were so bad! Pools without ocean water and very small size. Internet is expensive. We cruises 15-16 times on a different ships and this cruise was the worst in spite of expensive price of $ 5,500. I will not recommend it to anybody. Even our friends who bought on Expedia for $ 2,500 the same cabin said: " Never again" Nadezhda & David Ozerskiy
Travels on Queen Mary 2
Reviewed on: 24 Jan 2018
Just finished my 20th. voyage on QM2/ Most have been transatlantic -love every minute on-board-transatlantic's are the best way to travel aboard her. Lots of great lectures, first run movies, great entertainment and of course the planetarium. Great food and service in the Britannia Dining Room along with an occasional meal in the Veranda Restaurant.
Perfect transatlantic in stormy weather
By: Sherrie and David
Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2018
Excellent trip over. Despite leaving New York a day late, we arrived in Southampton only 90 minutes being schedule. The ship did 27 knots/hr once the weather cleared. She is so very steady and stable in rough weather. We had also been on her as we rounded the Cape of Good Hope two years ago and again she rides the waves like the true oceanliner that she is.
Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2018
I traveled on the Queen Mary 2 in May 2017. It is a wonderful luxurious ship with many amenities. The shows and lectures are top notch. The food is well prepared and plentiful. My fellow passengers were extremely well traveled and could offer advise on other places to visit in the world
5 Day Cruise
Reviewed on: 16 Apr 2018
Very nice , and good entertainment
Travel Advisor: Jon Sutter
Reviewed on: 24 May 2018
My 15 total voyages have always been incredible Its magical truly to cross the Atlantic on this amazing historic ship. I don;t love to fly but even if I did, I would not miss taking this crossing from South Hampton to New York, I remember every voyage Its a flawless way to travel,
Suite life is sweet life
Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018
If you can afford it splurge and go in one of the Penthouse suites Q4 and above on the ship. They are sensational and you are also pampered by the staff.
Travel Advisor: George Nagy
Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2018
Fantastic in every way
Travel Advisor: Linda Allen-Speer
Charm on the water
By: BC eddie
Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2018
We were on a seven day eastbound transatlantic crossing. While you can see in a few limited areas the QM2 is getting on in years the ship is still very well maintained. Service, food, and decor were very good. We like sea days so this journey gave us enough time to unwind and enjoy a lot of down time with feeling guilty. There are numerous public areas and there is plenty of places you can socialize or just find a quiet spot to read (the ship's library is incredible and well worth a visit). This form of travel is certainly worth considering considering you can get seven nights accommodation and meals for the price of a first class plane ticket without the jet lag.
Travel Advisor: Betty Shukster
Queen Mary 2
Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2018
This was my first trans Atlantic voyage and I would absolutely do it again. I had a wonderful room with a balcony and a great room steward, Jun. The food was good in the Britania Restaurant but outstanding in the Veranda. Well worth the extra price. Really enjoyed the captains daily remarks...with his British sense of humor. Really nothing negative about the Queen Mary 2. Loved it!!
Travel Advisor: Stuart Stone
Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2018
Excellent, no complaints.
Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018
QM2 was fabulous. Very, very smooth. So many activies to participate in and lovely people from around the world to chat with. If you have not cruised on QM2, make it your next sailing.
Travel Advisor: Bridgett Quinn
Revives the golden age of ocean liners
By: Steamboat Bill
Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2018
Formal nights in the Britannia Dining Room with dinner accompanied by a string quartet were like going back in time to when ocean liners were the only way to cross.
Boarding and landing problems
By: Moin Moin
Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2018
Excellent. The problem was waiting in line on my feet in New York for 45 minutes at the terminal. The other problem was that CUNARD lost my bag when returning on July 1st. Although tagged with RED 1, and put out the night before at 8 PM, it did not come off the vessel until 90 minutes after all the other bags.
Travel Advisor: Linda Buck
Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2018
Everything was great: food, service, entertainment.
Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2018
Everything was great.
Queen Mary 2
Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2018
Beautiful, elegant ocean liner! We have sailed six voyages on QM2 and have another scheduled in November!
Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2018
The QM2 is an elegant ship. The staff is helpful and pays attention to detail
By: Long time cruser
Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2018
The ship was beautiful both in and out, it was a crossing not a cruise where by it was more formal then a cruise ship, it has been awhile since we dressed that way but we both enjoyed it.
By: Tour of Central Europe and QM2 to NYC
Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018
Spectacular. Book either the Princess Grille or Queens Grille room or fly instead.
Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2018
Excellent speakers; good bridge; pleasant public areas and a high standard dress code, all of which appeals to us.
Exceptional Service and Planning
By: Queen Married
Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2018
The staff and accommodations on the Queen Mary were wonderful. I could not be more pleased with our voyage.
Not able to show both ships
Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2018
We did a eastbound crossing on the QM2 with a CUNARD transfer to the QE in Southampton with another CUNARD transfer back to the QM2 for the westbound crossing. My real complaint with the QM2 is that I've expressed to CUNARD; the inability to use a nightlight in the bathroom. The outlet is connected to the light and when the light is off, so is the outlet. The service on the QE was outstanding.
Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2018
Sailing on the Queen Mary 2 is a delightful way to travel. Relaxing and elegant, the best on the high seas.
Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2018
A delightful way to return home from Europe - much better than flying! There are more glamorous ships with better food in the main dining room, but sailing on the Queen Mary definitely gives you the feeling of ship _travel_, rather than cruising. As a travel option it’s great, for a vacation I would choose Crystal ships.
Travel Advisor: Joanne Socha
Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2018
We had an incredible sweet and with an up scale package that we really enjoyed. It is more formal than other cruise lines we have traveled on but we were up for that kind of experience. Service was excellent and Yvonne got upgrades that were really nice but on Cunard's tab.
Travel Advisor: Yvonne PelletierPaul
Second time crossing on QM2
Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2018
This was our second transatlantic crossing from NY to Europe via QM2. Queen Grill class is every bit as elegant as you would expect and once again the staff was superb.
By: Happy Traveler
Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2018
As usual, our time aboard the Queen Mary 2 was wonderful. There were many programs and activities we could attend. I always say if you are bored or hungry aboard the QM2, it is your own fault.
By: Steamboat Bill
Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2018
We always enjoy being on board the QM2. We particularly enjoy formal nights which evoke a bygone era of elegant travel.
Wonderful crossing on the QM2
Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2018
Our September crossing was most pleasant, relaxing, and fun. The service was superb, the food was delectable, the entertainment was exciting - the whole experience was first class. Evidence of our enjoyment is that we have already booked our crossing for 2019.
By: The Kidf
Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2018
The QM2 is our favorite ship. Although we enjoyed the recent cruise, compared with prior cruises on the QM2, we did not feel that the recent cruise measured up to what we had previously experienced.
Travel Advisor: Julie Boulanger Taylor
Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2018
Easier than flying across the Atlantic plus the benefits of a cruise without having to go ashore. Sadly, for some of us, QM2 dress code standards have declined with the times (viz. black tie). Live music of all kinds was excellent (on this crossing it included a small but decent symphony orchestra). The specialty restaurant was a disappointing and badly run steakhouse , a french one having been closed. Another sign of the times? Virtuoso kindly gave us one free pass to it (and hosted a reception for its clients). Dining room fare was okay but below that on some other four and five star lines. (Perhaps it is better in the premium dining room.) Buffet fare was superb. Embarking and disembarking went very smoothly. Cunard's transfer from London to Southhampton was awkward and inconvenient. Going by train is much quicker and more comfortable. Transfer from ship to airport in New York was excellent.
Travel Advisor: Pam McKay
Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2018
We have been riding Cunard ships since 1987 and had very few complaints.
QM2 A World of Difference
Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2018
We enjoyed the crossing very much. The staff, food, entertainment and passengers all combined for a very nice experience. This is our second time in QM2 and will do the crossing again. Thanks Cunard.
Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2018
Quality Experience. Single stateroom very comfortable..Food ,service ,lounges,public rooms all top.. My 16th voyage on Cunard..
life in the slow lane
Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2018
Our first time on the Queen Mary. We enjoyed our trip, the crew members were helpful, professional, and friendly... a great combination.
Queen Mary 2
Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2018
This was my seventh crossing! Never disappointed!
Round trip transatlantic
Reviewed on: 09 Dec 2018
The Queen Mary 2 never fails to please. In addition to the beautiful decor, the service aboard the ship is wonderful. We dined in the Britannia Dining Room. The food was excellent and the choices offered were plentiful. The dining room service was wonderful. We were pleased to see that on formal evenings passengers dressed accordingly. On evenings that were not formal, passengers dressed appropriately. I believe that the environment aboard the ship encourages passengers to put their best food forward in the evening. I hope that Cunard continues with the finest traditions at sea.
Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2018
WONDERFUL ALWAYS OUR BEST HOLIDAY ...
Cunard is great
Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2018
Great time on Wueen Mary 2
There's nothing like a transatlantic crossing
Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2018
If you need to cross the Atlantic, and can spend a week doing so, crossing on the QM2 is the only way to go. There are lots of price points, from inside staterooms to grand duplexes. But the whole ship is at everyone's disposal; so no matter what stateroom you have, everyone enjoys the same amenities. Amazingly, a ship with 2000 passengers and 1000 staff never feels crowded. There's far more to do than any one can manage in a week, and you won't be bored -- from terrific restaurants and afternoon tea to ballroom dancing, and from fencing lessons to cocktail classes -- and did I mention the spa? There's always a good mix of passengers and you can be sociable or enjoy time to yourself, whatever you wish. But you do need to like dressing up, including the 3 formal nights on a crossing. That formality is part of what makes a QM2 crossing so civilized, and such a welcome respite from busyness of everyday life. Highly recommended -- a one of a kind experience.
QMary 2 roundtrip crossing
Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2018
Very rocky. AC went out twice, toilet malfunctioned, dirty carpeting and rug did not get cleaned until 9 days into the voyage and then at 8.30 in the evening. Used tea cup was never replaced. We had to ask for fresh water bottles. Small things, but not up to par with service on previous trips on same ship. But Concierge was outstanding.
Review of QM2 trip
Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2019
Rocky on the transatlantic portion but otherwise great
Christmas Holiday Cruise 12/3/18 - d1/3/19
Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2019
In one one word, EXCELLENT. The energy and devotion that we have experienced from all the crew & staff over the last six years on the holiday cruise makes us come back every year. fo
12 day Holiday Cruise
Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2019
Excellent-the ship is a pleasure to sail on-white glove treatment!
Travel Advisor: Joni Bialzak
Always a good trip
Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2019
The QM2 is still a very fine ship, although the passengers were a bit different this time - many had gone to the Carribean on a connecting ship, and returned tired and unhappy. I would have liked better lecturers, but we passed our time well enough. Food iln the main dining room was not as good as we usually expected, but still elegant and relaxing.
World Cruise 2019
By: Happy Travelers
Reviewed on: 30 Apr 2019
We traveled on 61 days of a 103 world cruise. QM2 is a fantastic ship, a true ocean liner, which makes a difference when sailing the oceans of the world. While the ship is big with many venues, it never feels crowded. Service in Queen’s Grill is impeccable, from the butlers to the dining room staff. Entertainment was generally good with some very good acts. Some lecturers were better than other, again with some notable standouts. Transatlantic lecturers were weaker than in past crossing. Ports of call were very good with several overnight stops. More overnights would be good. Carnival influence seems to be increasing, adding a “corporate” element that is not necessarily a plus. Let hope it does not dilute a great brand. The test will come when the next Queen is launched in 2021. At this point, we would gladly sail on QM2 and other Cunard Queens.
Reviewed on: 05 May 2019
The only ocean liner is a wonderful ship however this was Not a Worfld Voyage. It zig-zagged around constantly embarking and disembarking passengers along with returning to the same ports.
The Best of the Best
Reviewed on: 05 May 2019
Cunard and QM2 are he epitome of well planned luxury and elegance combined with excellent lecture series by highly qualified speakers (usually Professor from the UK).Combined with the marvelous food and service, it is a Cruise to Remember.
Travel Advisor: Donna Hall
The Queen Mary 2 is a winner!
Reviewed on: 11 May 2019
This was my first cruise, and I didn't want it to end! My time aboard the Queen Mary 2 was nothing short of splendid. Although there seemed to be much available to do onboard, I chose to do mostly nothing ... just a coffee here, a pastry there, sitting by a seat next to a window looking out onto the sea and thinking, a drink the Commodore Club now and then ... I can honestly say I've never felt more relaxed. The service was superb and the ship's staff could not be nicer or more gracious. I'm already looking forward to my next opportunity to sail on this magnificent ship.
She isn't the same
Reviewed on: 31 May 2019
We were on her maiden voyage in 2004, It was like being movie stars. This was not the same. We chose this 19 day cruise out of Brooklyn, New York city since we didn't have to get on a plane. Mike got us an Atrium View Room. We had problems with the spot lights that were located just above us and caused problems in our cabin. Since we didn't fly, we did not have eye shades. There wasn't a night light in the cabin. The food left something to be desired. On the plus side, our Cabin steward and the waiter in the buffet were excellent. The lecturers and outside people, e.g. The Author of Chocolat were excellent.
Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2019
The crossing was smooth, the staff was attentive and friendly, the food was exceptional and the accommodations comfortable. The week flew by far to quickly.
Travel Advisor: Krista Wissinger
Transatlantic Crossing to New York
Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2019
As Diamond Members with Cunard we continue to enjoy being on Queen Mary 2.
Great way to ride home
By: Rod L.
Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2019
This is our 7th crossing on the QM2. I enjoy this ship very much, Usually the lecturers are outstanding and that was the one disappointment on this cruise. Everything else was at it always is, first-class.
Travel Advisor: Gayle Takashima
By: QM 2
Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2019
Great food, staff is very attentive
Queen Mary 2
Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2019
We found it boring..food not that great and very “class” oriented. Prepare for formal evenings.. certainly a ship not for families.
Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2019
Another pleasant voyage. Lecture series was diverse and interesting. The food always good and at times wonderful. Calm seas and pleasant days.however, as always, it is the staff that makes the voyage truly special. Wonderful men and women working long hours, days and weeks under considerable pressure and stressful conditions yet remaining pleasant and professional providing a 1st class experience to the travelers. I look forward to a future voyage.
Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2019
Wonderful and treated like a Princess.
Travel Advisor: Jan Halderman
Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2019
As usual, we thoroughly enjoyed sailing on the Queen Mary 2. Since 2006, this is the only ship we would use. There is always a variety of entertainment - morning, afternoon, and evening. I always say if you're hungry or bored - it's your own fault.
It is the Queen Mary
By: atlanta anne
Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2019
The ship needs to into dry dock for updating. The balconies need painting. Our balcony had an area where the paint had fallen off. The leaks on the ship were too many to count. Every time you looked there were drying fans blowing. The technology, on the ship, especially for bingo, leaves a lot to be desired. The layout in general is just plain dumb. To get to the Grills you have to walk through the Kings Court (which is great on formal nights) or the Britania Restautant. If they are nice they will let through the specialty restaurant. Or you can walk out side, maybe in the freezing weather.
Travel Advisor: Linda Terrill
Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2019
What a gentle way to travel. Everything taken care of always
Ireland and the North Atlantic
Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2019
We have travelled on Queen Mary 2 several times. This time it was more casual but this was our first trip in mid-summer. The dinning room maintain the formal atmosphere we were accustomed to on past voyages. Again, it was mid-summer and tobe expected.
Travel Advisor: Barbara Weigel
By: 50th Anniversary
Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2019
Queen Mary 2 is an excellent ship. Stateroom had every possible amenity. Common rooms were diverse each with their own character. Food and service in the Princess Grill was well above other cruise lines. Entertainers were diverse as to program (classical, jazz, dixieland, big band) and venue. Guest lecturers were very interesting. 14 day cruise/transatlantic crossing was very smooth. We enjoy formal nights. They make meals and music special.
Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2019
All areas of this vacation were great! Service was outstanding. The lectures and entertainment were also top notch. Weather was superb. Itinerary was a great mix of sea days and exploration. Iceland was quite interesting. Truly a wonderful adventure!
Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2019
Thoroughly enjoyable in every respect . The cruise was delightful together with an excellent itinerary.
Home away from home.
Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2019
That’s how I feel about travelling aboard Queen Mary 2. Everything about it is top-notch - food, entertainment and service. Everyone should sail aboard Queen Mary 2 once!
Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2019
Luxurious time meeting many new people on the 21 day round-trip tour from NYC. Food quality a bit lower than on prior trips, and acoustics a bit loud during shows, but a good trip otherwise. The weather in the North Sea was very pleasant, and the crossings were comfortable in both directions.
Travel Advisor: Lydia Ganz
Long Live the QM2!
Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2019
Much is made about the fact that the QM2 is an ocean liner, not a cruise ship. I didn't realize what the distinction meant until I was able to abandon the scopolamine patches I usually use for sea sickness. This grand ship is as stable as sitting in my living room. Even in a rough North Sea with gale force winds, our ride was incredibly smooth. The ship is traditionally luxurious and scrupulously clean. One of the best things about the crossings is the availability of live music at many venues around the ship. We were serenaded by a string ensemble during High Tea, relaxed to a harpist over a soda in a lounge, and enjoyed recitals by world class pianists and a classical guitarist. A highlight of our time aboard was the English National Ballet joining us for the Southampton to NYC crossing. We were able to watch these talented artists practice several times and enjoyed a magical night at the ballet on our last formal evening.
Queen Mary 2
Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2019
Our time aboard was mostly positive. We were unused to so many formal nights and the need to dress for dinner every night, but we adhered to the dress code out of respect for our fellow passengers. It does create a sense of occasion, but having so many gala nights (often 3 a week) makes them seem less special. I did have one problem that I believe may be related to the strict dress code. I have a lung condition severe enough that I'm required to use supplemental O2. I'm also very sensitive to chemical smells. When people dress up, they also tend to slather on more cologne, perfume and aftershave than usual. Getting into an elevator was often problematic for me because of the potent mix of strong smells. And the first time I opened the closets in our stateroom, the miasma of perfumes past was overpowering and never went away. But this is a problem that's specific to me and may not trouble other passengers at all.
From Queen 2 to Queen Victoria and back!
Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2019
Our duplex suite was beautiful and well stocked with drinks and fresh snacks. Our butler and his assistant were helpful and friendly, they made us feel at home. There were many choices of things to do and entertainment to enjoy. Shopping was a disappointment as the Cunard shop was not what it use to be and the tables were filled with mundane choices. The food in Queens Grill was very good and the food in Veranda was outstanding. The staff throughout the ship were cheerful, helpful and amazing in their abilities to remember the likes and dislikes of each guest.
Travel Advisor: Michelle Harvell
Miles long but worth the effort
Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2019
The Queen Mary 2 is elegant and the service, accommodations and general ambiance make the guest feel special.
A good experience
Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2019
As a new traveler, and particularly as a new ocean traveler, my expectations misaligned with my actual experience. In short, I wanted to experience the class and sophistication of a transatlantic ocean voyage on Cunard. Having done so, I’ve discovered that it was not an ideal method of holiday travel for me. I would like to recognize the staff on board the Queen Mary 2 They worked exceptionally hard and well to provide the best experience for the clientele. The entire experience was smooth and well run. Very professional. Not my ideal vacation but I will not hesitate to recommend Cunard to people who might enjoy ocean-bound vacations.
Travel Advisor: George Balogh
Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2019
Transatlantic ...weather not so good for first days Queen’s Grill food and lounge great also staff Concierge very helpful Ship in reasonable condition. Tub/shower difficult & should be remediated. Great experience
Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2019
very good trip and excellent service
Lovely but no Wow
Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2019
Disappointing. Main dinning room staff a little abrupt and rude. Service staff very good. Pursers did not have enough knowledge and passed you off.
Queen Mary 2
Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2019
If you are looking to lay back and relax, then this would be a good cruise to consider.
Travel Advisor: Jessica Upton
Love the Queen
Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2019
Ship is excellent, especially since the refurbishment in 2016. We had been on her for more than a month that January and then did a TA in September and it was quite a difference. She is a true ocean liner and the only one I would take when rough seas are expected. We sailed on her through the strait of Magellan and she was stable as anything, and again in a storm in the North Atlantic in January. This current cruise was smooth sailing and no rough weather, but we had to alter the itinerary to avoid an area that contained many of the endangered Right wales. Because of her capacity for speed, she was able to make up much of the time, so that our time in Sept-Iles was able to be extended. The staff on board are very attentive, even to those in Britannia class. The ship is kept spotless and everything appears to happen seamlessly. Bravo Cunard, keep up the good work.
By: larry furrow
Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2019
QM2 is the experience of a lifetime. Beautiful ship from stem to stern. Crew continually worked to give us great service.
Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2019
Awesome cruise ship would recommend it to anyone - was the best ship we’ve been one!!
Travel Advisor: Andrea Lesiak
Transatlantic from Le Havre
Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2019
QM2 is always a delight to travel. Service is of a very high standard and yet unobtrusive. Queens Grill was excellent. Entertainment and lectures were very good due in part to it being Space Week crossing.
Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2019
Everything was delightful, with one exception. I bought 120 minutes of internet service and it was useless.
Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2019
Our cabin was such a disappointment that we’ve decided not to travel with Cunard ever again. We will be asking Brigitte to help us with alternatives for transatlantic travel.
QM2 to Quebec
Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2019
Fascinating. Each day held a new adventure.
Travel Advisor: Jeremy Hall
Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2019
The crossing on the Queen Mary 2 is a wonderful experience. The dining is wonderful, the entertainment is outstanding, and thelectures and atmosphere are relaxing and luxurious. There is no more enjoyable way to travel to Europe!
NYC to SOTON
By: QM2 2019
Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2019
Deck 5 was very convenient Deck 3 Food ,Bars and Shows Ship is looking a bit tired could so with an clean up lectures were very good Staff very accommodating Great way to get to the UK
Queen Mary 11
Reviewed on: 19 Dec 2019
Very good.....we will do other cruises in the future.
QM2-A very welcomed slice of civility!
Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2019
Fabulous experience on the QM2 (NYC to Southampton)...would recommend to all...from an inveterate non-cruiser. A welcomed dose of civility...even glamor...In our increasingly uncivil and decidedly unglamorous world.
Travel Advisor: Bryan Hair-Palmer
Cruise Ship Review
Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2019
Our favorite ship! Enjoy the lay-out, the library, the planetarium and the food. The crew our excellent - polite, unobtrusive and efficient.
Reviewed on: 05 Dec 2019
The Queen Mary 2 is a joy!. Needless to say, in terms of its' construction and passenger/space ratio, the QM2 is unique. We've been traveling on the ship since the maiden voyage in 2004.
Travel on the Queen Mary 2
Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2019
We had a wonderful time on the Queen Mary. Very upscale ship. For a more sophisticated crowd. We took the ship to and from South Hampton and would definitely cruise on this ship again.
Travel Advisor: Sabrina Teyla
Reviewed on: 21 Dec 2019
Having been on the Queen Mary 2 before I did notice an additional lessening of service...not outrageous, but for those of us who have sailed many, many times (Diamond Cunarder) it's always a bit distressing. Unrelated to the ship, but to the itinerary and the world be live in. It was especially HOT
Best Way to Travel
Reviewed on: 01 Jan 2020
My husband and I love the transatlantic crossing on the Queen Mary 2. The speakers are interesting and we always meet people at dinner who become friends.
By: Richard S
Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2019
A December crossing on the QM2 is always a lively experience, from the choppy seas and strong winds to the convivial passengers. many of whom return each year for the 15-22 December westbound. The entertainment has improved, the lectures are as good as ever, and the service I received in Britannia Club was top-notch. Food was sometimes excellent, mostly good, and only occasionally fair. As always there are more activities than anyone could possibly do in a single week. The Canyon Ranch Spa was a fun place to hang out, but it's getting a bit tired. The formal nights are always a stand out -- long may they continue.
Value and class
Reviewed on: 21 Jan 2020
We’re a family of 4 that travel ( Mum & dad & 2 adult children in tow), so to us value for money quality & enjoyment for all are very important to us. QM2 offers all of that - especially on the Christmas Cruise to the Caribbean- very fun, festive, full of families and familiar faces.
Travel Advisor: Sissy Bolcar