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Southampton to the Transatlantic Cunard Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Cruise Reviews

Cunard
Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
Transatlantic
Southampton

Traveler rating

Excellent

127

Very Good

59

Average

33

Poor

30

Terrible

9

Cruise type

262 Southampton to the Transatlantic Cunard Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Cruise Reviews


gourmetjan avatar

gourmetjan

4 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Not a Vacation

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Thankfully, we only used the ship to return to USA trying to avoid the inevitable jet lag. I can confirm all the previous reviews that the ship has too many problems. Firstly, we didn't need an alarm clock as we ...
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Sail Date July 2017


EnglishCanuck avatar

EnglishCanuck

1 Review Written

44 Helpful Votes

Amazing Experience

I'd always loved the romance of the old ocean liners and it was a bucket list item for me to do a transatlantic crossing on the last of the real ocean liners, QM2. I treated myself to this trip after a very ...
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Sail Date June 2017


LGC100 avatar

LGC100

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Attitude of Cunard regarding cabin allocation spoilt it

We wanted to experience their 'iconic' transatlantic crossing so we booked a back to back crossing. Had it not been for the experience of storm conditions, 15m waves and the unexpected rescue of a lone yachtsman the ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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MamaFrog

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Sumptuous Style without Snobbery

Embarkation at Southampton was well organised and less time consuming than expected - much less hassle than any airport! Entry to the ship brings one into the Grand Lobby and there are well placed deck guides , good ...
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Sail Date June 2017


Taffy11 avatar

Taffy11

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

It was on my friends bucket list so that was the reason for the cruise. I have cruised with Thompson princess and silverseas before but I expected to be wowed when I eventually arrived on board from the worst ...
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Sail Date May 2017


FranMan55 avatar

FranMan55

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Meh

We wanted to do a transatlantic crossing on a real ocean liner and the QM2 is probably the only benchmark for that kind of travel. The passengers were dominated by the average age well north of late 60's; 40% Brit ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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F355c5

2 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Not for smokers

Nice ship- confusing to get around when parts of the kings court are closed. Rooms nice sheltered balcony great for transatlantic crossing in May. Crew helpful-stewards perfect, casino very small with limited ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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FLEXWARE

1 Review Written

30 Helpful Votes

Disappointed in what is supposed to be a luxury ship

We decided to return from Europe via the QMII since it was leaving just days after we left our Western Mediterranean Cruise and left from the port where we disembarked. The ship is impressive, very lovely. We ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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tctommy

6 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Snobbery at its finest

I don't like to fly was the main reason for taking this cruise. getting on and off the ship was a nightmare. 2500 people and it took hours for the process. We are used to 5000 people and have it take half the time. ...
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Sail Date May 2017


Dennlyn avatar

Dennlyn

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Classic ship but boring

I suggest that the QM2 is too retro, with its restaurants, cigars, bars & deck chairs straight out of the 1950s. There isn't much to do on the typical 5-day crossing, except sit at the pools or walk the deck (3 ...
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Sail Date September 2016


BurkeHAL avatar

BurkeHAL

5 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Even better than the last 4 times

This was our 5th voyage on the QM2. We chose it due to its recent Remastering. My wife and I embarked from Southampton to New York on Sept. 20th in a Queens Grille stateroom. Our luggage using Cunard's White Star ...
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Sail Date September 2016


Gareth1234 avatar

Gareth1234

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

First ever cruise and everyone should do this cruise at least once in their life

this was our first Cruise ever and what a way to start - we travelled as a family Me my wife and sons aged 18 and 21 - to think 70 years ago this was the only way to get to New York made the trip even more ...
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Sail Date December 2016


mintie123 avatar

mintie123

5 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Great relaxing time on board QM2

We decided to tick another thing off the bucket list and booked a transatlantic cruise from Southampton to New York as part of our big 30th anniversary celebration. From initial booking to receiving final ...
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Sail Date December 2016


gallhiser avatar

gallhiser

1 Review Written

26 Helpful Votes

Exceeded all Expectations

I chose Princess Grill accommodations for a December/Christmas crossing on the QM2 (room 10.036). The upgrade from standard Balcony Suites is well worth the cost, if it is within your budget. The room is wonderful ...
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Sail Date December 2016


tv24 avatar

tv24

22 Reviews Written

137 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship, Disappointing Food and Service

We've sailed Cunard 9 times including 6 Transatlantic crossings on the QM2. We love the interior design of the ships, so many lovely spacious public rooms where one can relax and enjoy the experience. We love the ...
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Sail Date December 2016


Beena avatar

Beena

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

HUGELY DISAPPOINTING

This was a first for us- I would consider us well travelled but always by air. The glamorous image of this crossing was appealing. It was for a special occasion so we booked a Queens Grill suite, expecting a ...
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Sail Date November 2016


David Wheeler avatar

David Wheeler

12 Reviews Written

177 Helpful Votes

Too many repeats

Embarkation at Southampton was acceptable - much as other cruise companies. Our cabin, a sheltered balcony was, again, quite acceptable - and albeit winter, I in particular appreciated the balcony. But we were ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Fred Astaire

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Vegetarians beware!

VEGETARIANS BEWARE! We had heard and read so many rave reviews about the QM2 food, Basically if you are a Vegetarian forget it, it was as if we were from another planet, We were served bacon in an Omelette and one ...
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Sail Date November 2015


bklynlinny avatar

bklynlinny

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Below Our Expectations

We have never been on any of the Queens and felt that the time had come to have this unique experience.. a time warp.. a visit to an era long past. We are experienced cruisers, being frequent passengers on the ...
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Sail Date November 2016


Eric2005 avatar

Eric2005

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Pleasant Experience

The Queen Mary 2 has a virtual monopoly on trans-Atlantic service. Cunard is also probably the most traditional line today. This is why I chose the QM2. Cabin was more than I had expected - far better than what ...
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Sail Date November 2016


bklynlinny avatar

bklynlinny

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Too Formal for Our Taste

We have never been on any of the Queens and felt that the time had come to have this unique experience.. a time warp.. a visit to an era long past. We are experienced cruisers, being frequent passengers on the ...
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Sail Date November 2016


kasius11 avatar

kasius11

6 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

QM2 takes on rough storm and wins...

We chose QM2 for the return journey from Europe for our Honeymoon. The price was right for a Princess Grill P2 guarantee that resulted in P1 placement, cabin 10090, rear, port side. The first 12 hours were rough. ...
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Sail Date November 2016


nasus2 avatar

nasus2

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Sorry not for me

Review QM2 Nov 2016 I was so excited at the thought of sailing on the QM2, the ‘crème de la crème’ of ships, however I was disappointed. I am fairly new to cruising having only cruised twice on Celebrity ...
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Sail Date November 2016


karenbecs avatar

karenbecs

3 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Excellent Return Trip

Our 3rd Transatlantic round trip 1st after remastering . Ship still in excellent condition , lots of new carpets and upholstery gave a modern feel without losing charm of ship. We had booked last minute trip at ...
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Sail Date November 2016


Bluenose 47 avatar

Bluenose 47

20 Reviews Written

71 Helpful Votes

Sailing with No Clothes

This Trans Atlantic crossing started off very badly for us. Air Canada unfortunately did not see fit to send our bags with us from Toronto, and so we arrived at the ship with the clothes on our back, and no ...
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Sail Date November 2016


Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.2
Dining4.03.9
Entertainment4.03.7
Public Rooms5.04.4
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family3.54.2
Enrichment5.03.9
Service4.04.1
Value For Money3.53.6
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