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We had always wanted to do an eastbound transatlantic cruise and arrive without being jet lagged! The ship was unlike any we had previously been on, being slightly differently organised. It was uniformly excellent. We were not in any of the "upper class" categories, yet our meals were excellent in the Brittannia restaurant, and we found it hard to see how it could be improved by much even if paying a lot more. The enrichment facilities were very good, and we managed to play duplicate bridge every day, which is something we like to do. There was plenty of room on deck 7 to walk, something enjoyed by most people it seemed. The casino was small and not as raucous as we have had on other ships, which was very nice. The theatre and activities were very good; the comedian on board (Mike Doyle) was absolutely top class. Boarding and disembarkation were easy, although the departure area in Brooklyn is a bit yucky! We will definitely do this again, it is a great way to spend a week, providing you don't feel the need to get off every other day!

Great time, but...

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Cruise Review by barrycapal

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2017
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Balcony, sheltered
We had always wanted to do an eastbound transatlantic cruise and arrive without being jet lagged!

The ship was unlike any we had previously been on, being slightly differently organised. It was uniformly excellent. We were not in any of the "upper class" categories, yet our meals were excellent in the Brittannia restaurant, and we found it hard to see how it could be improved by much even if paying a lot more.

The enrichment facilities were very good, and we managed to play duplicate bridge every day, which is something we like to do. There was plenty of room on deck 7 to walk, something enjoyed by most people it seemed.

The casino was small and not as raucous as we have had on other ships, which was very nice.

The theatre and activities were very good; the comedian on board (Mike Doyle) was absolutely top class.

Boarding and disembarkation were easy, although the departure area in Brooklyn is a bit yucky!

We will definitely do this again, it is a great way to spend a week, providing you don't feel the need to get off every other day!
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Cabin Review

Balcony, sheltered
Cabin BZ 5142
Our cabin started off fine, but on the third night we had a problem. There was intense vibration, seemingly right outside our cabin that caused consequential vibrations inside the cabin. We found this intolerable. After the whole day passing, and with some stress, we were moved to another cabin, 5177, which was absolutely fine.

In both cases the cabin was otherwise excellent, with lots of space for storage etc.

After a rather unnecessary dealing with the problem the Customer Service Manager onboard (Milli) dealt with our situation very well, and to our satisfaction.

However, if you are planning a QM2 cruise, and you should, as the ship is fabulous, best to avoid either side of the ship around the area of this cabin, as I understand that this is not a new problem, but it is one that is apparently not warned about.
Deck 6 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins