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Average Rating based on 7 Reviews
Value For Money  4.57/5  (4.57)
Cabin Design  4.57/5  (4.57)
Entertainment  4.14/5  (4.14)
Fitness Center  4.60/5  (4.60)
Food Quality  4.57/5  (4.57)
Ship Maintenance  4.43/5  (4.43)
Spa  4.33/5  (4.33)
Specialty Restaurant  4.20/5  (4.20)
Staff and Service  4.57/5  (4.57)

Compared to averages for similar items
Value For Money  4.31/5  (4.31)
Cabin Design  4.62/5  (4.62)
Entertainment  4.08/5  (4.08)
Fitness Center  4.56/5  (4.56)
Food Quality  4.69/5  (4.69)
Ship Maintenance  4.38/5  (4.38)
Spa  4.44/5  (4.44)
Specialty Restaurant  4.50/5  (4.50)
Staff and Service  4.69/5  (4.69)

 
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Queen Mary 2
Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2 was designed to be the world's largest, longest, tallest, grandest ocean Liner ever.

With a passenger capacity of 2,620, QM2's sheer size allowed the creation of a variety of passenger spaces. Athletes will find one of the best-equipped playing fields anywhere. Sybarites can enjoy the rejuvenating treatments of the world-renowned Canyon Ranch SpaClub.

If you're into health and fitness, there's a state-of-the-art gym including a separate weight room. Or how about a visit to the planetarium? A wine tasting seminar? Or a walk down history lane at the Maritime Quest Exhibit? Queen Mary 2's is a veritable City at Sea, with everything from virtual reality golf, a basketball court, to a book shop and even a kennel so you can bring your best friend along.

When the stars come out, she shines even brighter. Dancers sweep across the largest ballroom at sea. Hors d'oeuvres are served in Sir Samuel's wine bar, jazz in the Commodore Club, West End-caliber shows in the Royal Court Theatre. Spin over to the casino with its tuxedoed croupiers. Head down to the Queen Mary 2 disco, or retire to the Chart Room where a cabaret singer croons "Some Enchanted Evening."

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(Review ID: 1080)
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
 
An elegant ship with classic style, January 27, 2014
Reviewer: orracle
Pros: Attention to detail, professional staff, a high standard of presentation
Cons: Can be stuffy
Date of cruise: Jan 2009
Departure port: New York
Region visited: Caribbean - Southern
Cabin category: Balcony
Found through: Cruise line website
Good for children: Yes
Good for teenagers: No
    
orracle saw things this way
Value For Money   5.00/5  (5)
Cabin Design   4.00/5  (4)
Entertainment   4.00/5  (4)
Fitness Center   5.00/5  (5)
Food Quality   5.00/5  (5)
Ship Maintenance   4.00/5  (4)
Spa   4.00/5  (4)
Specialty Restaurant   5.00/5  (5)
Staff and Service   4.00/5  (4)

I like a ship where you dress well for dinner and where respect is paid to the ceremony of dining and socializing. The Queen Mary is one of those ships. She is an attractive ship, with all the activities one could ask for, and a relaxed yet civilized atmosphere. The spa is lovely, and the pool inviting. Quality of food was high.
 
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(Review ID: 1054)
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
 
The Grand Lady of the Sea lived up to its billing, January 25, 2014
Reviewer: GBarker
Pros: The "white glove" service, food and ambience
Cons: The boarding process could have been smoother
Date of cruise: November, 2006
Departure port: New York
Cabin category: Balcony
Found through: Cruise line website
Good for teenagers: No
    
GBarker saw things this way
Value For Money   5.00/5  (5)
Cabin Design   4.00/5  (4)
Entertainment   5.00/5  (5)
Food Quality   5.00/5  (5)
Ship Maintenance   5.00/5  (5)
Spa   5.00/5  (5)
Specialty Restaurant   5.00/5  (5)
Staff and Service   5.00/5  (5)

We had a balcony room on the transatlantic cruise from New York to Southampton. Cruising on the Queen Mary 2 feels a little like "Downton Abbey" at sea. Whether you are enjoying afternoon tea and scones, learning to cha-cha in the grand ballroom, sitting down to 5-star dining every night or taking in the wonders of the universe in the only planetarium at sea, it's an amazing experience.

Even the 20-foot waves in the North Atlantic didn't disturb our night at the champagne bar. Guys -- don't forget to pack your tux. The ladies love the formal nights.
 
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(Review ID: 986)
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
 
It was a wonderful experience to cruise on an ocean liner!! Must do again!, August 30, 2013
Reviewer: landre1020
Pros: Doing something in style!
Cons: Not enough good dance hosts!
Date of cruise: 12/22/12
Departure port: New York, New York
Region visited: Caribbean - Eastern
Cabin category: Jr. Suite
Found through: Email newsletters
    
landre1020 saw things this way
Value For Money   4.00/5  (4)
Cabin Design   5.00/5  (5)
Entertainment   5.00/5  (5)
Food Quality   5.00/5  (5)
Ship Maintenance   5.00/5  (5)
Spa   3.00/5  (3)
Specialty Restaurant   1.00/5  (1)
Staff and Service   5.00/5  (5)

It was a spur of the moment decision - some people close to me had passed. I was transformed into a world of wonderful sights and sounds a million miles away.

I loved the idea of getting dressed for dinner, having a private cocktail lounge, a private sunning deck, and, of course, meeting some wonderful people!

I did come down with the dreaded norovirus the day after we sailed and was very well cared for by the medical staff and those assigned to my care. I am spoiled. I did a cruise many years ago and had a cabin without windows and shared my room with some nasty bugs. The QMII was spotless!! Loved it!! I had a marvelous time.

Once I made the decision to go, not once did I have to wonder if I chose the right ship or cruise line. I did decide I should take some ballroom dance lessons before the trip but, silly me, it takes a few more lessons than a mere dozen!! But, next time I do this, I'll be much better prepared. And, what an absolute blessing to have most of my luggage picked up ahead of time!!
 
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(Review ID: 950)
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
 
Good alternative to flying to Europe; ship lacking if viewed as a cruise, June 1, 2013
Reviewer: azamara
Pros: Variety of activities, avoiding jet lag
Cons: Ship showing age. Staff never smiles or looks happy. Cabin bathroom had mold
Date of cruise: 5/25/13-6/1/13
Departure port: Southampton UK
Region visited: Transoceanic
Cabin category: Balcony
    
azamara saw things this way
Value For Money   3.00/5  (3)
Cabin Design   4.00/5  (4)
Entertainment   2.00/5  (2)
Fitness Center   3.00/5  (3)
Food Quality   2.00/5  (2)
Ship Maintenance   3.00/5  (3)
Staff and Service   3.00/5  (3)

Consider as an alternative to flying to Europe but not as a stand alone cruise. Unlike other cruise ships, the staff never smile or appear to be enjoying their jobs. Food in main dining room and in buffet are below many other cruise lines.

Pros: 1) Variety of activities each day 2) Planetarium 3) Lecturers 4) Ceremonial activities such as daily tea 5) Size of cabin

Cons: 1) Mold in bathroom 2) Evening shows are below expectations 3) Staff never smile and have no time for informal interaction with guests 4) Food did not meet expectations 5) No on line monitoring capability of your account. Must ask Purser for preliminary hard copies.
 
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(Review ID: 469)
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful:
 
A fantastic crossing on a beautiful ship., November 21, 2010
Reviewer: saltcay
Pros: First class all the way.
Cons: Traditionally an older clientele onboard, but that isn't always a bad thing.
Date of cruise: November 10-16, 2010
Departure port: Southampton, UK.
Region visited: Transoceanic
Cabin category: Inside
Cabin number: 9016
Found through: CruiseCompete.com
Good for children: No
Good for teenagers: No
    
saltcay saw things this way
Value For Money   5.00/5  (5)
Cabin Design   5.00/5  (5)
Entertainment   4.00/5  (4)
Fitness Center   5.00/5  (5)
Food Quality   5.00/5  (5)
Ship Maintenance   4.00/5  (4)
Spa   5.00/5  (5)
Staff and Service   5.00/5  (5)

The Transatlantic crossing on the Queen Mary 2 is all you would expect it to be. Traditional, classic ocean crossing on a beautiful ship.

The QM2 is larger than I like; it was easy to get lost, and sometimes trying to meet up with someone was difficult. There are many nooks and crannies to be holed up in. If you try meeting up with someone in the Kings Court, make sure you are very specific as to where you are meeting.

The accommodations are great; however, for a single traveller, there are no single staterooms. I was lucky to get on a voyage where they waived the single supplement, but many others were made to pay the supplement of 175-200%.

The families that I talked to that did have children with them said the youth programs onboard are great. However, with a Cunard voyage don't expect many children on the ship.

The food onboard was delicious, especially in the formal dining rooms. I wasn't as impressed with the Kings Court, the "self serve" casual dining room. It was good, but some could have been better. There was also never a traditional midnight buffet as on other cruise ships. There was a fantastic chocolate buffet in the Kings Court at noon on one day.

The entertainment onboard was great; the Royal Court Dancers put on some fantastic broadway-style review shows. The band in the disco was a Jamaican/Reggae style band that was very good, however, they needed to enhance their repetoire: There was a lot of repetition in their music each night. Plus they would play at other locations on the ship during the day. Some of the music started getting old after awhile.

The embarkation and disembarkation was as easy as possible. This is always a problem when you are trying to load or unload that many passengers at one time. Coming through US Customs was amazingly fast.

Overall, Cunard and the Queen Mary 2 are an excellent choice for a first-class voyage.
 
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(Review ID: 459)
24 of 25 people found the following review helpful:
 
Finest ship on the sea!, November 6, 2010
Reviewer: klabenz
Pros: Beautiful ship, fine staff.
Cons: Not enough dining choices.
Date of cruise: 10/28/10
Departure port: New York
Region visited: Canada/New England
Cabin category: Inside
Cabin number: 1073
Found through: AllThingCruise.com,CruiseCompete.com,Cruise line website
Good for children: Yes
Good for teenagers: Yes
    
klabenz saw things this way
Value For Money   5.00/5  (5)
Cabin Design   5.00/5  (5)
Entertainment   4.00/5  (4)
Fitness Center   5.00/5  (5)
Food Quality   5.00/5  (5)
Ship Maintenance   5.00/5  (5)
Spa   4.00/5  (4)
Specialty Restaurant   5.00/5  (5)
Staff and Service   5.00/5  (5)

Lovely trip! Well worth the money.
 
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(Review ID: 73)
4 of 21 people found the following review helpful:
 
Only the very best!, June 25, 2010
Reviewer: shadow45
Pros: The quality of the food, staff, entertainment, and ship!
Cons: the cruise was NOT long enough!
Date of cruise: May, 2009
Departure port: New York
Region visited: Transoceanic
Cabin category: Inside
Found through: CruiseCompete.com,Cruise line website
Good for children: No
Good for teenagers: No
    
shadow45 saw things this way
Value For Money   5.00/5  (5)
Cabin Design   5.00/5  (5)
Entertainment   5.00/5  (5)
Fitness Center   5.00/5  (5)
Food Quality   5.00/5  (5)
Ship Maintenance   5.00/5  (5)
Spa   5.00/5  (5)
Specialty Restaurant   5.00/5  (5)
Staff and Service   5.00/5  (5)

My wife and I have been on numerous cruise lines - none compare to Cunard. The Queen Mary 2 is the very best. If you want top quality food and entertainment, along with an incredibly beautiful ship, she is the way to go. She is not necessarily a "family" ship with numerous swimming pools with waterparks - but, for a family to sail transatlantic, she is the best. We have sailed on her three times - and would go more if there were more transatlantic sailings.
 
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