Queen Mary 2: Is she truly a “unique” ship?

In recent years, the standard way of constructing new cruise ships is to make several of the same design, thus reducing the cost of creating and implementing different designs. Rarely can a ship call itself “unique,” means “one-of-a-kind.” The Queen Mary 2 — the flagship of Cunard Lines — does so and with justification. For one thing, she defines herself as an “ocean liner” which means she sails a regularly scheduled route between points A and B …

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The Queen Mary 2: What is there to do all day long at sea?

ABOARD THE QUEEN MARY 2 – We had a most interesting lunch today. Four of the people who joined our table in the Brittania Dining Room were part of the Road Scholar group and they were absorbed with studying British murder mysteries. The question they discussed between themselves today was which was better: The Detective Morse mysteries or the Endeavour series (which we learned came after the original Morse series but told of his younger years.) Now, …

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Cunard celebrates the Royal Wedding aboard the QM2

ABOARD THE QUEEN MARY 2 – We have only been on the QM2 a couple of days. Our first day was mostly spent exploring the ship and its many activities. Rain and cold weather kept most everyone inside so the atmosphere was subdued. Yesterday was a whole ‘nother story. Much attention was paid to the Royal Wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and American Meghan Markle which transpired early in the day. I turned on the telly to …

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A crossing on the QM2: Not like any other cruise

The last couple of days before departing on a trip are always busy with an array of last-minute to-dos. Today is no exception. We are leaving on Wednesday to fly to New York to board the Queen Mary 2 for a transatlantic crossing. Usually the crossing is straightforward – six days of sailing and then you get off in Southampton, England. This particular itinerary is a bit different in that while it does call in Southampton, it …

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Cunard Line invites guests to come together for The Beatles Experience

As celebrations continue marking the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ American debut, Cunard Line will help commemorate the group’s first crossing of the Atlantic with The Beatles Experience, a live musical tribute to the most popular band of all time. The premiere tribute band and Queen Mary 2 will come together during one of the ship’s legendary Transatlantic Crossings, departing from New York on 28 October 2014. For more than a decade, the members of The Beatles …

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A major milestone: Queen Mary 2 to sail its 200th transatlantic crossing in July

Last June Chet and I had the privilege of sailing on the Queen Mary 2 from New York City to Southampton, England. It was the first time we had sailed with Cunard since our honeymoon on the QE2 some 29 years earlier. We discovered that the Cunard experience was much the same: refined, upscale, classy and fun. We enjoyed a Princess Suite and dined in the Princess Grill and again found the experience similar to what we …

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