The Cunard Queen Mary 2

The Cunard Queen Mary 2 is the Ultimate Ocean Liner and is a great way to cross the Atlantic. We took this trip from New York to Southampton and loved it.  There are many choices when it comes to cruises from NYC and this is one of those iconic voyages you should make at least once in your lifetime. Here is a snapshot review of our experience.

The ship

First voyage12th January 2004, 151,400 gross registered tonnes, 2618 passengers, 1240 crew, 13 decks

Who’s on board?

Average age of guests 65+. Many wheelchairs. A few well behaved children. A few well behaved Dogs in the QM2 Kennels.

Welcome Aboard Queen Mary 2

Welcome Aboard Queen Mary 2

What sets her apart from the rest

Elegance & Style and English traditions. Princess and Queen Grill rooms

The look

Art Deco style, traditional British theme and comfortable. Generally the ship was in good condition showing few signs of wear

Staterooms

We had a Princess Grill Veranda ( balcony) suite no 10091. Very comfortable. Copious amounts of hanging wardrobes and drawers. Large balcony with 2 sun loungers and table with amble room to move around. Small TV and no interactive TV. Very quiet position and suite.

Best hideouts

Rear sun deck
Queen’s Lounge for event drinks and afternoon tea. Queens Room downstairs for Afternoon tea was packed and completely full.

Our Suite on Queen Mary 2

Our Suite on Queen Mary 2

Favourite things

Princess Grill
Liked the time zone change at 12:00 noon each day instead of midnight

Entertainment

Average

Could have done  without

Ridiculous Company Policy for purchasing onboard photographs whereby company policy of not allowing Package price for 10 photos between 2 staterooms. Result = zero purchases
Paying for everything apart from Food
Poor luggage labels (paper)
No card key wallet
Did not apply on board credit.
Unsure about what is and isn’t included
Internet cost 47USD for 120 minutes

Would we go back?

Yes definitely. A really great experience and a great opportunity to relax without daily ports of call.

What would we change?

Make Princess and Queens Grill fares All-Inclusive