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.
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.
What sets her apart from the rest
Elegance & Style and English traditions. Princess and Queen Grill rooms
Art Deco style, traditional British theme and comfortable. Generally the ship was in good condition showing few signs of wear
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.
Rear sun deck
Queen’s Lounge for event drinks and afternoon tea. Queens Room downstairs for Afternoon tea was packed and completely full.
Liked the time zone change at 12:00 noon each day instead of midnight
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