Snapshot Review : Cunard Queen Mary 2

May 28, 2015 | REVIEWS

Cunard QM2 Name

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 voyage 12th January 2004, 151,400 gross registered tonnes, 2618 passengers, 1240 crew, 13 decks


New York 5574


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



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 ample 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.


QM2 Suite 2

Our Princess Grill Suite © About Luxury Cruising

Favourite things

Princess Grill
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 47 USD 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






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