Queen Mary 2 is the most luxurious experience we have had by far. The White star service was far superior then any other cruise lines and staff were extremely professional and always polite going out of their way to assist. Every staff member acknowledged you with a smile as they passed by. The ship
is beautiful, and would ideally suit professionals and retired couples. The ship is so huge that you had space to be by yourself away from other passengers. The food onboard is brilliant, whether you had fine dinning or for the buffet, the standards and food choice were fantastic. The cabin was always clean to a very high standard. This ship however would not be suited for children. Lots of entertainment onboard and with worlds largest floating planetarium and library you always had something to do onboard. We had such a great time and felt so relaxed. The ship is a ocean liner, so we could not feel any movement despite sailing through some rough weather. Cunard's White Star service is luxury 7 star, better than any service we have ever experienced. Planning our next trip shortly to try Cunards other Queens. Highly recommended to those who want to experience luxury and style, then this Oceanliner is for you.
Overall the cruise was good. But my wife and I got sick. We were struck with the dreaded Cunard cough, as it is known. The main problem was the embarkation at Darwin which was a schnozzle. The folks there were not ready for such an influx. We were crowded into a line in a tent where A/C worked
ineffectually. More and more people kept coming in and rushed to the end of the line. But the front of the line wasn't moving. So we were more and more compressed together, a perfect setting for the spreading of germs, as people coughed and spluttered. My wife and I have been back now for nearly a week and we are still coughing. I also had a stomach upset which has taken over a week to go. The ship was good, the weather was great, the service was good but the tour was spoiled. We had a balcony state room but could not see the water whilst seated on the balcony or in the room. What's the point. On previous ships we could watch the water slide by and let ourselves drift into dreamland. Our cabin attendant, Albert, was wonderful.
Cunard seem to think they are special but in reality just snobbish.
Food choices at dinner are wider and food quality better on other cruise lines.
Drinks service not up to scratch. Only ever offered wine to purchase one night at dinner.
Would I go with them again? Only if the deal was good and it was = to cost of flying.
Queen Mary - Loved the Ship the Crew were so helpful
We did do it a little cheaper by sharing a cabin and it was just too cramped.
So we are going again in 2017 just from Melbourne to Sydney 14 nights. Really looking forward to
being on board again
Loved the Library and the shows were wonderful
Have booked and so looking forward to being back on the QM2 you are beautiful and I want more photos of cruising up the Sydney Harbor as The Commodore says The Worlds Best Harbor
and its in Australia
A Queens Suite on the QMII is a luxury I would love every year. Smooth sailing, quiet grandeur, superb dining room staff serving spectacular meals. Watching the sea roll by on our balcony or enjoying cocktails in the Commodore Club or high tea in the Queens Room - every thing was professionally
done and seamless. We were on board the first time the QMII entered Adelaide & Fremantle ports. The excitement was terrific with crowds lining the shores at dawn, cameras flashing in the half light. The ship's horn sounded loud & clear as she announced her arrival. To be part of these events was enough to make the trip worthwhile but there was so much more that has made wonderful memories.
She measures 345 metres in length, has a beam of 41 metres and a draft of 9.95 metres. There's space on board for 2,620 passengers as well as 1,254 crew members, and her inaugural cruise was in January of 2004.
This Cunard Line cruise ship travels to destinations such as the British Isles, New York and Southampton for transatlantic voyages, Hamburg, the Caribbean, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand in the course of her extensive itineraries and World Cruises.
Choose from one of six categories of cabin for your stay on the Queen Mary 2, all of which are beautifully appointed. Even the smallest of rooms has elegant extras such as chocolates on the pillows at night and fluffy bathrobes for the journey.
At the top end of the range, the Queens Grill Suites have walk-in wardrobes, private balconies, and a butler on hand. In the duplex apartments, these suites span over two decks.
There are also Princess Grill Suites, Britannia Club Balcony rooms, Britannia Balcony Staterooms, Britannia Oceanview Staterooms, and Britannia Inside Staterooms.
Boasting the largest dance floor at sea, the Queens Room is where many passengers pass the evenings. There is also a luxurious 3D cinema, a classical music venue, a planetarium, and a Grand Lobby shopping area full of gorgeous boutique stores.
Cunard runs an Insights programme, bringing renowned speakers on board for public lectures to address a range of topics, and for aspiring actors, a group of RADA actors run workshops for training, learning and fun.
There are wine tastings, lectures and dinners, fitness classes, a gym, the Canyon Ranch Spa Club, five swimming pools, a tennis court, a golf simulator, and a 1,000-seat Royal Court Theatre to watch incredible live performances.
For dinner, you can take your pick of grandeur and occasion at a number of traditional restaurants on board, or enjoy a meal when it suits you at others.
The Kings Court serves casual buffet meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while the Queens Room offers an elegant afternoon tea. Plus, the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar is not to be missed.