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Day 1New York Depart: Fri, Jan 3, 2020 @ 17:00
Day 2At Sea
Sat, Jan 4, 2020
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Sun, Jan 5, 2020
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Mon, Jan 6, 2020
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Arrive: Fri, Jan 10, 2020 @ 06:30
Depart: Fri, Jan 10, 2020 @ 18:00
Day 9At Sea
Sat, Jan 11, 2020
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Sun, Jan 12, 2020
Arrive: Mon, Jan 13, 2020 @ 08:00
Depart: Mon, Jan 13, 2020 @ 17:00
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Arrive: Thu, Jan 16, 2020 @ 09:00
Depart: Thu, Jan 16, 2020 @ 18:00
Arrive: Fri, Jan 17, 2020 @ 02:30
Depart: Fri, Jan 17, 2020 @ 04:30
Day 16At Sea
Sat, Jan 18, 2020
Arrive: Sun, Jan 19, 2020 @ 09:00
Depart: Mon, Jan 20, 2020 @ 22:00
Day 19Port Said
Arrive: Tue, Jan 21, 2020 @ 23:00
Day 20Port Said
Depart: Wed, Jan 22, 2020 @ 03:00
Day 20Suez Canal
Arrive: Wed, Jan 22, 2020 @ 05:00
Depart: Wed, Jan 22, 2020 @ 15:00
Day 20Suez Canal
Arrive: Wed, Jan 22, 2020 @ 15:50
Depart: Wed, Jan 22, 2020 @ 16:00
Arrive: Thu, Jan 23, 2020 @ 08:30
Depart: Thu, Jan 23, 2020 @ 20:30
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Arrive: Thu, Jan 30, 2020 @ 08:00
Depart: Fri, Jan 31, 2020 @ 12:00
Day 30Muscat (Mina Qaboos)
Arrive: Sat, Feb 1, 2020 @ 09:00
Depart: Sat, Feb 1, 2020 @ 19:00
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Arrive: Wed, Feb 5, 2020 @ 07:00
Depart: Wed, Feb 5, 2020 @ 21:00
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Arrive: Sun, Feb 9, 2020 @ 06:30
Depart: Sun, Feb 9, 2020 @ 18:00
Arrive: Mon, Feb 10, 2020 @ 08:00
Depart: Mon, Feb 10, 2020 @ 17:00
Day 40Kuala Lumpur
Arrive: Tue, Feb 11, 2020 @ 07:00
Depart: Tue, Feb 11, 2020 @ 18:00
Arrive: Wed, Feb 12, 2020 @ 07:00
Depart: Thu, Feb 13, 2020 @ 17:00
Day 43At Sea
Fri, Feb 14, 2020
Day 44Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My)
Arrive: Sat, Feb 15, 2020 @ 07:00
Depart: Sat, Feb 15, 2020 @ 17:00
Day 45Nha Trang
Arrive: Sun, Feb 16, 2020 @ 08:00
Depart: Sun, Feb 16, 2020 @ 18:00
Day 46At Sea
Mon, Feb 17, 2020
Day 47Hong Kong
Arrive: Tue, Feb 18, 2020 @ 08:00
Day 48Hong Kong
Depart: Wed, Feb 19, 2020 @ 20:00
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Arrive: Sun, Feb 23, 2020 @ 08:00
Depart: Sun, Feb 23, 2020 @ 18:00
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Arrive: Wed, Feb 26, 2020 @ 08:00
Depart: Wed, Feb 26, 2020 @ 17:00
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Sat, Feb 29, 2020
Day 59Airlie Beach
Arrive: Sun, Mar 1, 2020 @ 08:00
Depart: Sun, Mar 1, 2020 @ 18:00
Day 60At Sea
Mon, Mar 2, 2020
Arrive: Tue, Mar 3, 2020 @ 08:00
Depart: Tue, Mar 3, 2020 @ 17:00
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Arrive: Thu, Mar 5, 2020 @ 06:30
Depart: Fri, Mar 6, 2020 @ 21:00
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Sat, Mar 7, 2020
Arrive: Sun, Mar 8, 2020 @ 08:00
Depart: Sun, Mar 8, 2020 @ 22:00
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Arrive: Tue, Mar 10, 2020 @ 08:00
Depart: Tue, Mar 10, 2020 @ 17:00
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Arrive: Fri, Mar 13, 2020 @ 08:00
Depart: Fri, Mar 13, 2020 @ 18:00
Day 72Fremantle (Perth)
Arrive: Sat, Mar 14, 2020 @ 07:00
Depart: Sat, Mar 14, 2020 @ 18:00
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Day 80Port Louis, Mauritius
Arrive: Sun, Mar 22, 2020 @ 09:00
Depart: Sun, Mar 22, 2020 @ 20:00
Arrive: Mon, Mar 23, 2020 @ 08:00
Depart: Mon, Mar 23, 2020 @ 19:00
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Arrive: Fri, Mar 27, 2020 @ 06:00
Depart: Fri, Mar 27, 2020 @ 19:00
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Sat, Mar 28, 2020
Day 87Port Elizabeth
Arrive: Sun, Mar 29, 2020 @ 04:00
Depart: Sun, Mar 29, 2020 @ 17:00
Day 88At Sea
Mon, Mar 30, 2020
Day 89Cape Town
Arrive: Tue, Mar 31, 2020 @ 06:00
Day 90At Sea
Wed, Apr 1, 2020
Day 91Cape Town
Depart: Thu, Apr 2, 2020 @ 17:00
Day 92At Sea
Fri, Apr 3, 2020
Day 93Walvis Bay
Arrive: Sat, Apr 4, 2020 @ 06:30
Depart: Sat, Apr 4, 2020 @ 18:00
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Day 102Santa Cruz De Tenerife
Arrive: Mon, Apr 13, 2020 @ 09:00
Depart: Mon, Apr 13, 2020 @ 17:00
Arrive: Tue, Apr 14, 2020 @ 09:00
Depart: Tue, Apr 14, 2020 @ 17:00
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Arrive: Sat, Apr 18, 2020 @ 06:00
Depart: Sat, Apr 18, 2020 @ 17:00
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Day 114New York Arrive: Sat, Apr 25, 2020 @ 06:30
When you see the world from the comfort of the Britannia Staterooms, you'll revel in the splendid nightly occasion of dining in the magnificent two-tiered Britannia Restaurant on Decks 2 and 3. Your table awaits, where the attentive service is perfectly unobtrusive and the creative artwork provides an eye-catching centrepiece. Choose from early or late seating dining.
You're welcome to dine whenever you choose between 6.30pm and 9pm in the dedicated Britannia Club Restaurant for Britannia Club Balcony guests. The perfect setting for those who prefer a more intimate dining experience.
After a pre-dinner tipple in the exclusive Grills Lounge, Princess Grill guests can relax a single leisurely single seating. Where delicate flavours, textures and ingredients combine superbly on an imaginative Á la carte menu.
Alternatively, you could choose to dine in the exclusive Grills Courtyard – situated right next to your restaurant.
For guests staying in Queens Grill accommodations, this is the ultimate expression of understated dining excellence, where your waiter guides you through the delicious possibilities and your chef endeavours to fulfil any request. Á la carte menus encourage the most sublime culinary adventures, where service is only ever flawless and the ambience always perfectly refined.
You can enjoy a casual breakfast, lunch or late-night buffet in Kings Court. At night it is transformed into four intimate dining venues: Lotus, with a tasting of multinational Asian cuisines, the Carvery, with British-style carved roasts, La Piazza with authentic Italian cuisine and the Chef's Galley, where guests can enjoy an interactive experience as the chef reveals culinary secrets before their very eyes. Reservations are required.
Golden Lion Pub
Choose from a wide selection of beer, cider and wine to compliment the delicious gastro pub style menus in a comfortable, traditional setting.
Serving burgers, hot dogs, fries and soft drinks. The Cafe is located on Deck 12, has no seating and is weather dependant.
Whether you decide to treat yourself to breakfast in bed, or simply choose to dine in the comfort of your stateroom, 24-hour complimentary room service means that freshly-prepared food is always just a phone call away.
Afternoon Tea is a quintessentially British experience which Cunard has served for many years on some of the world's greatest ocean liners.
Afternoon tea is included in the fare and is served in the Queen's Room daily from 3-4pm
The Verandah Restaurant
The Verandah offers contemporary French cuisine that makes use of seasonal ingredients of exceptional provenance. Designed to create a genuine dining experience that lasts the whole evening, The Verandah takes design inspiration from the original Verandah Grill on board Queen Mary. A cover charge will apply for this restaurant.
Lunch menu – $20 per person offering 3 course menu.
Dinner menu - $49.95 per person offering a 3 course menu.
Kings Court at Night
In the evening an area of Kings Court transforms into a unique dining experience.
$17.50 per person charges apply per dining area.
- La Piazza - Hearty Italian fare
- Lotus - Asian Cuisine
- Coriander - Indian Dishes
- Smokehouse - American Cuisine
Enhanced Afternoon Tea Experience
Where style and quality combine for an experience to remember.
There will be a charge of $30.00 (prices and timings are subject to change) per guest and is held in the Verandah Restaurant from 3-4pm daily.
The experience includes:
- A glass of Veuve Yellow Label Brut NV or Veuve Clicquot Rose Brut
- A selection of Twinings tea Rituals
- An enhanced selection of gourmet sandwiches, afternoon tea cakes included the traditional British scones with jam and clotted cream
- Harpist playing during the tea
The cover charges are applied to your on board account, which is settled at the end of your voyage. Charges are per person and per occasion dining in a select dining restaurant. Although children are welcome to dine in these restaurants, we do not have specific menus for children however, requests will be accommodated where possible.
Bars and Lounges
Majestically overlooking the bow of Queen Mary 2, the Commodore Club provides glorious panoramic views as you sail towards the horizon. Relax and be tempted with the unique Commodore Club cocktails.
An elegant pre-dinner drink is certainly on order as you relax in this nautically themed lounge and bar. Through charts and cartography, the elegant menu navigates destination-specific stories, pairing a selection of classic beverages with light canapés and snacks – including delectable Godiva chocolates.
A tranquil retreat by day, the serene Carinthia Lounge provides the perfect place to relax and catch up with friends, or a good book, as well as enjoy light breakfast and lunch dishes along with premium teas and coffee, handmade patisseries and a special Champagne Afternoon Tea experience. When the sun sets, the atmosphere evolves into an inviting evening spot where carefully selected wines are paired with tasting plates, and relaxed entertainment.
Overlooking the Grand Lobby, the Midship’s Lounge is the ideal place to people-watch or enjoy live music. The menu brings to life wines, prosecco, cava and champagne alongside premium gin and spirits, which are all blended to create fresh and inspiring cocktails.
Contemporary meets classic with an unmistakable sense of occasion. Cantilevered balconies, ornate frescos and backlit glass panels rise to the height of two decks
Here is the setting for two timeless Cunard traditions: indulgent afternoon tea served by white gloved waiters offering a choice of teas from around the world, and cucumber sandwiches followed by scones served with lashings of jam and clotted cream.
Evenings boast another of Cunards finest traditions as guests take to the floor to enjoy elegant ballroom dancing with a mix of beats to accompany the glittering ball gowns and tuxedoed guests as they whirl and spin to the resident orchestra. Captains cocktail parties, themed balls, the social scene is endless in this most impressive of ballrooms.
Darts, karaoke, live sports and ale – everything you’d expect of an authentic English pub. There’s even a traditional pub lunch served every day, with classic favourites such as fish and chips, curry and Ploughman’s.
Laurent Perrier Champagne Bar
Share conversations and sip champagne from beautiful Waterford crystal flutes. Caviar tastings are also available
The Pavilion bar serves the main pool on Queen Mary 2, so you’re never too far from a refreshing drink. During sail-away parties, the bars serve champagne and cocktails as the resident band plays.
This table-service poolside bar offers an informal spot to enjoy a large selection of drinks from cocktails, beers, ciders, wine and sparkling wine. It's perfect for watching the sun set in this casual setting.
Churchill's Cigar Lounge
Enjoy a cigar with a Whiskey or Cognac while conversing with fellow cigar-loving passengers
G32 is a dual-level nightclub where you can dance the night away to the sounds of the resident party band and DJ.
The Night Nursery is open from 6.00pm to 11.00pm. This facility is available to children aged 12 months to 23 months and operates on a first come first served basis.
The Play Zone
The Play Zone is a permanently supervised play area, staffed by qualified early years staff, for children aged 2 -7 years. Activities include arts, crafts, books, puzzles and variety of toys and computer games.
Infants aged between 6 months and 2 years are welcome to participate in QV's Children’s Programme with parental supervision.
The Kids Zone
Permanently supervised by our Youth Team The Kids Zone is area programme designed for 8 to 12 year olds.
A relaxing and sociable treat, The Zone provides games and activities intended for older children, such as gaming consoles plus sports competitions, arts and crafts and karaok
The Teen Zone
The Teen Zone is a programme for 13 to 17 year olds. Activities will include table tennis tournaments, deck sports, discos, quizzes and much more to keep the younger guests occupied for the whole holiday.
The exact age groupings for older children will depend on the number of children travelling on any particular cruise.
The children’s clubs – The Play Zone, The Kid Zone, and the Teen Zone are open from approximately 9am through to 11pm on sea days with breaks for meal times. Opening times for port day mornings may vary depending on the time of year and ship.
Children are welcome to use the friendly family pools. All children must be toilet trained before using any of the pools. Swim or pull up nappies are not accepted. This is due to health and safety reasons.
Activites and Entertainment
Royal Court Theare
The Royal Court Theatre seats almost 1,000 people in red velvet comfort and private boxes, where you can enjoy lavish productions to rival Westend and Broadway. There are also a variety of guest performers from comedians, magicians and opera singers.
For a small supplement, reserve your own private box complete with chocolates and champagne served by bellboys.
Live Music Onboard
Music can be found day and night throughout Queen Mary 2. Pianists, harpists, string quartets and contemporary bands are all resident on board, there for your enjoyment.
Take a virtual ride into outer space, view the stars and other visual spectacles or take a course on celestial navigation in Illuminations, QM2's full-scale Planetarium and the only Planetarium at sea.
Royal Night theme balls, allow you to take to the floor in your formal dancing attire. Dance lessons are available as well as dance partners on some cruises.
The Queens Room has dancing every evening accompanied by a live orchestra.
A band and DJ will let you dance the night away in the G32 nightclub.
The quality and range of literature available in this beautiful room magnifies the stunning views over the bow. Linger over more than 8,000 books and magazines in the largest library at sea.
Insight and Enrichment
World renowned speakers offer informative talks as part of our Insights programme. Experts from the world of art are also welcomed on board to offer both talks and practical demonstrations.
Offers an educational and entertainment programme of activities all day, every day, including computer and photography lessons.
RADA Acting Workshops
The RADA actors offer guests the chance to share some of the training they received during their 3 years at this famous drama school. Each workshop lasts 45 minutes, and is creative, informative – and fun!
Recall ocean travel’s golden heyday at this unique exhibition located throughout the ship's corridors and stairwells. Unveil Cunard’s proud history from Samuel Cunard's first venture across the Atlantic in 1840 to the building and subsequent Remastering of the current three Queens.
Other Activites Include:
- Empire Casino
- Pub Quizzes
- Sport24 - offers coverage of major sporting events in selected bars and all staterooms
- Golf Simulators - 51 courses to choose from
Sweet-toothed epicures are invited to unwind in the elegant Art Deco surroundings of Sir Samuel's. Besides expertly-blended coffee and tea, you'll discover an exquisite variety of confectionery by master Belgian chocolatier Godiva. Deliberate over tempting pralines, sublime truffles, glistening macarons - or perhaps an ice cream made with intense dark chocolate? Finally - your tantalising dilemma resolved - relax into sumptuous leather upholstery and reward yourself with the distinctive silky rich flavours of Godiva chocolate.
Shopping and Galleries
Famous brands come together for a relaxed shopping experience on Queen Mary 2, with the shops centred around the Grand Lobby. Jewellery, fashion, perfumes, art, books and more will vie to catch your eye.
Enjoy extraordinary shopping from top boutiques and brands such as Harrods and H.Stern, in addition to exquisite jewellery, high fashion and further voyage souvenirs.
Clarendon Fine Art
Clarendon Fine Art specialises in exclusive collectable paintings and sculpture to enrich your on board experience. Award-winning artists Sherree Valentine Daines and Jack Vettriano feature alongside some of the world’s most exciting rising stars. All artwork can be purchased and shipped worldwide.
Shop at our beautiful bookshop and souvenir shop, specialising in nautical literature, posters, postcards, collectibles, and memorabilia. Many voyages feature book signings by renowned authors and lecturers on board.
Browse the images captured by our photographers on your voyage in the photo gallery. Whether a formal portrait session, at the Captain's Cocktail Party or at the gangway, these pictures of you and your fellow guests are all displayed here for you to view and purchase.
Spa and Fitness
Canyon Ranch Royal Spa
Enjoy the ultimate in pampering at the exquisite on board Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. Indulge in signature massages, treatments and facials from the classic Canyon Stone Massage or Rasul Ceremony, to Ayurvedic or Thai treatments.
Fitness Centre and Classes
Our Fitness Centre has views out forward to the covered promenade deck Open from 6.00am, feel free to run on the treadmill, take to the bikes or try the step machine. Personal Trainers are also available.
Classes onboard range from relaxing Yoga and Pilates sessions to more energetic Spinning classes.
Traditional Deck Games
Enjoying the traditional nautical games of shuffleboard and deck quoits while at sea. Challenge friends to a game or join in one of the tournaments advertised in the Daily Programme.
Enjoy an energetic game of paddle tennis on the courts on deck 13
There are five pools, including the Terrace Pool, The Minnows Pool especially for children, the Sun Deck Splash Pool and Pavilion Pool on which features a retractable dome.
Children are welcome to use the friendly family pools. All children must be toilet trained before using any of the pools. Swim or pull up nappies are not accepted. This is due to health and safety reasons.
Queen Mary 2’s wine cellar is one of the largest at sea. Join our Sommeliers to learn more about some of the special vintages we carry.
Leading winemakers from around the world join guests on Queen Mary 2's World Voyage to lead fascinating lectures and outline the exciting wine-themed events. Joining our expert Sommeliers, they will also host intimate fine wine dinners. (cover charge applies).
Lunch and learn
This is designed to allow you to study in style in The Verandah Restaurant. Our expert Sommeliers will guide you through the chosen topic as you tuck into a delicious three-course lunch, created in-house by our Executive Chef and his team.
Tutored Wine Tasting
At the Tutored Tastings, the Chief Sommelier and his team will guide you through a range of wines while educating you on the chosen topic. From regional tastings to producer workshops, these are unmissable chances to broaden your wine knowledge.
Fine Wine Seminar
At the Fine Wine Tastings in The Tasting Room, one of our subject matter experts will guide you through an all-star cast of world class wineries. We have state-of-the-art visual equipment and Riedel glassware to provide the perfect Wine Academy ambience, and canapés will be served with each wine.
Welcome to Queen Mary 2 - the grandest, most magnificent ocean liner ever built. She's a true heir to the timeless elegance, legacy and inspiration of the great Cunard liners of legend. You'll notice it the moment you walk through her doors into her soaring Grand Lobby, and be awed from the first instance you experience the famous Cunard White Star ServiceSM.
- Vessel: Queen Mary 2
- Year: 2004
- Beam: 131
- Cruising speed: 29
- Crew: 1,253
- Gross Tonnage: 150,000
- Onboard Currency: USD
- Refurbished: 2016
- 24-Hour Room Service
- All Main Meals Included
- Art Auctions
- Boutique Shopping
- Coin Operated Laundry
- Dance Hosts
- Guest Entertainers
- Largest ballroom at Sea
- Largest Library At Sea
- Live Music
- Promenade Deck
- Security Safe in Cabin
Queen Mary 2 - Deck Plans
"Queen Mary 2- Auckland to Sydney"
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.Read more
Aren P - Apr 2015
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"Cruised Aboard Queen Mary 2 2013"
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 AustraliaRead more
Janette C - Jan 2016
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"Lovers of The Queen Mary 2 "
Second time on Queen Mary 2 . February 2017 . Wonderful as we were last on 2013 around New Zealand. This time we had an Obstructed View Balcony Cabin. Superb . Obstruction was minor, I would recommend to try. Loved it on deck 8 .We had an 8 seating table and the fellow travelers were a real bunch of fun travelers. Loved meeting up for High Tea each day and discussing our excursions each evening. Love Queen Mary wouldn't sail any other ship. Crew are very helpful and fellow passengers are very nice . So our next voyage will be within the next two years as Pensioners we look forward to our next Sailing.Read more
Janette C - May 2017
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"Queen for Five Days"
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.Read more
Anonymous - Jul 2011
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Cruise code: M002C
Round trip from New York Cruise
- Departing from New York
- Queen Mary 2
- Flat screen TV for in-cabin entertainment
- In cabin safe
- Full breakfast
- Buffet or a la carte lunch menu
- Buffet or 4 course a la carte dinners
- Musical stage shows and entertainment
- Special guest entertainers
- Latest release movies (in cabin and on big screen)
- Choice of Bars and Lounges
- Fully supervised childrens programs for ages 3 to 17 years
Frequently asked questions
Cruising is such a great value holiday as your fare includes accommodations, all main meals onboard ship, onboard daytime activities, and night-time entertainment including live stage shows. One reason cruising is good value is because you'll know what most of your holiday will cost before you go. Generally your only extra onboard expenses could be your beverages (though these are sometimes included on luxury ships), optional shore excursions, personal services such as spa treatments, and any purchases at the gift and duty free shops.
All your main meals are included on a cruise. Typically for breakfast, lunch and dinner there is an a la carte option (order from a menu) or a buffet option. There is so much choice available, and the food is excellent. However, your cruise doesn't always just include these 3 main meals. You can in fact eat non-stop for 24 hours a day if you like.
Most cruise lines also offer specialty dining as an alternative option to the main restaurants. There is typically a small cover charge for this. However, the food is well worth it, and the specialty restaurants are normally smaller and more intimate than the main restaurants so they make for a great place to celebrate a special occasion.
The entertainment on board comes in many different styles and formats but is always included in the cruise fare. In the evening there are shows in the main show lounge (except small ship cruising). Typically there are two sessions a night so, depending on your dinner time, you can always catch the show. The style of these shows changes daily. Some nights it will include all of the ship’s entertainment crew with a Las Vegas style production. Other nights there may be a guest entertainer or comedian. There is something for everyone.
The entertainment doesn't stop with the nightly performances. Each night the ship provides a newsletter detailing all the activities that will take place the following day. These activities may include dance classes, arts and crafts, table tennis, live music, tournaments, trivia quizzes, recent release movies, and other deck games and deck parties. The great thing about a cruise is that you can do as much or as little as you like. If your idea of a holiday is sitting back with a good book, you can do that. If you like to be entertained there is no shortage of entertainment.
One of the main reasons for a cruise making such a great family holiday is the “kids club” facilities offered on board, and they are all included in your cruise fare. Typically the kids clubs are broken into 3 different age groups - 3 to 6 years, 7 to 12 years, and 13 – 17 years. In these dedicated children’s facilities they are looked after by trained staff and the facilities are open from 9am – 10pm. Parents can check their children into the “kids club” whenever it suits them. Children love these facilities as it is “their space” aboard the ship.
NB Each cruise line has limited space on board the ship for children as the kids club facilities can cater for a limited number of children, and any child booked onto a cruise has access to the kids club. If you are planning on taking a cruise during the school holidays then you need to book early as the children's space will sell out. Also, while most cruise lines have kids club facilities there are some exceptions (not common) so you should check this at time of booking.
The chances are you will not get seasick. On a cruise most people do not suffer from motion sickness. However, if you are going to get seasick then it is likely to happen in the first 24 hours. If you limit the amount of alcohol you consume and activities you do in the first 24 hours you can reduce the chance of this happening. Another thing you can do is select a midship cabin on a lower deck. A cabin in the middle of the ship (midship) will experience the least amount of movement.
There are a number of other precautions/medications you can take, and these can be purchased before you travel at a pharmacy or health shop. Otherwise you can buy them on board.
The best thing you can do if you feel seasick is visit the ship’s doctor. They can give you an injection that will give you relief from your seasickness within 30 minutes. You have planned and saved for your holiday, don't ruin it by feeling sick. Visit the doctor for the injection and get it treated straight away. If you have travel insurance then you can claim this back.
IMPORTANT: A visit to the doctor on board will cost you money so we strongly recommend you get travel insurance before you depart on your holiday.
Terms and conditions for this cruise
Frequently Asked Questions
Shore excursions are pre-organised tours & sightseeing options that you purchase on board for when your ship is in a port of call. Every ship has a “Shore Ex” desk with qualified staff who can advise you of different excursions available, what’s best to do and generally help you with information on the particular region your ship is visiting.
Shore excursions can be booked on board your ship however some cruise lines allow you to pre-book and pay for excursions online. If there is a tour you really want to do then we recommend you pre-book it as popular tours do sell out.
Shore excursions are not compulsory, you are free to go ashore and return to the ship as many times as you like.
When you go ashore it is important to note:
You must take your cruise I.D. card (ticket) as proof for re-embarking.
The city or town you are visiting may not be close to the port where the ship is docked, cruise lines normally organise shuttle buses (at a minimal charge) throughout the day to and from the city centre.
You must return to the ship at the stipulated time as the ship WILL NOT wait for late passengers.
Tour costs vary depending on the activity, itinerary and inclusions. There is always a wide variety on offer for all age groups and abilities that can start from as little as $25.
Sometimes you can book your tour, when you arrive at your port, direct from the operator at a much cheaper price. However, this comes with a buyer beware warning. The operators used by the cruise line are trusted professionals so you will not be ripped off. Also, if something goes wrong on your tour, the cruise line knows where you are and will take the necessary steps to pick you up if your vehicle has broken down. In extreme cases they will even hold the ship's departure for you if you are late returning from a tour booked through the ship. They will not wait if you go direct through the operator, as they will not know where you are.
Unlike airlines, there are no luggage restrictions on a cruise. However you need to consider that you need to store it in your cabin for your holiday. There is plenty of storage space in your cabin but if you are travelling in a quad cabin you may want to impose your own restrictions.
NB It is important to remember that airlines have different luggage restrictions, so if you are flying either pre or post cruise then you may want to keep within their allowances.
Cruise lines around the world do not all operate using the same onboard currency. The currency varies from cruise line to cruise line with the most common currency being US dollars. P&O Cruises Australia, Carnival Spirit and the Sun and Dawn Princess all use Australian dollars as their onboard currency.
Cruising is a cashless society which means when you purchase anything on board you do not pay for it in cash. When you board the ship it is like checking into a hotel, you can either give a credit card imprint or the cruise line will take a cash deposit of approximately $300. You are then given a “cruise card”. Your cruise card is your door key (on most ships), has your dinner table number on it (for traditional dining), and it is used for making any purchases aboard.
When you make a purchase with your cruise card, it is swiped and a receipt is printed that you will need to sign. The cost of the purchase is then added to your onboard account which you settle at the end of your cruise.
Many cruises on our websites come with onboard credits. This could be from a special promotion that is being run by the cruise line or because of the relationship we have with the cruise lines that allows us to select certain cruises to receive onboard credit. The amount of onboard credit does normally depend on the length of the cruise.
If your reservation receives onboard credit we will confirm this with you in writing and then your onboard account will automatically be in credit for the amount we have confirmed to you. This credit can be used towards any onboard expenditure that is charged back to your cabin. It is important to note that if you do not spend all of your onboard credit it will not be refunded to you in cash so it is best you spend it all while on board.
Tipping/gratuities are a big issue for a lot of Australasian cruise passengers as it is not our custom to reward good service in this way. What cruise passengers need to consider is that outside of Australasia, the remuneration for personnel in the service industry is quite low. Hence, to keep up a high standard, employees have the incentive of earning additional income via the tips they receive. At the end of the day, how much you tip is up to you.
The most common way cruise lines suggest tipping, is that they add a suggested amount to your daily onboard account. You can choose to keep that on your account or you can ask the purser to remove it. This suggested amount is divided out amongst your cabin steward, your dinner waiter, your assistant waiter, your wine steward, and maitre d’.
Some cruise lines ask passengers to wait until the end of the cruise and they discreetly leave an envelope in your cabin in which to place the appropriate amount. Some cruise lines state that the fare you have paid includes gratuities. Some cruise lines ask that you pre-pay the gratuities with your cruise fare prior to your holiday departure.
Again, the amount you tip is up to you (unless it is prepaid) and it isn't intended to have a negative impact on your holiday. Do what feels most comfortable to you.
The rules surrounding where you can smoke on board a cruise ship vary from cruise line to cruise line. However, none have taken steps to ban smoking completely. Most only allow smoking in designated areas on the open decks. Many have banned smoking on cabin balconies as this poses a fire risk.
Many cruise lines have rules restricting you from taking your own alcohol on board your cruise ship. If you have pre purchased duty free alcohol the ship will take it off you when you board and store it away for you. This alcohol will be delivered to your cabin the night before you disembark. The same applies if you purchase it when you are in port. Any purchases made on board will also be delivered the night before you disembark.
However, Princess Cruises will allow you to bring a bottle of wine aboard which you can drink at dinner or in your cabin.
These restrictions were put in place to create a safer environment on board your cruise ship, where people drink within a controlled drinking environment.
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