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Review: Queen Mary 2

Cruise - Ocean Cruise

True excellence

  • By SilverTraveller Freddie

    118 reviews

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  • Sep 2014
  • Wife
  • Special occasion
  • Day Visit

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I was lucky enough to win the Silver Travel Advisor prize draw for a day visit to Queen Mary 2 whilst she was on turn-around at Southampton’s Ocean Cruise Terminal. The visit was very similar to that already well described by Alan’s review of December 2012. Given that Alan has posted 53 reviews against my mere 30, I encourage you to read his review first.

What can I add to Alan’s comprehensive report? As a student I enjoyed a similar visit to say goodbye to RMS Queen Mary on 1967. There are a few photographs of my earlier visit above to compare with those of QM 2.

Like Alan, my wife and I were most impressed by the size, scope and excellence of every aspect of the ship. Our guide Christine Walker was very knowledgeable and guided us effortlessly through the ship. She was able to answer our every question bar one, about which she promised to enquire. Sure enough, whilst we were at lunch she returned to state that, “Yes, there is no extra charge for the White Star afternoon tea served by white gloved staff every day”.

Our lunch in the Britannia Restaurant was superb. I chose terrine of crab followed by a dish of salmon steak on a bed of linguine. My wife selected sweet potato and vegetable parcels, then rack of lamb. We and most of our fellow guests completed our meal with Grand Marnier Souffle. The food and accompanying wine were delicious and the service was impeccable. As the Britannia Restaurant is the “standard class” restaurant on the ship we were most impressed.

Prior to our visit my wife was unsure about going on a cruise. Afterwards she announced that she was looking forward one, but it must be with Cunard.

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