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Review: Queen Mary 2

Cruise - Ocean Cruise

Experience not to be missed

  • By SilverTraveller hem64

    1 review

  • December 2013
  • Southampton
  • Balcony
  • Regular holiday
  • Husband

33 people found this review helpful

We boarded the QM2 at Southampton for a Caribbean cruise. From the moment you step aboard you are treated as if you were the most honored guest. The staff must surely be the friendliest and most polite I have ever encountered. We had traveled with the QM2 early that year and several of the waiting staff remembered our names and what we liked to drink!

Life on board is easy and stress free. The activities are varied to suit all activity levels. You can take art classes, learn to play Bridge, go to lectures, often given by famous authors or broadcasters, watch masterclasses given by staff members, like chefs or beauty therapists. You can go outside and play shuffleboard, quoits, golf, or just strolling or fast walking round the deck. There are quiet areas on board to sit and read (a wonderful two storey library), play board games or do a jigsaw puzzle. If you want to keep in touch with the outside world there is of course, internet and even computer lessons for those silver surfers!

In the evening a truly memorable meal awaits you. You can dress up and go to your dining room or be more casual and go to the buffet. The evening shows in the theater are always entertaining or you could go to the cinema and watch the latest movie, go to the pub for the evening quiz, or sit in one of the bars and listen to the fabulous pianists they have on board.

Getting about in a wheelchair or with a scooter is no problem either, we traveled with a wheelchair user and they had requested a room with a larger door opening. I would however advise that you check out the onshore activities carefully before booking any and take note especially of how you disembark at various ports, some have to use a tender and if the waves are up it can be impossible for a wheelchair bound person to get off.

I feel that I could go on and on about my experiences, so maybe I should leave some for another day. Overall, I would thoroughly recommend Cunard and the QM2, I will be going back again one day!

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