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Queen Mary 2 Review

The Queen Mary 2 was named the world's Top Large Resort Ship by the 2012 Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising.

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Cunard has had a superb reputation since it’s inception in 1840. They have always provided transatlantic service, during which a Cunard ship was one of the first responders to the sinking Titanic.

The flagship liner, the Queen Mary 2, is the largest Cunarder on the ocean, carrying 2592 passengers at double occupancy. Named the world’s Top Large Resort Ship by the 2012 Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising, this cruise liner has the biggest ballroom at sea, the only planetarium on the ocean, a Todd English restaurant, two elegant main dining rooms, and one staff member for every two guests.

All of the 14 passenger decks are luxurious, with a huge variety of activities. There is a show every night, luxury boutiques, and so many places to grab a drink or a bite to eat. All events are clearly listed in the helpful “Daily Programme”.

We noticed that the passengers tend to be older adults, or cultured couples. You won’t find many kids or young professionals looking to let loose on this Cunard cruise liner. Keep this in mind, and you could have a great vacation on the Queen Mary 2.

If you have the time, and the extra money, there is no better way to make the transatlantic trip, than on the Queen Mary 2. The entertainment, activities, and food are spectacular, and considering there is no jet lag when you cruise across the ocean, you may never want to fly again.

Though there are lounges for the kiddies, we don’t recommend that you bring them. This is a ship for an older crowd, or those of the finer sensibilities. Kids may draw frustrated attention from other guests looking for a fancy getaway. We are pretty sure the young ones would not have fun anyway.

We noticed the overall design of the ship was done with excellent foresight. The floor plans are open, beautiful, and the entire ship is easy to navigate.

The drink menu is innovative, and the dining was great, with the exception of the disappointing Todd English restaurant. The rooms are very comfortable, not too small like you see on some cruises, even though the bathroom could be a bit tight.

We cannot reiterate enough that the Queen Mary 2 is clearly meant for older adults. This luxurious ship constantly reminds one of times past (times when many of us weren’t even alive) with pictures of 30s celebrities, bars and lounges dedicated to the exotic travelers of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s, and music from a different generation.

The service, the gourmet dining, the world-class entertainment, the elegance, and sheer space available on the Queen Mary 2 are some of the best on the sea. We highly recommend a voyage on this cruiser, with the caveat of knowing that you may be the youngest passengers on the ship.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Cabins
  3. Dining
  4. Drinks & Nightlife
  5. Activities
  6. Kids, Service, and Other Details
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