1st time Cruisers on the QM2
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|Reviewed By: Bargent, Farnborough on 1st Feb 2012|
|Cruise Line: Cunard Cruises||Times cruised before: 0|
|Cruise Ship: Queen Mary 2||Sailed: June, 2008|
|Destination: Transatlantic||Age: 26-35|
|Cabin: Balcony||Occasion: Honeymoon|
The cruise was booked for our honey moon. We sailed from Southampton to New York, Return
Upon arriving at Southampton Docks, was very impressed with the level of staffing and the smoothness of operation for embarkation of passengers (especially when taking into consideration the volumes of people attempting to board the ship).
Once on board, the ship was clean, tidy and very well appointed and finished. The only real disappointment was the over complicated search for our cabin. Once inside the cabin, again it was well finished, clean and comfortable. We had a sheltered balcony cabin, which during the Atlantic crossing was defiantly the best option as wind buffeting was kept to a minimum. This meant the balcony was actually usable.
All facilities were correct and present as per the marketting information.
On board pricing was very reasonable with most foods and drinks available throughout the day and night.
Formal nights were a sight to behold and well worth making the effort for.
All in all, myself and my wife were very impressed with the whole experience. There certainly was plenty to do during our sailing and the food quality was excellent.
The only thing we decided that was lacking was a Comedian during the evening entertainment and that the Red-Hook terminal in New York did not do the cruise justice and seemed to be a little bit of an anti-climax especially after the amazing sail-in into to New York.
|Quality of Food|
|Good mix of cuisines from around the world. All fresh|
|More geared for the slightly older generations|
|We sailed from Southampton to New York with no excursions|
|All staff were very hard working.|
Jun 19 2013 09:25AM)