Cruise from Southampton to New York and back for a day visit.

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Cruise Line:
Cunard Cruises
Cruise Ship:
Queen Elizabeth 2
Destination:
Other

Review Profile

Times cruised before:
10+
Age:
46 - 55
Cabin:
Balcony
Sailed:
September, 2012
Occasion:
None

Cruise Elements:

Quality of Food:
Restaurant
Entertainment:
Varied. A mix for all tastes.
Shore Excursions:
Only 1. New York Coach Trip but saw everything.
Staff:
Courteous, professional, friendly and polite.
Childrens Activities:
N/A
Onboard Activities:
Plenty going on.
Cabins:
As mentioned in blog the cabin was way ahead of its time. Including inhouse music stations; films and internet with e-mail facilities.
My Husband and I have been on well over 30 cruises together but we often talk of how much we both enjoyed  the 14 night transatlantic cruise on Queen Mary 2 in September 2012.
CABIN.
After  embarking and entering our balcony  cabin we were very pleased to find a complimentary bottle of champagne for our  sailaway celebrations. The cabin facilities were wonderful;  gorgeous comfy  double bed with  sheets and the duvet made from indian cotton. 
The cabin  was very well equipped,  luxurious and comfortable.  We enjoyed the interactive  music station which provided  a choice of  a wide range  of music genres for everyone.  There was also a very good choice of  complimentary inhouse films to choose from for a lazy after noon. I must say that we were  also very impressed to find that we  had internet in our room and were free to email home whenever we wanted to which kept us in touch with our family.
We found the facilities well ahead of their time and  have never found anything to match this even cruising  8 years later on other ships.
RESTAURANT AND SELF SERVICE.
The food in the main restaurant was exceptional with a  very good and varied choice. Service was polite, prompt and courteous.
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There had been 4 different self service facilities offering Chinese; Indian; Italian; English among others. 
Afternoon Tea is so British with white glove service; tea; sandwiches and cakes. This is not to be missed.
British food is served in the British themed pub at lunch time incuding fish and chips; pies; cottage pie etc. I must say we frequented  this very often.
Complimentary room service is also a must to try. We enjoyed  breakfast al freso  delivered to our cabin  watching the sunrise. Also room service with a  cheeseburger and fries in front of  a film in your cabin is a wonderful way to chill out after a wonderful day. 
FORMAL NIGHTS. 
Formal nights on ship are not to be missed and formal dress is expected. It was very nice to dress up in your  evening wear and sit with a cocktail watching what everyone else was wearing. However, for those who prefer not to can eat in the  self service restaurants.
Entertainment.
POOLS. There is an inside and outside pool and also several jaccuzzis.
ENTERTAINMENT. This was very mixed including  lectures; comedians, vocalsits and the resident entertainment. There was always something for everyone
Overall, We found it very exciting  to be at sea for a whole 7 days and as we crossed the atlantic it  felt  strange but  liberating   to be so  far away from land  and not to even see a bird. Sailing into New York at 4 in the morning was a memory that will live in my memory for ever. 
In a nutshell 1 port of call for a 14 night cruise was the best holiday we could ever have. Would we do it again? Yes in a heartbeat and would recommend it to anyone as a MUST DO.
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