Technically classed as an ocean liner, Queen Mary 2 harks back to the golden age of cruising and ocean travel, not only in her grand décor and furnishings, but also in her iconic transatlantic voyages between Southampton and New York, and her annual world cruise. As Cunard pride themselves on the small details, guests are guaranteed to enjoy a truly regal cruising experience aboard QM2. Whether you're indulging in fine dining, dressing up for a gala evening or relaxing to the sounds of live music, every moment with Queen Mary 2 exudes elegance and sophistication.
Cunard celebrate the traditions of British cruising with separate dining for guests depending on their accommodation class and quintessential Afternoon Tea. In Britannia class on Queen Mary 2, luxury is as standard while in Grills, you can expect only the best Cunard has to offer in your intimate restaurant and exclusive deck and lounge.
Alternative dining options onboard the Queen Mary 2 include The Verandah restaurant for high class French cuisine and the Golden Lion pub and Lido restaurant for some cosy home comforts in a more relaxed setting. In addition, when the urge takes you, simply order to your room and enjoy a meal on the balcony, meaning you’ll never have to worry about going hungry.
On those long days at sea while traversing the Atlantic Ocean, you can be rest assured you’ll always be entertained aboard QM2. Whatever mood you feel after dinner, there’s something for you in the evening. Enjoy a drink at the various bars whatever the occasion. Take in the Commodore Club’s live jazz, the Theatre shows or dance the night away in the Queen’s Ballroom or G32 Nightclub.
Facilities on QM2 are outstanding, offering 14 bars, 10 restaurants, 8 whirlpools, fitness suites and more, there’s something for everyone to do during their cruise with Cunard:
The Zone/The Play Zone for children
Cunard ConneXions for workshops, seminars and lectures
Designer Boutique's including Michael Kors
Spa and Fitness
As well as swimming pools and Jacuzzis to soak in, there are a number of spa treatments and massages you can book aboard Queen Mary 2. What better way to make your holiday even more luxurious than treating yourself to a professional massage or skin treatment.
Cunard are set to make their transatlantic voyages on Queen Mary 2 even more memorable after joining up with the Royal Shakespeare Company. From exclusive theatre shows to performances of famous sonnets, let the talented cast bring the work of one of the world's best-known playwrights to life, even on the open ocean!
The Queen Mary 2 dress code is elegantly formal. The quintessentially British cruise line combines traditional elegance with their incredible standards and the understated class of formal dress adds to the charm every night onboard. Ladies take your favourite cocktail dress, and in sunnier climates maxi dresses, while gentlemen break out your finest suits and favourite black tie attire.
If you’ve always dreamt of taking the most treasured member of your family on the cruise with you, QM2 is the ship for you as there are kennel facilities for your pets.
Lovely ship great service but the drinks are a ridiculous cost to which they add a further 15 percent so be prepared to drink water and tea! Trips very expensive also much better to do your own itinerary with a few friends at a fraction of the cost.
The ship , cruise, staff where brilliant . The organisation At Southampton and NY ports was faultless, Unfortunately taxis that did not arrive both inward and outward , And flights booked by Iglu waisted us a day of our break.
Recently returned from a Transatlantic voyage from Southampton to New York. From the word go the experience was fantastic. We were met from our cab by a porter who whisked away our luggage, then the check in process was smooth and expertly carried out. Lovely comfortable and well-equipped stateroom. All staff we encountered were courteous and helpful. Fantastic food and entertainment and we arrived on schedule even though we had a small diversion for a passenger to be airlifted to hospital. Disembarkation was smoothly carried out for a quick exit through immigration. Would absolutely recommend the service received by both Cunard and indeed the helpful staff at Iglu (especially Maggie who explained everything to me). We are already planning our next cruise with Iglu!
We have just completed the westbound Transatlantic, which was fantastic. We were blessed with a smooth crossing. The staff, food, accommodation and entertainment were excellent and we had the benefit of experiencing the English National Ballet, which made the whole experience that much more memorable.
The ship, cruise, and staff were brilliant. The organisation at Southampton and NY ports was faultless. Unfortunately taxis did not arrive both inward and outward, and flights booked by Iglu waisted us a day of our break,
Fantastic cruise but I was not expecting so many children - despite it being the school holidays. Don't feel the itinerary or the ship could cope with the so many youngsters and it really spoiled the dining experience!
Recently sailed from my home City Liverpool to NYC via Iceland and Canada on Queen Mary2. It wasn’t the first time she has impressed upon us. The hospitality of cabin stewards and restaurant staff is second to none.
We booked a fantastic trip travelling to Niagara Falls, then rail trip to New York, then caught The Queen Mary 2. This was a fantastic trip, Niagara Falls were fantastic (especially from the Canadian side). Really could have afforded to have another day there, as one day wasn't enough. The train journey was laborious, and carrying bags on and off the train hard work. Definite tip would be to upgrade rail ticket as those seats recline further and for 12 hours you need it or fly. Arrived in New York early evening bags were a pain again from the station to the Taxi. You definitely need longer in New York, one day is not enough. so much to see and do. We were picked up at 8.15am to the shipping terminal and arrived 15 minutes later. Far too early arrive , as there is nothing to do at the terminal not enough seats until you go through security and we were waiting too long. Should have arrived at 2pm and then we would have had little waiting time. (OBVIOUSLY ALL PASSENGERS CAN'T DO THE SAME). Queen Mary 2, what an Ocean liner, loved every minute on board. Food fantastic, service superb and you were made to feel special. So much to do on board her. The sailing was smooth, as she cut through the Atlantic, like a knife through butter. Even through stronger seas there was little roll. Loved every minute of it and booking a mini cruise to Hamburg already.