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.
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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; which is also host to a fun silent disco on select evenings.Other bars and lounges:
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:
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 facilitiesfor your pets. Read more on our blog - Is it Time to Treat Your Pet to a Cruise?
Queen Mary 2 is one of the ships that depart from the UK. To find out more, read our blog post - Cruise Ships Departing From Southampton.
A few hiccups, but Cunard kept us informed fairly well.
We have enjoyed many cruises. The Queen Mary 2 was by far the best yet. It's an ocean liner, not a cruise ship, which meant the "ride" was so smooth it was hard to tell we were at sea for most of our 3 week voyage. Even in high seas and gale force 10 winds, we found it easy to move around and hardly noticed the motion. The ship provides outstanding service in every department. The crew is exceptional, courteous, friendly and very professional, making everyone feel special. The variety and quality of entertainment and enrichment activities was also unusually high compared to other lines we have used. It was a pleasant surprise to find a wide range of activities and talks, in particular the RSC, Dereck Daley ( F1 racing) and even the King's former butler! The food - whether in Kings Court, the Restaurants or the Queens room was always excellent, well presented with lots of variety, not forgetting the irresistible afternoon teas. Excursions were fine, the ones we chose were interesting. Our one quibble would be the US immigration and customs formalities in Boston- long queues and two hours in port lost for to this: yet the arrangements to enter the UK or Canada were far smoother with less red tape. We wouldn't hesitate to book aboard the Queen Mary again.
Although an old ship needing the odd repair, she was excellent and very smooth in the occasionally troubled waters. Waiters and Cabin Steward excellent often going out of their way to give excellent service. Would travel again on QM2 / Cunard anytime. Personable Captain always informative throughout the cruise. Obviously things have changed since covid but that is understandable.
QM2 a lovely ship but needs a little tlc to spruce it up in places. Food good, staff excellent, entertainment average. Plenty of things to do for all tastes and very good guest speakers.