10 Must-Know Cunard Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossing Tips

Discover the 10 Must-Know Tips About Transatlantic Crossing On Cunard Queen Mary 2. One of the iconic trips available to cruisers today, many worry about being at sea for up to eight days. In this video I talk about the things I get asked the most about crossing the Atlantic on the QM2. I discuss everything including "will I get bored?", "when is the best and worst times to go?", "will I get seasick?", "what sort fo cabin should I book?", "what I have to dress up all the time" and "what about service and gratuities?". Support Tips For Travellers and book your next cruise through CruiseDirect using this link: http://www.tipsfortravellers.com/cruisedirect . You will get the best and lowest price around. I get a small commission but you pay nothing extra. I would love you to give the video a "thumbs up" and if you subscribed to the channel. Every week Gary Bembridge's Tips For Travellers Channel posts a video to help you make the most of your precious travel time and money on both land and at sea. First-hand travel inspiration, advice and tips based on the over 20 years I have been travelling every month. Follow me on these social media platforms: - YouTube: http://bit.ly/TFT_YouTube2 - Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/tipsfortravellers - Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tipsfortravellers - Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/garybembridge

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Discover the 10 Must-Know Tips About Transatlantic Crossing On Cunard Queen Mary 2. One of the iconic trips available to cruisers today, many worry about being at sea for up to eight days. In this video I talk about the things I get asked the most about crossing the Atlantic on the QM2. I discuss everything including "will I get bored?", "when is the best and worst times to go?", "will I get seasick?", "what sort fo cabin should I book?", "what I have to dress up all the time" and "what about service and gratuities?". Support Tips For Travellers and book your next cruise through CruiseDirect using this link: http://www.tipsfortravellers.com/cruisedirect . You will get the best and lowest price around. I get a small commission but you pay nothing extra. I would love you to give the video a "thumbs up" and if you subscribed to the channel. Every week Gary Bembridge's Tips For Travellers Channel posts a video to help you make the most of your precious travel time and money on both land and at sea. First-hand travel inspiration, advice and tips based on the over 20 years I have been travelling every month. Follow me on these social media platforms: - YouTube: http://bit.ly/TFT_YouTube2 - Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/tipsfortravellers - Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tipsfortravellers - Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/garybembridge

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Joseph Forest
Joseph Forest - 1 year ago
Ar Gary , shiver me timbers.
ras351
ras351 - 1 year ago
We were toying with the idea of doing this, going from New York to london with our 5 year old(would be 6 by the time we do it) I think it would be quite an experience for his first trip to europe. Do you think that would work or is it completely nuts to take a 6 year old on this? I mean would he get bored, are there ever any other children or is it all retired folks? Would they tolerate children?
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 1 year ago
I wouldn’t recommend this for young kids. There may be some others and he should enjoy the kids clubs but he is more likely to find it boring as the ship and whole experience is very much designed for adults
Denise Thorne
Denise Thorne - 1 year ago
What a super interesting job to have got involved in. How did you get to report on sea/river cruises?
CaptainArt777
CaptainArt777 - 1 year ago
I was looking forward to this video but was greatly disappointed. I wanted to see the ship, inside and out, instead, we had to look at this guy face over 80% of the time. Not for me. There are so many videos here on youtube were the poster feels to need to feed his ego by having us look at his face.
Logic Decoded
Logic Decoded - 1 year ago
Please shut your mouth, you’re an idiot.
TheDoniewa
TheDoniewa - 1 year ago
nonsense, it's a snooze fest. do not believe this guy. it was extremely boring and there is nothing to do. you cannot smoke except on the second floor back section or the 16th-floor cigar room for smokers. it's a bunch of pretentious people trying to pretend they are royalty. this would be a great trip if they did it in the four days. and please remember it's a carnival ship
chandler bing bong
chandler bing bong - 1 year ago
It's on my list, but the fear of getting financially hammered during the entire crossing is what puts me off
IngLouisSchreurs
IngLouisSchreurs - 1 year ago
“Censored”; I just watch this over and over and imagine myself onboard this unique vessel.
Jak Clarke
Jak Clarke - 1 year ago
stop staring at me and please blink.
Ben Randomly
Ben Randomly - 1 year ago
Any advice for a single man, as in one person, crossing on the QE2. I'm not a nightlife, party, take in the shows kind of person. I like to relax, stargaze, read a book, or listen to a podcast. I'm not much on television or movies. Could I take my meals in my cabin, ala room service?
Ben Randomly
Ben Randomly - 1 year ago
+Tips For Travellers Any chance for a video geared for the solo traveler?
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 1 year ago
There are a lot of solo travellers on board and yes easy to do what you want. So room service, Lido etc. There is lots of space about. I would happily do solo

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lesmoor kelly
lesmoor kelly - 1 year ago
buffet for me
cafsixtieslover
cafsixtieslover - 1 year ago
I have not done the Transatlantic crossing yet but I have just booked my second cruise on the QM2.  It is my very favourite ship.
Brett Weary
Brett Weary - 1 year ago
Well said Sir
Reginald Dove
Reginald Dove - 1 year ago
What if you are newly single and still plan on going? I have no problem being a solo traveler...any advice for rugged individuals? Thanks!
Mark Samblanet
Mark Samblanet - 1 year ago
After many cruises, my wife and I finally sailed on Cunard twice last year, once on the Queen Victoria and on the the Queen Mary II. We did not do a crossing in the Queen Mary, but did a 14-day cruise from New York to Quebec and back to New York, with three days docked in Quebec. I think the Queen Mary is a wonderful ship. We had 40 knot winds with 30 foot seas and never felt it. I loved the lectures and the planetarium, which is unique. Also, their library is fantastic. The ship is unusual, but that is part of the charm. As you suggest, I would highly recommend this ship, especially if you don’t mind getting dressed up in the evening, which adds to the experience. It is something you will not regret. I am just watching a lot of your videos and like what you present. With nearly 30 cruises, I am following you for some clues on how to get more variety into our cruises. Look forward to more.
philippe chevereau
philippe chevereau - 1 year ago
How much does it pollute?
Dan B.
Dan B. - 1 year ago
Exellent Report -- thank you! Thumbs UP!!
Eric C. Welch
Eric C. Welch - 1 year ago
Nice video. I got a real belly laugh out of the reason to go west rather than east. The trip takes the same amount of time, you only have the perception of it taking longer because you turn the clocks back. You could achieve the same effect by turning the clocks back an hour going eastbound and then moving them ahead in a five hour jump when you arrive. If you do it that night, you'll have the perception of wasting less time sleeping and have more time at your destination. :)

My family returned from Europe in 1958 on the Queen Elizabeth in the midst of a substantial storm and goodness, I was so seasick I thought I would die but was afraid I might not. We crossed twice in 1964 and 65 on the original Rotterdam (a lovely ship) but don't remember having any similar problems. In any case you usually get your sea legs in about 24 hours anyway -- at least a ten-year-old does.
john smith
john smith - 1 year ago
Good point about the time. Since the presenter is a Brit and sounded so intelligent, I did not stop to think how erroneous his explanation was.
DannyJane
DannyJane - 1 year ago
Re: Seasickness. I am terribly prone to seasickness, but I love cruising so I go to my doctor a week before I sail and ask for Transderm Scop (tm) patches. Put one behind your ear every three days, and no seasickness!
Liam Doyle
Liam Doyle - 1 year ago
In 1965 we sailed from Cobh, Ireland on Cunards RMS Sylvania and returned a couple of years later on the Queen Mary. They were filming the movie ‘ Assault on a Queen’.

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RhodieFreedomCamp
RhodieFreedomCamp - 1 year ago
Hmm - pay for a crossing & access to ship areas, but barred from areas because of what i wear - no thanks, shove it up yer arse! Can't stand fake superficial snobbery!
2Bit Rasputin
2Bit Rasputin - 1 year ago
After reading the questions, I can see that cruise passengers love to play dumb. I can't wait to be locked on a ship with y'all for 7 days.
2Bit Rasputin
2Bit Rasputin - 1 year ago
Take the dramamine for sea sickness at first hint of rough seas, it takes 4 hours to work.
Ryan Dodd
Ryan Dodd - 1 year ago
It seems like there is less free things to do on the QM2 than on a typical sea day on a normal Cruse ship
The Life of Tony
The Life of Tony - 1 year ago
I heard that Cunard will be merging with Aer Lingus. They’re still working on an appropriate name.
2Bit Rasputin
2Bit Rasputin - 1 year ago
You need to tell that joke at your table for 8. Liven up the evening.
B molitor
B molitor - 1 year ago
that sounds exactly like a cruise-ship... sorry...
Kentry
Kentry - 1 year ago
am i the only one that doesnt get motion sickness or sea sick onboard ships. not even a little bit
Pao Norton
Pao Norton - 1 year ago
So in others words and in your opinion, you only cruise the Atlantic in this ship the others ones are no good enough...MMMM let me think obout this one.
Neil Cheney
Neil Cheney - 1 year ago
For those people who get board and find things dull. Get a life!
2Bit Rasputin
2Bit Rasputin - 1 year ago
Just look out at the sea. Hardly boring. I find.
Neil Cheney
Neil Cheney - 1 year ago
It’s no cruise and if you mention that word you will be thrown overboard!

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James Beck
James Beck - 1 year ago
Queen Elizabeth? Queen Victoria? Not ocean liners?
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 1 year ago
No, they are standard cruise ships and use the same hull as many other ships (especially those in the Holland America line).
Jon Paul
Jon Paul - 1 year ago
Base on your experiences what would you recommend as a suitable amount of money such as £1000 or $1,500 USD. Perhaps even lower at £500 or $700. Essential, for couple pints in the pub daily and such. Where you be comfortable and not stressful about ever pound or dollar.
Many thanks for sharing thoughts and suggestions.
Cheers!
Jon Paul
Jon Paul - 1 year ago
Tips For Travellers: Many thanks for taking your time to answer, much appreciated!
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 1 year ago
The higher amount if you have not prepaid gratuities
Caocao8888
Caocao8888 - 1 year ago
I've only made one transatlantic crossing, as an 18-year-old, and my main complaint was that the seas were too calm! I was expecting to experience the huge crashing waves that I saw in Hollywood films. True to your suggestions, it was during the summertime, so now I will plan to make my second crossing during the winter months. Hmm, maybe after they launch Titanic II...
Steve Price
Steve Price - 1 year ago
I travelled back and forth on the Canadian Pacific 'Empress of Britain' and 'Empress of Canada' several times, as well as the 'TSS Stefan Batory' back in the early 70s. Loved every moment. I've wondered about this trip but the recent refit seems to have been an attempt to modernise the ship to more closely resemble the (ghastly) floating hotels most cruisers will use. I also wonder about the luggage requirements - the wife would clearly need multiple dresses, even if I only need one tuxedo or good suit - couple that with your day to day requirements and I can see a massive excess-baggage bill on the flight back.
Steve Price
Steve Price - 1 year ago
+2Bit Rasputin oh, do fuck off, twat.
2Bit Rasputin
2Bit Rasputin - 1 year ago
Good lord. You can't afford international travel, and that's ok. Neither can I. But I do it anyway, I don't invent my own obstacles. Here's a tip; leave the old lady at home. She needs some quiet time, while you're away.
judy cook
judy cook - 1 year ago
Very helpful
Judith Meyer
Judith Meyer - 1 year ago
Oh no!! I can’t do a dress code cruise. So sad!!
2Bit Rasputin
2Bit Rasputin - 1 year ago
I think a Lady in a Tuxedo is au currant. So this ballgown specifity seems very 1910.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 1 year ago
On Transatlantic they usually have up to three formal (or gala nights as they started calling them) and rest are smart casual but gents have to wear jacket and equivalent for ladies. You can go to the buffet Lido in more casual clothes
Judith Meyer
Judith Meyer - 1 year ago
Did you say every night is formal??
vator exca05
vator exca05 - 1 year ago
Im sure back in the day, it was the most comfortable ship, when there was bad weather but, im sure now, these new, huge, wider cruises feel less then the QM. Come on now
snuggles03
snuggles03 - 1 year ago
Great video sir, thank you ☺️
ualuuanie
ualuuanie - 1 year ago
Took it last year from Australia to Hong Kong room quite spacious, but their buffet is quite limited in choice and their fine dining is not as tasty as the Royal Carribiean and the fare is a bit more costly. I hope I don't sound racist but the passengers onboard are much more civilized unlike other cruses where they cut in at buffet lines and speaking loudly.
rtp1968
rtp1968 - 1 year ago
ualuuanie : You cant judge a an entire race of being uncivilized.
ualuuanie
ualuuanie - 1 year ago
1 advice is don't go during Chinese New Year everything is closed except McD :( And summer is like sauna 24/7. But the food is heavenly and the enviroment is real safe. The place is choked with mainlanders that you can hardly walk a straight path without bumping into someone. Was there twice once in the early 2000s for work meeting and only spent a day looking around the other was only half a day on a day tour with the cruse ship.
Reginald Dove
Reginald Dove - 1 year ago
ualuuanie How was Hong Kong...I have always wanted to go....
ualuuanie
ualuuanie - 1 year ago
Yes I mean civilized just could not think of that world to describe it at that time. Thanks
bullirish
bullirish - 1 year ago
By "racist" do you mean civilized? Yes, the people who travel on the QM2 are a much better class of people.
Pileits
Pileits - 1 year ago
Tip #11, DON'T sail on Cunard, all they do is rip you off.
Liberty Underattack
Liberty Underattack - 1 year ago
Just curious, how much would a barf bag cost? Lol, I most certainly do not want to shell out the cost of one, so maybe perhaps bring my own? Because I will be doing a lot of that! And also where is the best place on the ship to barf? Lol
MOOG FAN
MOOG FAN - 1 year ago
Zofran is a miracle anti nausea med
Burns1993Joe
Burns1993Joe - 1 year ago
Great video, very informative! I’m hoping to go on the QM2 to New York next year. Your video has made me want to go even more now!
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 1 year ago
Great to hear you enjoyed and found it helpful. It is a great experience. I want to go again too !
Vino
Vino - 1 year ago
Solo? Book a solo table. As worldlies know, then you can invite x or y to spend a meal with you, someone fun you've met. Most big tables (6 or 8) are jammed w bores...ek, ek.
2Bit Rasputin
2Bit Rasputin - 1 year ago
And if Worldies really get on, they can invite X or Y for dinner Room Service. Much better plan.
whpoche
whpoche - 1 year ago
Your reviews are fantastic! Thank you for all the hard work you do to keep us informed. Regarding transatlantic cruises on Cunard, do passengers have access to an internet connection for the entire voyage?
Ed Luciano
Ed Luciano - 1 year ago
Just returned from on a 14 day roundtrip NYC, Southampton, NYC. Took your advice for our cabin location. Booked stateroom 6.174 a great location for getting around the ship. The sail exceeded our expectation. A couple of rough days, however, not difficult getting around. So much to do. We put a deposit for a future cruise. Your advice was very valuable--thank you!
Michael Voisey
Michael Voisey - 1 year ago
Any relation to "Lucky"
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 1 year ago
Great to hear it helpful and that you had a fantastic time. I need to do another crossing as love them. Did you book another crossing or cruise ?
Donald Mason
Donald Mason - 1 year ago
2014, New York- Southampton, Excellent!
TreasureDivers
TreasureDivers - 1 year ago
Great Info thank you
gary grant
gary grant - 2 years ago
Dear Gary, my wife and I will be on the QM2 for the 13 day cruise to the caribbean. We will be mid ship in Queen's grill. As you suggested. This will be our fifty wedding anniversary.
It was 49 nine years since our last cruise on the Oceanic. Going on the QM2 is my bucket list.
I have over the last few months watched every video you have. Thank you very much.
By the way, since we booked very early, our cruise agent made changes to the cost everytime the price went down for our Queen's suite or offered aspecial discount.They made changes to location since Ifirst wanted to be close to the dining area. I remembered we shouldn't be at the back. We can walk just fine from mid ship and lose any extra pounds that we may encounter during our cruise. Big ha ha! Also we are on the same deck as the Commodore club. Once again, thanks for all your videos. Oh yes Cunard said they will have a special recognition at the first formal get together for our 50th. Signed, another GARY.
2Bit Rasputin
2Bit Rasputin - 1 year ago
Congratulations! Sounds like a nice plan for your 50th anniversary.
James McCormick
James McCormick - 2 years ago
How does pricing work if children come (under 18, but actually under 12 (2 kids)). Also, are they also included when calculating gratuities?
julie Wallis
julie Wallis - 1 year ago
James McCormick check our the Cunard website, it’s really helpful.
I’m hoping to talk my husband into a long cruise on QM2, but he wants to wait until after our Northern lights cruise. I’m already addicted!
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Cruise fares apply for everyone over 2 years old but if sharing cabin are cheaper as get third or fourth guest rates. Gratuities apply too

50. comment for 10 Must-Know Cunard Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossing Tips

Jebediah Kerman
Jebediah Kerman - 2 years ago
I don’t get seasick, but on Royal Caribbean at least, you can get an ear patch that somehow fixes it. I’ve never tried it though. Has anyone here had it?
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
A lot of people swear by them. I use tablets of rough and they work for me
Mawiyah G
Mawiyah G - 2 years ago
OK would my 2 teen Agers be bored? Because It looks lovely to me but not sure about how they would feel.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
I think they would yes!
Helge Ellwart
Helge Ellwart - 2 years ago
Manly good News to hear QM2 is fine. We will cruising in May 2019, were asked to decide on a smaller table for two or a large on for 6. What is better?
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Personally I like tables for two. They tend to be quite close so easy to chat and meet others without having to be with them constantly if you on bigger one!
Jonsey 1969
Jonsey 1969 - 2 years ago
I did a transatlantic crossing (NYC to Southampton) on QM2 in 2016. It was a bucket list dream, and well worth every penny. It’s probably the closest one will ever get to replicating the North Atlantic crossing days of the 1930s and before. She’s such an incredible ship! First class from top to bottom. She’s a true ocean liner in the tradition of the Titanic, Lusitania and Ile de France. A mere “cruise ship” she is not! I highly recommend a transatlantic crossing on this gorgeous ship if you ever get the chance!
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Agree 100% with all of that!!!
jere matthew Johnson
jere matthew Johnson - 2 years ago
for all landlubbers how long you been to sea i have 594 days and the longest i have been on one1 ship was 155 days you say "bored"
jere matthew Johnson
jere matthew Johnson - 2 years ago
god bless the US Merchant Marine fair wind following seas
David Mehnert
David Mehnert - 2 years ago
Am thinking I can definitely do this.
Catharina, Sweden
Catharina, Sweden - 2 years ago
Thank you, I certainly have to do this before or later. A question: have you done a video on any cruise-line with tall ships/old-fashioned sailing ships? Are Atlantic crossings on sailing ships available today at all?
Catharina, Sweden
Catharina, Sweden - 2 years ago
+Tips For Travellers: Thanks!
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
There are some on SeaDream and similar lines. I have not done one yet but would love to
jackleg2007
jackleg2007 - 2 years ago
I always wondered why Aretha Franklin never took a ship to go overseas to tour.
Eugene Kosinski
Eugene Kosinski - 2 years ago
Incredible Video Gary. Thank you!
tihi
tihi - 2 years ago
Is there WiFi?
Laura O'Gorman
Laura O'Gorman - 1 year ago
I guess you meant the WiFi is costly. Do they recognise your status on Cruise Lines.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Yes but you have to pay and not is quite costly like on most cruise ships as they have to use satellites
Chicago Skater
Chicago Skater - 2 years ago
I will do this one day in April
lasuvidaboy
lasuvidaboy - 2 years ago
QM2 is a fantastic ship. I traveled on the Queen Elizabeth 2 many times starting as a child on a 1970 transatlantic crossing. I preferred QE2's faster 5-day crossings but the facilities, cabins and dining options on QM2 can't be beat. On our 4 trips on the ship we booked a Queens Grill grade suite once and a Princess Grill grade mini suite three times. The service and food was always perfect. On the transatlantic crossings the dress is formal while at sea which means a suit or tux/dinner jacket for the men. If you don't feel like dressing up there are other less formal dining options onboard.
that norwegianguy
that norwegianguy - 2 years ago
I certainly hope they do Tuxedo rentals on-board I am not buying one to be used once.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
but there are other land based companies that do
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
They don't usually
James Evans
James Evans - 2 years ago
I go once a year both ways although it’s only holiday I have
James Evans
James Evans - 2 years ago
There’s always a chance to that you might get invited to sit with the captain for dinner
2Bit Rasputin
2Bit Rasputin - 1 year ago
Or sleep in his cabin.
Branto G
Branto G - 2 years ago
Went on QM2 last year, I agree with all of your good advice. It was a wonderful ship and you’d have to be a very difficult person to please if you were afraid of getting bored, there were parts of the ship I didn’t even get a chance to use in 5 days. The complimentary room service was wonderful. The only thing that disappointed me was the quality of the food in the Britannia dining room, I’m not a fussy eater and I had to very politely send a meal back and received major attitude from the wait staff thereafter and no apology, it was basically a plate of sliced fat with gravy over it supposed to be lamb. Not good enough for $900 per day. You do have to take a lot of luggage to cope with the dress code if you don’t want to wear the same thing each evening. Despite all of that I’m going again in February !
İlhan Ataş
İlhan Ataş - 1 year ago
Branto G @
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
I agree. Its is quite an experience. I need to get on again!!!
Michael Nunnery
Michael Nunnery - 2 years ago
Great video explication of the difference between a cruise ship and an ocean liner was spot on.
Please remember fellow viewer that the Queen Mary 2 is operated to make money.
If you write to Cunard Southampton and try to arrange an 80th birthday surprise for a passenger who turns 80 whilst onboard.
Cunard will refuse your request and point you in the direction of the onboard tours available.
Which part of the word surprise was not understood baffles me.
Neeraj Sharma
Neeraj Sharma - 2 years ago
The "strict" snooty dress code makes it a NO for me... Nice ship though...
Edward Kanitra
Edward Kanitra - 2 years ago
You convinced me!
Michael Macluskie
Michael Macluskie - 2 years ago
This is the trouble in this World today...and that is the different classes....there should be ONE class for all as nobody is better than the other.....especially those snob celebrities...a pain in the Ass they are.
Hassan shah
Hassan shah - 2 years ago
Why there is less people on queen mary 2?
Brad M
Brad M - 2 years ago
Wonderful video! Where did you get that beautiful print on the wall behind you?
Keith Winestein
Keith Winestein - 2 years ago
This is great. I've crossed twice on QM2 and Victoria (in tandem with the old QE2). The QM2 is a magnificent experience. I could do it over and over and over again. It's the only way to cross!
philippe chevereau
philippe chevereau - 1 year ago
Keith Winestein - how much CO2 did you produce on the QM2?
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
agree 100% :-)
Jeff Duncan
Jeff Duncan - 2 years ago
Good review. Thanks.
philippe chevereau
philippe chevereau - 1 year ago
Jeff Duncan - but no word on the massive pollution generated by the QM2!
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Great to hear ! Thanks for watching
Moonshine Buck
Moonshine Buck - 2 years ago
For that amount of cash I wear what I want! I think you'll need a bucket of cash as well as the cost of the fair for this ship!
2Bit Rasputin
2Bit Rasputin - 1 year ago
I bet you look great in your pajamas.
2Bit Rasputin
2Bit Rasputin - 1 year ago
Yes, extra charges on the ship and the tipping do have a way of adding up. Such is life.
Ryan Dodd
Ryan Dodd - 1 year ago
+y mac It is very disrespectful to dictate what others around you wear
Jamie Mills
Jamie Mills - 1 year ago
well Mr Buck, being a fan of corn whiskey as well as the south I am not offended by your confederate flag ID. However, I can tell you from my own experience that the QM2 is no more expensive to travel on than most cruise ships. It just has the option of traveling first class. Different ships appeal to different crowds so if dressing formal is offensive to you I suggest you not offend those who enjoy it by booking on another line. You obviously like the Confederate ideal, I would like to direct you to research the idea of a southern gentleman, or southern belle. These were not rednecks nor were most confederates. Manners and class were very important to the people who fought under the very flag you use to identify yourself.
PurpleH
PurpleH - 2 years ago
@moonshine Buck - I fear your views are what gives travelling Americans a bad name - money does not equal unfettered privilege to do what you want and damn the rest of humanity! Personally I am looking forward to dressing up on my forthcoming crossing on QM2 and enjoying seeing the lovely dresses of other lady passengers, and the smart attire of the gents.
y mac
y mac - 2 years ago
@Moonshine Buck .. you views, disrespectfully what our world is coming to.. hopefully you sail aboard another less cultured ship..
elli003
elli003 - 2 years ago
Didn't Cunard by out the White Star Line ?
dave boydell
dave boydell - 1 year ago
Yep and Cunard is now owned by Carnival hence no more Cunard!
Thomas Carroll
Thomas Carroll - 2 years ago
elli003 they merged in 1933, and Cunard finally acquired all ‘Cunard White Star’ shares in 1949, they use the term “White Star Service’” and the staff wear “White Star Service” lapel badges.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Yes back in the 1930s when the UK government made that merger happen to agree to help fund new ships
ltdan459
ltdan459 - 2 years ago
Question as an American am I allowed to bring my carry pistol? Also I want to get a cabin for me and my kids closes to the life boats what cabin do you sugest? Also is it by class still 1st class first in to the life boats, then 2nd class, then 3rd class? Also still women and children first? And as an average American how much would a trip cost me if I was to do 1st class?
David Rimlees
David Rimlees - 2 years ago
Can I believe this comment Itdan459...Why the hell would you want to take a pistol on the QM? This is truly a scary scenario and I'm just wondering why you would want to shoot anyone on board? Maybe it is so you can be first into the lifeboat after we hit the iceberg! This confirms the difference between the Brits & the Americans......
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
No, you cant take weapons. There is equal and consistent approach to muster drills and lifeboats. In Queens grill the cost per person would range from about $4,000 up to $35,00 per person
Walter Rudich
Walter Rudich - 2 years ago
This sounds really boring and dull.
FOX FAIER
FOX FAIER - 2 years ago
this ship killed people
Guillaume Romain
Guillaume Romain - 2 years ago
FOX FAIER That ship didn't kill anyone. The gangway that enabled people to get on board did.
Great Hova
Great Hova - 2 years ago
Hey my names Brian I was wondering do it be Black people onboard because I don't want niggas treating a Luxury Ocean Liner Like "Da Club"
kjh789az
kjh789az - 2 years ago
This is an accurate account of QM2 transatlantic crossing. Done it. Would do it again. Great comfort and service even in basic accommodation and Britannia restaurant. Experienced a force 8 gale and there was barely any movement. Cunard onboard service is outstanding.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Thanks. Appreciate you watching and taking time to add your insights and tips !
Ed Luciano
Ed Luciano - 2 years ago
Gary, We have booked passage on the QM 2 on the 11/11--11/25/18 roundtrip NY, Southampton, NY sailing. We took your advice and booked a sheltered balcony mid-ship on deck 6. Is the muster held in the public rooms or do you stand on the decks similar to HAL? One person in our party has difficulty standing for long periods of time; is there a place for people who can't stand for long times where they can be seated?
2Bit Rasputin
2Bit Rasputin - 1 year ago
Yes.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Cunard hold them inside in public rooms and so all should be fine with somewhere to sit. Have a fabulous time
Ian Chessum
Ian Chessum - 2 years ago
Personally I prefer to fly to New York, spend a few days shopping and enjoying the sites then travel home on the QM2 just because that way there is no worry about excess baggage
philippe chevereau
philippe chevereau - 1 year ago
Ian Chessum - and flying is probably less polluting as well!
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Nice! As long as one doing a crossing it has to be good !!
Fox
Fox - 2 years ago
LOL I’ve got money but this is definitely to posh for me!
Possumlove
Possumlove - 2 years ago
As a very rural country person who only has one pair of khaki pants and one button up shirt saved back for weddings and funerals the talk of dress code was disappointing. I can understand not allowing disrespectful and patently sloppy clothing but I grew up in and around generations of people that had honor, honesty, and decency without having "external trappings".

I guess if my wife and I ever manage to plan a visit to the "old countries" we'll go by air. I'd prefer spending money on enjoyable things to DO on our trip rather than spend half the trip money on a upper tier wardrobe that will never be worn again lol.
2Bit Rasputin
2Bit Rasputin - 1 year ago
You can get a excellent make dark suit for $12 at Salvation Army or Goodwill. Or a new (tuxedo) suit at Men's Wear house for for $100. Get off the farm and explore your shopping options. You probably want to invest in a dark suit anyway for your funeral, anyway. Think of that $12 bucks as an investment that will last forever.
Montag star
Montag star - 1 year ago
Hi Possumlove I too was concerned about the dress code thing after watching this video so I've done a heap of research and it's clear you can more or less wear whatever you like in several of the less formal dining areas - for men cargo pants and a shirt, perhaps but not strictly a jacket too. The formal dining rooms, on Gala nights only, require men to wear a suit of a dark colour and a tie or cravat. Check out this not-at-all-formal Cunard guide - https://www.cunard.co.uk/life-on-board/what-to-pack/ Although Gary's video its very informative it does lead you to believe that men must wear a Tux and bow tie! No True. I'm now a lot more relaxed about the dress code thing altogether., so hope you are too! :-)
Nuntius
Nuntius - 2 years ago
+Possumlove - you will be just fine in jeans but after 6pm they'll expect you to change into something more respectable. Remember, wearing fine clothes is not a smart move if planning to spend time outside. Keeping warm and dry should always be your priority.
Possumlove
Possumlove - 2 years ago
Sweat pants and T shirts fall under the category of patently sloppy do they not? I said I UNDERSTOOD not allowing patently sloppy dress. However there is still a difference between dressing DECENT and dressing UP. You can dress decent wearing jeans and a nice button up shirt/polo. It may be a "informal" decent but it's NOT sloppy. Stylish doesn't mean "more decent". Clean and orderly dress is decent enough.
Possumlove
Possumlove - 2 years ago
Nope. Appalachian mountains of the US.
Ian Muir
Ian Muir - 2 years ago
Possumlove Bet your an Aussie
archxpat
archxpat - 2 years ago
After many crossings on the QE2 and QM2 I totally recommend the January crossing. It is usually the beginning of the world cruise for the US Passengers. The crowd is great fun, there are many regulars who love the winter crossing. It's an amazing travel experience. This year we left New York late in a snow storm, followed the storm slowly for 2 days, then went flat out to Southampton, arriving only 45 mins after scheduled arrival time. She is an amazing piece of engineering.
Merlenie Mendoza
Merlenie Mendoza - 1 year ago
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Michael Q
Michael Q - 2 years ago
I done the same crossing! Was wondering we had the view of new york from own stateroom. The wifi is terrible only issue.
Jonsey 1969
Jonsey 1969 - 2 years ago
I agree! I did a November crossing, same direction. The other passengers were wonderful. The Atlantic Ocean was spectacular with some lively squalls , but for that ship it was no problem!
tatc
tatc - 2 years ago
What is the quietest part of the ship to stay in? Light sleeper here. Looking to book a room with two single beds. Thanks
James Brown
James Brown - 2 years ago
Thank you. I hope to sail on the Queen Mary 2 in the next couple of years. It’s the closest thing I’ll ever have to sailing on the original Queen Mary, although I have stayed on her docked in Long Beach.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Pleasure. Thanks for watching. Hope you get to travel on the QM2 soon !
Elizabeth Gruben
Elizabeth Gruben - 2 years ago
Booked a trip July 2019. Looks like the perfect time. Thanks so much for the tips. You answered all my concerns.
alan pickering
alan pickering - 2 years ago
My wife and I went in September - it was simply superb. Great food, wine and entertainment - we have booked again for April 2019......highly recommended
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Great to hear! Hope you have a wonderful trip when you do it
kaamkmca
kaamkmca - 2 years ago
Very useful advice. Very often you dont get this information in a meaningful way when booking cruises. I was on an Italian cruise recently in the Med. It was not clear whether dress was formal or not. As a result there was confusion. Thank you so much for your insight. Very helpful as I am looking at Cunard for our next cruise!
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Great to hear you found helpful!!!
CrocDoc1
CrocDoc1 - 2 years ago
I don't mean to offend anyone, but would this crossing be good for couples under 50 years old?
2Bit Rasputin
2Bit Rasputin - 1 year ago
Yes. What do you eat at home?
Bravo Luca
Bravo Luca - 2 years ago
These ships are no longer beautiful ships. The old Queen Mary was so beautiful. The interiors of the QM2 similar to the QM1, but the exterior Comparing the beautiful old Queen Mary to the ugly new Queen Mary. It looks like a building lying sideways. All the new ships being built now are no longer long,sleek and graceful ships,but rather tall, bulky, and ugly.
Rose C
Rose C - 2 years ago
Personally out of all Cunard's ships I like the Queen Victoria one because it seemed to be more traditional with its interior design. The QM2 just underwent a refurbishment and I don't like it. They've replaced a lot of the beautiful wood with chrome and glass to make it more "modernized" but it just looks like the inside of a shopping mall now. Victoria still has the wood and wrought iron staircases and stained glass everywhere.
Bravo Luca
Bravo Luca - 2 years ago
meow master
I was on the old Queen Mary and she was just beautiful.
meow master
meow master - 2 years ago
But out of all current operating ships, I feel QM2 is the best looking. But when you compare her to older ships, I agree, older looks better.
Michael John Dennis
Michael John Dennis - 2 years ago
Could I join a Cunard or other cruise ship at Liverpool if its next port of call was Dublin as a better way to cross the Irish Sea? - currently, as I prefer to (not) fly, I usually get the Irish Ferries "Ulysses" (Cruise Ferry) or the Stena Adventurer from Holyhead to Dublin, but given my Manchester location and the fact that Dublin Port has recently been expanded to take cruise ships, Liverpool Port is more suitable for me despite the 8 hours crossing time (as opposed to 3 hours 15 mins from Holyhead to Dublin) - also I live in North Manchester and my family home is located 20 miles from Dublin, easily accessible from the Dublin Port Tunnel & the M50 Motorway, avoiding Dublin City Centre where my family could easily pick me up from Dublin Port - I do know that the QM2 and other similar ships of these types would have called at Cobh near Cork City in Ireland on thier way to and from Ellis Island in New York
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
The Crossings tend to leave from Southampton only though, and don’t call at those ports. Liverpool is being called on but tend to be on round Britain cruises. It is unlikely that any line would sell a leg between two ports unfortunately
David Andrew
David Andrew - 2 years ago
Formal Nights are one of the reasons I cruise.
Javier Barrientos
Javier Barrientos - 2 years ago
Excellent thanks. And for a world cruise?
Patricia Ireland
Patricia Ireland - 1 year ago
Cunard's world cruise itinerary is one of the shortest in the biz (only 89 to -- at most -- 120 nights). Even worse, I've seen some versions of the itinerary that don't even make a trans-Atlantic or trans-Pacific crossing, and merely sail around Europe, southeastern Asia and Australia, then hit the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean en route back to Southampton. It strikes me as rather silly that the cruise line which operates the only true ocean liners in the world won't cross the oceans on all of their "world" cruises.
Compare that to Viking: 245 nights on a trip that (a) fully circumnavigates the globe, (b) goes as far north as the coast of Norway and as far south as Cape Horn, and (c) even includes perks like a cruise of the Thames, the St Lawrence, and the Amazon.
If you're going to take a world cruise, why not take one that actually goes around the world?
Holli Buchter
Holli Buchter - 2 years ago
On my bucket list. Any advice for a trans pacific crossing? Going from LA to Auckland.
Michael Neel
Michael Neel - 2 years ago
Doing a 14 transatlantic crossing . To south Hampton & then back to NY . This is my second crossing !?
dan abe
dan abe - 2 years ago
We have snuck into the late movie in Illuminations a few times wearing non formal clothes. Its dark so no big deal.
Robert Baker
Robert Baker - 2 years ago
A slight correction, on formal nights, a dark business type suit and tie are acceptable, as well as a tux. Our second crossing will be in Sept. Cannot wait!
philippe chevereau
philippe chevereau - 1 year ago
I bet you can’t wait to have the QM2 burning tons of fuel for you produce massive amounts of CO2 and other sulfuric pollution in order to ... overfeed an already obese population at sea!
Aleksandrs Kolosovs
Aleksandrs Kolosovs - 2 years ago
Great info, but please don't show your face in the video. Especially so often, it's got weird peekaboo effect , and no offence but you look like somebody from Hills have Eyes.
Sabior19
Sabior19 - 2 years ago
Aleksandrs Kolosovs What’s the purpose of this passive/aggressive mean ass comment? Why don’t you show your ugly face? Miserable and sour individuals like yourself makes me sick.

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Neil Barnett
Neil Barnett - 2 years ago
It's wonderful, trust me.
Our inside cabin was large, compared to other ships, remember, there is little to see out of the window in the middle of the Atlantic, it's not like opening your curtains on a cruise and seeing another port. It's a pity one end of each trip is in America.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Great to hear you found it helpful. Hope you have a great time
Joshua Wood
Joshua Wood - 2 years ago
Where's best to go in Athens, as I am going on a cruise.
m h
m h - 2 years ago
7:53 I'll wear THAT, please!
Jinjun Lee
Jinjun Lee - 2 years ago
Is it just me, or you don't really blink? Kinda noticed that near the end of the video..thanks for the great tips anyway!
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
I do but probably did it when had other visuals showing
AliveWithPassion
AliveWithPassion - 2 years ago
Great video!!
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Thanks, great to hear!!
gdcat777
gdcat777 - 2 years ago
I had the privilege of spending 52 days of my life on QM2, not all at once, and will probably never get to go back again. However, they've ruined so much of the original ambiance and art of the ship that I'm not sure I want to go back. Where is the ship I knew? I'm glad to see scenes from the early days here like the ship model displayed between the two lifts, now gone, in the grand lobby. And the original carpet design was so much nicer than that shattered coloured glass focal point. Its such a shame to see the original art of deck 7 vanish as if it were never there.
willie Duke
willie Duke - 2 years ago
i was on the QM2. Southampton to New York in 2016..i still miss the champagne ice cream. :-)
peter71641
peter71641 - 2 years ago
Am confused whether the ticket fare $1799 (on Cunard website, for Britannia class) is for ONE SINGLE DAY or is that for the whole 7 DAYS cruise..
2Bit Rasputin
2Bit Rasputin - 1 year ago
The prices is for the entire itinerary, just like an airfare.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
For the whole cruise !
peter71641
peter71641 - 2 years ago
Mr. Gray let me thank you for that.... Please let us know the ticket fares PER DAY for the transatlantic cruise..
2Bit Rasputin
2Bit Rasputin - 1 year ago
Google "Cunard" for current pricing. Also the have a toll free number.
Bear Jew
Bear Jew - 2 years ago
I trust Cunard medical anyway over carnival or royal Caribbean
Fox
Fox - 2 years ago
Bear Jew LOL Carnival OWNS Cunard!
Bear Jew
Bear Jew - 2 years ago
What is the likelyhood of a force 12 or greater
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
In winter crossing very high. rest of year less so, but it can and does happen from what I hear
Msk205
Msk205 - 2 years ago
I have to test this crossing someday. Well first I want to try just cruise in carribean and then think about this.
Antony Shannon
Antony Shannon - 2 years ago
great tips and advice. We always go down to the Ocean Terminal or Hythe or Calshott to see the Queen Mary 2 depart
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Thanks !! Much appreciate you watching and leaving your comment! Impressed you head down every time !!
bogdan mihai
bogdan mihai - 2 years ago
Can i have a copy of your background picture with qm2 ?
QE2 Lover
QE2 Lover - 2 years ago
I can't believe the comments about the QM2 crossing being dull. I have done seven crossings on this ship (and many on other ships over the past 43 years) and there is something for everyone. The entertainment covers the whole range from usual pop rubbish that is on all ships right up to classical concerts and sometimes an abridged version of one of Shakespeare's plays - and everything in between, of course. There is fine dining and the ubiquitous buffet/cafeteria. As for the dress code, a tuxedo is not required on the formal nights (three per crossing). The Cunard info clearly indicates that a suit and tie is an acceptable alternative. However, from my experience on three Cunard ships, there have been between 60 and 90% of men in tuxedos in the Britannia restaurant and in the single-sitting premium restaurants (Britannia Club, Princess Grill and Queen's Grill) it has always been around 95%.
Shanalya
Shanalya - 1 year ago
I hope to do it at least once in my life
Reginald Dove
Reginald Dove - 1 year ago
Tips For Travellers I am personally looking forward to putting my best foot forward during the day and wearing my tuxedo at night...childhood dream!
Reginald Dove
Reginald Dove - 1 year ago
QE2 Lover The info about the dress code is helpful...Honestly, I am looking forward to wearing my tuxedo!
philippe chevereau
philippe chevereau - 1 year ago
QE2 Lover - can you also breathe it’s massive sulfuric pollution? ... not talking about the CO2!
radamik
radamik - 1 year ago
Would love to go on this and can afford it, but I never travel because I hate being away from home and would worry about my pets. I will say that this ship, impressive as it is, could have been decorated better by simplifying some things - the various rooms and public areas are too busy.
Fox
Fox - 2 years ago
W Coyote For what it’s worth I love Viking! But I wouldn’t compare them to QM2 however. They definitely provide the first class and relaxing vacation I love but don’t go crazy with dress codes either! Most of the time it’s simple resort casual, more like a day at the golf course over visiting the Queen. Much more my speed!
Fox
Fox - 2 years ago
I’m sure it’s great! My biggest fear is simply not fitting in! I’m a middle aged business owner and have money but I’m definitely not a high society in all the best social circles type of person. Feeling like I’m at the Queens Ball at night and the country club is the day where I’m expected to keep up appearances doesn’t sound very fun or at all relaxing to me.
Peter Wall
Peter Wall - 2 years ago
QE2 Lover,
Yes you’re spot on, a fantastic experience at least for my wife and I. A crossing is a romantic, gastronomic and enjoyable experience. If you’re someone who doesn’t enjoy cruising, then you won’t be disappointed. Now however if you have experience or like my wife and I have limited, but are intrigued by the fantasy of cruising you’ll have a fantastic time. The dress code just intensifies the mood of being
in a dramatic environment. Must all travel be reduced to the cattle car affect of plane travel today? Seasickness wasn’t much of problem for our July crossing. I recommend that you try it.You may just like it.
W Coyote
W Coyote - 2 years ago
i have been cruising for almost 40 years, since graduating from college - and I have learned early on is that cruise lines cater to a specific economic or age of cruisers. Companies like Carnival cater towards High Schoolers and the College party crowds, whereas Viking and Cunard lines cater to the more older and affluent types. My first cruise as a young man was on one of those catering to the older crowd, and at Twenty I did not appreciate the laid back, sedentary activities...whereas now at 60, I still do not but my much older friends do. I have cruised Carnival lately and I found them loud and always busy with multitudes of activities - many of which I enjoyed, but sometimes i was only one of few in my age group participating. the point is if you don`t do your research you could end up on a cruise from HELL! :)
milabora
milabora - 2 years ago
The people who would find the QM2 dull are the kind who would find the food court at an amusement park to be high culture.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
I’m with you and your thoughts and comments !
Joseph Forest
Joseph Forest - 2 years ago
Everyone I was expecting more, as in more activities , more clubs and a better variety of food . The Norwegian Escape from the crew, to food is 10 times better. Since The Q M 2 is an ocean liner??????????, the service and variety, should not be as good as The Escape. I believe the problem stems with Carnival Cruises owning The Q m 2. The reason I take The Q M 2 , it is safer and nicer than flying. Many people say flying, is safer than driving, I shall take my chances in a car. I have flown all all types of aircraft , except a private jet.
johnandjen1952
johnandjen1952 - 2 years ago
Joseph- All you seem to do is complain!!
PurpleH
PurpleH - 2 years ago
This is the third or fourth posing of gripes I have read from you Joseph - if you dislike the cultured refinement of the QM2 so much, may I suggest you go for the floating office-block type of cruise ship, where there will be plenty of "entertainment" and a cruise director to take care of your needs. Horses for courses, as they say.
Nuntius
Nuntius - 2 years ago
Joseph Forest - these grizzles point to your falling into the wrong demographic to say nothing of other failings. Most of your fellow passengers are likely to be baby boomers, educated, well-off or reasonably well-off, either retired or nearing retirement. In the main they will be British and North American with a sprinkling of “others”, traditionally Cunard’s staple. As Cunard well know their typical passengers on a North Atlantic voyage don’t require cruise directors to oversee their entertainment and don’t anticipate passengers hankering for rock climbing, bumper cars, water slides and any other Butlinesque gimmicks family orientated cruise lines are constantly dreaming up. You are better catered for by the airlines. So go off and enjoy.
waterdamnaged
waterdamnaged - 2 years ago
I'd argue that catastrophic failure is always the risk you take, however unlikely, regardless of what vehicle you're traveling in. One stands to survive longer after a catastrophe on a ship than on a plane. Long enough to be rescued, at least before the ship sinks entirely. In addition to the less stressful encounters with the general public unfortunate to be traveling with you. If money and time are no objects, I'd take a ship before taking a plane.
jhduk
jhduk - 2 years ago
Joseph Forest n
Retired Early 53
Retired Early 53 - 2 years ago
If you got one foot in the grave, then this ship is for you !!!!!!!!!!
nyc gal
nyc gal - 2 years ago
This brings back so many memories. My father ran the photography business on the United States. He was American, my mother was British. They had me but weren't married, a scandal in the early 60's. Because of this my mother had to go back to England every 6 months to renew her visa. I did so many Trans-Atlantic crossings on the Queen Elizabeth, United States and the original Queen Mary. I missed the first week of Second Grade to sail on the maiden voyage of the QE2. I remember watching my parents dress to the nines, me too but I had to eat at the children's table. I remember so many Atlantic storms. A way of life that doesn't exist. I'm so glad I was able to experience it!
nyc gal
nyc gal - 2 years ago
Tips For Travellers It really was. That world no longer exists but it was fun to have been a small part of it as a child. I took a transatlantic sailing on the QE2 with my mother in 1985. This ship, that as a child had seemed so vast, was actually so small compared to today's mammoth cruise ships! I absolutely agree that if you can sail a transatlantic voyage don't hesitate, just do it. It's a throwback to a different time and place, even if it's only for a few days!
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Thanks for sharing this. Really interesting to hear your experience. It must have been fab!!
Debra Stagias
Debra Stagias - 2 years ago
I’ve always wanted to see what the Queen Mary was really like since seeing the old PBS Brideshead Revisited series. Thanks for a wonderful tour and explanation.
Debra Stagias
Debra Stagias - 2 years ago
Thanks!  I just remembered that I toured the Queen Mary when it was docked in Long Beach,  CA.  Needed a lot of work.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Thanks ! Great to hear you found it interesting!
Debra Stagias
Debra Stagias - 2 years ago
I really enjoyed it.  I doubt I'll ever go, but that was the next best thing.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Great to hear! Thanks for watching and taking time to also comment. It is always appreciated when people do that !
Ellen Dial
Ellen Dial - 2 years ago
QM2. Best trip ever. Would do it again in a shot. Beautiful ship. Attentive service. Was never bored. LOVED “dressing “ for dinner each evening.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Great to hear. I also love the QM2 and really like the dressing up too
The traveller
The traveller - 2 years ago
What are the chances o f being upgraded if it's your first time with canard? And what are the sheltered balconies like...do they get lots of sun? Thanks
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Not that high as probably people who have more trips and higher up in the loyalty program but not impossible, especially if not a lot of people have put to accept the auto upgrade and is lots of demand for cabins at your grade. It is still a bit hit and miss! I have not stayed in a shelter balcony but when have done Caribbean cruises I did see lots of people using their balconies a lot and in the sun!
Paul Alderson
Paul Alderson - 2 years ago
Does the class system still exist on the QM2 or Cunard generally? Do they have no go areas or will I be trapped in steerage if they hit an iceberg?
2Bit Rasputin
2Bit Rasputin - 1 year ago
You will be locked behind a gate, while the water flows in. Just like Leo and Kate Winslet.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
All the public areas are open to all. There are separate restaurants, lounge : bar and deck for sunbathing for the Grills but not like the old liners where totally different and segregated public areas
Jeremy Weiss
Jeremy Weiss - 2 years ago
I've watched your chanel a bunch of times and I must say it's great! Very informative and entertaining. I went on my 1st cruise last year and I absolutely loved it! I would absolutely love to do this trip! Maybe one day!
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Thanks so much. Great to hear. Much appreciate you taking time to leave your comments and feedback. Makes a nice sunny change from people complaining or being rude..! Please keep watching :-)
Tharazero1
Tharazero1 - 2 years ago
I wanna know if it passes the exact coordinates that the titanic passes when it hit the iceberg
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Yes it often does and the Captain tells you where it was and how close you passing
tuzanne
tuzanne - 2 years ago
I enjoyed this cruise more than I thought I would. I had only done 1 and 2 week cruises with Regents Seven Seas before where we have different places to visit each day and everything was included. The food was ok and no where near as good as with Regents except for the French Signature restaurant we went to on one day. The wine was ok and we bought a package to drink with meals which I recommend. We are not used to having the same people for meals at our table and were lucky to have 2 nice couples but can imagine it would have been horrible to be stuck all week if we didn’t get on. The cabin was very comfortable and I liked the tea making facilities which you don’t get with Regents. The shows were not that great as I don’t think they used their on board company enough giving us only one big show, preferring to bring in so called famous acts. However the RADA company were fantastic and I recommend going to their shows and workshops. Loved the planetarium and the talks. The refit was very good and particularly liked the amount of lounges and bars.
PaulyG Speaks
PaulyG Speaks - 2 years ago
So this a cruise for elderly people I assume.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
It gets a huge range of people and ages. Though the average age is probably 50s to 60s
1973Washu
1973Washu - 2 years ago
Could you do a video about around the world cruises? (or have you already made one?)
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Like that idea for a video. I have not done one about the world cruise as such as when did it only dd short videos of some of the places. What would you like me to cover? Tips on what it involves and planning?
Joseph Forest
Joseph Forest - 2 years ago
Very dull British and geriatric, are unhappy , but put on a happy fake smile. I never did see the cruise director, compared to The Norwegian Esacape"s Julie , you would see Julie at the desk or night club If you are a single male ,the dancers usually keep the single ladies for themselves.
intransit.matt
intransit.matt - 2 years ago
Joseph Forest He's giving tips and info not trying to entertain you.
John Hill
John Hill - 2 years ago
What a great video!  Thank you.  I've been on the Queen Mary 2 -for a Caribbean cruise.  I've been on a few cruise lines, but Cunard does it best.  I have a question -I've read that Cunard's current Queen Elizabeth is an ocean liner like the QM2, but that the Queen Victoria is a converted cruise ship.  Is this true?  I love both types, but my fondness is for actual ocean liners.  (I LOVE the Normandie, and the S.S. United States is currently rotting away in my hometown of Philadelphia -in the Delaware River, across from an Ikea store!)  When I was on the QM2 with my friend, I asked the staff what the best sailings were and they all said that the Trans-Atlantic journeys were the best.  They said that they, and the passengers, had nothing else to do but have a great time.  I was impressed by the Caribbean cruise I took on the QM2.  At the time the QM2 was the largest ship of its type in the world, but I never felt crowded.  I was pleased to find that Cunard allowed their staff to go on shore excursions if they could.  My friend and I went snorkeling in the Grand Caymans and were surprised that the bartender from the night before and one of our waiters (we were Princess Grille and had more than one waiter) were on the same snorkeling adventure.  That night we all talked about how much fun it was and how the colorful fish swam right up to us and then darted away.  And then came back!  It was a wonderful shared experience!  I really liked that Cunard allowed for this.  Anyway, this is a great video.  Thank you!
John Hill
John Hill - 2 years ago
Thank you for writing back, and please continue to post!!
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Thanks. Great to hear that you enjoyed the video and also the QM2. Both the Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth are cruise ships built using the Vista Class hull and format. In fact the layout inside is exactly the same! Vista Class was used for many other ships owned by the Carnival Corporation (who own Cunard) like many of the Holland America and P&O ships
John T
John T - 2 years ago
My late father was in the navy for 30 years, and he imparted to me his foolproof cure for sea sickness. Stand under a tree.
Jamie Mills
Jamie Mills - 1 year ago
well, He was right . Smart man.
Kathy danelady
Kathy danelady - 2 years ago
And the birds, especialy the large ones.;-)
Josue Melendez
Josue Melendez - 2 years ago
Will that work if the tree is in the Central Park of a Royal Caribbean ship? :P
Geoff T
Geoff T - 2 years ago
Having just done a transatlantic in both directions in Dec 2017, I concur with most what you say. Personally I found the travel to Southampton better as the clocks were changed at midday, but going to New York they were changed at 2am and my body clock didn’t adapt to the extra hour every night the clocks were changed, my body clock was still waking at 8am GMT, so by the time I arrived in NY, I was waking up about 4am New York time and of course it doesn’t help as December are the shortest days! For some particular reason there does appear to be more sea swell off the coast of the British Isles into the North Atlantic where there is more noticeable pitching even though the sea state maybe only a force 3 to 4, I assume this maybe to do with the various currents coming from the Irish Sea, the Sea of Biscay and off the coast of Ireland. However the QM2 sailed through a violent storm force 11 off the US and ship sailed through it as if it was no more than a force 5, so don’t worry about QM2 not being capable of sailing in rough weather, it copes with it admirably. I know I wouldn’t have sailed across the North Atlantic in mid winter in the other Queens!
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Thanks so much for adding your experiences and tips for others considering this fabulous journey. Good to hear you had a great time (despite the early waking!),
White Wrath
White Wrath - 2 years ago
Grief, it looks very much like I'm likely to meet my grocer on board, & his equally ghastly gushing trite old trot bursting out of her frock. No thanks.
Sir Boomsalot
Sir Boomsalot - 2 years ago
White Wrath Yes, Cunard is old school
Margaret Nathanson
Margaret Nathanson - 2 years ago
Terry Ilias a22x
White Wrath
White Wrath - 2 years ago
Coach class? Is that steerage ? Are these people segregated ?
Oldgustav
Oldgustav - 2 years ago
My wife and I did an eastbound crossing several years ago. It was great except for the fact that we lost an hours sleep every day. Next time we will do it westbound.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
I agree. I much prefer the Southampton to NYC for that reason!
Petr Frizen
Petr Frizen - 2 years ago
Truly adorable oceanic trips and tips!
cafsixtieslover
cafsixtieslover - 2 years ago
We spent five days on the QM2 to France and Belgium in November 2016. Fabulous ship, the best I have ever been on, really felt like a liner and not a cruise ship. We got a very good deal and a free balcony upgrade. It would be very easy to spend a fortune on there as the shops were very high end and the bars expensive but we managed not to spend a single penny on drinks, just drinking tea, coffee and fruit juice for free in Kings Court and water at the table. People dressed up every single night not just formal nights but we really liked that, and the afternoon teas were a lovely touch although you did have to queue for a long time to get in. We are hoping to do the Transatlantic Crossing soon but I would rather fly there and sail back - no jet lag or excess baggage for the outlet shopping!
Susan Whelan
Susan Whelan - 2 years ago
cafsixtieslover I
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Thanks for sharing your experiences and thoughts. Great to hear you had such a great time. Nice tips too. Thanks so much! Hope you do that Transatlantic soon!
BlueberryMazie
BlueberryMazie - 2 years ago
Can he smile? The information is great but the look on his face suggests sheer terror. Lighten up sir.
Allyson Lawrence
Allyson Lawrence - 2 years ago
Tips For Travellers  Nah, just be yourself, your demeanor is just fine. If there's anything I can't stand it's fakeness.
milabora
milabora - 2 years ago
You don't need to be more cheerful; you were fine and normal, giving us a great presentation. No need for juvenile fake emotion.
Nuntius
Nuntius - 2 years ago
Your comment is also spot on.
Selestite
Selestite - 2 years ago
I find the presentation style spot on. I have a hard time with the ultra fast talking YouTube channels, especially when they edit out all normal pauses. This creates ultra choppy rapid fire speech and overly excited excessively high energy nerve wracking videos. Your demeanor is calm and informative and super pleasing to watch.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
I do tend to come across very serious so helpful to hear that I need to be bit more cheerful! Great to hear the information you are enjoying. Thanks for watching and taking time to leave feedback. Much appreciated.
Jean Stern
Jean Stern - 2 years ago
I was fortunate enough to be in my teens and twenties during the "50's and "60's. We traveled on the Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mary, the United States, the Michael Angelo, the Hanseatic, the Constitution, and various Canadian steamers out of Montreal. I never regretted a single trip.
DSP49
DSP49 - 1 year ago
How did the Constitution stack against the other liners? I am curious, since I consider myself fortunate to have been a passenger aboard her sister Independence.
Steve Price
Steve Price - 1 year ago
I too used the CP Empress Liners in the 60s. Wonderful!
Sir Boomsalot
Sir Boomsalot - 2 years ago
That's cool! Sad to see some of those ships aren't around anymore, and the United States being laid up in Philadelphia
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Awesome. Lucky you. It must have been a fabulous experience. Not many can make that claim.
Andi Scott
Andi Scott - 2 years ago
Great video, thanks for posting... :) 

I have done 4 TAs now, and sadly am having to wait a couple of years for the next one, however thankfully will be my 40th Birthday, so treating myself to a B2B crossing. I really can't wait to get back onboard her again and enjoy being at sea for 2 weeks!
Darth Belal
Darth Belal - 2 years ago
Love to go on one of these cruises and see how people of yesteryear crossed the Atlantic.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
It is fab! I can recommend it!
Star Oceans
Star Oceans - 2 years ago
Your videos are very informative and I appreciate all the information. I'm a senior and should have traveled earlier in life but never had the opportunity. Now I have but have physical limitations with my knees, which you never seem to address.

I'd like to take the river cruises but I'm really concerned about all the walking. So how do these Cruise Lines accommodate people who are unable to walk long distances or have physical handicaps?
Surely with many of the cruise lines that pander to seniors you would assume they would also consider health issues.

Are there any travels that accommodate these concerns?
Christine Paige
Christine Paige - 2 years ago
Hello -- I hope that you will inquire and express your concerns to specific cruise lines and find out what amenities they offer to people with limited mobility or just "bad knees" (I have the latter problem!). I did the Atlantic crossing on Queen Mary 2 and I recall that pretty much every place you go on the ship, there are ramps (or alternatively, elevators) as well as stairs. On the other hand, the corridors are very long and if you can't walk very far, that could be a problem. But please, contact the various cruise lines about your specific situation. It would be such a shame for you to miss out on this experience if you can find a ship that caters to older people. I have heard that Holland America Line is very senior-friendly. Good luck!
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
River cruising is not great for limited mobility mostly due to the nature of the old villages and towns which have lots of cobbled streets, steps etc. Saying that All will have a gentle walking tour option for people who cannot get around as easily and check if the ship has a lift to move between floors without the steps. Most modern ones do.
Vic McLaglen
Vic McLaglen - 2 years ago
Really creative isn't it, taking a classic ship name and putting a "2" after it?  I've got more taste in my penis.
Goldstreetsofphilly
Goldstreetsofphilly - 2 years ago
Super nice video. You have persuaded me to add this crossing to my list. Thanks!
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Thanks. Great to hear. Have a great Crossing when you do it!
Joseph Forest
Joseph Forest - 2 years ago
This ship is dull, crossed on it 3 times, then on The Norwegian Escape ,they are all ships .The crew on QM 2 is very unhappy,compared to The Escape, the service is very poor.The QM2 , retrofit turned out to be a disaster.
julie Wallis
julie Wallis - 1 year ago
Joseph Forest have you ever heard the saying “only boring people get bored “?
Jason The Watch Nerd
Jason The Watch Nerd - 2 years ago
This is patently ridiculous. Please, enlighten us, exactly what is so disastrous about the 2016 retrofit? Is the planetarium at sea too boring for you??

Unhappy staff? Where? When? Surely I have yet to meet one. 29 days on Cunard (three cruises, one on each ship) and I have yet to encounter a frown or a reason to complain re: staff.

To compare Cunard to Norwegian is laughably ridiculous.
Joseph Forest
Joseph Forest - 2 years ago
Yes, you are correct, it does not live up to the glamour and glory of the grand days. I watched an onboard promo in my cabin's television, regarding The Queen's Grill, a Queen's Grill passenger on the promo vid ,claimed it was not great.
Peter PeterM
Peter PeterM - 2 years ago
Joseph, I have no idea why people are blinded by QM2, you are correct a VERY dull company, and very poor value even in Queens Grill.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
I’ve always had good experiences too
gdcat777
gdcat777 - 2 years ago
Only dull to those who don't get it. I've almost always found the crew to be outstanding.
Helen Bowes
Helen Bowes - 2 years ago
I recently (November 2017) travelled on QM2 and found the crew to be extremely attentive, polite and happy. I spoke to many of them. I thoroughly enjoyed the crossing and feel sad it did not meet your expectations.
Colin Ely
Colin Ely - 2 years ago
If you get bored you can always stay up and look out for Icebergs??!! :-)
philippe chevereau
philippe chevereau - 1 year ago
And breath massive sulfuric pollution generated for over-feeding an already obese population at sea!
Rumpole Del Bailey
Rumpole Del Bailey - 1 year ago
+Hungry Guy No mate. Cunard started in 1840. White Star Line built Titanic and Olympic to try and compete with Cunard's ships. Didn't work out too well and after the Great Depression White Star was 'dead in the water' then Cunard bought them out.
Hungry Guy
Hungry Guy - 1 year ago
So true! After all, Cunard is White Star reincarnated :-/
Simon Adams
Simon Adams - 1 year ago
Is that you Tim?
Donald Mason
Donald Mason - 1 year ago
We crossed West to East in December 2014 and didn't see one Iceberg not even a Lettuce leaf!
Stuart Lee
Stuart Lee - 2 years ago
So I have to shlepp a tux with me?
And then after 6 nights just drag it around all over Europe?
Seems like a nuisance.
I've got to think about this....
PurpleH
PurpleH - 2 years ago
There are several companies which will send a suitcase or bag home for you at the end of your crossing - that's what we plan to do in October - send a bag full of our formal wear, shoes, and maybe some dirty washing back home to avoid trailing it round New York. (Luggage Free and Luggage Forward are 2 US firms, but Cunard also have a "White Star" service using DHL/Fedex to do the same thing, though more expensively)
Nuntius
Nuntius - 2 years ago
Stuart Lee - the additional luggage can be a hassle particularly if flying to the port of embarkation (and it was!) and it's something you have to plan for. But this is nothing new; formal wear has always been a necessary evil of ocean voyaging. I suggest a dark suit and appropriate accessories.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Yes, the Cunard dress code will allow dark suits and tie. This is what they say "Formal: Dinner jacket, tuxedo or dark suit with tie for gentlemen.  A range of gentlemen’s formal wear is available to hire on board. Evening or cocktail dress for ladies." I have found most people wear Tux but you are right some prefer suits.
Helen Bowes
Helen Bowes - 2 years ago
I have recently (November 2017) travelled from Southampton to New York on QM2. My husband took a suit and was allowed into the dining room for Formal dinners. There were many men in suits and not tuxedos. They wore jacket and tie for the other nights. Semi-formal dress was adequate for women on formal nights. You don't need to take a tuxedo.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Yes! It does not appeal to everyone for that reason! I’m surprised they don’t do some sort of rental service on board
Chris McMahon
Chris McMahon - 2 years ago
No desire for formality. No to the tuxedo!
2Bit Rasputin
2Bit Rasputin - 1 year ago
It's a chance for the passengers to be as well dressed as the crew. Or close.
MegaPerignon
MegaPerignon - 2 years ago
Don't go.......
Helen Bowes
Helen Bowes - 2 years ago
You do not have to wear a tuxedo to the formal nights. See my reply above.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
It is definitely not appealing to everyone. I like it but know not for everyone!
Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth - 2 years ago
Hi Gary, just found your channel. Have been enjoying your videos. I would be interested in a trans Atlantic crossing. Are there any single supplement non obstructive b
Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth - 2 years ago
Tips For Travellers
Thanks Gary.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
They have single cabins that were put in a few years ago but they are not balcony ones only ocean views (they are where the photography department used to be). Balcony would have single occupancy which vary from 50% usually in Britannia and 100% in Princess and Queens Grill
Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth - 2 years ago
balcony staterooms?
Thomas Levy
Thomas Levy - 2 years ago
On my bucket list of things to do: Take a trip on a real ocean liner, not a huge hotel that happens to float.
radamik
radamik - 1 year ago
Yes an ocean liner instead of a “cruise” ship - these huge newer ones don’t even look like ships, they don’t even give them real names anymore (the “blah blah of the seas”) - the ocean liners of the 50s and 60s were so gorgeous in their decor, the Italian and French ships especially. Even the original QE2 of 1969 was luxurious sixties mod London. My favorite was the I’ll fated Andrea Doria with incredible murals, an espresso machine at every bar, and in some cabins metallic satin bedspreads. Very cool.
Ian Thompson
Ian Thompson - 2 years ago
Bob Heath so true. Qm2 is shit.
morgan megurine
morgan megurine - 2 years ago
I want to take a world cruise for my bucket list
Charley Bourne
Charley Bourne - 2 years ago
Yeah. I agree with Thomas. I wish they brought back the old fancy ships such as the Olympic Class Liners, my god they were the definition of charm and elegance.
Anyways, any ideas? lol
Bob Heath
Bob Heath - 2 years ago
If you wish to travel on a ship that actually gives you a WOW, the avoid this Cunard Tub. Its a Ferry that crap about liner is absolute crap.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
A great one to have on your list !!!!
Dave Glo
Dave Glo - 2 years ago
Very informative! I crossed the Atlantic on a repositioning cruise in the 1970s, aboard the old SS Rotterdam. Very fond memories. I’d love to do it again on the Queen Mary.
radamik
radamik - 1 year ago
The Rotterdam was one the really great old “ocean” liners of the 50s and 60s with their modern decor and artwork that represented the countries of their origin. For people who love mid century design they are often the best examples of it. When they docked in N Y they were open to the public and I’m sure they were visited by the top architects and designers for inspiration.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
That must have been amazing ! The SS Rotterdam looked fabulous
RMS SHIPS MOVIE
RMS SHIPS MOVIE - 2 years ago
please go to QM1
Aj Raafa
Aj Raafa - 2 years ago
Thank you, Gary. This is the cruise I really want to take!
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Thanks ! It is a great experience. Hope you get to do it soon!
Marshal Jim Duncan
Marshal Jim Duncan - 2 years ago
Kinda reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode "Passage on the Lady Anne" . Great video as always!
Peter PeterM
Peter PeterM - 2 years ago
Thanks Gary, excellent as always. I have spent many days on QM2 in Queens Grill (very expensive) and I did not care for any of it. Even after the recent refit/smartening up.
People need to remember this is another Carnival Group offering, not British, and costs on board are in Dollars. As if that was not bad enough drinks are expensive and an extra tip of ?15% is added to your bill. The Queens Grill cabin seats were cheap and too firm. The queens Grill cocktail bar and so called private deck area are so poor forget them.The Queens Grill food is ordinary.
Last of all my complaints is that you dock in Brooklyn, not the old Cunard pier downtown New York. On the ship because the lifeboats are located at some height Queens Grill cabins may even look out onto a lifeboat. I think you can tell I did not like the ship!
Nuntius
Nuntius - 2 years ago
What you should have said is “overlook the massive line of lifeboats” but only in the event of finding your view obscured as implied would a complaint be justified.
Peter PeterM
Peter PeterM - 2 years ago
Well Nuntius read my words again. I said "look out onto a lifeboat" what I should have said was massive line of lifeboats. I would post a photo if the site allowed. It was not a good view from one of the most expensive cabins.
Nuntius
Nuntius - 2 years ago
No Grills staterooms have their view obscured by lifeboats. That includes the QG suites on Deck 8 which are positioned well aft of the lifeboats.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Definitely sounds like you are not a fan. I agree with you that they could have done a better job at having all the QG aspects together. Other lines have crated havens etc which has all the features in one place and more exclusive feeling. I have had better QG experiences on Victoria and Elizabeth
Andrew Poulsom
Andrew Poulsom - 2 years ago
You didn't mention Britannia Club, which has its own restaurant where you can dine when you want and your table is yours for every meal. Also, in my experience, tables for two (if that's what you choose) are allocated to the people who booked earliest as well as cabin grade.
Andrew Poulsom
Andrew Poulsom - 2 years ago
We usually end up talking to the people around us. But it's nice not to have to occasionally.
Nuntius
Nuntius - 2 years ago
A table for two is a consistent feature of the Grills marketing strategy but is being seated with your travelling partner for the entire voyage – and only with your travelling partner – the best way to meet and mingle?
Andrew Poulsom
Andrew Poulsom - 2 years ago
I love it. It's like being in the Grills but a lot cheaper.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
I toyed with including and then thought keep it simpler but it is a miss so thanks for adding into the discussion !! You like it by the sounds of it?
MidWest Katie
MidWest Katie - 2 years ago
This is my ultimate dream cruise. Sigh. Some day...
radamik
radamik - 1 year ago
8 day? The old ocean liners did it in around five. Of course the Italian Line ships took 8 days to reach Naples I think.
Jerome O'Mara
Jerome O'Mara - 1 year ago
My artner and I have been on The QEMary2. Our room was on the top deck referred to as a balcony room (they all are but that deck there is no life boat in the way of your view. that was I admitGBP2,200 each. But there are indide rooms they are on teh same decks have no balcony or portholes and are the same size. Ours was an 8 day crossing NY to England the inside rooms were 1100 GBP each for a couple. The Three meals a day on the Queen Mary Two would cost you as much in a restaurant.
Paul Lewis
Paul Lewis - 1 year ago
MidWest Katie. Please get your term correct - this video is not about a cruise, it's about a trans-Atlantic crossing. Point A to point B, not sailing around visiting various ports which is what a cruise is all about.
lasuvidaboy
lasuvidaboy - 2 years ago
+Tips For Travellers Save up. I paid for my first QE2 cruise while in college back in the early 1980s. Cruises and crossings are even cheaper today than in the 1980s.
James Evans
James Evans - 2 years ago
MidWest Katie I guess you would get jealous of me because I go once a year
Andy Smith
Andy Smith - 2 years ago
MidWest Katie
I don't know what your financial circumstances are but it's quite well priced me and my wife did it for £4000 With a balcony cabin if you book early i think you can get an inside Cabin for £750 ($977) book early and direct with cunard
Andy Smith
Andy Smith - 2 years ago
I don't know what your financial circumstances are but it's quite well priced me and my wife did a balcony cabin just less than £4000. I am sure you can do an inside £750 pp ($977) if you book early. We booked direct with Cunard.
jermster17
jermster17 - 2 years ago
MidWest Katie Why not around the world cruise?
gdcat777
gdcat777 - 2 years ago
Bless your heart, I hope you get to live your dream. When I was an adolescent in the 70's, I never thought I'd ever get to sail on a true ocean liner, and I did. You can make it happen, especially if you find a fellow traveller who can share the cost.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
It is a dream I agree ! Hopefully one day soon you will get to give it a go !
Robert Barnier
Robert Barnier - 2 years ago
Very informative. Thanks
Vernon W
Vernon W - 2 years ago
Great advise. My wife and I are looking into one of these cruises.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Good to hear. It is a great experience and I love the Crossing!
Karen's Hangout
Karen's Hangout - 2 years ago
The Disney ships were designed after these types of ships. I was on the wonder in 09 and it was wonderful. Really felt like a 1939s ship vs the typical cruise ships
lasuvidaboy
lasuvidaboy - 2 years ago
The Disney Magic and Disney Wonder are the best looking large cruise ships in service today. They would look incredible in Cunard livery. .
Jason The Watch Nerd
Jason The Watch Nerd - 2 years ago
Designed like? Maybe...
Built like? Heck no. There simply is no other ship built like the QM. Watertight up to deck 7, can easily take on hurricanes, comfort abounds year round. Disney's boats are island hoppers.
Bear Jew
Bear Jew - 2 years ago
Karen's Korner 1939 never had cruiseships always transatlantic liners
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
I still have to do a Disney cruise! Hear they are fantastic!!!
Rebekah Bridges-Tervydis
Rebekah Bridges-Tervydis - 2 years ago
Another fantastic video and advice. Thank,you!
annemarie duggan
annemarie duggan - 2 years ago
Thank you great tips
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Awesome! Great to hear. Thanks for watching and taking time to leave your feedback. Much appreciated !

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