Queen Mary 2 was custom-built in 2004. Queen Mary 2 is well known for the transatlantic voyage from London to New York in six days. Passengers on board can participate in various activities on board. With gross tonnage of 148,528, Queen Mary 2 can accommodate 2,620 passengers. The ship underwent a refurbishment worth £90 million in the year 2016.
Queen Mary 2 has 1,360 cabins in four categories. These categories include Britannia Staterooms, Britania Club, Queens Grill and Princess Grill. All cabins on board Queen Mary 2 are spacious and well-appointed. The rooms measure from 25 square meters to 209 square meters. For those passengers who are booked with the suites, they can make use of the private Concierge and Butler Services. Additionally, suite accommodation can enjoy Queens or Princess Grill Restaurant during dinner from 6:30pm to 9pm. All cabins have toiletries, robes and slippers by Penhaligon.
The Britannia Restaurant is the main dining room on board which occupies three decks. Queen Mary 2 has the Princess Grill Restaurant, Queens Grill Restaurant, Britannia t and the Britannia Club as alternative dining rooms. Passengers can also avail of their meals and international cuisine. Todd English offers Mediterranean dishes. The Lotus offers Asian cuisine and La Piazza caters to Italian food. For classic English meals, The Golden Lion Pub is the place to be on board Queen Mary 2. The Queens Room offers British afternoon tea with pastries, finger sandwiches and fresh scones.
Queen Mary 2 has a spa on board named Canyon Ranch Spa Club. This is known to be one of the largest spas at sea which offers full range of health and wellness services for both men and women. Passengers can avail of hair and beauty treatments, body scrubs, hairstyling, colouring and cutting, waxing and advanced treatments (oxygen and vitamin-boosting facials). The Fitness Centre is found at Deck 7. It is open from 6am till 8pm. Guests can use modern equipment and machines are readily accessible like cross-trainers, treadmills and bikes. For added cost, Pilates and other fitness classes are given in the Queens Room situated at Deck 3.
Queen Mary 2 caters for families and provides ample facilities and services for families cruising with their kids. The kids area is located at Deck 6. This is where the kids program is organized and delivered. The Play Zone is intended for younger kids. The Kids Zone is for the eight to 12 year olds. The Teen Zone is meant for teenagers which offers Wii, computer games, air hockey and Xbox. On Deck 6 there is a Minnows Splash pool which is suitable for kids of varying ages. Adult supervision is a must for kids when they are using the pool. Kids must be potty-trained and must wear a special swim diaper.
– Cruise Passenger
We chose this cruise as an alternative way to get from the States to England. I am glad we did. Our cabin (sheltered balcony) was quite nice and more than adequate for a winter crossing of the North Atlantic. A few minor details, such as stained carpet and floor of the shower, kept the cabin from achieving an excellent rating. -elroble62
– Cruise Critic
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