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Queen Mary 2

Cunard's Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2 in Liverpool

Queen Mary 2: Overview

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Queen Mary 2 or QM2, is possibly the finest of the 3 vessels in Cunard’s fleet. Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 entered service in 2004 being able to hold 2,620 guests on board. It recently underwent a refurbishment in late 2011 to upgrade all of the staterooms and common areas.

The QM2  has many fabulous features to help all of the guest relax during their voyage and is very different from its sister ships, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. This includes 10 dining venues, the spa treatments at Canyon Ranch Spa Club and majority of the ship’s cabins have their own private balcony to give the guest a sense of seclusion while in their rooms. Other activities available for guest are educational programs, wine tasting, casino and Royal Court Theatre.

With the recent refurbishment and on board activities, this vessel has it all for guests to enjoy their cruise vacations.

Queen Mary 2: Passengers
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Passengers aboard QM2 will be of the semi-retired and retired age, starting in their mid to late 40’s.  Majority of the guests on board will be English speaking and haven sailed one or more different cruise lines before. Kids are present and QM2 has “The Play Zone” where children can go for the day.

Queen Mary 2: Dress Code
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During the day passengers on board QM2 will be wearing casual attire. At no time are bathing suits or sandals allowed in the restaurants of the ship

QM2 has three codes of attire while on the ship that are formal, informal, and casual. You will be notified if there are certain nights that will be for formal wear. Formal attire for women would be dresses or ball gowns and men should wear a dark colored suit and tie or a tuxedo. Informal attire is most evenings aboard the ship and for men that would be a suit or sport coats and slacks, and for ladies that would be a cocktail dress or pantsuit. Casual attire for women would be a pantsuit or casual dress and for men can be a polo and slacks or a button up shirt with a collar and nice slacks. At no point are shorts and baseball caps permitted in the restaurants.

Queen Mary 2: Gratuity
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QM2 gratuities will be automatically charged to your shipboard account for dining rooms and other personnel. The per day, per person rates (including children) are $13 for Queen Mary 2 accommodation with Grill dining, $11 for  QM2 passengers who dine in the restaurants. Talk to the front desk about adjustments. A 15% gratuity will be added for all bar drinks and wine. Casino dealers and spa attendants do not share in the gratuities and should be tipped separately.

Queen Mary 2: Dining
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Britannia Restaurant, Queens Grill, Princess Grill, Todd English, King’s Court, Boardwalk Cafe, Sir Samuel’s, Golden Lion and Queens Room.

Queen Mary 2: Cabins
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The QM2 cabins available are: Grand Duplex, Duplex Apartments, Royal Suite, Penthouse, Queen Suite, Princess Suite, Britannia Club Balcony, Deluxe Balcony, Premium Balcony, Standard Oceanview, Atrium View and Standard Inside

Queen Mary 2: Itineraries
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Northern Europe, The Americas, Iberia & Canary Islands, Mediterranean, Hawaii, Canada, The Baltic, Iceland, British Isles, Panama Canal, Asia, Australia, World Voyages and Transoceanic.

Queen Mary 2: Entertainment
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Boutiques, Historical Display, Pool, Ballroom Dance Instructor, Empire Casino, Library, Musical Reviews and Production Shows, Internet Center, Seminars, Dance Clubs, Stargazing, Afternoon Tea, Canyon Ranch SpaClub and Illuminations.

Queen Mary 2: Fitness
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QM2 has a gym, indoor pools and spa treatments, aerobics. pilates, yoga classes, details of this can be found in the Daily Program while on board. Your exercise can also be complemented by the healthy options menu at all meals.`