Cunard Queen Mary 2 – New York to Southampton – Video Tour

by Continental Club on August 27, 2013

Cunard QM2When we sailed from Southampton to New York on board Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 in 2012, we were prepared for the crossing to be a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience.

However, we enjoyed the Transatlantic experience so much that less than 9 months later, we were back on board to sail the reverse journey. This time, we took a video camera to capture some slightly different angles of this one-of-a-kind vessel.

Our Summer 2013 booking was for stateroom grade BD, although we found ourselves upgraded slightly to a BB stateroom once again. Whilst BD are to be found on the 2013 deckplans to the fore and aft of the ship, BBs are more midships.

Having sailed for just a few hours, it was clear (and something of a relief!) that everything onboard was just as it had been on the first crossing last year. Indeed, much about the Cunard ‘White Star’ service has an air of timeless consistency to it. At no time does any part of it suggest that, at anytime in the last 174 years, anyone has suggested trying it ‘a different way’.

Cunard QM2 Queen's Room

During this voyage, as before, our stateroom ice bucket was replenished twice a day; waiters remembered names and drinks orders, seating preferences and even pinkness level for when steak was the order of the day.

Throughout the trip, deckhands worked continuously and discreetly to lubricate lifeboat arms, strip and re-varnish teak and remove rust spots and repaint handrails. Indeed, one afternoon whilst we were out reading on deck, our own balcony was completely repainted. The two crew seen vacuuming the boards of Deck 12 in a  mid-Atlantic Force 4 may possibly have misinterpreted that day’s instructions, however….

For now though, here’s our tour of the ship in full sail.

You can of course read what’s still the completely up-to-date original Westbound review here:

Cunard Queen Mary 2 – Southampton to New York


Continental Club paid £899 per person (twin share) for a Westbound crossing in August 2013. For more information and to book, visit


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