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Why Is Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 the Most Popular Cruise Ship for Transatlantic Cruises?

Why Is Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 the Most Popular Cruise Ship for Transatlantic Cruises?

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One of the most iconic journeys you can take is a transatlantic cruise, setting sail for distant lands while making the most of your time at sea. From New York to Southampton, you’ll be taking a luxurious voyage like no other, leaving all your cares behind. 

Cunard Cruises regularly undertakes this journey with their iconic Queen Mary 2 ship, but what is it about this ship that makes for such a special vacation?

This month, we’re going to delve deeper into why the Queen Mary 2 is one of the most popular ships for a transatlantic cruise. If you’ve got your heart set on this unique journey, or if you want to reach Europe without having to fly, you can call our team today and we’ll make all the arrangements, with a variety of customized benefits available to create a once-in-a-lifetime vacation on board with Cunard Cruises.


It’s the world’s only cruise liner

Beginning with one of the facts about the Queen Mary 2 that makes its transatlantic crossing a truly unique experience: it’s the world’s only cruise liner! A rare delight from a bygone era, modern ships are classed simply as cruise ships, but not the distinguished Queen Mary 2.

Queen Mary 2 is the last of the cruise liners, built in 2004 and still serving passengers who wish to be taken back to a golden age of travel. At over 1,130ft in length, it’s also one of the longest at sea and features a deep draught for a smooth and comfortable ride, giving you the true ocean liner experience.


Live entertainment on board

One of the things passengers love is the non-stop sailing when making the transatlantic crossing, giving you time to explore the ship and all the entertainment options without ever having to worry about getting on and off at multiple stops. Nothing, however, compares to the variety of entertainment curated by Cunard when you sail on the Queen Mary 2

From West End-style performances and magic shows to live music — including an elegant string trio at Afternoon Tea and melodic pianists while you sip drinks late into the evening. For more contemporary music, you’ll find bands playing in lounges and rooms across the ship so you’ll never be bored at any point in your journey.


It has the largest planetarium at sea

As you voyage across the ocean, you can also set sail for the stars in the largest planetarium at sea. ‘Illuminations’ sets the Queen Mary 2 apart from all other ships with special shows in this luxury 3D cinema, including science and natural history pieces that will leave you awestruck. There are up to four screenings per day, so you’ll have plenty of time throughout your vacation to experience this special dome in comfort.


Cunard staff are at your beck and call

Part of the charm and magic of your time at sea with Cunard aboard the Queen Mary 2 is owed to the staff. While the striking scarlet and gold outfits of the bellboys build the visual aesthetic of luxury, it’s the level of service that you’ll love. 

Whatever you need, any time of the day or night, the staff are always on hand and happy to help. They’ll check in with you regularly to ensure your voyage is comfortable and enjoyable, delivering a level of pampering that you’ve always dreamed of when imagining a glamorous cruise across the Atlantic. 


A flurry of flavors for culinary explorers

Each meal on board the Queen Mary 2 is carefully crafted, delivering sophistication for breakfast, lunch, and dinner across multiple restaurants. There is truly something for everyone — Britannia Restaurant on the lower deck features all of the dazzle and indulgence you could wish for, while chocolate lovers can treat themselves to Belgian chocolate at Godiva in the Sir Samuel’s lounge.


Canines are welcome on board

The Queen Mary 2 features 22 luxury kennels and is the only ship anywhere in the world to provide such dedicated facilities when making the transatlantic crossing. This way, you can allow your furry friend to travel with you and share in the elevated experience that Cunard offers in their own quarters. There’s a walking route to keep them exercised as well as a play area for entertainment, so your best friend doesn’t have to be left behind if you’re visiting family abroad.

Want to know more about the majestic Cunard fleet and the enhanced perks and benefits available to you? Contact our expert travel advisors and we’ll happily help to customize a transatlantic cruise vacation for you. Wake up somewhere wonderful with Accent on Travel and Cunard Cruises.




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