Queen Mary 2 Queens Suite

4.5

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The Facts

Cruise line:
Cunard
Number of passengers:
2,691
Name of ship:
Queen Mary 2
Room type reviewed:
Queens Suite
Maiden voyage:
2004
Kids friendly:
No
Refurbished:
2016
What you'll love:
Fully equipped bar and spacious teak balcony

The Facts

Cruise line:
Cunard
Name of ship:
Queen Mary 2
Maiden voyage:
2004
Refurbished:
2016
Number of passengers:
2,691
Room type reviewed:
Queens Suite
Kids friendly:
No
What you'll love:
Fully equipped bar and spacious teak balcony

Review In Brief


Cunard like to say their Queens Grill experience is as luxurious as it gets and indeed when you book a Queen Mary 2 Queens Suite you are in for a treat. There's an oversized teak balcony, a fully equipped bar and even a Jacuzzi in the bathroom.

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Queen Mary 2 Queens Suite Review


Overview

Our review of the Queen Mary 2 Queens Suite will tell you everything you need to know about the suite itself and also how to select the room that’s right for you. It applies to Queens Grill category Q5 and Q6 rooms.

If you haven’t previously sailed with Cunard the various accommodation grades can seem confusing, but it’s actually quite simple. In the same way airlines have first, business and economy class the Cunard liners have three grades of accommodation. Queens Grill on Cunard is first class. Princess Grill and can be thought of as business class, and Britannia is the economy offering.

See our Expert Review of the Britannia class Queen Mary 2 Balcony Room.

The origin of the Grills reference is interesting. The original Cunard liners determined accommodation grade by the restaurant in which you ate. Passengers with the most expensive tickets ate in the posh Grill dining room and consequently stayed in better accommodation. Today Queens Grill and Princess Grill guests have their own private restaurants too, and the class of their tickets has become known as ‘Grills’.

The Queens Grill Q5 and Q6 category suites were extensively made-over during the 2016 remastering of Queen Mary 2 and the result is terrific. Indeed, the suites are bright and airy with an elegant feel that echoes the ocean liners of old.

Position of the Queens Suites

Most of the Queen Mary 2 Queens Grill Suites are on deck 9, but there are some on decks 8, 10 and 11 too. There are 82 of these suites and they are almost identical, only their position on the ship varies.

Queens Grills Suite locations on QM2.

Queens Grills Suite locations on QM2.

There are in fact three Queen Mary 2 Queens Suite categories: Q5, Q6 and a few wheelchair accessible Q7 suites. The Q6 suites are less expensive and are positioned either forward or aft on QM2, in contrast Q5 suites generally have a preferred midship location. So we recommend choosing one of these midship suites if you are prone to sea sickness.

However, if that’s not a concern there are a handful of the cheaper Q6 Queens Grill Suites that we prefer as they have a better view. Below the balconies of many Queens Grill suites are the ship’s life boats. While these don’t obstruct the view to the horizon they do prevent you looking down at the ocean. Our preferred Q6 suites have no life boats below and so they have clear views down to the waves. Suites 9001, 9002, 9003, 9004, 9005 and 9006 are our favourites.

Queens Suite layout

The Queen Mary 2 Queens Suite offers 47 sq. m. / 509 sq. ft. of luxury living. The layout is rather like an oversized junior suite in an upmarket hotel.

Queen Mary 2 Queens Suite layout.

Queen Mary 2 Queens Suite layout.

A wide entry foyer with a fully equipped bar leads on to the main living space. This space is divided into two distinct zones: A sitting area is at one end with plush sofa, arm chair and writing desk, while at the other is a sleeping zone with luxurious king-sized bed. Behind the living space is a big walk-in wardrobe, makeup area and bathroom. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a large teak balcony.

Living space

The living space in the QM2 Queens Grill Suite is ideal. It’s got style, comfort and loads of room to stretch out and relax. The decor has an understated nautical theme that is reminiscent of the great days of ocean travel.

The QM2 Queens Grill Suite has style, comfort and loads of room.

The QM2 Queens Grill Suite has style, comfort and loads of room.

A very comfortable king-sized bed with soft leather bedhead is at the far end of the living space. Above, etched glass panels evoke stories of travel by sea. There are also large, dark timber bedside tables at either side.

The luxurious Queen Mary 2 Queens Suite.

The luxurious Queen Mary 2 Queens Suite.

A plush, cream coloured sofa sits at the foot of the bed together with a designer coffee table. On the opposite wall there is a large flat screen TV and beneath it is an elegant writing desk which also has a view of the ocean. This desk doubles as a spacious dining table too.

A finely crafted plush sofa.

A finely crafted plush sofa.

The writing desk doubles as a dining table for two.

The writing desk doubles as a dining table for two.

There’s also an armchair with ottoman and even a small library of books in each Queens Grill Suite.

Fully equipped bar

A highlight of the QM2 Queens Suite is the fully equipped bar. Indeed, it’s the sort of thing usually reserved for owners suites on other cruise lines. The bar has everything you need in case friends drop by, including an espresso machine, electric jug and even a set of glassware and crockery.

Fully equipped bar in the Queen Mary 2 Queens Grill Suite.

Fully equipped bar in the Queen Mary 2 Queens Grill Suite.

The bar is also stocked with soft drinks and Queen Mary 2 Queens Suite guests may choose two spirits upon embarkation. Your butler will keep the bar replenished throughout the voyage too. In addition, fresh fruit will be delivered daily as well as canapés each evening.

QM2 Queens Grill Suite bathroom

The bathroom in the Queen Mary 2 Queens Grill Suite is large, however it is somewhat disappointing. Sadly it remains almost unchanged since QM2 first sailed and it was not remodelled during the 2016 remastering.

There is plenty of space on the bathroom vanity top.

There is plenty of space on the bathroom vanity top.

However, the bathroom is very user-friendly with plenty of room to store toiletries around and underneath the stone vanity.

The toilet is in a small alcove at one end of the bathroom while at the other end there is a very deep Jacuzzi bath/shower combination.

A combination Jacuzzi tub and shower are in the Queens Suite bathroom.

A combination Jacuzzi tub and shower are in the Queens Suite bathroom.

There are quality Quercus spa products by Penhaligons of London. Queens Grill Suite bathrooms also come with an eco-friendly foot file, a shower sponge and other grooming essentials.

Quercus spa products are replenished daily.

Quercus spa products are replenished daily.

Makeup area

Just outside the bathroom is a roomy makeup table with large mirror. Ladies will appreciate this cleverly designed space with lots of room for products on the table top as well as in the numerous small drawers underneath. The makeup table also offers both US and UK power outlets so guests from either side of the Atlantic can use their appliances.

Storage space

The Queen Mary 2 Queens Suite has plenty of storage space. Indeed, there is a very large walk-in wardrobe with ample hanging room and drawers. There is also more than enough room under the bed to stow large items of luggage – even the hard-shell variety.

In addition to the walk-in wardrobe there is a small closet in the entry foyer ideal for keeping coats, jackets and umbrellas.

The Queen Mary 2 Queens Suite teak balcony

We think the glass balustrade, teak balcony is great. In fact it one of the best aspects of the QM2 Queens Grill Suite.

The teak balcony is the perfect place to relax with a good book.

The teak balcony is the perfect place to relax with a good book.

The teak balcony is long and deep, so there is plenty of room for luxury outdoor furnishings which include a set of padded reclining chairs, an ottoman and cocktail table.

QM2 Queens Suite dining

Queen Mary 2 Queens Grill Suite guests dine at their own table in the Queens Grill restaurant on deck 7. They can also dine at a time of their choosing and enjoy drinks with other Grills passengers in the exclusive Grills Lounge.

Fine dining is also available in The Verandah Restaurant upstairs on deck 8 and Queens Grills guest can dine in-suite, course by course from the Queens Grill restaurant menu.

Queen Mary 2 Queens Grill Suite amenities

These amenities are all standard for guests in a QM2 Queens Suite:

  • Personal butler service
  • Bon Voyage champagne and chocolates on arrival
  • Complimentary bar (stocked with your choice of spirits or wines and soft drinks)
  • Access to the Grills Lounge or Grills Terrace
  • Dine in the world-renowned Queens Grill restaurant
  • Exclusive Queen Mary 2 Queens Suite Afternoon Tea in the private Grills Lounge
  • Pre-dinner in-suite canapés
  • Priority embarkation and disembarkation
  • King sized bed (converted to two single beds on request) with exclusive Sealy Cunarder Mattress, and choice of plush pillows from the Pillow Concierge too
  • Full bathroom with tiled floor, bath and shower with Penhaligons toiletries
  • Sitting area with elegant arm chair and/or sofa
  • Private balcony with fully glazed exterior, teak deck, teak handrail on top of the balustrade as well as balcony furniture
  • 24 hour complimentary Room Service
  • Nightly turndown service with chocolate
  • Fresh flowers as well as daily fresh fruit
  • Space for your finest in spacious wardrobes
  • World atlas for exploring your voyage itinerary
  • Flat screen satellite TV with multi-language film/music channels
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • 220V British 3-Pin and 110V 2-Pin Sockets
  • Daily Programme and Daily shipboard newspaper
  • Personalised stationery
  • Writing desk with drawers and chair
  • Air conditioning
  • Soft terry robes and matching slippers, 100% cotton bed linens and towels
  • Other essentials include: refrigerator, key code safe, hair dryer

Our verdict

The QM2 Queens Grill Suite is a treat. The spacious teak balcony and roomy living area are, in short, delightful. As we also mentioned the fully equipped bar is a standout. On the other hand the bathroom is something of a letdown. We rate the QM2 Queens Suite at 4.5-stars.

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