Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic with kids

Unregistered, just back from your Cunard cruise? Get published on Cruise Critic; Write a Review!
Cunard Line

Read hundreds of Cunard Cruise Reviews from cruisers like you.

See posts about:
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
All times are GMT -4.
The time now is 09:43 AM.
9,776 Posts
Joined Mar 2010
Give them the option to opt out of dining with you every night. They might have fun doing dinner in the buffet and meeting up with other young people. On my crossing there was a couple with 2 children and we only saw them on the formal nights dressed up nicely, otherwise I think the children dined in the buffet while the parents enjoyed dinner "alone" in Britannia.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~Kahlil Gibran

Sounds of the wind or sounds of the sea make me happy just to be. ~June Polis

Dude, don't you understand the first rule of holes? When you find yourself in a hole stop digging. Take it from a fellow Gopher.
~Planer's Edge

A passport, as I'm sure you know, is a document that one shows to government officials whenever one reaches a border between countries, so the officials can learn who you are, where you were born, and how you look when photographed unflatteringly.
~Lemony Snicket

M.V. Hobart Star 1974 (Blue Star Line)
T.S.S. Festivale 1993 (Carnival Cruise Line)
S.S. Norway 2003 (Norwegian Cruise Line)
Queen Mary2 2006 (Cunard Line)
Carnival Imagination 2009 (Carnival Cruise Line)
M.V. Norwegian Sun 2010 (Norwegian Cruise Line)
Carnival Destiny 2011 (Carnival Cruise Line)
Norwegian EPIC 2013 (Norwegian Cruise Line)
Carnival Breeze 2014 (Carnival Cruise Line)

San Miguel de Allende
23 Posts
Joined May 2013
Originally posted by safarigal
I did my first crossing on the original Queen Elizabeth as a 9 year old in 1962. It started my addiction - and now we have taken our own children on several Cunard voyages, and they also loved every minute of it.

I am sure you will all have a wonderful time, and will be forming memories to last a life time.

I couldn't agree more. My first crossing was in 1968, also on the original Queen Elizabeth. I was 15 - and the memories remain clear and strong. It began my lifelong addiction to ships and Cunard. You'll be giving your children a priceless gift. And rest assured - based on my experience - there will be other children on board as well.
near Oxford
1,721 Posts
Joined Apr 2009
I am amazed when I hear stories of my great-nieces and -nephews on cruises. They seem to very quickly develop a responsible attitude. This was not on a Cunard cruise but another line, but I heard of the times that a group of 10-year-old boys would take themselves off to the main dining room for lunch and sit there with aplomb ordering from the menu and behaving themselves.

Your children should enjoy themselves and if they are well-brought-up they will be a joy to the other passengers.
364 Posts
Joined May 2007
Originally posted by fantasy51
Your children should enjoy themselves and if they are well-brought-up they will be a joy to the other passengers.

Thanks for your message. I totally agree. We’ve brought our kids on many cruises and other trips where they joined us as we enjoyed long dinners. They’ve actually learned to appreciate these moments and now even enjoy dressing up for special occasions. Therefore, I doubt they’ll want to skip those nice meals and will stay with us. My initial question was more around how we’d fit it in with kids on Cunard than concerns about how they’d appreciate. Thanks to those informative replies, my concerns have been put aside.

Sent from my iPad using Forums
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Leeward 03/96
Sovereign of the Seas 05/96
Fantasy 11/96
Majesty of the Seas 02/98
Norwegian Majesty 05/98
Carnival Triumph 10/99
Dawn Princess 05/00
Grandeur of the Seas 10/00
Viking Serenade 07/01
Grand Princess 02/01
Millennium 05/02
Norwegian Sun 03/03
Carnival Pride 07/03
Millennium 02/04
Summit 02/05
Liberty of the Seas 11/07
Celebrity Solstice 03/09
Oasis of the Seas 02/10
Allure of the Seas 02/11
Carnival Magic 08/11
Disney Fantasy 06/12
Ruby Princess 07/13
Norwegian Getaway 03/14
Regal Princess 03/15

Koningsdam 07/16

My ship videos: www.youtube.com/lvcruise
Boston, MA
424 Posts
Joined Mar 2009
We've done a few summer crossings and always see children on board. They look great all dressed-up for dinner.
I admit that I get a little sad seeing them in that mother changed our reservations on the Queen Mary back when I was a kid and we flew home from Europe instead. At the time I didn't know what I had missed, as I was one of the only kids at my school having flown in a jet. But now I realize how special a crossing can be.

And just think, 50 years from now on the QM4 they will get to go to the special cocktail party for those sailed on the QM2.