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mitzicat August 16th, 2012 09:46 PM

QM2 Dress code
Am I correct that during the day the dress code is elegant casual on the QM2, with formal attire in the evening for dinner on those specified evenings?

kandajones August 17th, 2012 02:34 AM

Hi there Mitzicat, the daytime wear is the same as you would expect to see on any cruiseline, shorts, tees, slacks, skirts, pumps etc.
Shorts aren't really the thing to wear if you are eating in the MDR at lunchtime, but for the excellent self-service stations they are more than acceptable - well unless it's snowing outside ;)

As for the evenings, yes pretty formal most nights. If you are booked & take a look at the Voyage Personalizer at the bottom of the Cunard homepage, there is somewhere that tells you how many formal, semi formal and smart casual nights you will have - though I can never find it straight away :confused:

Hope this helps,


lannp August 17th, 2012 11:47 AM

You will see a wide variety of daytime dress. Cunard's literature states that shorts are not acceptable in the main dining room at any time otherwise I would define daytime dress as clean and neat.
It also depends on the itinerary and where you are headed.
In the Caribbean I wear capris with a matching blouse or a summer dress.
On a transatlantic or a less than hot destination I wear slacks with a blouse and or a light jacket. Jeans are acceptable during the day. Some of the public areas can seem downright chilly so I generally add a light jacket or sweater to the wardrobe.

mitzicat August 18th, 2012 11:04 PM

Thanks to you both for your replies.

It's a transatlantic cruise, so will be bringing long pants for sure! My husband, though he doesn't mind wearing his tux, will certainly be happy to know he can gravitate towards his wash and wear during the day :)

lannp August 19th, 2012 11:54 AM

When are you sailing?
I leave in just over 6 weeks!

mitzicat August 20th, 2012 12:20 AM

We are leaving on August 28th - eastbound transatlantic. Our first cruise ever and we are quite excited!

Do you have any experience as to what sort of seas we will encounter this time of year?

lannp August 20th, 2012 12:16 PM

There is no predicting what the seas will be like. Most of my 9 transatlantics have been smooth. There were a few.......but the QM2 is built for ocean travel.
Have a wonderful trip and when you return please let me know what you think of her.

mitzicat September 5th, 2012 12:43 PM

Hello again,

From our discussion when we left, we just finished our cruise yesterday. As to our experience, I have travelled across Europe, various places in the US and Hawaii and the voyage on QM2 is in my top three favorite experiences. It was amazing. The crew was excellent, the ship is beautiful and extremely clean and the views on deck, of the ocean, unforgettable. We had excellent weather, the first three days were sunny and quite hot, the evenings were clear with a full moon dancing on the water. Out of seven days, five were beautiful. In addition, one was overcast and one was rainy. Not too bad at all.

The was the first trip for my husband and I on any type of cruise (or crossing). Before we left, my husband was a bit grumbly as to what he was going to do, stuck on what he called "a boat" for seven days. About a half an hour after we embarked he was jumping around like a giddy idiot. Subsequently, I was brought a new brochure everyday by him so we could plan our next trip! He has now gone from saying we wouldn't be able to do another big trip again until the new year, to wanting to go on an eleven day cruise to the canaries in early December.

It was just perfect. No complaints.

lannp September 5th, 2012 04:28 PM

Oh dearrofl You have Cunard-itis. There is only one cure, you have to keep booking more voyages. I guess that's why trip #12 is just 3 1/2 weeks away.
Thank you for posting and I'm so glad to hear you liked "my ship".


kandajones September 6th, 2012 02:16 AM

Hi Mitzicat, I would say welcome back, but I'm not sure you want to be back ;)

Sounds like you both had a great time, and your comments paint a wonderful picture of the ocean views, especially at night.

have fun planning your next one, and may I suggest if you are looking at the Canaries/Atlantic Isles that you may want to consider looking at the sailings later in December that end up in Madeira (Funchal) for New Year's eve, the firework show across the island is amazing.

Here's to your next one :D

Alan & Katrina

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