As of 2015, the Queen Mary 2 sails between New York in the United States and Southampton, England, at least once a month. Some of the itineraries include Hamburg, Germany. Longer cruises may include other Caribbean, New England, Canadian, European, Asian, South American and South Pacific ports.Continue Reading
Additional ports of call in North America include Boston, Massachusetts; Bar Harbor, Maine; Halifax, Nova Scotia; St. John, New Brunswick; and Quebec City, Quebec. Occasionally cruises will travel from Southampton to Fort Lauderdale, with a stop in New York. Transatlantic Cruises that venture into the Caribbean may stop at St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, Tortola and Amber Cove.
Various other European destinations visited include the Canary Islands and Lisbon, Portugal. In Asia the QM2 visits Hong Kong and Shanghai. South Pacific cruises include ports in Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti. In South America, the ship travels to Easter Island and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The QM2 world cruise takes 120 days and visits these ports and more.
The flagship of the Cunard fleet, the QM2 is referred to as an ocean liner. While the liner has all the posh surroundings, entertainment and dining options of a cruise ship, the more streamlined shape is designed to handle the rough seas of the North Atlantic Ocean. The engines also propel the liner along at roughly 34 miles per hour, making the QM2 one of the fastest ships in the world.Learn more about Geography