If you are taking a cruise on the Queen Mary 2 you may be wondering if an inside cabin is a good option for you. I’ve just disembarked a cruise onboard the QM2 where I stayed in an inside cabin.
We stayed in inside cabin 6198 and this review is based on this cabin.
Below is a photo of our inside cabin as we arrived. The plastic mat on the bed is for you to put your suitcase on when you unpack.
Changing The Bed Configuration
I was cruising with my brother so asked our room steward to split the beds into twins. I had selected twin beds when booking but it isn’t uncommon for this message not to get to the cruise line.
On all cruise lines apart from Disney Cruise Line the beds are able to be configured as twins or a double bed.
The below photo shows the cabin when the beds had been separated. We simply left our cabin steward a note that said ‘Could we please have the beds as twins?’ as the beds were changed.
Inside Cabin Cabin Size
The size and design of QM2’s inside cabins is very typical of an inside cabin in the industry.
The majority of inside cabins are roughly 160 sq ft and this cabin is 155 sq ft.
To learn more about how the size of cabins compare across cabin grades, check out this post: How Big Are Cruise Ship Cabins? 27 Examples, All Cabin Types
The cabin is made up of the following:
- Two Beds
- A Desk
- Two Chairs
- A Small Table
- Drawers and Closet Space
- A Fridge
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities (Kettle)
- Two Mirrors
- Bin/Trash Can
The inside cabin felt very comfortable and felt spacious.
Having the beds set up as twins meant that we had plenty of room in the cabin. There isn’t a sofa that you may find in many other cabins but there are two chairs.
The Queen Mary 2 was built in 2003 and this is reflected in the design.
The warm tones and wood do date the ship but I thought the design of the cabin was fine, nothing amazing, but totally fine.
Some of the artwork onboard was not to my taste but it’s impossible to have artwork that suits everybody!
The cabin has two mirrors which I liked, I’d often take photos here before going to dinner.
I LOVED The Beds
The beds were incredibly comfortable and we all slept well on the cruise. I was cruising with family and friends and we all agreed that the beds were very comfortable.
The bedding felt of high quality and the pillows were very soft.
I did find that I was unable to put my suitcase under my bed, there wasn’t anything under my brother’s bed so we did put one suitcase there and I put mine in the bottom of the wardrobe area.
Which Plug Sockets Are There in Inside Cabins On The Queen Mary 2?
There are 2 UK and 2 US plug sockets in the inside cabins of the Queen Mary 2. All plug sockets are located on the desk and there are no USB sockets. Other cabin grades may have extra sockets.
If you are ever in doubt about which plug sockets a cruise ship has, check out this searchable table: Complete Cruise Ship Plug Socket Guide: Search by Ship
On many modern cruise ships, you’ll find USB sockets by the beds but QM2 doesn’t have any sockets like this. She was built in 2003 and this is reflected in the design of the cabin.
Also in the cabin was a kettle with two mugs, two glasses and on occasion even biscuits!
The TV showed a variety of shows in multiple languages. I watched a cooking show, a movie and a show about the rainforest. The quality wasn’t always great but it definitely isn’t the worst I’ve had at sea.
The white lamp in the photo is a daylight alarm clock, it lights up slowly to mimic the sunrise. This means that you don’t wake up in the dark. I never cruise without mine. To find out more about mine, check out this post: Sunrise Alarm Clocks – The BEST Inside Cabin Hack
Was There Enough Storage?
We found there to be more than enough storage in the cabins.
There was a bedside table for each bed with had a small draw and a lower storage area, there was also another cupboard above and a shelf.
There were only 5 drawers in the cabin which wasn’t many but this was made up for by all of the hanging space in the two closets.
Cunard are a cruise line that focuses heavily on formal wear so it made sense that we would need more hanging space. To learn more about Cunard’s dress codes, check out this post: Cunard Dress Code – (Mens, Womens, Childrens, Real Examples 2021)
The Bathroom Was Basic But Functional
The bathroom was a standard size with a toilet, sink, and shower. There were a couple of shelves in the corner as well as extra storage below the sink.
There was nothing particularly exciting about the bathroom but it was always very clean and functioned well.
Shampoo, soap, body wash, and body lotion were provided.
For some reason, there was a bottle opener beside the toilet and I’m still not too sure what is above the toilet roll?
The shower was a good size and was fairly powerful. There was a shower curtain instead of a screen which I know many people don’t like, but I didn’t mind this.
Often on cruise ships you’ll find that the water from the shower leaks into the main bathroom, I didn’t find that to be a problem onboard QM2.
Our Cabin Was Nearest Staircase C
The location of our cabin was just below the buffet. We could get to our cabin from staircases C or D.
We found this to be a good cabin location, we were fairly close to most of the main public areas and we didn’t hear any noise from other areas.
Would I Recommend This Cabin?
I would definitely recommend booking an inside cabin on the Queen Mary 2. Our cabin was clean, spacious, and functional. The design does date the ship slightly but we never found that anything was worn or damaged.
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