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Transatlantic Cruises

Freshen your frocks and don your dinner jacket, transatlantic cruising is about romance, sophistication and class. The ship is the story and the ports of call are thousands of miles apart. The Atlantic is a wild and unpredictable ocean, but you will be rewarded with the cruising experience of a lifetime. If the destination is New York City, it is a spectacular metropolis to arrive at by sea. Views from your ship on the final day of the cruise will encompass the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where the ancestors of millions of Americans past through as immigrants arriving by ship.

Cunard has been crossing the Atlantic since 1840. It’s distinctive black and white liners, the Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Elizabeth are redolent of the majestic age of ocean travel in the first half of the 20th century. But a crucial difference is that transatlantic cruises are no longer in such a rush as they were during the time of the ‘Blue Riband’ award for the fastest crossing. While the Queen Mary achieved the Atlantic crossing in four days in the 1930s, the Queen Mary 2 currently takes nine days, offering the opportunity to experience luxury and opulence on board.

But Cunard are not alone in offering transatlantic cruising. Like the golden age of transatlantic liners, today competition is fierce and we can help you choose the best cruise for you. Royal Caribbean operate transatlantic cruises that cross from Southampton to the Caribbean, giving you a contrast of weather and sea conditions over the course of a fortnight where you have time to explore everything your vessel has to offer. You will arrive in the Caribbean refreshed and relaxed. Celebrity and NCL sail from from Barcelona to Florida, ideal if you are interested in a combined Mediterranean cruise and transatlantic crossing. Cruise and stay is a great option for extending your holiday on arrival in the USA or the Caribbean. Whatever transatlantic cruise you are looking for, we can help you find the best deal.

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