EMBARK ON AN ICONIC JOURNEY FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF CRUISING AS YOU CROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN ABOARD ONE OF THE WORLD’S FINEST CRUISE SHIPS.
A Transatlantic cruise is still one of the most luxurious ways to make the journey between Europe and the Americas, with Southampton to New York still being an incredibly popular sailing route. It was embarked upon by grand ocean liners of yesteryear and today, Queen Mary 2 follows in their footsteps as the only ocean liner in the world to still offer this iconic crossing on a regular basis.
Although Queen Mary 2 is the only vessel to offer the crossing as a regular service, there are other cruise ships that make the journey from west to east and vice versa, but they are usually part of a repositioning cruise (for example, when a ship relocates from the Mediterranean in the summer to the Caribbean in the winter) or longer voyage, such as a Caribbean or Canada and New England roundtrip from Southampton.
CRUISE LINES THAT OFFER TRANSATLANTIC CRUISES
The only cruise line to offer the sailing as connection between Southampton and New York is Cunard Line. This iconic Cunard voyage is offered several times a year in both directions aboard Queen Mary 2, with some of the crossings also offering Hamburg, Germany as an embarkation and disembarkation port. A kennel service is also offered on these sailings for cats and dogs.
Many cruises that cross the Atlantic on a standard itinerary leave between November and February and often visit the Caribbean, Central America, South America or North America. Autumn voyages also sail roundtrip to North America’s East Coast so the fall foliage can be enjoyed in full colour. These lines include: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, P&O Cruises and Cunard Line.
Repositioning cruises sail at various times of the year, but there’s likely to be something that catches your eye and they are often offered with Oceania Cruises, Seabourn, Regent Seven Seas, Princess Cruises and Celebrity Cruises.
WHEN TO CROSS THE ATLANTIC ON A CRUISE
There is no straight forward answer to this question, as we never know what Mother Nature will have in store for us on any given day. Weather conditions will also depend on how far North or South you are when making the crossing. North-west crossings are sometimes foggier and damper than south-west crossings, but then the roles can also reverse.
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