QUEEN MARY 2 - WESTBOUND TRANSATLANTIC
*BONUS CREDIT! Indulge in a 10 night cruise aboard Cunard Lines Queen Mary 2 ex Hamburg to New York!
TRANSATLANTIC CRUISE - NORWEGIAN GETAWAY
19 night Transatlantic Cruise onboard Norwegian Getaway from Copenhagen to New Orleans
ms Hanseatic Inspiration - EXPEDITION - Tenerife to Bridgetown - October 2019
In the footsteps of great seafarers: board one of the first expeditions with the HANSEATIC inspiration from Cape Verde’s fertile volcanic cones across the Atlantic to the Caribbean.
STAR FLYER - TRANSATLANTIC - DEPARTS 8 NOVEMBER 2019
Take a tall ship cruise from Gran Canaria to Barbados, crossing the Atlantic in November 2019.
ms Europa 2 Cruise - TENERIFE TO MIAMI - November 2019
From the Canaries to the hotspots of the Caribbean via the Atlantic: join the EUROPA 2 on a cruise to the sun-drenched islands and look forward to a relaxing time at sea, as well as limitless possibilities ashore. Enjoy swimming, snorkelling and the sophisticated flair of St. Barts – November has never looked better.
A Transatlantic crossing is one of the world's great line voyages - nostalgia and relaxation are the two keys to these popular cruises.
A Transatlantic cruise conjures up images of classic cruising - packing up steamer trunks for a long voyage to the new world - reading a good book on a deck chair on the Promenade Deck, glancing up at times to see the endless horizon of the days at sea.
Some North Atlantic sailings offer cruising to Newfoundland, Greenland and Iceland.
However, there are also Southern Atlantic cruises that depart Florida, sail along the Caribbean, often with stops in San Juan, St. Thomas or St. Maarten, and then head over to Europe. Many of them call on the Azores and Canary Islands before ending the cruise in Spain or Portugal.
Transatlantic cruise is a delightful way to link American, Caribbean and European countries – where else could you visit such a diverse range of ports than on a cruise?
The majority of crossings are in April/May when ships cross from West (the America’s) to East to commence their summer cruising season in Europe. Then in October and November they escape the northern winter and return to the warmer cruise destinations of the Caribbean, Mexico and South America
There are also specialty cruise lines running voyages on a regular basis
Most westbound cruises depart from New York, Southampton or Rio in South America. Smaller cruise lines often depart from Caribbean ports including San Juan and Bridgetown.
Eastbound crossings mostly depart from the UK (Southampton) or the Mediterranean (Barcelona/Lisbon/Genoa).
The regular crossings are scheduled from Spring to Autumn when days are longer and warmer. The repositioning cruises are in spring (westbound) heading to the Northern summer and autumn (eastbound) returning to warmer climes.
Photo Credit: John Simos