Taking a Trans-Atlantic cruise is like stepping back in time to days of old. You can still cruise between Southampton and New York on a 6 night cruise (no ports of call) or you can take one of the seasonal "repositioning" cruises that are on offer where cruise ships change homeports at the end of a season. If you are all about the cruising and you want to switch off from the world for a week or two, then a Trans-Atlantic cruise could be right up your street. Travel in five star luxury as you find yourself out to sea for 6 or 7 days without stepping onto land.
Why cruise Trans-Atlantic?
There’s still something very romantic and exciting about the prospect of a Trans-Atlantic cruise. You can almost imagine stepping back to the glory days of ocean liners when a crossing of the Atlantic in one of these magnificent liners was something to dream of. This is the ultimate cruise holiday where the journey is not about the destination – the journey is the destination. With so many luxury cruise liners operating Trans-Atlantic cruises, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding who to cruise with.
There are no real destinations on a true Trans-Atlantic crossing – a traditional crossing will take you from Southampton to New York, following the original route of the Titanic. Trans-Atlantic cruises have of course changes since then and there are plenty of options now, especially if you are on a repositioning cruise. Some of the most popular destinations for a Trans-Atlantic cruise include:
• Southampton • New York • Boston • Nova Scotia (Halifax) • Hamburg • Miami • Stockholm • Reykjavik • Copenhagen • Oslo • Berlin • Helsinki • St Petersburg • Lisbon • Malaga • Barcelona • Cork • Dublin
Who's cruising the Trans-Atlantic?
As you can see from the destinations above, a lot of the cruises that sail ‘Trans-Atlantic’ also call in at a number of other destinations along the way so the length of a cruise and the itineraries can be poles apart. From a 7 day straight crossing from Southampton to New York to a 90 day voyage of discovery around the world, you’re in for a treat whatever itinerary you decide upon. Here are the cruise lines who operate Trans-Atlantic:
When is the best time to cruise Trans-Atlantic?
Depending on what you are looking for out of your cruise will dictate the best time to travel. For those simply wanting the experience, possibly a trip on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, then the warmer months of June-September are typically the best months to cruise when the seas are calmer and there is more sunshine. For the bargain hunters possibly looking for a repositioning deal, the best time to travel is in the spring and autumn when big ships are making their way to their new seasonal homes although the seas can be choppier at these times.
Find out more and book today
To choose your Trans-Atlantic cruise simply click on the cruise lines above or alternatively us the search function on the left of the page to enter the dates and destination. If you are new to cruising or you have any questions, check out our FAQ section for more information. If you are looking for more personal advice do not hesitate to give our travel consultants a call and we will be more than happy to help to plan your dream cruise across the Atlantic. Happy cruising!