Think of hot European destinations, stunning Caribbean islands, the orange sunshine of Florida and the infamous Manhattan skyline, and you’ll begin to have some idea of just how much transatlantic cruises pack into your journey.
A multitude of world-round ports and the choice to set sail to or from the UK makes these cruises some of the most life-changing and well-travelled cruise crossings available. As well as a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, there’s ample Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and other European ports where your cruise visits before setting sail for America.
With many cruise lines and ships taking the transatlantic crossing this year, there’s more chance you’ll see the destinations you desire on the dates which suit you. Royal Caribbean has several ships making the crossing this year including the Independence of the Seas which boasts a FlowRider surf simulator, ice-skating rink, bustling casino, and sports, spa and fitness facilities - there’s plenty of opportunity to combine relaxation with social activities.
One of Norwegian Cruises Lines most innovative ships – the Norwegian Epic sets sail from Rome and calls at Livorno, Marseille, Palma Majorca and Barcelona - before heading to sunny Miami. When you’re in Miami choose to visit the surf capital South Beach, immerse yourself in a world of Gucci and Jimmy Choo at designer shops, or go celeb-spotting in one of Miami’s many malls.
The Celebrity Eclipse sets sail from Southampton and sails the seas for a week before reaching ports at Philipsburg, Charlotte Amalie, Nassau and Fort Lauderdale. When in Florida take in the natural beauty of the Everglades Holiday Park with an airboat tour, or pick your spot on Fort Lauderdale’s 20 mile long beachfront before settling down for an evening of drinks and dinner at one of Florida’s restaurants.
Cunard's ships have been crossing the Atlantic to and from New York since 1840. Today it still remains one of travel's most iconic experiences and only Queen Mary 2 regularly makes this journey.
A Transatlantic Crossing it’s a welcome chance to leave the everyday world behind and make a unique and dramatic arrival into – or departure from – the world’s most exciting city, New York. Between New York and Southampton, whichever way you travel, you have six or seven whole days in which to lose yourself to the countless charms of our flagship. The beauty of it all is that every moment is yours to do exactly what you want.
Travel the Atlantic Ocean with Costa Cruises on a ship combining casual luxury with elegant comfort. Sail with Carnival Cruises on board their ‘Fun Ships’ on a crossing lasting anywhere between three and seventeen days. Browse our selection of transatlantic cruises and set sail on your dream cruise to destinations and continents you’ve waited a life-time to visit.