One of the world’s greatest cruise routes still remains the Atlantic Ocean Crossing.
In the golden age of travel this was the only way to travel between two great continents, on charming streamliners between Great Britain and the U.S.A.
Because of the few ports of call it is often stated that the voyage itself is the best part of a Transatlantic Cruise.
Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 still offers regular crossings from Southampton – New York and vice versa. Imagine being on deck early in the morning to watch your arrival into Manhattan. A Transatlantic Cruise is still an extremely popular cruise today; the first Cunard ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean did so back in 1840.
If Queen Mary 2 is your choice of transatlantic cruise there are many varied activities you can attend. These include art auctions, bridge drives, wine tasting events and attending seminars given by guest lecturers. You can also look for a book in the largest library at sea, join a drama workshop with RADA, join a fitness class, indulge in the spa with a treatment or two, explore illuminations planetarium or attend the famous Cunard tradition of afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters. The choice of the adventure is left entirely up to you.
The Queen Mary 2 offers you the opportunity to spend some time in New York and then either fly home if you’ve sailed from Southampton or sail back after some time in New York. Likewise you can fly out to New York and then sail home so you have the 3 options open to you.
There are several other opportunities to sail across the Atlantic such as Fort Lauderdale – Southampton and vice versa, Fort Lauderdale – Harwich, Harwich – Miami, Fort Lauderdale – Rome, Barcelona – Fort Lauderdale, Amsterdam – New York, Fort Lauderdale – Tilbury. With these options you will normally have to fly one way to complete your journey.
Dependent on the itinerary your crossing will take between 6 days to 2 weeks or more. This is a truly unforgettable experience as you cross the world’s second largest ocean. This sophisticated, sociable and relaxed method of crossing the pond will enable new friendships to blossom whilst enjoying some serious pampering.
May 9th 2014 The Cunard Three Queens, Queen Mary2, Queen Elizabeth, and Queen Victoria, arrive in Southampton England to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Cunard Flagship Queen Mary 2.