Cruising Guide

Transatlantic

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A transatlantic cruise is any sailing that crosses the Atlantic Ocean—often when cruise lines are re-positioning a ship from one region to another during the change of cruise seasons. For example, many ships sail the Caribbean in the winter months, then reposition to Europe for the summer (and vice versa). These repositioning cruises can offer amazing value, with itineraries including interesting ports of call such as the Azores, Barbados or Bermuda. It’s also possible to re-live the glory days of the traditional ocean liner aboard Cunard Line, which offers both eastbound and westbound transatlantic crossings year-round between Southampton and New York City.

“You can relive the glory days of ocean-liner crossings on a traditional transatlantic cruise, or opt for a sailing that takes you to lesser-known ports—all at a leisurely pace with lots of time at sea and often for less than you might expect. Transatlantic cruises incorporate lots of days at sea, offering a more relaxing vacation without back-to-back port stops. Best of all, you don’t have to deal with jet lag you get from flying across the Atlantic all at once!”

– Laura Macdonald, Manager, Maritime Travel, Summerside, PE