Whilst you can now fly from London to New York in little more than eight hours, that hasn’t always been the case when it comes to travelling across the Atlantic to the USA.
Back before the advent of passenger air travel, the only way to travel transatlantic was by sea and it remains a popular way to make the journey – albeit in much more luxurious surroundings than in the past.
A number of cruise lines operate trips that provide you with the chance to enjoy one of the world’s great sea voyages, following in the footsteps of some of the great explorers of years gone by.
Boarding your ship on home soil without the need to take a flight, you can then travel in luxurious surroundings across the Atlantic Ocean – making full use of the many top quality facilities that exist on modern day vessels.
Your own voyage of discovery could include that famous trip past the Statue of Liberty into New York but could also see you head off to embrace the delights of the Caribbean Islands.
You might elect to take an alternative route that grants an opportunity to visit the likes of Iceland, before crossing over to Canada and North America.
A transatlantic cruise is also well worth considering as part of a larger holiday experience.
Perhaps you might want your trip across the Atlantic to cover before a five night stay in New York embracing everything that the Big Apple has to offer, or perhaps you like the idea of sailing to the USA before taking a road trip cross country from East coast to West.
Whether you simply want to enjoy the experience of a famous trip at sea, or want to combine it with something else to make an extra special experience, a transatlantic cruise is something that is sure to live long in the memory.
Transatlantic Cruises Highlights
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If you are looking to learn about history during a cruise along the East coast of the USA, then you’ll want to make sure that Boston features on your itinerary… The capital of Massachusetts, Boston...About Boston
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The most western capital city in continental Europe, Lisbon features on the itinerary of a number of Mediterranean cruises; particularly those that depart from the UK. Lisbon, which is one of Europ...About Lisbon
If you are looking to spend some time enjoying the sunshine on a cruise along the East coast of the USA, then a visit to Miami is a must. The city is located in a part of Florida that enjoys relati...About Miami
You can’t really book a cruise around the Caribbean and not pay a visit to Jamaica; an island that encapsulates everything that the region is all about. There is no shortage of things to see and d...About Montego Bay
One of the largest cities in Canada, Montreal is also one of the most popular with visitors from overseas and that includes people who have arrived by sea on their cruise along the East Coast. Situ...About Montreal
Nassau is the capital city of the Bahamas and sits on the island of New Providence, which is one of more than 700 islands that make up the Caribbean country. It’s one of the most popular destinatio...About Nassau
New York is one of the most popular destinations in the world when it comes to a cruise holiday, with the ‘Big Apple’ being visited by all of the major cruise lines. It’s also a city where you’ll f...About New York
If you find yourself heading for Canadian soil on a journey up the East coast of the US, then the city of Quebec is one that is certainly well worth a visit. Surrounded by some of Canada’s most sce...About Quebec City
Reykjavik is a popular destination when it comes to cruising around Northern Europe, with the Icelandic capital being well visited by the major cruise lines who are sailing in the region. Not only...About Reykjavik
Rio de Janeiro
If you are considering taking a trip to Brazil, then there is a good chance that the city of Rio de Janeiro is one that will feature highly on your ‘to do’ list – and with good reason. The city has...About Rio de Janeiro
San Juan is one of the most visited ports to be found anywhere in the Caribbean, with the capital of Puerto Rico being a fixture on the itinerary of many of the large ships sailing in the area. The...About San Juan
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