Luxury Transatlantic Cruises
Some of the world’s first cruises were Transatlantic crossings and this voyage remains an iconic luxury cruise on many travellers wish list and a wonderful way of seeing several countries in the course of a single trip.
A luxury transatlantic cruise can be much more than a classic crossing between Southampton and New York. Head for Florida from Barcelona, for example, and your Atlantic journey may continue to Mexico, or drop in on a number of Caribbean islands along the way.
When to go:
Transatlantic cruises operate year-round, but spring and autumn are most popular and many great deals are on offer as cruise lines reposition their ships between the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.
The 7-day transatlantic cruise between Southampton and New York is a route that recalls the 'golden age' when international competition between steam liners led to ever faster, larger and more luxurious ships.
A classic first-time cruise for many British travellers, the journey across the vast ocean, sailing into the iconic Manhattan cityscape, often marks the beginning of a cruise addiction. But a transatlantic cruise need not stop at a journey from A to B. Many cruises pause at Bermuda or take in various Caribbean islands before docking at Florida, or if you do stop off in New York, you may choose to continue north and head for Nova Scotia and Québec via New England.
With Sea Cloud Cruises, you can even sail on an original 1930s four-masted barque from the Canaries to the Caribbean.