A Transatlantic crossing is one of the world's great line voyages - nostalgia and relaxation are the two keys to these popular cruises.

A Transatlantic cruise conjures up images of classic cruising - packing up steamer trunks for a long voyage to the new world - reading a good book on a deck chair on the Promenade Deck, glancing up at times to see the endless horizon of the days at sea.

Cruise types

Some North Atlantic sailings offer cruising to Newfoundland, Greenland and Iceland.

However, there are also Southern Atlantic cruises that depart Florida, sail along the Caribbean, often with stops in San Juan, St. Thomas or St. Maarten, and then head over to Europe. Many of them call on the Azores and Canary Islands before ending the cruise in Spain or Portugal.

Transatlantic cruise is a delightful way to link American, Caribbean and European countries – where else could you visit such a diverse range of ports than on a cruise?

Cruise seasons

The majority of crossings are in April/May when ships cross from West (the America’s) to East to commence their summer cruising season in Europe. Then in October and November they escape the northern winter and return to the warmer cruise destinations of the Caribbean, Mexico and South America

There are also specialty cruise lines running voyages on a regular basis

Main Ports

Most westbound cruises depart from New York, Southampton or Rio in South America. Smaller cruise lines often depart from Caribbean ports including San Juan and Bridgetown.

Eastbound crossings mostly depart from the UK (Southampton) or the Mediterranean (Barcelona/Lisbon/Genoa).

Weather
The regular crossings are scheduled from Spring to Autumn when days are longer and warmer. The repositioning cruises are in spring (westbound) heading to the Northern summer and autumn (eastbound) returning to warmer climes.

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Atlantic Trans Cruises

Transatlantic Cruise - Norwegian Getaway

Departure: 20 Oct 2019 From: Copenhagen, Denmark Cruise line: Norwegian Cruise Line Cruise Ship: Norwegian Getaway.

19 night Transatlantic Cruise onboard Norwegian Getaway from Copenhagen to New Orleans

From
AU$3,189

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P&O Aurora - Caribbean & America Discovery

Departure: 04 Jan 2020 From: Southampton, England Cruise line: P&O International Cruise Ship: Aurora.

BONUS CREDIT^ Cruise 55 nights with Aurora by P&O International from Southampton return!

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AU$9,229

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Queen Victoria - Eastbound Transatlantic

Departure: 17 Mar 2020 From: Ft Lauderdale (Pt Everglades), USA Cruise line: Cunard Line Cruise Ship: Queen Victoria.

BONUS CREDIT! Indulge in a 11 night cruise aboard Cunard Lines Queen Victoria from Ft Lauderdale to Southampton!

From
AU$1,789

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Crown Princess - Spanish Passage

Departure: 26 Mar 2020 From: Ft Lauderdale (Pt Everglades), USA Cruise line: Princess Cruises Cruise Ship: Crown Princess.

BONUS CREDIT^ Cruise 16 nights with Crown Princess ex Ft Lauderdale to Barcelona

From
AU$1,949

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Transatlantic - Norwegian Epic

Departure: 18 Apr 2020 From: Miami Cruise line: Norwegian Cruise Line Cruise Ship: Norwegian Epic.

15 Night Transatlantic Cruise onboard Norwegian Epic from Miami to Barcelona!

From
AU$2,525

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