Transatlantic cruises are the sophisticated way to travel between America and Europe. Experience the romantic allure of an Atlantic crossing. Spring and autumn are the peak season, as cruise lines reposition ships between the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.
Itineraries and durations can vary, some have no stops between Southampton and America (or vice versa) allowing you to experience unforgettable days at sea and perfect for immersing yourself in all the facilities your cruise ship has to offer.
Most popular Transatlantic cruises sail to New York, Miami & the Caribbean, offering the perfect chance to combine lots of days at sea and extra nights on land for a Cruise & Stay holiday.
Travelling across the Atlantic, cruise ships may sail direct to their destination port or cruise the destination region for a few days. These may be repositioning cruises and can offer excellent value for money so you may get a great cruise deal.
Classic UK to New York (or vice versa)
The classic Transatlantic is Southampton to New York or reverse but there are other cruises from Northern Europe to East coast USA or Canada. These may call at ports in Ireland, Iceland and Canada before arriving at their destination and are mostly ships repositioning for the winter or summer seasons.
To/From the Caribbean
Some cruise ships will be repositioned from Europe to the Caribbean for the winter. Departing from the major European ports and calling at the Canaries, Madeira and/or the Azores before arriving in the Caribbean. Once there they will visit some eastern Caribbean islands before arriving at their destination. This type of transatlantic cruise can take 14 nights and involve long periods at sea.
To/From South America
Similar repositioning takes place to South America for the northern winter and the route will take in some Mediterranean ports, then the Canaries before visiting the Brazilian coast.