The Queen Mary 2, flagship of the Cunard line, makes the crossing from Southampton to New York in seven days. Folks at Cunard will be quick to tell you that the Queen Mary is an ocean liner, not a cruise ship: It was designed to glide effortlessly through the rough seas of the Atlantic. If you’re a traveler who loves spending days at sea, you can combine an ocean crossing with the opportunity to visit ports along the way. In the fall, many cruise ships are repositioned to either Asia or the Caribbean, where they spend the winter season.
- With most forms of travel, the important consideration is getting from one place to another as quickly as possible.
- On a transatlantic cruise, priorities are reversed. The destination is the journey itself, and many travelers are attracted to an ocean crossing by the romance of the trip
- Huge savings up to 75% on cruises departing in the next 90 days.
“Peak season is June through August, when most tourists are on vacation.”