Crossing the Atlantic Ocean remains one of the world’s greatest cruise routes. During the golden age of travel, transatlantic cruises were the only way to journey between the two great continents of Europe and North America, and it’s this association with the late 19th century and early 20th century that really creates an unrivalled romance – certainly something you wouldn’t find while crossing the Atlantic by aeroplane.
Heading Westbound From Southampton
While the charming streamliners are now a thing of the past, they have been replaced by huge, opulent ocean liners offering superb accommodation, fine dining restaurants, and unlimited leisure activities.
Many transatlantic cruises still sail from Southampton, as they did in the past, heading westbound towards the bright lights and world famous sights of New York and Boston, the sublime coastlines of Miami and Fort Lauderdale, or the glorious sandy shores of the Caribbean.
There are various different itineraries to choose from, ranging from direct crossings which take as little as 7 nights, to crossings that includes stops in fascinating ports such as Ponta Delgada in the Azores to Halifax, Nova Scotia, with round trip sailings to fly cruises which are ideal for those with more limited time.