About Transatlantic Cruises

About Transatlantic Cruises
Taking a transatlantic cruise gives nature lovers an opportunity to enjoy panoramic views of the expansive Atlantic ocean while traveling to their favorite European destination. Transatlantic cruises can be booked online, directly with the cruise line or with your local travel agent or cruise specialist.

Cruise Lines

Most multiple major cruise lines, such as Princess, Royal Caribbean and Carnival, offer transatlantic itineraries for their guests.


The major cruise lines reposition their cruise ships between the Caribbean and the Mediterranean during the spring and fall, so these will be the best times of the year for taking a transatlantic cruise.


Large luxury cruise liners and smaller, intimate ships make the trek across the Atlantic Ocean. The smaller ships have less amenities but many of them have sails, such as Star Clippers, which give adventure travelers the opportunity to help hoist the sails.

Ports of Call

Transatlantic cruises leave and depart from many ports on both sides of the Atlantic. Some of the more popular destinations include New York, England, Fort Lauderdale, Rome, Barcelona and Lisbon.


The length of your cruise depends on the size of ship and the cruise line with which you choose to sail. You can plan a transatlantic voyage that lasts anywhere from six to 28 days.


As of October 2009, a transatlantic cruise can cost as little as $399 per person, double occupancy. Prices can exceed $12,000 per person on high-end luxury cruise lines.

Article Written By Jessica Morelock

Jessica Morelock began her professional writing career in 2007, after a three-year stint as a producer and co-host on Sirius Satellite Radio. She has also worked for the airline industry and as a travel agent. She completed a bachelor's degree in political science at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

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