When choosing a cruise, transatlantic sailings might not be the first choice for everybody, due to the lack of ports on the itinerary. However, what many cruisers seem to forget about is the tranquillity of being out in the open ocean and the opportunity to recharge your batteries.
After all, you are still sailing on 5-star floating hotel which is sure to have more than enough to keep you entertained during your stay. So, whether you are looking for a different way to reach the 'Big Apple' or want to try out a new cruise vessel, transatlantic sailings could be right for you.
Hunting a bargain is always good, especially if you find your dream cruise at a reduced fare. Due to the nature of a transatlantic cruise containing fewer ports and the option to reposition the vessel in a new continent, many cruise lines purposely reduce the fare to entice cruisers. This makes a transatlantic crossing the perfect choice for first-time cruisers looking to get a feel for how cruising works before they adventure on another itinerary. Plus, if you are not planning to fly at all, booking back-to-back transatlantic cruises can often land you a great deal.
Whether you have a fear of flying or prefer not to experience the stresses of heading through a packed airport, nobody enjoys the process of air travel. Plus, starting or ending your cruise with a serious case of jet-lag is something that we could all do without. Sailing from the UK is a lot easier, allowing you to board straight away and start your holiday as soon as possible.
Explore the ship
Cruise ships aren't getting any smaller. With the increased demand for bigger and larger ships, there have been many first-at-sea experiences created that you might not have expected. Every ship is catered towards a certain type of cruiser, so picking the correct vessel before your sailing is crucial. If you are looking for an authentic cruise holiday, Cunard's Queen Mary 2 offers formal nights and intimate moments on board, while larger vessels like Anthem of the Seas have amazing facilities such as Flowriders (surf simulators), plenty of dining venues and multiple entertainment options.
Relax and Unwind
This last point might seem a bit obvious, but with every cruise you will have endless time to relax and unwind. With little to no port days, all the attention of the crew will be centred on having the best time on board and you won't have the added stress of booking your next shore excursion. This opens up an array of opportunities, whether you want to learn a new skill or relax in the spa and fitness centres. The freedom of choice will always be there, from early riser events to late night parties, something is sure to pique your interest.
If you are planning to book a transatlantic cruise or any of our other spectacular sailings, contact our friendly sales team via the freephone number above or complete the online enquiry form.