Take a Crossing or a Cruise?
Transatlantic trips come in two forms – cruises and crossings. You will find Transatlantic cruises in the spring and the fall, when cruise ships reposition between the Caribbean and Europe. A Transatlantic crossing is something you can only find on Cunard Line, and the crossing will be on an ocean liner, not a cruise ship. A crossing on the Queen Mary 2 is a very special experience, not to be missed – and you will be surprised how much there is to do onboard!
The weeklong Transatlantic crossings on the Queen Mary 2 depart from April through December every year. The longer Transatlantic cruises on other ships take place in April and May or between September and November, when the cruise ships reposition to or from the summer cruise season in Europe. These longer cruises visit ports in Europe and the Caribbean. A few cruise lines will on some ships take a more northerly route, visiting Iceland and some even call at Greenland.