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Nothing evokes the image of a bygone age more than a cruise across the Atlantic Ocean.As the most refined, civilised way to cross the Atlantic, a transatlantic cruise can be as short as six days or as long as two weeks. It can be a one-way cruise with a flight at either end, or a return trip where you can enjoy the journey there and back. For a jet-lag free option, choose the return journey by ship.Transatlantic cruises were once at the heart of daily commerce across the Atlantic, but today they are seasonal treats, with the migrations of cruise fleets from the Caribbean to Europe and the Medi...
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Transatlantic
Overview
Nothing evokes the image of a bygone age more than a cruise across the Atlantic Ocean.

As the most refined, civilised way to cross the Atlantic, a transatlantic cruise can be as short as six days or as long as two weeks. It can be a one-way cruise with a flight at either end, or a return trip where you can enjoy the journey there and back. For a jet-lag free option, choose the return journey by ship.

Transatlantic cruises were once at the heart of daily commerce across the Atlantic, but today they are seasonal treats, with the migrations of cruise fleets from the Caribbean to Europe and the Mediterranean in the spring and the return voyages in the fall.

Eastbound crossings frequently depart from New York, Boston, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and a few Caribbean ports. Westbound ships sail from Southampton, Barcelona and other major European port cities.

While a few of these voyages include visits to ports along the way - such as the Canary Islands on the southern crossings or Iceland on the northern path - the unique character of the transatlantic cruise makes these simply short diversions from the main event - the transit across the vast expanse of the Atlantic in sociable and relaxed style.

Transatlantic repositioning cruises take place during the spring and autumn, as ships prepare for a new area to sail in. In autumn, ships leave Europe bound for sunnier climates in the Americas and Caribbean. This process is reversed during the spring as ships head back to the Mediterranean and UK.
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Ports

New York City, New York, USA
New York, New York... so good they named it twice! New York isn't called 'the city that never sleeps' for nothing - day or night this place is alive with amazing things to see and do. First up there’s the iconic skyline, with its skyscrapers and buildings you’ll recognise from television. Ascend the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, or the One World Observatory for a bird's eye view of the city's five boroughs. Pay your respects at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, follow in the footsteps of immigrants at Ellis Island, board the Staten Island ferry to see the Statue of Liberty up-close, or stroll the High Line urban walking trail above the city streets. The Big Apple has got retail therapy well and truly covered, with everything from huge department stores and designer names to niche boutiques, bustling markets, and thrift store chic. Mouth-watering international culinary experiences, open green spaces, and a plethora of galleries and museums; add those to your must-do list too. Then there’s the non-stop nightlife: from Times Square's bright lights to Broadway musicals, world class clubs, to hip little hangouts.
New York City, New York, USA
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Step ashore in the vibrant and exciting seaside city of Rio de Janeiro. Mention Rio and the first things that come to mind are the 38-metre high Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado, Sugar Loaf Mountain, and the famous carnival. Spend time on the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches or visit Chilean-born artist Jorge Selaron's fascinating Escadaria Selaron stairway. Pay a call to the sculptures and art-adorned pavilions at Passeio Publico then continue on to Parque do Flamengo and the nearby Museum of Modern Art. The ancient Nossa Senhora de Campo church and Sao Bento church and monastery contrast with the modern-day Catedral de Sao Sebastiao. Explore the atmospheric Santa Teresa district or discover the exhibits at the National Museum at Quinta da Boa Vista. Take a boat trip over to Ilha de Paqueta to view the sights from the comfort of a horse-drawn carriage.
Miami, Florida, USA
Be spoilt for choice on how to spend your time here. This vibrant city stretches from the serene Everglades to the stylish haunts of the rich and famous on Miami Beach. Indulge in retail therapy at Lincoln Road Mall or enjoy a touch of culture at Wolfsonian-FIU museum. Escape to the idyllic Miami Beach Botanical Garden or chill out on the white sand of South Beach. Explore the art galleries and elegant eateries at Miami's Design District or visit the historic and bohemian Espanola Way. If you're travelling with children, spend time at Jungle Island zoo and Miami Children's Museum. 
Miami, Florida, USA
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