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Transatlantic cruises also call a repositioning cruise. (Repo Cruise) is a cruise in which the embarkation port and the disembarkation port are different. This is a less common type of cruise, in the majority of cruises the ship's final destination is the same as the starting point.

For the cruiser who treasures sailing in style, enjoys soothing days at sea, and has a romantic soul with a desire to experience the style and grace of days long past, nothing can come close to a transatlantic cruise. With sailings as short as six days or as long as two weeks or more, these journeys between America and Europe feature endless pleasures and leisurely days at sea. A journey for those that truly love life aboard ship and treasure the sea rather than the daily ports of call.

Some cruise ships relocate due to change in season (usually during the spring or fall) or economic conditions (a cruise line may relocate a ship when it forecasts demand to be greater in another region). Instead of repositioning an empty ship, cruise lines operate re-positioning cruises. 

Experience the romantic allure of an Atlantic crossing. Spring and autumn are the peak seasons, as cruise lines reposition ships between the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Transatlantic cruises are generally cheaper because most passengers will have to combine them with a one-way airline ticket. 

Also, most passengers prefer port-intensive cruises (cruises which visit a lot of ports of call and have few days at sea), while some repositioning cruises are forced to spend many days at sea (when crossing the Atlantic Ocean for instance).This lower cruise price is partially offset by greater revenue on board the ship. Passengers typically spend more on-board (casino, beverages and on-board shopping) during a day at sea than they do when visiting a port of call.
 
It is typical, for instance, for ships to spend the summer in Europe and the winter in the Caribbean, as a cold winter in Europe decreases the demand for seasonal cruising there.

The transatlantic journey has been a popular choice for more than 500 years. Today's transatlantic cruise offers you the opportunity to cruise in the lap of luxury, and experience some of the greatest cities within Europe and North America. The experience of crossing one of the world’s great oceans is something that everyone should experience. Isnt it time to live this experience?

A Guide to choosing the perfect Journey.There are a variety of transatlantic crossings to which you can choose from.

Eastbound crossings will most often depart from New York, Boston, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale along with a few Caribbean ports.
Eastbound transatlantic cruises are offered in the Spring when the ships re-position from the Caribbean & US to Europe.

Westbound crossings will most often sail from Southampton, England; Barcelona, Spain; as well as other major European port cities.
Westbound Transatlantic cruises are offered in the late summer and fall, during the time when ships re position from Europe to the Caribbean & US.

There are always great deals to be found when searching for the perfect transatlantic cruise. It is always best to book early. Planning a stay in Europe even if for only a few days will add to the pleasure of your transatlantic journey.

Longer Trans-Atlantic cruises of 10 to 18 days are offered when ships are repositioned between their European and North American itineraries. These usually include several ports in Europe and sometimes a couple of islands in the Caribbean along their route. One cruise line has used a more northerly route for its repositioning, sailing from London or Copenhagen to New York and including British Isles ports, Iceland and Greenland.

Generally these sailings involve only a one-way air ticket. It can be at times less to buy your air ticket from an air ticket consolidator rather than the cruise line, be sure to ask your cruise professional about these options.

Cruise Lines Offering Transatlantic Cruises:

Azamara Club Cruises
Celebrity Cruises
Clipper Cruise Line
Costa Cruises
Cunard Line
Crystal Cruises
Disney Cruise LIne
Fred Olsen Cruise Line
Holland America Line
Norwegian Cruise Line
Orient Lines
Oceania Cruises
Princess Cruises
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Royal Caribbean International
Seabourn Cruise Line
Silversea Cruises
Swan Hellenic Cruises
Star Clippers
Windstar Cruises

Alternatively, Transatlantic cruises can be used as an alternative to a one-way airline ticket, who does not like to fly for people who have a lot of time relaxing at the Sea days for either Eastbound or Westbound crossings. Transatlantic cruises usually last a week or more ---  Transatlantic sailings attract seniors, experienced cruisers and they are being thrifty

 



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