By embarking on an extended cruise across oceans, you’ll be taking full advantage of all that cruising encapsulates.
The transatlantic crossing between North America and Europe is one of the classic cruise routes. Generally cruise lines travel between New York and Southampton, Barcelona and Fort Lauderdale, and Miami and Lisbon, Portugal. Some cruise lines also drop anchor at various ports along the way, including the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.
On the other hand, explore the iconic Pacific Ocean on a transpacific cruise. There are many configurations of a transpacific cruise – itineraries can include Hawaii, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Tahiti and the Samoan Islands. When docked, make sure you admire the mesmerising marine wonderland – the coral reefs of the Pacific islands boast an incredible array of creatures.
When To Go
Most transatlantic cruises are scheduled between the northern hemisphere spring and autumn. However a transpacific cruise can be enjoyed at all times of the year.
Who Goes There?
Carnival, P&O, Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises organise cruises through the Pacific Ocean. For transatlantic journeys, there are several cruise operators including MSC Cruise, Royal Caribbean, Costa, Seabourn and Holland America Line.