American Cemetery in Normandy

Next week, I’m knocking off something from my bucket list – a transatlantic cruise. This is something we’ve wanted to do for a while and planned to do in 2020, but we all know how that ended up. Our cruise will take us from Cape Liberty in NJ – an easy drive to the port from Maryland – to the Azores, Portugal; Normandy, France; and Southampton, England where we will end the trip in London for a few nights. I’ll highlight my journey as it happens, including our excursion to the WWII beaches of Normandy and the volcanic island of San Miguel, but many of you may be asking – why a transatlantic cruise where will we spend at least 7 days at sea? Why not just fly to Europe?

The days at sea are a big attraction for me – 7 days to unwind and relax with few distractions. And others feel the same way. Transatlantic cruising is gaining popularity among travelers who seek a unique way to travel overseas. This mode of transportation presents a load of benefits that are worth noting. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider taking a transatlantic cruise.

Firstly, transatlantic cruises offer a unique and exciting way to explore different destinations while traveling to Europe. Whether you are traveling solo or in a group, you will have ample time to relax and enjoy onboard activities while cruising across the Atlantic Ocean. Transatlantic cruises offer a wide range of activities to keep everyone entertained, such as golf simulators, rock-climbing walls, and water parks.

Our home for 11 nights – Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas

Furthermore, transatlantic cruises offer an opportunity to experience a luxurious way of traveling. Compared to flying, traveling aboard a cruise ship provides you with endless entertainment options, great dining experiences, and a bigger “travel space” that is more comfortable and relaxing. Some top-rated cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean and Celebrity offer world-class amenities, including fine dining, live entertainment, and state-of-the-art spas, to make your travel experience as comfortable and stylish as possible. Larger ships such as the one I am going on, Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, offer activities such as golf simulators, rock climbing walls, indoor skydiving, and water parks. Furthermore, the size and scale of the ships themselves provide a sense of adventure and wonder that you simply cannot get from flying.

Another great perk of transatlantic cruises is that they can be more affordable than traditional air travel. When traveling by plane, the prices of airfare, accommodations, and meals quickly add up, but a transatlantic cruise package generally includes entertainment, food, and accommodation for a fixed price. Besides, comparing the prices of both travel modes, cruises tend to be more affordable, especially considering all of the amenities that are included, thus making it an even more cost-effective alternative for travelers.

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2

Notably, cruising offers an opportunity to witness breathtaking views of the ocean and the beautiful landscapes along the way. A transatlantic cruise offers the opportunity to just experience the journey itself. The sheer immensity of the Atlantic Ocean is outstanding, and the beautiful sunsets and sunrises, and starry night skies will be right there for you to enjoy. Some cruise lines like Cunard Line specifically offer unique transatlantic cruises that are a dream for any seafarer, traveling to discover new experiences, landscapes, and, of course, “crossing the pond.”

Finally, transatlantic cruises present unbeatable opportunities to socialize and meet new people. On board the ship, you will have the chance to mingle and meet with people from different parts of the world. This offers a unique opportunity to make new friends, learn about different cultures, and gain a new perspective on your travels. After joining our cruise’s Facebook group, we’ve already teamed up with couples from Australia and England for progressive trivia each day!

In conclusion, transatlantic cruises offer an unforgettable way to sample Europe while enjoying a luxurious vacation at an affordable price. From enjoying world-class entertainment to experiencing breathtaking views of the ocean, a transatlantic cruise is unlike any other vacation. So, if you are looking for an unforgettable travel experience, consider embracing the breathtaking journey onboard a transatlantic cruise ship. 

Are you ready for a transatlantic cruise (or any cruise for that matter)? Then give me a call so I can get started on your memory-making trip!

Happy Travels!



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