The journey is all part of the fun on a transatlantic cruise. Whether it’s a repositional cruise with Royal Caribbean on one of their action-packed ships or it’s an iconic transatlantic journey with Cunard who have been making the crossing between the UK and USA for almost 180 years with a string of Hollywood’s golden era like Frank Sinatra and Audrey Hepburn noted as some of their famed passengers.

 

The beauty of a transatlantic cruise is that you can experience some incredibly diverse itineraries such as Barcelona to Florida or Rome to San Juan, and it’s quite something to start your holiday in one part of the world and end it in another.

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Boston


The capital of Massachusetts’, Boston was founded in 1630 making it one of America’s oldest cities. Boston played a key role in the American Revolution and this can be discovered by walking the Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile tour of important historic sites throughout the city. These days, when you think of Boston, you can’t help but think about sport and the fans of Boston’s resident teams have a lot to be proud of as this city is home to the world-series winning Boston Red Sox, four-time world champion Patriots and the most successful basketball team in history - the Celtics. Whilst in Boston be sure to sample the excellent seafood which features creamy clam chowders, fresh steamed lobster and delicious oysters.

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New York


This iconic city feature on many travel wishlists and it’s no surprise why. It’s a sprawling metropolis made of unique neighbourhoods each with their own culture and personality. There’s so much to see in New York it’s hard to know where to begin, it could be you’ve always wanted to see the Statue of Liberty up close or perhaps have a picnic in Central Park? Maybe you’d like to explore the incredible shopping scene or explore some of the world’s most talked about art at the Met? Luckily this city is filled with excellent street food vendors so you can grab yourself a pretzel or hot dog to sate your appetite whilst you continue discovering this awe-inspiring city.

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Quebec City


Quebec City is a port of call which often appears on transatlantic itineraries. It’s located on the Saint Lawrence river and dates back to 1608 which means it has a strong colonial core reflected in the old town of Vieux-Québec and Place Royale. As Lonely Planet describe it, ‘visiting Quebec is like visiting a country within a country’ and it encompasses identities which are both distinctly North American and European. Those with an interest in architecture should pay a visit to the impressive Fairmont Le Château Frontenac hotel which manages to be equally elegant and dramatic. Just 30 minutes outside of the city is the stunning Jacques-Cartier National Park where the landscape encompasses deep glacial valleys and mountain plateaus shrouded by coniferous forest.


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Natalia says "An Evening at Le Cirque in the Pinnacle Grill. At least one night during a cruise, the speciality restaurant Pinnacle Grill is transformed into an at-sea version of New York’s legendary Le Cirque restaurant. Every facet of the dining experience, from menu creations, wine selections, place settings and the restaurant ambience all work in together to recreate a true Le Cirque dining experience. Not to be missed!"


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