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Old February 12th, 2009, 07:46 PM
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I am considering two transatlantic cruises(one eastbound and one westbound), and was wanting to get a recommendation on cruiselines to look at from someone who has been on them before. I need a recommendation for two different lines, as it is important for my purposes they be on different lines.
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It wasn't exactly Transatlantic but Royal does a fabulous Mediterranean itinerary. Carnival couldn't even compare to the ports offered by Royal, although Carnival is cheaper. Good luck in deciding
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Carnival was already out because i am using that for one of my other required cruises(CLIA certification as a travel agent requires 2 cruises for the first 2 levels of certification, and another one for the 3rd level.)
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We have done four trans-atlantics.. one from Harwich and three from Barcelona to the US. Going west... the advantage is that y ou do your ports and sightseeing and then have three or four days at sea to rest up.. The Fall is a great time (mid-September) to cruise back.. we have cruised back in September, October and December with calm and warm seas. Celebrity has great itineraries..
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Brad, most trans-Atlantics are repositioning cruises. I hope you weren't planning on one to Europe and one back to the states without a long stay (all summer) in between
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Well, I am going to be using two different lines so I can work out a schedule. I had planned to spend some time in Europe regardles, see the sites, visit friends(a friend of mine has a home in Italy). I am pretty sure Cunard will be one of the lines I use.
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I loved my Celebrity Constellation cruise in Sept. 2007 for 2 reasons-we only had 3 sea days between Ireland and Canada-so not too many sea days in a roll, and we had lecturers on board those days-to keep us busy and not bored. I understand not all lines have the lecturers.
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Oh oh I got an idea.

7 Night Transatlantic Eastbound on Cunard Queen Mary 2 October 12 to the 19. Starts in New York and ends in Southampton England. Then take an intercontienal train from England to Venice Italy and hope on Norwegian Gem on October 23 for a 21 day cruise back to New York. Here are the ports of call on the 21 day. You will have 4 days between cruises. I have not cruise either of these lines I just like the way the cruise fit together. I wish I could afford to do this kind of back to back cruise. Here is a link to the orient express train from London to Venice on October 21 to the 22. Venice Simplon-Orient-Express - Luxury Train Journeys & Holidays through Europe - Paris-Venice - Paris-Venice

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Well, I am going to be using two different lines so I can work out a schedule. I had planned to spend some time in Europe regardles, see the sites, visit friends(a friend of mine has a home in Italy). I am pretty sure Cunard will be one of the lines I use.

I know Cunard does one round trip New York 25 days next September. It goes all the way to Italy. it starts at $4,500 a person for the inside staterooms.

I did not find that price bad, as we did a tour to France last summer- 9 days there, which included our flight from New York. We paid $4000 a person for that, and not all of our meals were included, although about 75% were. I think that cruise is a steal for that price. Everything in Europe is sky high to us.(our weak dollar) A midpriced hotel will run you $300 a night. Trains are not cheap either, and meals-think of a meal that is the quailty of Applebees/TGI Fridays-that is about $40 a person.
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i have always been interested in a trans cruise. How long both way is your cruise?
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Cunard is the only line that does regularly scheduled transatlantic crossings. Other lines do them to reposition their ships between Europe and the Americas. Cunard's QM2 is designed as an ocean liner rather than a cruise ship, so she will cross more quickly and with much less motion than other ships. Current crossings are 7 nights NY-Southampton UK (we did it in 5 nights the first time I went across on QE2).

Westbound is preferable to Eastbound due to the time change. You gain one hour each day WB, lose one hour each day EB.

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