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Old October 15th, 2003, 12:44 PM
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Default Round Trip?

I have wanted to visit England for many years, but am afraid to fly.
Are there any cruise lines who provide transatlantic passage round
trip (with some time in between for touring)?
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Old October 15th, 2003, 12:57 PM
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Although they are listed as one-way crossings, you might combine two Cunard transatlantic cruises for a round trip. The QM2 sails from New York to Southampton on 5/18/04 and returns on 6/5/04. That would give you twelve days in Great Britain. You might book a combination crossing with the QE2 for a different layover.

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Old October 15th, 2003, 01:02 PM
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Yes, I believe trcruiser is correct in that the Queen Mary 2 is your only option. It does the transatlantic throughout the summer and is a one way cruise with a week and a half between crossings.

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Via cruise ship, about your only choice for anything resembling a round trip is the Rotterdam. Next summer you could be in Europe from July 27th to September 14th.

Lots of ships cross to Europe in April or May, but most don't return until September or later.
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Old October 16th, 2003, 11:47 AM
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I was reading an interesting article a while ago, on freighter cruises. Its not a cruise as you or I know it, as you sail on board a container ship! Of course this would only be of interest if you don't mind the fact that there will only be a handful of other passengers (or even none), there will be no entertainment except a television, and you will eat the same food as the officers (not sure if that's good or not!). I think some companies run back and forth across the Atlantic all year, and I have heard the prices are cheaper. You can find out more on this website: http://members.aol.com/CruiseAZ/freighters.htm. Apart from that, the only way is via Cunard's QE2 or QM2 as the others have said. Some British cruise lines (eg P&O, Fred Olsen) regularly cruise from Southampton to the Caribbean and back but I dont' know how easy it would be for you to get to the Caribbean!

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You could always go there on one cruise ship and return on another. Not really round trip, but you could get there and back that way.
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