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Old February 10th, 2010, 08:42 PM
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I'm now going to ask a very "uneducated" (okay, a stupid) question ! Is it possible to take a cruise from the US to Europe, and then to take a cruise back to the US within 3 weeks or a month??

Thanks for any suggestions ,
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Fern.. yes. U could take a repositioning cruise, and then Cunard back.. or Cunard both ways.

Had a friend do that on our CM group cruise in 08. Carnival over, Cunard back a month later.
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One of the nicest ways to do this depending on the time of year you are thinging of is to find a cruise ship or liner that comes over to Europe, then take one of the American ships repositioning back to the US which is making the trip to the North of the Atlantic. These will call into, for example, Norway, The Shetlands, Iceland, Greenland, Canada & finally New York.

We sailed that route with Sea Princess for our 20th anniversary & loved the fact we were in port every other day.

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One of the nicest ways to do this depending on the time of year you are thinging of is to find a cruise ship or liner that comes over to Europe, then take one of the American ships repositioning back to the US which is making the trip to the North of the Atlantic. These will call into, for example, Norway, The Shetlands, Iceland, Greenland, Canada & finally New York.

We sailed that route with Sea Princess for our 20th anniversary & loved the fact we were in port every other day.

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How did y'all find this cruise? Did you use a TA or book on your own?

Thanks so much,
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Hi Fern, being in the UK things may be different, but we just keep an eye on half a dozen reputable TAs, then when we see somethign we like (or they send a great offer) we just check around them to see what the options are.

We managed to get a couple of post cruise nights in NYC thrown in for the price, and were very happy, even if very tired by the end of the walking ;o)

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Thanks, Alan. It seems that many Brits are now getting better deals than we are in the US. Not too long ago it was the opposite .

Our last cruise was to Hawaii and I'd say that 75% of the passengers were from the UK and took a Las Vegas/Hawaii cruise 3 week vacation :-).

We all had a wonderful time! I'd also like to port every other day as you mentioned about your 20th anniversary cruise.

I think my problem is that I'm really not "into" cruising Cunard , which pretty much limits everything!

I'll keep looking!

(I can appreciate the "walking" thing. I'm always exhausted at the end of a port day! Not as young as I used to be...)

Thanks for the info,
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