I have just booked a 14 day transatlantic cruise for next November on the Splendour of the Seas that sails from Barcelona to Galveston, Tx. There are 9 days at sea. Has anyone done this type of cruise before and is it really enjoyable. I do not care that much about shore excursions; just like the whole cruise experience. Thanks
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We have done two transatlantic crossings. One in 2002, when we ran into the end of hurricane Gustav, the other this past September. Weather in the north Atlantic is "iffy", at best. Never know what you will get in to - but since you are sailing in November, you shouldn't have hurricane problems.
I disagree with Wes & Bet about the balcony. Chilly or not, there's no substitute for a balcony.
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We were on the "Vision" in '98 for the "Route of the Vikings" and LOVED it! I have been trying to fit in another transatlantic ever since. I think you would be a "fit" for this type of cruise because you enjoy the "cruise experience." Things are not as hectic, even though you are ALL still onboard, and the prices are usually reduced considerably.
I also disagree about the balcony because it still opens the room up (curtains opened of course) and if you can score an aft location, the wind factor is reduced.
Just how much more is a balcony cabin on a Trans Atlantic cruise?
Now that I am "Balcony Spoiled" it would be hard not to get one IF the price difference was minimal. BTW, I am now “Aft Balcony Spoiled”.
I can see reasons for both opinions.
We had our own "perfect storm" situation there didn't we? I notice the "route of the Vikings" isn't taken any longer! My wife and I were the crazy couple sitting in the "Viking Crown" rating each wave as it crashed through the anchor holes. Also heard that besides the porthole that broke, there was a hull crease that occurred. Glad to hear form other witnesses about that crossing since it might seem like we embellished BUT not so. It was an "E-ticket" ride!!