Old April 14th, 2010, 05:23 PM
Katzenjammer Katzenjammer is offline
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Default Transatlantic - best time of year?

Is there a prefereed time to make the transatlantic cruise? Is the weather worse in the winter?

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Old April 15th, 2010, 05:55 AM
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Any time is a great time for transatlantic crossings, and the weather is always unpredictable. Some say a winter crossing is a bit more fun, i.e., rougher. But having been on QM2 13 crossings, I have yet to experience anything but a too smooth and serene passage. The ship is a true ocean liner, and not a floating cruise hotel, a houseboat, so to speak. One can always hope for a roughly uncharacteristic crossing, however. For the less adventurous, odds favor the serene. The ship itself is a maritime beauty and handles any weather admirably and with great elan.
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Old April 15th, 2010, 01:05 PM
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Anytime I'm on the ship is the right time. Seriously, you can have rough seas anytime of year. But the QM2 is an ocean liner built to handle almost anything and there is little movement. If you are concerned book a cabin midships on the lower decks. You will be so busy having such a great time you will be amazed how quickly the time goes. The ship crossed from NYC to England in early January of this year and it was smooth and apparently a fantastic trip. It could have been the exact opposite. My question would be what are your plans when you arrive? Weather at your destination could be key to what you are planning.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 12:36 AM
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