With its transatlantic cruises, Cunard continues the grand tradition of ocean crossings that began in 1840 with the first ship of the shipping company's founder, Samuel Cunard. To this day, the traditional ambiance combined with modern luxury and comfort ensures an unforgettable travel experience between the Old and New Worlds.

Immerse yourself in the 19th-century travel feeling with Cunard and enjoy relaxed hours on board, where you can leave behind the stresses of everyday life and finally have time for yourself and your hobbies.

Expand your horizons, for example, with the events of the "Cunard Insights" program. Informative lectures by recognized experts keep you up to date with science, while workshops turn you into a wine connoisseur, teach you new dance steps, or help you enhance your computer skills. Expert guidance for stargazing is also a special highlight, allowing you to put your knowledge into practice on clear nights.

Or take advantage of your time on board to get active with the numerous sports offerings in the fitness center and on the sports deck. For peace and relaxation, the spa area with its soothing wellness programs and retreats like your private balcony or a comfortable deck chair promises tranquility. Just lean back and enjoy the view of the sea with an exciting read from the well-equipped library.

With dance evenings in the grand ballroom, spectacular shows in the Royal Court Theater, and live concerts in the bars and lounges, you can stylishly conclude your day and reflect on your experiences with a cocktail or a glass of wine.

An unforgettable experience awaits you at the beginning or end of your journey in the port of New York when your ship passes the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and travels under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. If you wish to combine your cruise with a city tour, various hotel packages are available, allowing you to extend your stay in the Big Apple by one or more days.

The Queen Mary 2 offers regular transatlantic passages between Southampton or Hamburg and New York, lasting seven or nine nights. Additionally, the Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Victoria also feature some transatlantic routes. Special event cruises, such as Transatlantic Fashion Week during the famous fashion week in New York, complement the program.

Transatlantic cruises are offered in both westward direction from Hamburg/Southampton to New York and eastward direction from New York to Southampton/Hamburg. The following advantages await you on the respective routes:

Westbound - Your advantages:

  • Sailing out of the Hamburg port and entering New York under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and in view of the Statue of Liberty is a unique experience.

  • The journey to the embarkation ports of Hamburg or Southampton is not far.

  • Almost every day on board has 25 hours – crossing time zones makes it possible.

  • Arriving in America is not marred by jet lag.

Eastbound - Your advantages:

  • During the transatlantic passage from New York to Southampton or Hamburg, you can shop to your heart's content in the USA, as there are no luggage weight limits on the return journey.

  • You can tailor your time in the USA according to your wishes – and after exciting hours or days, enjoy your peace and time on board.

  • When leaving New York, the late afternoon sun reflects on the facades of Manhattan.

  • Upon arrival in Southampton or Hamburg, your jet lag has long disappeared.

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