Transatlantic cruises 2018 & 2019

  • Transatlantic Crossings. Between New York and Southampton, whichever way you travel, you have six or seven whole days in which to lose yourself to the countless charms of our flagship. Queen Mary 2 in New York

Cunard has been sailing from Southampton to New York and back since 1847, when we established the first regular service. Today only Queen Mary 2 regularly makes this journey and not only does she remain as glamorous and exciting as ever but an Atlantic Crossing also remains one of travel’s most iconic experiences. As the boundless ocean surrounds you, surrender to the rhythms of dining, discovery, mingling and relaxing.

Leave the everyday world behind.

  • Seven nights on Queen Mary 2.

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    HELLO! journalist Sharnaz Shahid documents her Transatlantic Crossing to New York Fashion Week on board Cunard flagship Queen Mary 2.

  • Space to think.

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    Famous stars such as Sting and David Bowie have used Cunard's Transatlantic Crossing to take time to step back and dream, writes Tim Cumming.

  • A cocktail of different colours.

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    Telegraph deputy news editor Bill Gardner discovers the space to learn a host of new skills, from mixing drinks to painting.

When crossing the Atlantic by ship, days at sea are all about you.

The beauty of it all is that every moment is yours to do exactly what you want. Ahead lies uninterrupted ocean and days that will be filled with music, dancing, laughter and priceless moments that will stay with you for years to come.

    • Exceptional dining.

      What’s on the menu today? Chateaubriand or sea bass at your reserved restaurant table, reservation at the Verandah restaurant to sample the fine dining with a French flavour, or relishing every mouthful of the testing menu at Lotus, whose delicacies include snow crab soup and duck spring rolls. Find and book a New York Cruise Queens Grill restaurant sample menu
    • Holiday reading.

      With 8,000 books, plus magazines and periodicals, guests will find a book to cover every and any interest. Plus you can pick up a daily crossword to tax your brain. Just head to deck 8 and you will definitely find a page turner in the largest library at sea. Find and book a New York Cruise
    • Champagne Afternoon Tea.

      Soon enough it will be time for our famous Afternoon Tea, served with freshly baked scones and mouth-watering sandwiches. You can set your watch by it, and it’s beautifully presented as always by white gloved waiters - for an extra special treat add a glass of refreshing bubbly. Find and book a New York Cruise
    • Live Planetarium show.

      If you have never been on Queen Mary 2 before, there is the opportunity to experience a virtual adventure to distant galaxies in the only planetarium at sea. Explore the night sky live with Royal Astronomical Society experts and find out what you will be able to see from the decks of the ship. Find and book a New York Cruise
    • Music and dancing.

      Live music will be the backdrop to your Transatlantic Crossing. A jazz trio ups the tempo in the Chart Room this evening, or you can take your seat for a classical recital in Illuminations. Occasionally we host our very own Last Night of The Proms with the National Symphony Orchestra. In the Queens Room, the full orchestra fills the floor, whether on Big Band nights or at the dazzling Ascot ball. National Symphony Orchestra Crossing Big Band Ball Crossing Find and book a New York Cruise
    • Canyon Ranch SpaClub.

      Take a deep breath and be revived by the scent of eucalyptus and the sound of the bubbling hydrotherapy bath. Enjoy the glorious leisure of a quiet retreat offering a tempting range of indulgent treatments. From exotic Ayurveda and Thai treatments to the ultimate indulgence – a cleansing Rasul Ceremony for couples. Find and book a New York Cruise
    • Showtime.

      One night you may decide to join Cunard’s singers and dancers for another glittering performance in the Royal Court Theatre. Equally, stand-up comedy, a magician or a late night film might be your ideal evening viewing. The Golden Lion Pub is where you can enjoy an evening of live piano and singing or where you can try some karaoke. Find and book a New York Cruise
    • Cunard Insights presents.

      Rubbing shoulders with leading lights reaches new heights on a Transatlantic Crossing. You can hear history brought to life, meet a musical idol or hear the secrets of entrepreneurs. That author you admire is hosting a question and answer session, your chance to find out what was their inspiration for a certain character. You can also improve your stage presence during the popular acting workshop led by RADA graduates. Find and book a New York Cruise
    • Sports and fitness.

      You will soon work up an appetite at a Yoga, Tai Chi or Pilates classes, with a brisk walk or jog around the Promenade Deck or in the fully equipped Fitness Centre. If you are in the mood for a little friendly competition there are tournaments throughout the day, from quoits to table tennis, and from darts to our own decathlon. Find and book a New York Cruise
So much to do, so much time.
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    The ultimate Transatlantic Crossing experience.

    As a Grill guest, you experience the very pinnacle of luxury in ocean-going travel. Combine spacious suites, attentive butler service, access to the exclusive Grills Lounge and fine dining from the Grill restaurant with the iconic Transatlantic Crossing and create a holiday without compare.

  • Choose your Crossing.
  • Classic Crossing. For a classic seven or eight-night Transatlantic Crossing, you’ll either fly out to New York to join Queen Mary 2 for an eastbound crossing, or travel westbound from Southampton to New York before flying home. Statue of liberty in New York Find and Book a Cruise
  • Roundtrip Crossings. For the ultimate experience, why not cross the Atlantic in both directions? Sailing there and back gives you 14-18 unforgettable nights on board, with a day in the middle to discover New York. Find and Book a Cruise
  • Calls to Hamburg. Enjoy these longer itineraries across the Atlantic Ocean that begin or end in beautiful Hamburg. Find and Book a Cruise
  • Grand Voyages. The ultimate voyage awaits you on a grand voyage. Enjoy the splendour of Europe on a sailing between two Transatlantic Crossings — one before and one after. Olden fjord Find and Book a Cruise
The only kennels at sea.
  • Cunard's Kennel Master Denis Lorca with canine guest Request a call back

    Queen Mary 2 is the only ocean liner to regularly carry pets. The kennels, which are staffed by a dedicated Kennel Master, can be accessed by owners and take our four-legged guests in pampered comfort to and from New York.

Extend your stay.
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    Extend your cruise holiday for as many nights as you like with a stay in one of our carefully selected hotels and explore the local sights at your own leisure. All hotel packages include transfers between airport, ship and hotel, luggage porterage and services of our local agent.

A selection of Southampton to New York cruises.

Westbound Transatlantic Crossing

Queen Mary 2

Westbound Transatlantic Crossing

Sun 24 Jun to 01 Jul 2018

7 nights from $1,149 per person

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Roundtrip Transatlantic Crossing

Queen Mary 2

Roundtrip Transatlantic Crossing

Sun 18 Aug to 01 Sep 2019

14 nights from $2,599 per person

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The Caribbean

Queen Mary 2

The Caribbean

Tue 19 Nov to 08 Dec 2019

19 nights from $3,249 per person

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