Transatlantic cruises

Experience an ocean journey unlike any other. A chance to escape the real world and indulge in life’s greatest pleasures. Where every day is yours alone and the world’s most iconic city awaits you on arrival. Welcome to the Transatlantic Crossing with Cunard.

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Cross the Atlantic with Cunard

Get an inspiring glimpse into the Transatlantic experience from those who have sailed.

The world's only ocean liner

Queen Mary 2 is one of a kind. Engineering marvel, work of art, and luxurious home from home: she's all of these and more. Stronger, smoother and swifter than a cruise ship, she was designed with a single purpose: to cross the Atlantic in unparalleled comfort and style. To step on board is to journey into another world, where everything revolves around you.

Why Cunard?

Life on board a Cunard Transatlantic Crossing is all about freedom. Every day presents myriad choices but how much, or how little, you do is entirely up to you. Visit the planetarium, join a yoga class, dance the night away, or simply bury yourself in a good book. It's your time, and you'll always be free to spend it however you please.

Our guide to a transatlantic crossing

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10 things to know about Queen Mary 2

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Queen Mary 2 accommodation

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Queen Mary 2 dining

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Transatlantic cruise packing guide

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Transatlantic shore experiences

A Transatlantic cruise would be incomplete without an exploration of the Big Apple. Climb the famous Rockefeller building, take a boat trip to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, or tick all the major sites off your bucket list with a complete highlights tour.

Shore experiences are bookable through My Cunard after cruise booking, up to one year in advance of sailing. Please note that these shore experiences will only be available to book for voyages calling at New York, such as a round trip transatlantic, and not voyages ending in New York.

Westbound, eastbound, or both?

Westbound transatlantic cruises from Southampton

Your transatlantic adventure starts the second you set foot inside Queen Mary 2. Enjoy the freedom to explore your on board world, and be carried away in the spirit of celebration, as you toast your departure from Southampton and the beginning of your week-long voyage to New York.

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Eastbound transatlantic cruises from New York

Sailing from New York to Southampton takes you Eastbound across the Atlantic, passing beneath the Verrazano Bridge and alongside the Statue of Liberty. It’s an iconic image to behold, one that will stay with you long after the ocean replaces the view of Manhattan’s skyscrapers on the horizon.

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Transatlantic round trip cruises

Completing both legs of your Transatlantic Crossing by ship means never having to wait at an airport or compromise on the amount of luggage you bring. Savour the unadulterated pleasure of two relaxing weeks at sea, with the freedom to do as you wish and nowhere to be but on board.

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Transatlantic cruises in 2023 and 2024

Transatlantic Event Voyages

Cruising across the Atlantic becomes even more special with a theme. From fashion to dining to theatre to music, satisfy your appetite for passions old and new with a Cunard Event Voyage.