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. Welcome to sailing from New York to Southampton on a Transatlantic Crossing.

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Transatlantic Crossings, with Cunard

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

Explore on board

Not only is Cunard a unique experience, Queen Mary 2 is also a unique ship: today's only true ocean liner. Stronger, sleeker, smoother and swifter than a cruise ship. A link to a glorious past only Cunard can provide.

Explore ashore

After disembarking from an eastbound transatlantic cruise in Southampton, you can soak in the city's medieval and maritime history, and make the most of easy access to London. If you're just stopping by, take a day trip to marvel at the ancient monoliths of Stonehenge or the royal grandeur of Windsor Castle on a Cunard Shore Experience*.

You're also at the perfect port from which to escape to sunkissed beaches in the Mediterranean or discover breathtaking natural beauty, iconic cities, and culinary delights in Northern or Western Europe.

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

Why Cunard?

Life on board a Cunard Transatlantic Crossing is what you make of it. Every day presents myriad choices but how much, or little, you do is up to you. Visit the planetarium, join a yoga class, or simply bury yourself in a good book. It’s your vacation, and you should enjoy it however you please.

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Our Transatlantic Crossings

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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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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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. Savor 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 2023

Transatlantic cruises 2024

Transatlantic cruises 2025

Transatlantic Event Voyages

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

Transatlantic Crossings special offers

Enjoy our limited-time offers on our Transatlantic Crossings. As you cross the Atlantic Ocean in the ultimate style, embrace the freedom of the sea where you have time to do as much — or as little — as you please.