For the cruise community, autumn and spring offers some great deals for repositioning cruises and here at Virgin Holidays Cruises we have put together some of our favourites. So what is a repositioning cruise? Ships are like migrating birds they go to where the very best weather is so a ship may spend the Winter in the Caribbean and then come back to the Med for the Summer and in order to do this they sail between the two at the beginning or end of the season and its these one way sectors that are called respositioning cruises. Often due to the sailing route these cruises offer unusual ports of call and wonderful relaxing days at sea and offer great value for money.
The Atlantic Ocean remains one of the world's great cruise routes, harking back to the days of the steam liners between Britain and the US.
Harking back to the golden age of travel, transatlantic cruises offer passengers superb accommodation and leisure activities with just a few port calls, as most will agree that the greatest appeal of a transatlantic cruise is the voyage itself.
Sailing out into the bleak vastness of the Atlantic is both an intimidating and an exhilarating experience, perfect for those looking for an escape from their everyday routine.
Westbound ships typically sail from Southampton, Barcelona and several other European destinations, while eastward bound cruise liners usually set sail from New York, Boston, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and some of the Caribbean ports.
The time to cross the Atlantic can vary between six days to more than two weeks, depending on the route.
Some lines stop off at the Canary Islands, allowing passengers to get off and explore one of British tourists' most popular tourist destinations.
Most of the Canary Islands most intriguing attractions centre around Mount Teide and La Palma, the stratovolcano which forms the largest of the western Canary Islands.
Or guests could just enjoy some time sunning themselves on dry land before venturing across the vast emptiness of the Atlantic.
Other routes stop off in Iceland, offering guests the chance to explore the island's moon-like volcanic landscape.
Transatlantic cruise ships offer the same level of service and luxury as many other lines around the world, with a superb selection of international cuisine, leisure activities, evening entertainments and kids clubs, to ensure the entire family has a memorable experience everyone will love.
Brand New Ship - Inaugural Sailing 7 Nights Transatlantic Cruise Onboard Norwegian Breakaway Includes $100 Onboard Spend Per Stateroom!
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Transatlantic Itinerary:Southampton (England), New York (New York)