Ever heard of repositioning cruises? Cruise lines like Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises’ Caribbean cruise season usually end before summer begins. That’s when the cruise ships are sent to Europe- in late April or early May. In late autumn when the weather gets a little cooler these ships begin their voyage back to the Caribbean from Europe.
According to Royal Caribbean, repositioning cruise vacations are worthy of exploration. These cruises typically sail from one destination to another, departing from one port and ending in a different one.
If you hate flying or have plenty of time to spend on a vacation to Europe or the Caribbean, maybe it is time to take a look at some of the Transatlantic Repositioning Cruises.
A flight from Miami to Barcelona is about nine hours 54 minutes. At least four non-stops are available on a daily basis between both cities. If you are flying from Miami to Copenhagen it takes about 10 hours 15 minutes.
For an experience of a lifetime, here are 5 cruises that can take you from the United States to Europe or Europe to the United States:
Norwegian Cruise Line – Miami to Copenhagen
Every year at the end of April or early May, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Epic starts her 14 day voyage from Miami to Barcelona. The price per person for this 14 day voyage starts at $500. Imagine with rooms, free entertainment and all meals included on board for 14 days?
It is a steal if you have the time and can deal with seasickness. Norwegian Epic’s ports of call may include the Azores Island and Canary Islands before arriving in Barcelona Spain.
When you are ready to leave Europe for the United States you can take your voyage with another Transatlantic repositioning cruise.
Celebrity Cruises – London to Miami
These repositioning cruises usually start from London and other European ports in late October and early November.
Celebrity Eclipse leaves Southampton England for a 14 day voyage to New York, Kings Wharf in Bermuda, Port Canaveral, Florida and Miami, Florida.
The price starts at $1,049 per person with all meals, entertainment and accommodation on board included.
Norwegian Cruise Line- Copenhagen to Miami
Norwegian Star sets sail for a 14 day cruise from Copenhagen to the Azores Islands, St. Thomas V.I. and Miami. The price usually starts at $799 and sails in late October or early November.
Disney Magic- Port Canaveral, Florida to Europe
Disney Magic’s 12 day voyage takes you from Port Canaveral to Malaga Spain. You will stop at Disney’s private Castaway Cay and Madeira Portugal before arriving in Malaga.
Or take the 15-day voyage from Port Canaveral to Copenhagen, Denmark with stops in New York, St. John’s Newfoundland, Reyjavik, Iceland and Oslo, Norway.
Disney’s transatlantic cruises are more expensive compared to the other cruise lines. For example, Disney Magic’s 15-day voyage from Port Canaveral to Copenhagen on May 15, 2015 starts at $3,000 per person. (at the time of writing).
Royal Caribbean – Tampa to Barcelona
Royal Caribbean offers a whole range of transatlantic cruises and even includes sailing in September from Hamburg Germany to New Jersey. If you are looking to sail next April take the 16 night voyage from Tampa to Barcelona.
The ports of call include Key West, Madeira Island (Portugal), Gibraltar (United Kingdom) and Malaga (Spain). Prices start at $712 including accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board.
Repositioning cruises are not limited to the transatlantic. There are various voyages to choose from with all the major cruise lines. Repositioning cruises are also available in the United States’ Pacific Coast or East Coast, Panama Canal, Asia and South America.
To prepare for your cruise, here are three helpful tips/articles:
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