Welcome aboard! This month we’re paying homage to our Cunard transatlantic cruises in the Cruise of the Month. In particular, we’d like to draw your attention to our New York–Southampton itinerary, which kicked off last week.
Prices start at £1249 and lucky voyagers will set sail east for Southampton after spending time in the Big Apple. They can journey, relax and review their experiences of New York (and maybe even their purchases!) over a choice of entertainments and return to slick, comfortable cabins either on a balcony or, if they wish from something that touch more exclusive, from a suite. They’ll even find a Bon Voyage bottle of wine in their cabin to ease their way into the journey.
Broadening the Experience
Long gone are the days when the dream would be to sail to America to find your fortune. Now you can sail and simply explore the land of plenty, as Cunard run several transatlantic cruises to bring a taste of the other side of the Atlantic to anyone looking for it.
Cruisers who wish to expand their horizons and spend more time at sea can book this itinerary but with additional stops at Hamburg and Zeebrugge. In June, the ship will set sail to coincide with the North American Independence Day celebrations, with itineraries that include Boston and New York.
The noble ship for all of these cruises will be the largest of Cunard’s ‘Three Queens’, the Queen Mary 2. At 236.2 feet in height and 1,132 feet in length, this handsome vessel is more than equipped to cross the Atlantic in all its oceanic beauty, completing 213 transatlantic crossings and 1.5 million nautical miles since entering service.
Biting into the Big Apple
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so in a stylish city like New York you should also do it with a touch of class. Booking an exclusive Cunard fashion breakfast at Macy’s — that’s the way to do it! Then you can spend the morning browsing the shops, whether you’re draping yourself in diamonds at Tiffany’s, going gooey over technology at Apple or trying out sharp designer gear at the world famous Bloomingdales department store.
In the afternoon you can switch consumerism for culture in Manhattan. Reach the dizzy but mesmerising heights of the Empire State Building and, at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) appreciate works by some of the finest talents ever to have graced the world of art, such as Andy Warhol and Henri Matisse.
As afternoon moves into evening, you can go all Michelin at mealtime and reserve a table at Michael White’s Ai Fiori at the Langham Place Fifth Avenue hotel. Having dined on Italian – and French Riviera-inspired cuisine, you can round off the evening with a Broadway show and a stroll in Times Square.
Are you looking for an alternative way to hit the USA where you can relax on the journey there and retire from other travellers if you need to? A Cunard cruise could be just the ticket. If you’re looking for a mode of travel where you can make friends, again this cruise might be just for you. There’s no better way to experience the Atlantic.
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