Imagine standing on deck looking out across the water at the Statue of Liberty, with the well known skyline of Manhattan behind it. You could be setting sail or docking to the sound of the ships band playing on deck while you enjoy these magnificent views. What a fantastic way to start or end a transatlantic crossing. If you wanted to, you could even visit the original Statue of Liberty in Paris at the other end of your cruise – perhaps not as large a statue, but but it's part of a view that's well worth a look.
Transatlantic cruising is not quite the same as the bustle of island hopping you get during a Caribbean or Mediterranean cruise. Instead, you get to spend your days at sea enjoying the magnificent peace of the ocean and becoming fully acquainted with your surroundings on board ship. It is a chance to immerse yourself in the luxury that is the epitome of a traditional transatlantic cruise crossing, and really relax without the stresses and strains of dry land.
Actually, in reality transatlantic cruising offers just a little bit more than that, as many cruise lines also offer you the chance to sail transatlantic between the UK, America and Caribbean taking in a little of Europe or the Caribbean along the way So you don ' t just get the magnificent seascapes of the Atlantic Ocean, but a little of the land at either end as part of your experience as well.
Whilst on board ship, there are many things to enjoy as well as the vast ocean and sunny days. From spa to pool, games area to casino, cinema to ballroom there is something for everyone of every age and many people come away from a cruise saying they did not manage to do everything. On board you will also find shops, bars and of course restaurants of various styles. Most cruise ships will have a program that you can look through to see what the days events will be and easily choose what you want to partake in. Many times there you will have no need to carry money on board ship either as charging to your room key is a common method of paying, although cash and credit cards are normally equally acceptable.
It's all a matter of personal taste, and it's left entirely up to you wherever you choose to lounge all afternoon by the pool and drink tall drinks or take afternoon tea with your fellow passengers, either way the ambiance of the ship is bound to delight you . Cocktails in the evening and fine dining Go to round off what for many people is a very full but relaxing day in a world that is as timeless as it gets these days.