The Best Agency For a Transatlantic Cruise
We know all of the ins and outs of Transatlantic Crossings — So much that we take multiple crossings each year and organize groups with land Tours on the Europe side of the cruise.
Contact Us For Your Transatlantic Needs!
Everything You Need For a Transatlantic Cruise at No Extra Cost
The entire team at Culture Discovery Cruises travel and work for extended periods. Some of us travel year-round, and have developed mobile offices for our work, and some of us travel for extended three to six month trips at a time, so transatlantic crossings are a regular part of our lives.
This puts us in a truly unique position to be able to help you prepare for a transatlantic cruise in ways that very few people in the travel business can. As you read this page, you will find some things that any professional worth their salt will offer, but you will also see some major added details that you simply will not find with anyone else.
The Best Prices
The Best Service
No Added Fees
Here is just some of what we will do for you when you book with us:
Before You Book
As Soon as You Book:
|Typical Travel Agent||Direct/Online||Culture Discovery|
|Dedicated Service||Long Waits on Hold||Dedicated Service|
|No Online Booking||Can Book/Manage Online||Can Book/Manage Online|
|Some Cruise Experience||Limited to Specialty||Vast Cruise Experience|
|Knows Your Wants/Needs||You Are Just a Number||Knows Your Wants/Needs|
|Limited Access to Special Rates||Thousands of Special Rates||Thousands of Special Rates|
|Responds within a day||Takes days to respond||Responds in minutes or hours|
|Often Add Service Fees||Sometimes Add Hidden Fees||NEVER Adds Fees|
180 Days+ Before Your Cruise
Within 180 Days of Your Cruise
The Days Leading up to Departure:
During Your World Cruise
Before, During, and After...
This is who we are. If we have not thought of something we can add to make your world cruise, better, you may want to check back, because as we come up with things we can do, we add them!
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Transatlantic Cruise Offerings
A transatlantic cruise is a voyage primarily across the Atlantic Ocean, often between ports in North America and Europe.
The duration of a transatlantic cruise typically varies from 7 to 16 days, depending on the itinerary and the cruise line. Some cruises may last longer if they include additional stops.
The best time to embark on a transatlantic cruise is often in the spring (April and May) or fall (October and November), also known as “repositioning seasons”. During these periods, cruise ships reposition between Europe and the Americas, leading to more available voyages.
A repositioning cruise is a one-way itinerary that moves a ship from one region to another, often between seasons. These cruises often include more days at sea and can offer a significant value for passengers.
Onboard activities vary by cruise line but may include entertainment shows, fitness classes, spa services, educational lectures, games, swimming, fine dining, and other leisure activities. Some cruises also include stops at ports of call, where additional excursions and sightseeing opportunities may be available.
Amenities vary based on the type of cabin you select and the specific cruise line, but typically include a private bathroom, a television, a desk/vanity area, a closet, a safe, and a bed that can often be separated into two singles. Higher-end cabins may also include additional living space, a private balcony, a mini-fridge, and other amenities.
Most transatlantic cruises include the cost of meals in the main dining room and buffet, as well as some snacks and room service items, in the fare. However, specialty restaurants often require an additional fee. Beverages outside of water, coffee, tea, and sometimes juices may also come at an additional cost.
It’s always a good idea to check with your doctor before any trip. They can advise if you need any specific vaccinations for the countries you’ll be visiting or if there are any concerns given your personal health history. Remember to bring any necessary prescription medications and consider options for seasickness if you are prone. You way also wish to check the CDC for travel advisories.
While not mandatory, travel insurance is highly recommended for all cruises, especially longer voyages like transatlantic cruises. Insurance can protect you against unforeseen circumstances such as trip cancellation, medical emergencies, or lost luggage. We will happily help you find the best rates and best insurance options.
Yes, a passport is required for transatlantic cruises. Additionally, visas may be required for some of the ports of call, depending on your nationality and the specific countries you will be visiting. Always check the visa requirements well in advance of your departure.
All of that said, there are some conditions. There are some things that have some limitations that we need to get in front of. You know, the fine print. There is no “gotcha” stuff here. Just some limitations to make sure we do have enough profit to be able to continue being who we are. So here is the (not so) fine print:
*Additional Onboard Credit: The amount is based on your base cruise fare. This is the amount of your cruise minus taxes, port fees and cruise line NCF charges. Amount offered is:
$5,000 – $6,999 = $200 Credit
$7,000 – $9,999 = $300 Credit
$10,000 – $14,999 = $500 Credit
$15,000 – $19,999 = $750 Credit
$20,000 & Up = $1,000 Credit
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Why Always Book with CDV:
Book cruises with CDV and you can get a credit of up to $10,000 for each cruise to use toward any CDV land vacation! Click here for more info.
In addition to the CDV Tour credit, we have special offers you cannot get directly from the cruise lines on thousands of sailings every year. When you search for a cruise on our website, look for these badges next to a sailing : and – These indicate a special group offer that can provide you with free onboard credit, free excursions, or included gratuities.
The special and exclusive CDV offers can almost always be combined all with current qualifying national promotions offered by the cruise line, as well as full credit toward cruise line status.
We believe in the concept of Luxury of experience. This means that our guests are not just looking for bucket list places, but life-changing experiences. Our passion is making that happen, and to do so, we need to think of each person we deal with as friends and family. We are not just planning a trip or event or you, but rather a life experience you will talk about long into the future.
Our secret sauce is a mixture of people that truly care about you above the “product,” leading-edge technology, and our carefully cultivated relationships with vendors that have become dear friends. For us, it is always personal. Click here to learn more about us and why we are in no way a typical travel agency.
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