While cruising to Europe for just $100 a day may seem like an unobtainable price, it is possible when you book a transatlantic cruise package. These transatlantic voyages – often called repositioning cruises – typically happen during the spring and fall when the cruise lines are taking ships to and from Europe for peak cruise seasons. There are many benefits to purchasing a transatlantic cruise package for your next vacation:
- Price. According to Chris Parker, vice president of leading cruise package agency All Aboard Travel, the largest advantage to taking a transatlantic cruise is the cost savings you will enjoy per day. He explains that all of the cruise packages and tours their agency offers are $100 or less per day for an inside cabin which includes your room, all meals and entertainment as well as pre-cruise hotels, ground transportation and one-way airfare. Parker adds that the one-way airfare they include in their packages to or from Europe typically originates in South Florida or New York but you can add a negotiated fare from your city for a very low price.
- Reduced Air Travel. Many travelers appreciate being able to take a European cruise vacation that only require you to endure the long flight one time (either there or back).
- Extra nights in Europe port city. Most transatlantic cruise packages will offer at least two nights hotel stay before or after the cruise in the European port city where you embark or disembark so you have extra time to explore. In some cases, a cruise package will offer an additional seven to 10 night Mediterranean cruise on top of the transatlantic cruise to add even more fascinating European ports to your itinerary.
- Extensive European Land Tour Option. For travelers who want to dig even deeper into a country’s culture, activities and adventures, they can choose a transatlantic cruise package with an extensive land tour option. For example, All Aboard Travel currently offers a popular nine day Italy tour or six day Scotland tour before the transatlantic cruise back to Florida (included in the package price).
- Time at Sea. Many savvy travelers appreciate and look forward to the 6-8 sea-days on a transatlantic voyage so they can fully take advantage of the ship’s amenities and activities offered as well as enjoy down time to themselves. Parker points out that today’s modern and luxurious cruise ships offer passengers so many new and interesting activities and experiences that many people on a traditional seven night cruise don’t have the time to partake in. From art, wine, cooking and fitness classes to lectures, Broadway style shows and specialty restaurants, he says there is more than enough to do during your longer stretch at sea.
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