Transatlantic cruises are something entirely special, and appeal to a variety of people–if any of these descriptions below fit you, then a transatlantic may be your next perfect cruise:
- You’re a dedicated cruiser–it’s all about the on-board experience since you’ve “been there, done that” when it comes to ports-of-call.
- You’ve cruised the mainstream ships, and you’re interested in “trading up” to one of the luxury lines without breaking the bank
- You’re into great values when it comes to cruising and you can take the time for something special
We’ve done a lot of price checks and the most interesting ones are noted in this post. You can see the all the transatlantic cruise deals–we have them grouped by contemporary, premium and luxury lines. We’re showing the prices below on a “per person, per-day” basis to make comparing them easier–of course, taxes and government fees are extra.
The Bottom Line: $50/Day or Less
We currently have four voyages starting between $42 and $47 per person, per day for an interior stateroom. And not just in the contemporary category; Celebrity Constellation is doing a 15-night from Southampton that’s just $47 per day–even a balcony on this trip is just $77/day. If we move the per day threshold up to $75, there are 22 voyages available this fall.
Balconies as Bargains–from $69/Day
If you’re into gazing out over the endless horizon, enjoying leisurely mornings dining al fresco in your stateroom, and just the extra light and space that a balcony offers, then we have have 17 departures below $99 per day for a balcony. These range from 13 to 24 nights and include a mix of contemporary cruises from Royal Caribbean and Norwegian as well as premium offers from Celebrity and Holland America. The least expensive on a per-day basis is a Celebrity Eclipse 13-Night from Barcelona for just $899 ($69 per day)
Suite-est Deals of All
If there was ever a cruise where I’d want a suite it would be one with lots of sea time and despite the length of these itineraries, there are some wonderful prices to be found! On a per guest/day basis, we have a dozen cruises priced less than $150. However, what hast to be THE BEST DEAL in this bunch is the Seabourn Spirit 12-night at just $1,999 for a Suite on an absolute luxury ship! This works out to a paltry $167 per day which also includes all your adult beverages, gratuities and more. Compared to a contemporary cruise, if you’re even a moderate consumer of both soft and hard drinks, this is more like the equivalent of $137 per day.
Living Large (or Small) in Luxury
In the luxury spectrum, you can choose from the large-ship choices on Crystal and Cunard, or the small-ship intimacy of Seabourn. I like small ships, but on a transatlantic I think there’s a lot to be said for a larger vessel that carries more on-board options and activities. Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 is available as low as $128 per guest/day in an interior stateroom, but does offer ample space outside your cabin door. And while you can’t call the Crystal offers “cheap” their transatlantics are a relative bargain compared to other voyages.
Not Just about Crossing the Ocean
There are numerous cruises were the crossing is just part of the itinerary, and you’ll get to several ports in Europe, the Caribbean, or both. We have the Crystal Serenity at $294 per guest/day in a balcony for a 23-night cruise that offers a lot more than just the crossing. In fact, any of the itineraries that are longer than 13 nights will usually include a few ports of call.
We’ve compiled a bunch of these voyages all in one place so you can browse–but I would not wait as the best of these deals aren’t likely to last.