Five transatlantic cruises from less than $800 per person sail from Europe to the Americas this fall.
Transatlantic cruises are a bigger bargain than ever. The increase in air fares between Europe and the U.S. means you can enjoy an extended cruise of nearly two weeks for about the same price as a 10-hour flight across the Atlantic.
Carnival Liberty 16-night Starting at just $799 per person, here is a combination European/Caribbean cruise with many days at sea. The new Carnival Liberty sails November 18 on an astounding 16-night journey from Rome to Miami (making this cruise's average daily cost as little as $50 per person). Here is the itinerary:
|1||Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy||---||7:00 p.m.|
|3||Barcelona, Spain||7:00 a.m.||6:00 p.m.|
|4||Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands||8:00 a.m.||6:00 p.m.|
|6||Malaga, Spain||8:00 a.m.||5:00 p.m.|
|8||Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands||11:00 a.m.||6:00 p.m.|
|14||Philipsburg, St. Maarten||7:00 a.m.||5:00 p.m.|
|17||Miami, Florida||8:00 a.m.||---|
Prices: $799 inside; $1,069 oceanview; $1,449 balcony; $2,949 suite.
Nota Bene: This brand new Carnival ship offers spacious cabins, a fun and active schedule, with good food and service at a great price. The itinerary is similar to the voyage of Columbus, but at 16 nights and with that extra jaunt to St. Martin deep in the Caribbean, this cruise is for people with plenty of spare time.
Celebrity Constellation 15-night Premium line Celebrity's Constellation departs Barcelona September 8, 2008 and gives you a cruise of the Iberian peninsula before heading across the pond to New Jersey. Constellation carries a smaller passenger load in a 90,000-ton ship for a spacious and quiet cruise, with the focus on great food and service. The itinerary features a week in Europe before several days at sea, with just one stop on the way in the Azores.
Here is the itinerary:
|1||Barcelona, Spain||---||7:00 p.m.|
|3||Malaga, Spain||7:00 a.m.||5:00 p.m.|
|4||Casablanca, Morocco||7:00 a.m.||10:00 p.m.|
|5||Cadiz (Seville), Spain||12:00 p.m.||8:00 p.m.|
|6||Lisbon, Portugal||12:00 p.m.||---|
|7||Lisbon, Portugal||---||3:00 p.m.|
|9||Ponta Delgada, Azores||8:00 a.m.||4:00 p.m.|
|15||Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey||7:00 a.m.|
Prices: $799 inside; $1,099 oceanview; $1,499 balcony; $3,699 suite.
Nota Bene: This is one of Celebrity's newer ships. With luxurious surroundings in spacious and elegant public rooms, this cruise will give you a taste of Spain, Portugal and exotic Morocco. Visit one of the most remote island chains in the Atlantic, the Azores, and then it's just five sea days until you're home.
Navigator of the Seas 12-night Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas sails a 12-night cruise that departs Barcelona on November 10, 2008. It stops in Cartegena, Spain and then spends two days at sea before reaching Ponta Delgada in the Azores. Six more days at sea follow before landing in Nassau, Bahamas. The next day you disembark in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Inside cabins are $899; balconies start at $1,099 and suites are $2,149 per person. Naturally, every price we give you will have additional taxes and a fuel surcharge.
Here is the Itinerary:
|1||Barcelona, Spain||---||5:00 p.m.|
|2||Cartagena, Spain||10:00 a.m.||5:00 p.m.|
|5||Ponta Delgada, Azores||9:30 a.m.||11:59 p.m.|
|12||Nassau, Bahamas||12:00 p.m.||6:00 p.m.|
|13||Ft. Lauderdale, Florida||7:00 a.m.||---|
Prices: $749 inside; $899 oceanview; $1,099 balcony; $2,149 suite
Nota Bena: This cruise features bargain-basement balcony cabins on a cruise that will get you home with the most direct route offered. This Royal Caribbean mega-ship (Voyager-class) offers all the best onboard activities: ice skating, rock climbing, mini-golf, boxing ring, Johnny Rockets, Ben & Jerry's, great entertainment and alternative dining.
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