Transatlantic Cruising - A Regal Route from England
to the U.S.
by Roy Witman © 2008
There is something that every person should
experience at least once in his/her life… a
transatlantic cruise. While the experience in and of
itself is amazing, the grandeur is increased all the
more when you choose a vessel suited for majesty,
such as the Queen Mary 2.
In the tradition of the great ocean liners of the
past, you'll find yourself surrounded by splendor at
every turn aboard a vessel that can only be
described as “royalty afloat.” As feelings of
relaxation and complete security wrap around you,
you'll begin to explore the Queen Mary 2 (QM2) and
discover all there is to do during your six-night
Onboard, you'll find the world-famous Canyon
Ranch SpaClub™ and a state-of-the-art gym.
addition, QM2 also offers delightful programs
designed to help you enrich yourself by expanding
Learn the art of acting under the instruction of
the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Discover the
worlds of space and the sea through seminars held
onboard at the first planetarium at sea and lecture
halls. From culinary classes to book signings to
workshops and seminars on a wide range of topics,
every passenger will find a world of interesting and
imaginative activities to participate in.
Indulge in All the QM2 Has to Offer
Exceptional cuisine awaits while dining onboard
with 10 restaurants serving a wide variety of food
from classic to exotic. The main dining room plays
host to some amazing meals created by world-
famous, award-winning-chef Todd English. From
casual buffets to full-service Asian, Italian or
American restaurants, you'll find dining to be one of
the many pleasures the QM2 has to offer.
Your stateroom boasts amenities not normally
found aboard other vessels. Over 75% of the ship’s
cabins offer balconies, decks and/or ocean views,
meaning you can enjoy even more of the
transatlantic experience. From affordable interior
cabins to expansive “Queen” suites with abundant
luxury, you can select the stateroom that offers the
amenities you most desire.
As your body and mind begin to unwind and
settle, you'll relish in the feelings of pampering and
utter safety knowing you and your family are secure
onboard an ocean-faring vessel.
A Unique Experience for Children
Children will enjoy cruising onboard the QM2,
too. With two children's centers - the Play Zone and
The Zone - kids from ages 1 to 12 will find age-
appropriate activities and games. Supervised
entertainment is available, including board games,
computers, a splash pool and other interesting and
enlightening activities. Authentic English nannies are
also provided to care for the toddlers.
Transporting People and Packages
Not only an elegant way to traverse the Atlantic
Ocean, but a transatlantic cruise is also practical as
well as relaxing. With no weight limits on baggage or
other goods (such as the ones airlines impose),
passengers can easily transport thousands of pounds
in the storage areas of the ship.
Works of art, souvenirs, antiques, furniture,
personal belongings and more can be stowed onboard
at no additional charge. This feature makes
transporting such items much more affordable and
aids with ensuring the safe arrival of your valued
Four-legged Friends Are Welcome
The QM2 also accommodates pets. Unlike with
airline travel, your pets will be housed in approved
kennels operated in conjunction with Pet Travel
Scheme to ensure they are comfortable and well
cared for. Of course, during the voyage, you are
welcome to visit with and walk your pet daily. How
comforting it will be for them to see a familiar face
regularly during their cruise.
What a delightful, safe and entertaining way to
cross the Atlantic Ocean. Why book airfare between
the U.K. and the U.S., when you can travel in regal
Read more about the Cunard Cruise Lines.
Read more about Cruises from New York.