Transatlantic cruises remain one of the most popular among cruise lovers. Picture the scene, standing out on deck, Statue of Liberty looking down over you, the historic Ellis Island where so many dreams began, and the infamous Manhattan skyline on the horizon. What better way to start or end your transatlantic voyage?
Transatlantic plus a little more, sailing across the Atlantic Ocean taking in America, the Caribbean and Europe - many cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean, NCL and more offer you the chance to sail transatlantic either to/from the UK to America or the Caribbean - taking in a little bit of Europe along the way.
The Atlantic Ocean remains one of the world's great cruise routes, harking back to the days of the steam liners between Britain and the US.
Transatlantic cruises offer passengers superb accommodation and leisure activities with just a few port calls, as most will agree that the greatest appeal of a transatlantic cruise is the voyage itself.
Sailing out into the bleak vastness of the Atlantic is both an intimidating and an exhilarating experience, perfect for those looking for an escape from their everyday routine.
Westbound ships typically sail from Southampton, Barcelona and several other European destinations, while eastward bound cruise liners usually set sail from New York, Boston, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and some of the Caribbean ports.
The time to cross the Atlantic can vary between six days to more than two weeks, depending on the route.
Some lines stop off at the Canary Islands, allowing passengers to get off and explore one of British tourists' most popular tourist destinations.