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WESTBOUND: Travel to the United

States Of America in Style. For five

days of any crossing - Each day at sea

is 25 hours long and so you will arrive

refreshed in tune with local time ready

to step of your ship after breakfast and

enjoy a full day. That is without the jet lag

- wanting to go to sleep five hours before

everyone else and waking up in the early

hours of the morning.

EASTBOUND: Enhance your holiday or

travel experience and journey home from

the USA with the knowledge that you

have not got to go through long security

queues at the airport and have the

patience to endure a relatively cramped

flight overnight back to the UK. Why

subject yourself to all of this aggravation

when you can turn this overnight flight

home into the most comfortable and

relaxing journey home possible? Also the potential to shop and buy things that

you would not normally buy because of the flight home is irresistible. No restrictive

airline

luggage weight allowances and much less chance of breakages if your purchases

are not being thrown into the hold of an aircraft or squeezed into the overhead

storage lockers.

WHO ARE THEY SUITABLE FOR? If you want a regular cruise with ports of call or

badly suffer from the effects of motion - then these cruises are probably not for you.

These cruises are ideal for those of you who are well travelled, have cruised lots of

times before or are looking for something different. They are also perfect for people

who lead busy lives in the work or home environment and want to totally relax

without distraction and let someone else do all the work. For these reasons you

tend to meet a very different type of passenger on a Transatlantic crossing than on a

regular cruise with ports of call.

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Destinatin Focus

TRANSATLANTIC

VOYAGES

A transatlantic voyage takes you back to the golden

era of ocean liners before jet travel. They have rather

romantic connotations of casting off from the daily

grind of the UK on a wonderful adventure.

Why choose a Transatlantic Voyage?

1: Simply as a means of transportation to get from one side of the Atlantic to the

other. After all a seven night voyage on a luxury ship in a comfortable ensuite

stateroom on full board with waiter service can sometimes be the same cost of

an economy flight and a fraction of the cost of business or first class flights.

2. To enjoy the journey in itself as a way to relax perhaps without the interruptions

of ports of call and / or to escape the distractions of daily life.

3. As part of a greater holiday experience in North America instead of flying -

combining a cruise with a more traditional land based stay. For this reason

Transatlantic Crossings are ideal for people who like their land based holidays

but want to try out the cruise experience.

WHAT IS THERE TO DO

Cynical people would say:

Eat, Sleep & Drink - perfect!

But there is so much more too:

• Switch off from the outside world; put

the mobile down and shut the laptop!

• Have a wallow in the thermal pool or

detox in the Sauna.

• Try your luck at bingo or learn how to

play poker.

• Watch a feature film or attend a

lecture by a guest speaker.

• Join a RADA acting class or pop in to

see a matinee theatre performance.

• Compete in a golf simulator

competition or learn more about

computers.

• Join the pub trivia quiz or learn about

mixing martinis.

• Make friends with Bill W or Dorothy.

• Work out in the gym or learn some

dance steps.

• Take a brisk walk on deck or sunbathe

in the solarium.

• Check out the library or peruse fine

works of art.

• Relax in a hot tub or have a splash in

the pool.

• People watch with a Coffee or plan

your evening attire.

WHEN TO GO

Virtually all cruise lines who operate

cruises from the United Kingdom will

offer a Transatlantic Crossing at some

stage during the year. They are generally

offered as a repositioning cruise between

cruise seasons: you will find lots of offers

in the spring when cruise ships are

repositioning between their winter cruise

itineraries in the Caribbean and their

summer cruise itineraries in Europe and

vice versa in autumn. These crossings can

vary in length from seven to 15 nights

- with the longer ones incorporating a

handful of ports of call.

Cunard Queen Mary 2 offers a schedule

of traditional transatlantic crossings

throughout the year from May to early

January between Southampton and New

York. These crossings are usually for seven

nights and can be taken simply as a seven

night crossing or as part of a longer land

based touring holiday in the USA.

Look out for our exclusive Cunard Queen

Mary 2 Transatlantic offers featuring:

• Classic New York shopping

• New Year in New York

• Niagara Falls & Upstate New York

• San Francisco, Chicago & the

Great Lakes

• Washington, Boston & New York

• Roundtrip USA - together with another

cruise line for two ships in one holiday

without flying.

Go on, try a

Transatlantic

Crossing -

you will be

surprised!

SOUTHAMPTON: Most Transatlantic voyages operate to or from Southampton.

If travelling by car take the M3 at junction 12 on the M25 London Orbital motorway.

A train takes approximately 1.5 hours from London Waterloo. For those of you

further afield in Belfast, Scotland, Manchester, Newcastle and the Channel Isles

- Southampton has an airport well served by Flybe. Dock Gate 4 is the entrance

to the original QE2 cruise terminal and the ultra modern Ocean Cruise Terminal

which serves Cunard Queen Mary 2. Dock Gates 8 and 10 are the entrances to the

Mayflower & City cruise terminals.

www.jetlinecruise.com

Ocean Terminal Southampton

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