But gone are the days where ships were built specifically for crossings. Today, only the Queen Mary 2 drives the British shipping company Cunard Lina almost on schedule from Southampton (or Hamburg) to New York. The 345-metre colossus designed shiny, to full to even the most adverse weather conditions of the North Atlantic. And actually captains during Atlantic crossings need to lie down more in that stuff than on other cruise itineraries. Wechselhaftere weather conditions than somewhere else in the world and still mist before the Grand Banks, the depths of Newfoundland, can entail, that the captain must spend hard hours on the bridge and has hardly any time to a cosy chat with the passengers. If really fog, the crew of the Queen Mary 2 have to take is even the questions sometimes slightly pushy passengers, who want to know whether the cruise ship already 41 46′ North latitude and 50 14′ West longitude has passed, the place where the Titanic rammed into an iceberg that fateful night in April 1912. To make a trans-Atlantic cruise has a certain magical appeal.
This is still hours ago, when passengers hordes appeared on the piers of the ports in New York, Southampton, Cherbourg or Hamburg, with chauffeur and large ship suitcases, with brilliant and elegantly dressed up a parade of luxury,. Early film stars of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s used to travel, rested and fresh arrival, their fans in Europe in amazement move with the greatest time line steamers abroad. Then there is the tension, excitement, and anticipation before a trans-Atlantic cruise, the hustle and the bustle at check-in, when they cross the threshold of the gangway, the friendly reception in the pleasant rest on board, and is already it runs to his room for the next few days. The umbilical cord of the gangway is once cut, so back – and starboard lines be cut loose, and under the sound of three long dull beeps from the ship’s whistle, the Queen Mary 2 leisurely away from the pier in red hook (Brooklyn). By the Deck the passengers watch as numerous motor boats try to keep up with the ocean liners, the is his way the in the open sea is past the statue of liberty and then towards the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and on the open sea. When you reverse arrive by cruise ship in New York, this is one of the most exciting travel experiences. Apart from the regular crossings, there are numerous other cruise operators that have trans-Atlantic cruises in the program. It is so-called transfer cruise.
Cruise ships crossing in the summer in the Mediterranean or the Baltic Sea, are sent in the winter in the Caribbean or South America, and vice versa. These trans-Atlantic Cruises offer the opportunity to experience the romance and adventure of crossing. This is usually in the spring and in the autumn. Most of the cruise ships that make transfer cruise, usually cross the Atlantic on the sunny southern route. You of southern ports like Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Rio de Janeiro cut out in Lake and finish the trans-Atlantic cruise in Genoa, Lisbon, Copenhagen. These trans-Atlantic cruises have the Azores or the Canary Islands off the coast of North Africa. In this way, they avoid the worse weather, which is often encountered in the North Atlantic.