Europe without Flying

Don't like to fly, or can not do so for medical reasons?  We can plan your Europe vacation by combining Cunard Transatlantic and Europe cruise voyages, so you can enjoy the splendor of England and Europe without (international) flying. 

Why sit in a cramped airline seat for hours and battle with intrusive airport security procedures when you can stretch out and relax en route to some of the most beautiful places in the world?  Enjoy the many facilities and stunning views on Queen Mary 2, your Cunard ocean liner.  Instead of eating airline food, feast on culinary delicacies in one of Cunard's restaurants.

You could even combine your Cunard voyage with a great American road or train trip from your home to Cunard's American home port of New York City. 

And with the comfortable speed of travel by ship, you will not have to worry about missing part of the experience because of jet lag.

Cunard refers to its combination of two Transatlantic Crossings with a Cunard European cruise itinerary as a "Grand Voyage".  Please scroll down to see the 2013 Grand Voyage schedule. 

Transatlantic Cruise Combinations

Let us combine two Cunard Transatlantic Crossings to allow you to explore England and Europe or visit family.  We can arrange train travel or tours in Europe.  Maybe you've even thought of a river cruise to explore the heart of Europe?  In some cases, we can add a Cunard European cruise, allowing you to sail from New York City to Scandinavia or Northern Europe - just look below at the Grand Voyage listings.

Here are some suggested options:

November 19 - December 22, 2014.  From New York you'll arrive in Southampton on November 26.  Spend three weeks in Europe (the perfect time for holiday shopping and/or to explore the Christmas Markets on a river cruise!) and sail back on December 12 from Southampton to New York.  You'll be home just before Christmas, on December 22.

   Visit Stonehenge while in England

May 10 - June 3, 2015.  Sail from New York to Southampton.  Spend 10 days in England or let us plan a trip for you to the European mainland.  On May 27, join Queen Mary 2 for your return from Southampton and return to New York on June 3, 2015. 
Also see the "Grand Transatlantic Crossing and Liverpool Salute" itinerary below.

June 3 - 21, 2015.  Sail from New York to Southampton or Hamburg.  Spend 2-4 days in Europe before returning on June 12  from Hamburg or June 14 from Southampton and get back to New York on  June 21.

June 21 - July 14, 2015.  Sail from New York to Southampton or Hamburg.  Board Queen Mary 2 for the "Original Transatlantic Crossing" to celebrate Cunard's 175th Anniversary in Hamburg, Southampton or Liverpool and return via Halifax and Boston to New York on July 14, 2015.
Also see the "Grand Original Transatlantic Crossing" below. 

June 21 - July 30, 2015.  More time in Europe?  Sail from New York to Southampton or Hamburg, spend about three weeks in Europe before sailing back from Southampton on an 8-night crossing to New York.  

July 14 - August 19, 2015.  Spend almost three weeks in Europe: cruise from New York via Halifax to Southampton.  Your 8-night return crossing leaves Southampton on August 11 and via Halifax you return to New York on August 19.  

August 4 - September 4, 2015.  From New York across the Atlantic to Southampton. You have about 2.5 weeks to explore Europe before returning from Southampton on an 8-night crossing to New York

September 4 - 27, 2015.  Leave New York to Southampton or Hamburg.  Spend up to 9 days in Europe before returning from Hamburg or Southampton to New York, where you'll return on September 27.
Also see the "Grand Transatlantic Crossings and the Fjords" itinerary below.

October 11 - 29, 2015.  Sail from New York to Southampton or Hamburg.  Spend a few days in Europe and sail back from Hamburg on October 20 or Southampton on October 22.  You'll be back in New York on October 29. 

October 29 - December 22, 2015.  Leave New York for Southampton.  You'll have almost six weeks in Europe - maybe a Holiday Market river cruise, or a Mediterranean voyage? - and return from Southampton on December 15, returning in New York just before Christmas, on December 22.

Cunard Grand Voyages and Europe without Flying

All of the below itineraries combine round-trip Transatlantic crossings with a cruise on Queen Mary 2 to result in the most comfortable European vacation you've ever experienced - all without international flights!

   QM2 in the Norwegian Fjords

September 27 - October 16, 2014: 19-day Grand Voyage to Western Europe

Combine two Cunard Transatlantic Crossings with a short Western Europe cruise.  Sail from New York to Southampton. From there you'll sail to Zeebrugge, the port for Brussels and Bruges.  Next you'll visit Cherbourg, France, before once again calling at Southampton.  Enjoy one more week onboard Queen Mary 2 before returning to New York on October 16, 2014.  

October 28 - November 19, 2014: 22-day Grand Northern Discovery

Sail to Europe on a Classic Cunard Transatlantic Crossing between New York and Southampton.  Visit the beautiful city of Hamburg, Germany and the capital of Norway, Oslo. You'll once again call at Hamburg and Southampton and then enjoy one more week onboard Queen Mary 2, returning to New York on November 19, 2014.   

May 10 - June 3, 2015: 24-day Grand Transatlantic Crossing and Liverpool Salute

Be part of the magnificent "Three Queens Rendezvous" to celebrate Cunard Line's 175th anniversary in Liverpool - all without having to fly long-haul.  Simply start with a classic Cunard Transatlantic Crossing from New York to Southampton, followed by a celebratory sailing to Cork and Dublin in Ireland, then Glasgow and Oban, Scotland, the Liverpool rendezvous (overnight), and Guernsey.  Via Southampton, you then sail back to New York where you arrive on June 3, 2015.

  Celebrate Cunard's 175th Anniversary

June 21 - July 14, 2015: 23-day Grand "Original" Transatlantic Crossing

175 years ago, the "Britannia" sailed the very first Transatlantic Crossing from Liverpool to America.  Cunard Line's flagship Queen Mary 2 retraces that historical route - and you can join her without having to fly across the Atlantic!  Leave New York on June 21, then sail to Southampton, Hamburg and return to Southampton.  Next, you'll be part of the celebrations in Liverpool before starting the Original Transatlantic Crossing to Halifax, Nova Scotia; Boston and ending in New York on July 14, 2015.

July 14 - 30, 2015: 16-day Round-trip Transatlantic Crossing

Spend your summer onboard the greatest ocean liner of our time, Queen Mary 2, with two back-to-back Transatlantic Crossings.  Sail from New York via Halifax to Southampton.  Spend the day in Southampton before returning to New York that same night.  After an 8-night crossing, you're back in New York on July 30, 2015.

August 4-19, 2015: 15-day Round-trip Transatlantic Crossing

Another opportunity to enjoy all that Queen Mary 2 has to offer on two back-to-back Transatlantic Crossings.  Sail from New York to Southampton.  Spend the day in Southampton before returning via Halifax to New York that same night.  After an 8-night crossing, you're back in New York on August 19, 2015.

August 19 - September 4, 2015: 16-day Round-trip Transatlantic Crossing

With two back-to-back 8-night Transatlantic Crossings between New York and Southampton, you are certain to have time to enjoy Queen Mary 2.  Sail from New York to Southampton.  Spend the day in Southampton before returning to New York that same night.

September 4-27, 2015: 23-day Grand Transatlantic Crossing and the Fjords

Sail to Northern Europe, roundtrip from New York.  After a Transatlantic Crossing, you'll arrive in Southampton (Stonehenge?  Winchester Cathedral?  Let us know what we can plan for you!), followed by the Hanseatic city of Hamburg, Germany.  Next Oslo, Norway and Gothenburg.  Once more you'll spend a day in Hamburg and Southampton before returning to New York on September 27, 2015.

October 11-29, 2015: 18-day Roundtrip Transatlantic Crossing to Hamburg

Spend two days in Southampton and one day in Hamburg, all from the convenience of Queen Mary 2.  Leave New York via Southampton to Hamburg and return later that same day. Via Southampton you'll end in New York on October 29. 

After a Transatlantic Crossing, you'll arrive in Southampton (Stonehenge?  Winchester Cathedral?  Let us know what we can plan for you!), followed by the Hanseatic city of Hamburg, Germany.  Next Oslo, Norway and Gothenburg.  Once more you'll spend a day in Hamburg and Southampton before returning to New York on September 27, 2015.

Please check availability and pricing online to see the variety of Cunard European sailings on our live booking system, or call us for further details.

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