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 2015 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 scroll down for the Grand Voyage listings.

Here are some suggested options:

  • January 3-May 17, 2016, four months in Europe: cross the Atlantic from New York to Southampton. Return on May 10, 2015 from Southampton. Back in New York on May 17.
  • May 17-July 1, 2016, four weeks in Europe: sail from New York to Southampton, or add two days to continue to Hamburg. Return to New York from Hamburg on June 21, or Southampton on June 23.  Back in New York on July 1, 2016.
  • July 6-24, 2016, four days in Europe: New York to Southampton or, if you wish, Hamburg. After four days (great for some theatre and shopping in London), return on July 17 from Southampton. Back in New York on July 24.
  • July 6-August 9, 2016, three weeks in Europe. Need more time? Return from Southampton on August 1, arriving in New York on August 9, 2016.
  • July 24-September 8, 2016, one month in Europe: New York via Halifax to Southampton. Return from Southampton on September 1, and you'll be back in New York on September 8, 2016.
  • August 9-September 8, 2016, two weeks in Europe: New York to Southampton (or add two days to Hamburg). Return from Southampton on September 1, and you'll be back in New York on September 8, 2016.
  • September 8-27, 2016, four days in Europe: New York to Southampton, followed by a return to New York, September 20-27. 
  • September 8-October 25, 2016, month in Europe: New York to Southampton. Returning on the 18-25 October, 2016 crossing.
  • October 11-November 12, 2016, almost four weeks in Europe: New York to Southampton, returning on the November 5-12, 2016 crossing.

   Visit Stonehenge while in England

2016 Roundtrip Crossings from New York on Queen Mary 2:

Sometimes, getting there is more than half the fun: combine back-to-back Eastbound and Westbound Transatlantic Crossings for 14 to 18 days and nights of relaxation, exquisite dining, nightlife, dancing and the many other activities you can expect on the world's greatest ocean liner, Queen Mary 2.  Enjoy a day (or two) in Southampton, and, depending on the itinerary, visit Halifax or Hamburg. 

  • January 3-17, 2016, 14 nights: New York - Southampton - New York
  • July 6-24, 2016, 18 nights: New York - Southampton - Hamburg - Southampton - New York
  • July 24-August 9, 2016, 16 nights: New York - Halifax - Southampton - New York
  • October 11-25, 2016, 14 nights: New York - Southampton - New York
  • October 25-November 12, 2016, 18 nights: New York - Paris/Le Havre - Bruges/Zeebrugge - Southampton - New York
  • November 12-26, 2016: New York - Southampton - New York
  • December 8-22, 2016: New York - Southampton - New York 

2016 Cunard Grand Voyages and Europe without Flying

Grab the unique opportunity to combine round-trip Transatlantic crossings with a European cruise on Queen Mary 2, resulting in the most comfortable European vacation you've ever experienced - all without international flights!

   QM2 in the Norwegian Fjords

August 9, 2016: 30-night Grand Transatlantic Crossing and the Fjords

Sail to Northern Europe for a detailed exploration of Norway, with the convenience of a roundtrip departure 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. You'll then continue to visit a large variety of some of the most beautiful ports and fjords in Norway, including its charming capital Oslo, Olden, Andalsnes and Trondheim. Sail through the fjords to Flam. Explore Bergen and Stavanger.  Once more you'll spend a day in Hamburg and Southampton before returning to New York on September 8, 2016.

September 8-27, 2016: 19-night Grand Transatlantic Crossing, Bruges and Guernsey

Sail to Northern Europe, roundtrip from New York. After a Transatlantic Crossing via Halifax, Nova Scotia, you'll arrive in Southampton. After a day at sea, you'll arrive in the Belgian port city of Zeebrugge, which gives you access to beautiful Bruges. Next is St. Peter Port, Guernsey in the Channel Islands, just off the coast of France. Sail back via Southampton to New York where you'll return on September 27, 2016.

October 25, 2016: 18-night Transatlantic Crossing, Bruges and Paris

Visit Paris, the City of Light and beautiful Bruges, roundtrip from New York. After a Transatlantic Crossing, you'll arrive in Southampton. The next day, arrive in Le Havre, the port city that provides  access to Paris, the Normandy landing beaches or the charming fishermen's town of Honfleur. Spend a day at sea before arriving in the Belgian port city of Zeebrugge, the port for beautiful Bruges. Sail back via Southampton to New York where you'll return on November 12, 2016.

For More Information and Current Availability:

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