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 look below at the Grand Voyage listings.

Here are some suggested options:

   Visit Stonehenge while in England

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.

2015 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 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.

For More Information and Current Availability:

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