Europe without 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 or maybe even book a river cruise to explore the heart of Europe? In some cases, we can add a 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:
June 1 - July 1, 2013: two weeks in Europe, bookended by two Transatlantic Crossings! Sail from New York on June 1 and get to Southampton on June 8. You can return from Southampton on June 24 - so you'd have 16 nights in Europe. Or if you prefer, you could sail to Hamburg where you'd arrive on June 10, and return from Hamburg on June 22, which gives you 12 nights in Germany. You're back in New York on July 1.
Scroll down to see the Grand Norwegian Fjords & North Cape Adventure itinerary that combines two Transatlantic Sailings with a Norwegian Fjords & North Cape Adventure cruise.
July 6 - 27, 2013: how do two summer Transatlantic Crossings, combined with a week in Europe sound? Sail from New York on July 6, arrive in Southampton on July 13, have 7 days to explore London, Paris or other places you've always wanted to visit. You'll sail back from Southampton on July 20, arriving in New York on July 27.
Need more time? Sail back from Southampton on August 8, arriving in New York on August 15, which gives you almost four weeks in Europe.
Scroll down to see the Grand Fjords & Waterfalls itinerary that combines two Transatlantic Sailings with a Fjords and Waterfalls cruise.
July 27 - August 15: cross the Atlantic from New York and arrive in Southampton on August 3. Enjoy 5 days in London before you sail back from Southampton on August 8. You'll return to New York on August 15.
Need more time? Spend a month in Europe and sail back from Southampton on September 2, returning to New York on September 10.
Scroll down to see the Grand Getaway to Brussels and Guernsey if you'd like to combine two Transatlantic Crossings with a 5-day getaway cruise on Queen Mary 2.
Visit Stonehenge while in England
August 15 - September 10: arrive from New York in Southampton on August 22. Leave on September 2, which gives you about 11 days in England. You can also continue to Hamburg (arrive on August 24) and return on August 31, for a week in Germany. Either way, you'll be back in New York on September 10.
Scroll down to see the Grand Norwegian Explorer if you'd like to combine two Transatlantic Crossings with a Norwegian Explorer cruise.
September 22 - October 15: sail from New York to Southampton (arrive on September 29, leave on October 8, for 9 days in Europe) or Hamburg (arrive on October 1, leave on October 6 for 5 days in Germany). Return to New York on October 15.
Scroll down to see the Grand Scandinavian Explorer that combines two Transatlantic Crossings with a Scandinavian Explorer cruise.
October 27 - November 19: sail from New York and arrive in Southampton on November 4. Leave on November 12 (8 days in Europe). Or continue to Hamburg (arrive on November 6, and leave on November 10, for 4 days in Hamburg. Return to New York on November 19.
Scroll down to see the Grand Northern Discovery itinerary that combines two Transatlantic Crossings with visits to Hamburg and Oslo.
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!
June 1 - July 1, 2013: 30-day Grand Norwegian Fjords & North Cape Adventure
Say goodbye to Lady Liberty and see the skyline of Manhattan disappear as you sail away from New York on June 1, 2013 on Queen Mary 2. After a classic Transatlantic Crossing, you'll arrive in Southampton with the opportunity to explore the city or its surrounding countryside. After a day in Hamburg, Germany, you'll set sail for the quaint city of Bergen, Norway and the spectacular scenery of the Norwegian fjords in places such as Andalsnes, Trondheim, Honningsvag (for the North Cape), Tromso, Alesund and Stavanger, Norway. Via Hamburg and Southampton you'll have an entire Transatlantic Crossing to relax and remember all the beautiful sights you've just seen in Norway. You'll return to New York on July 1, 2013.
July 6-27, 2013: 21-day Grand Fjords & Waterfalls
Enjoy all that Queen Mary 2 has to offer on a Classic Transatlantic Crossing that leaves New York on July 6. Arrive in Southampton, then continue on an incredible one week adventure, spending time among Norway's breathtaking fjords and magnificent waterfalls in ports such as Stavanger, Olden/Nordfjord, Geiranger and Bergen, Norway. Sail back to Southampton and have a day to visit this city or the beautiful countryside (we recommend visiting the cathedral of Westchester) and then spend a week on your Westbound crossing and return to New York on July 27.
QM2 in the Norwegian Fjords
July 27 - August 15, 2013: 19-day Grand Getaway to Brussels & Guernsey
Leave New York on July 27 for Southampton. Next, explore Zeebrugge, Belgium, the port that gives you access to beautiful Bruges or Belgium's capital, Brussels. Your next stop is St. Peter Port on the Channel Island of Guernsey. Via Southampton you return to New York on August 15.
August 15-September 10, 2013: 26-day Grand Norwegian Explorer
Set sail for the pristine Fjordlands of Norway: your home for the next 26 days, the unique oceanliner Queen Mary 2, will leave New York on August 15 for a Classic Transatlantic Crossing to Southampton, where you'll depart for Norway. Via beautiful Hamburg, Germany and the charming city of Bergen, Norway with its waterfront that is a historic landmark, you'll reach the stunning Fjords near Geiranger, Olden/Nordfjord and Stavanger, Norway. You'll call at Hamburg and Southampton once again (there is a lot to see in and around both places) and begin your Westbound crossing that returns you to New York on September 10, 2013.
September 22-October 15: 23-day Grand Scandinavian Explorer
In addition to a pair of classic Transatlantic Crossings, this is a voyage of Scandinavian highlights: you'll leave New York City for Southampton on September 22. Next is the Hanseatic city of Hamburg, Germany. Visit Elsinore (for Copenhagen), Denmark, the home to Kronborg Castle of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Oslo, Norway is your next port of call. You'll stop once more in Hamburg and Southampton and then return to New York on October 15.
October 27-November 19: 23-day Grand Northern Discovery
Relax while sailing to and from Europe on a classic Cunard Transatlantic Crossing between New York and Southampton. Once in Northern Europe, you'll visit the beautiful city of Hamburg, Germany, followed by Oslo, Norway. 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.
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