Repositioning voyages a big hit with travelers

In June, cruise travelers will have the chance to sail across the Atlantic, from Europe to America, on the maiden voyage of the world’s second largest ship, Norwegian Cruise Line’s 4,200-passenger Norwegian Epic. Artist rendering courtesy NCL

By Michael Coleman

Transocean and transatlantic voyages are in vogue among today’s cruise ship travelers.

In Part 2 of our look at such voyages, we profile the mass-and-premium market cruise lines.

Some companies, like Princess, Royal Caribbean and Holland America Line have numerous ships crossing the Atlantic or the Pacific this spring, from ports in North and South America.

AZAMARA CLUB CRUISESAzamara Journey — From Miami to Barcelona, departing April 11; from Rome to Miami, departing November 15.

CELEBRITY CRUISESCelebrity Century — 14 nights from Miami to Barcelona departing May 20; 14 nights from Barcelona to Miami departing October 25; Celebrity Equinox — 14 nights from Fort Lauderdale to Rome departing April 19; from Rome to Fort Lauderdale sailing October 31; Celebrity Constellation — 14 nights from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale departing November 6; Celebrity Eclipse — 13 nights from Southampton to Miami departing October 31.

COSTA CRUISESCosta Atlantica — 17 nights from New York City to Copenhagen departing May 5.

DISNEY CRUISE LINEDisney Magic — 14 nights from Port Canaveral to Barcelona departing April 10; 14 nights from Barcelona to Port Canaveral, sailing September 18.

HOLLAND AMERICA LINEEurodam — 16 days from Fort Lauderdale to Rome departing April 3; Noordam — 13 days from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona departing May 14.

MSC CRUISESMSC Poesia — 18 nights from Fort Lauderdale to Hamburg departing April 27; 18 nights from Kiel to New York departing September 4.

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINENorwegian Epic — Seven day transatlantic crossing, a maiden voyage, from Southampton to New York departing June 24.

OCEANIA CRUISESInsignia — 15 nights from Rio de Janeiro to Barcelona departing April 3; 15 nights from Barcelona to Rio de Janeiro departing December 6; Nautica — 24 nights from Bangkok to Beijing departing March 1; 35 nights from Cape Town to Singapore departing December 11; Regatta — 14 nights from Miami to Barcelona departing March 21; 14 nights from Barcelona to Miami departing November 13.

PRINCESS CRUISESCrown Princess — 14 days from Fort Lauderdale to Rome departing May; 14 days from London on to New York departing September 3; Grand Princess — 15 days from Fort Lauderdale to London departing April 9; 16 days from London to Ft. Lauderdale departing September 25; Ruby Princess — 16 days from Ft. Lauderdale to Barcelona departing April 19; 16 days from Venice to Fort Lauderdale departing October 8; Star Princess — 18 days from Ft. Lauderdale to Copenhagen departing April 24.

ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONALNavigator of the Seas — 14 nights from Miami to Rome departing April 10; 14 nights from Rome to Fort Lauderdale departing October 23; Independence of the Seas — 14 nights from Fort Lauderdale to Southampton departing April 11; Voyager of the Seas — 14 nights from Galveston to Barcelona departing April 18; 14 nights from Barcelona to Galveston departing November 7; Adventure of the Seas — 13 nights from San Juan to Barcelona departing May 2; 14 nights from Barcelona to San Juan departing November 28; Jewel of the Seas — 13 nights from Miami to Harwich departing May 6; 14 nights from Harwich to Boston departing September 4.

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