Cruises From New York to Southampton

Updated July 19, 2017

The Manhattan Cruise Terminal dates back to the 1930s, the era of ultra-luxury cruising with ships such as the Normandie, the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth. During WWII, both the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth transported tens of thousands of GIs to the European theatre. Closed after the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, the Terminal served as an emergency management command centre for three months; it reopened in January 2002 with the Queen Elizabeth 2 being the first cruise ship to dock. "Home of the No-Fly Cruises" is the slogan of the port of Southampton. The largest city in Hampshire County on the south coast of England, Southampton is 62 miles southwest of London and is the "'Cruise Capital" of the UK. All of the cruises leaving from New York City are family- and physically challenged individual-friendly.

Cunard Cruises Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing: 7-Day New York to Southampton

Cunard Cruises features 7-day transatlantic crossings on Condé Nast readers' 2009 preferred cruise line aboard one of two luxury cruise ships departing from New York City. Cunard features award-winning cuisine, grand ballrooms with the largest dance floors at sea, concerts and stage shows, and the British tradition of afternoon tea. Ships include pools, whirlpools and extensive on-board libraries.

Cunard Cruises 24303 Town Center Drive Valencia, CA 91355-4805 800-728-6273

Cunard Cruises Grand Transatlantic: 13-Day Roundtrip New York City

Cunard also features a 13-day round-trip New York City-to-Southampton-to-New York City cruise. Gourmet cuisine prepared by world-renowned chefs, a full-service spa, large sun decks, pools, whirlpools, and classes offered by the University of Oxford are some of the amenities included on-board. Star-gaze in the world's only at-sea planetarium or enjoy a play staged by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Take a shore excursion in Southampton upon docking, then return to the ship for the return to New York City.

Cunard Cruises 24303 Town Center Drive Valencia, CA 91355-4805 800-728-6273

Silversea Cruises: 14 Nights New York City to Southampton

Silversea offers a 14-day transatlantic cruise aboard one of their small cruise ships, holding up to 400 passengers and weighing up to 25,000 tons. Ships are beautifully appointed and offer gourmet cuisine, a full-service spa and award-winning service. Several shore excursion opportunities are available depending on the time of year including Boston, Newport, Rhode Island, and Waterford, Ireland .

Silversea Cruises--The Americas 110 East Broward Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 877-760-9052

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