Ocean Crossing Cruises



Indulge yourself in leisurely, unscheduled days where time suspends in the magic of the sea. Sleep late. Dine early. Establish your own rhythm in sync with the waves and the arc of the sun and moon overhead. Watch the constellations drift and let your mind shake off all the cobwebs of shore. Feast on the impossible beauty of liquid sunsets, and let your soul dance with the dolphins in the spray off the bow.

Seward (Anchorage) to Tokyo - 16 Days

Retrace the route of the Russian-American fur trade as you island-hop along the Aleutian archipelago, and cross the Pacific as guest lecturers enthrall you with tales of the Japanese islands ahead. Gain insights into fascinating cultures from Aleuts to Ainu, and rest your eyes on thrilling landscapes from ice-shrouded Kenai Fjords to the wild cliff- and cave-studded coastline of Miyako. Go beyond the tourist mainstream as you kayak the remote wildlife-rich waters off Sand Point and view World War II’s forgotten relics in Dutch Harbor. From Kodiak’s legendary brown bears to the quirky bohemian atmosphere of Homer, Kushiro’s rare Japanese cranes to Tokyo’s Michelin-starred restaurants, each day is a new and life-enriching adventure.

Arrive refreshed and ready for Europe after this relaxing 15-day transatlantic crossing from Puerto Rico to Portugal. Set sail from San Juan, Puerto Rico, where you can explore the high walls of Castillo San Cristóbal, sample Pão-de-ló—a sweet sponge cake served in local cafés—or browse fresh fruit at the open markets. Discover Antigua’s colonial economic importance at the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda in St. John’s. Rest up or participate as you please in lectures. Catch up with friends and family, or reflect and refocus on life’s wonders, like staring up at countless stars in the evening sky. Ease into Old World nuances and flavors in Funchal on Madeira, where you can ride a gondola to city vistas and savor sweet wines in family-owned cellars. Your transatlantic crossing concludes in Lisbon, among gothic monasteries and crenelated medieval towers. Catch live fado musical performances, board a scenic sunset cruise along the Tagus River or sample the rich, sweet-baked plum and blackberry flavors of 30-year-old port wine at one of many small wine shops.

Lisbon to St. Maarten - 14 Days

This is a place where dreams really do come true. The place where nothing comes between you and your fondest wishes. Where no schedules intrude, where day-to-day annoyances can’t reach you, where every moment of every hour of every day is yours alone. This is your place – at sea under an open sky – the one place in which you truly can get away from it all. Simply step on board and we’ll take it from there. Meals so delicious they might be sinful are served when, where, and any way you choose. Decadent spa treatments. Lazy hours stretched out on deck. Workouts you’ve been meaning to get around to in the state-of-the-art Fitness Center. Uninterrupted time to spend with new friends, or in exquisite solitude. Best of all, this is the place and the time to reconnect – with each other, with yourself, with your dreams.

St. Maarten to Lisbon - 14 Days

This is a place where dreams really do come true. The place where nothing comes between you and your fondest wishes. Where no schedules intrude, where day-to-day annoyances can’t reach you, where every moment of every hour of every day is yours alone. This is your place – at sea under an open sky – the one place in which you truly can get away from it all. Simply step on board and we’ll take it from there. Meals so delicious they might be sinful are served when, where, and any way you choose. Decadent spa treatments. Lazy hours stretched out on deck. Workouts you’ve been meaning to get around to in the state-of-the-art Fitness Center. Uninterrupted time to spend with new friends or in exquisite solitude. One delightful stop in Ponta Delgada, the Azores Islands en route to Lisbon for an outdoor activity or relaxing on the beach.  Best of all, this is the place and the time to reconnect – with each other, with yourself, with your dreams.

Venture from Caribbean beaches, spicy jerk chicken, and rum cocktails to Riviera shoreline fortresses, Moroccan cumin-infused lamb, and robust Italian Sicilian red wines during this epic 52-day cruise that explores the West Indies before crossing the Atlantic to the Azores, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, France, Monaco, Italy, Malta, and Greece. Snorkel among picturesque reefs and vibrant tropical fish in the hidden island gems of the Caribbean including Guadeloupe and the British Virgin Islands, then relax and rest up with multiple spa visits and intriguing lecturers as you sail from San Juan, Puerto Rico to the tropical small port of Horta in the Azores Islands. Taste the important differences among Spanish sherries and fine wines at Cádiz wineries. Browse for trinkets and inhale the aromas of countless spices in a Moroccan market in Tangier. Test your luck at tables inside an opulent casino in Monte Carlo. Wander the ruins of the Roman Forum and the monuments inside the Vatican City in Rome. This exceptional and memorable journey embraces Greek island hopping and concludes in Piraeus, with the storied Acropolis and the Greek Parthenon temple high above Athens.

Combine a classic Atlantic Ocean crossing with unforgettable visits to Caribbean small ports, Lisbon’s Gothic landmarks and the gateway to the Panama Canal during this far-ranging, 25-day cruise between Central America and Portugal. Gaze out from the crenelated battlements of Lisbon’s Belém Tower, a Tagus River fortification that greeted returning Portuguese seafarers for centuries. Curl up with a favorite book while planning a week’s worth of massages and indulgent spa treatments during your Atlantic crossing. Swim, snorkel or SCUBA among vibrant aquatic wildlife at the Bonaire National Marine Park. Taste the shredded beef, cumin-infused richness of Colón’s Ropa Vieja, a unique and popular breakfast and dinner meal throughout this busy Panama Canal seaport.

An Atlantic crossing offers abundant opportunities for catching up on reading, spa treatments and indulging in important passions that you keep putting off, like organizing to-do lists or outlining that manuscript you always plan to complete. You’ll also be fully rested and ready to explore Lisbon’s prominent landmarks like the alabaster-like Belém Tower, the elaborate grounds of the Jerónimos Monastery or the quiet corners of a wine bar serving fruity Vinho Verde or countless golden, nutty-nuanced port wines. Take an Andalusian-style side trip to Seville and discover often-overlooked Moorish influences in the medieval architecture throughout the 2,200-year-old city. Soar to the top of The Rock of Gibraltar and gaze down on one of the busiest and most strategic sea. Even if it’s cloudy, you’ll still be captivated by the hundreds of Barbary macaques, the last surviving wild monkey population in Europe. Study Cubist co-founder Pablo Picasso’s sculptures, sketches, engravings and paintings in detail near his birthplace in Málaga. Stroll the weathered 14th century flagstones and admire the circular, Gothic-themed architecture of Bellver Castle near Palma de Mallorca. This restful adventure concludes across the historic Balearic Sea in Barcelona, where you can stay up late to dance among the vibrant night life or sit down for amazing toasty tapas and seafood paellas among the countless cafés and airy sidewalk bars.

Embark on your Atlantic adventure in Copenhagen, a fairytale city filled with palaces, parliament, and the palate-pleasing tastes of Tivoli Gardens before cruising to breathtaking fjords in Geiranger, Norway. Bergen brings an opportunity to overnight and visit colorful Bryggen, the old Hanseatic wharf and UNESCO site. In Hellesylt, a waterfall divides the UNESCO town in two, Sunnylvsfjorden boasts restored hillside farmhouses and incredible hiking. Enjoy the Art Nouveau city of Alesund and explore Lerwick, the Shetland Islands’ only town with abundant marine life, tiny ponies and windswept cliffs. Kirkwall, in Scotland’s Orkney Islands, takes you back to a 5,000-year-old village, offers a chance to sample peat-distilled whisky, and visit the UNESCO site of the Ring of Brodgar, dating back to 2700 B.C. Visit the traditional turf roof villages of Torshavn and shop for distinctive knit wool sweaters in Denmark’s Faroe Islands. Iceland brings the eclectic architecture and vibrant art scene of Reykjavik, the glaciers and calderas of Snæfellsjokull National Park, and Heimaey Island’s modern-day Pompeii. Cross the Labrador Sea to discover Newfoundland, Canada with one of North America’s oldest settlements in St. John’s, an 11th century Viking settlement in L’Anse Aux Meadows, and the 10,000 year old glacier-carved Bonne Bay teaming with moose, caribou, Arctic hare and ptarmigan. Grab a donair (meat-filled pita) in Halifax. Then set sail for New England, visiting Acadia National Park, near Bar Harbor, Maine, the marine life rich Cape Cod Canal, and finally New York City with its iconic sites from the Empire State Building and Times Square to Central Park and the Statue of Liberty.

Lisbon to St. Maarten - 21 Days

Days of bliss crossing the Atlantic are followed by the carefree spirit of the Caribbean. You can look forward to doing what you want when you want all under the care of your ship’s attentive crew. Order room service for breakfast in bed or find a quiet corner to curl up with your book and drift to sleep with the rocking of the ship. Arrive in St. John’s refreshed and energized to introduce yourself to each unique port of call. You’ll want to keep a journal to savor your memories of pristine beaches, sparkling clear waters, friendly people and charming towns like Gustavia and Les Saintes enough to beckon you back another time.

Rediscover and retrace one of the frequently traveled sea routes of Colonial Age traders as you hop from Puerto Rico to St. Barthélemy, Antigua, and other off-the-beaten-path destinations before setting a course across the Atlantic to Lisbon, Portugal. Centuries ago early seafarers used this same route for delivering sugar, fruit and molasses to Europe, but your precious cargo consists of stunning photos and countless memories of delicious meals, relaxing moments and detailed recollections of wandering the shadowy, volcanic ruins of Plymouth on Montserrat, admiring the UNESCO site in San Juan, and swimming off the white-sand beaches on Virgin Gorda.

Barcelona to St. Maarten - 24 Days

Ideal for anyone seeking equal portions of relaxing time at sea and port visits, this 22-day transatlantic crossing features a combination of leisurely, uninterrupted sea crossing time balanced with the best ports in the Western Mediterranean. Board in Barbados, then spend time crossing the Atlantic and enjoying the romance of sailing as you make your way to your ultimate destination. Sip port wines in Lisbon, Portugal, browse wares in the bustling Grand Souk in Tangier, Morocco, and wander the medieval cobbled streets of Tarragona, Spain.

Arrive rested, refreshed and ready to explore the Iberian Peninsula and Northern Africa during this 21-day transatlantic cruise combined with port stops in the Azores, Portugal, Spain, and Morocco. Slip past the sloped, imposing walls of Castillo San Cristóbal on your way across the Atlantic. Relax and book spa appointments or reconnect with friends and family as you gradually acclimatize to time zones and arrive ready to explore Horta on the island of Faial among the Azores Archipelago. Explore the waterfront of Portimao, a small Portuguese fishing port with a thriving sardine industry. Inhale the aromatic spices among the shadows of high medieval walls in a raucous Tangier market. Indulge in the visual contrasts of Almería’s 500-year-old Gothic cathedral and the modern Neolithic exhibits housed inside the angular and contemporary Museum of Almería. Your transatlantic vacation concludes along Barcelona’s vibrant waterfront, where you can sample rich seafood paella paired with touristy sangrias, and dark, smoky red Tempranillo wines.

Copenhagen to Montreal - 37 Days

Your Atlantic adventure begins in Copenhagen, a fairytale city and home of delightful Tivoli Gardens, on to overnight in Bergen and visit UNESCO site Bryggen, the old Hanseatic wharf. Cruise to the breathtaking fjords in Geiranger, Norway and to the UNESCO town of Hellesylt. Tour the Art Nouveau city of Alesund and Lerwick, the only town in the Shetland Islands. From Kirkwall, you will have a chance to visit the UNESCO site of the Ring of Brodgar, dating back to 2700 B.C. Have your camera ready to capture the traditional turf roof villages of Torshavn and see the impressive glaciers and calderas of Snæfellsjokull National Park, and Heimaey Island’s modern-day Pompeii. Cross the Labrador Sea to Newfoundland, home to some of North America’s oldest settlements, 10,000 year-old glacier-carved Bonne Bay and a large population of moose and caribou. Visit Acadia National Park, near Bar Harbor, Maine, transit the marine life rich Cape Cod Canal, and explore the famous Vanderbilt mansions in Newport. Sample fresh seafood in Newport, Rhode Island and embark on the same shores as the Mayflower in Provincetown. Transit the Canso Canal and head to the picturesque Prince Edward Island town of Charlottetown. In Quebec, enjoy the remote wilderness and French-styled lobster of Gaspé, savor an overnight in the beautiful and historic Quebec City, and finish your voyage in Montreal, a UNESCO City of Design with terraced cafés serving Kamouraska lamb, Arctic char and signature poutine.

San Juan to Lisbon - 13 Days

This is a place where dreams really do come true. The place where nothing comes between you and your fondest wishes. Where no schedules intrude, where day-to-day annoyances can’t reach you, where every moment of every hour of every day is yours alone. This is your place – at sea under an open sky – the one place in which you truly can get away from it all. Simply step on board and we’ll take it from there. Meals so delicious they might be sinful are served when, where, and any way you choose. Decadent spa treatments. Lazy hours stretched out on deck. Workouts you’ve been meaning to get around to in the state-of-the-art Fitness Center. Uninterrupted time to spend with new friends or in exquisite solitude. One delightful stop in Horta, Azores en route to Lisbon for an outdoor activity or relaxing on the beach.  Best of all, this is the place and the time to reconnect – with each other, with yourself, with your dreams.

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