It’s fair to say that transatlantic crossings have defined the course of modern history. From the discovery of the Americas through the Industrial Revolution, few things have been as important as the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. With a Silversea Transatlantic cruise, modern explorers can travel the same waters in luxury and style. Whether you’re looking for a simple yet beautiful cruise from Canada to the UK or a more exciting trip from Argentina to South Africa, Transatlantic cruises with Silversea are an amazing opportunity that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
Transatlantic cruises are characterized by more time at sea, which gives cruisers the opportunity to enjoy all of the world-class amenities offered by Silversea. From highly personalized service to one of the highest space-per-guest ratios of any luxury cruise, you can cross the Atlantic in the most lavish surroundings imaginable. The range of activities on a Silversea cruise include a library, movie center, and a casino. Whether you’re interested in calm relaxation or social activities, you can spend your days at sea indulging all of your desires.
Silversea’s Cruise Ships
Depending on which cruise you’ve chosen, your Silversea Cruise will take you on board the Explorer, Muse, Spirit, Whisper, or Wind. The Silversea Silver Explorer is perfect for those who crave adventure, as its eight inflatable boats allow guests to explore places that would otherwise be inaccessible. The Silversea Silver Muse redefines ultra-luxury ocean travel with spacious all-suite accommodations, and the Silversea Silver Spirit has the largest pool and spa in the fleet. The Silversea Silver Whisper takes Silversea’s award-winning concept of all-suite luxury to the next level with a cosmopolitan ambiance and a variety of special amenities. Finally, the Silversea Silver Wind has been designed to provide intimate, elegant cruising for every guest while also being as spacious as a grand hotel.
Things to Do on a Transatlantic Cruise
Since the locations you might visit on a Silversea Transatlantic cruise vary so greatly, there’s almost no limit to the opportunities you’ll have once you arrive. From the beautiful beaches of the Canary Islands to the historical monuments in several major European cities, there’s sure to be something for everyone. If your cruise takes you to Gibraltar, be sure to take the cable car to the summit of the Rock of Gibraltar, a 1400-foot-high limestone formation which offers one of the most spectacular views you’ll ever see.
Another incredible stop on some Silversea Transatlantic cruises is Madeira (Funchal) in Portugal where you can enjoy activities including nature hikes, shopping, and even tobogganing down a mountain. A great way to add value to your Transatlantic cruise is to spend a few additional days in the city that you embark or disembark from. Several of Silversea’s Transatlantic cruises begin or end in places like Barcelona, London, Cape Town, and Montreal, each with its own range of amazing opportunities for you to enjoy.
Transatlantic Cruise Tips
As previously mentioned, Transatlantic cruises are mostly spent crossing the ocean which means there are several days between stops. It’s important to plan ahead by checking the itinerary of your cruise and familiarizing yourself with the specific opportunities available on your ship. You should also plan to bring some activities of your own. When packing, don’t forget warm and cold-weather necessities, as the Atlantic weather can be unpredictable.
If you are concerned about possible seasickness, you should consult with a doctor in the weeks leading up to your trip as prescription medication may be necessary and will not be available once you’re at sea. Be aware of the timing of the direction you’ve chosen. If you’re heading westward, you’ll wind up with a handful of 25-hour days due to the time changes. Of course, heading east, you’ll get a few shorter days for the same reason. Crossing the Atlantic Ocean may require some extra planning, but you’ll find it’s one of the most rewarding experiences of your life!