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Flight Back to US after Transatlantic Cruise

Flight Back to US after Transatlantic Cruise

Jan 8th, 2015, 11:17 AM
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True… but she is the only liner currently… built to sail the Atlantic in all weather. I don't know much about ship architecture… but it has something to do with hulls - According to the devotees of liners, all other current ships are just floating hotels plopped on top of the same structure. I must say the cabins on all look alike to me… except for the top luxury suites etc.
Anyhow… bon voyage and smooth sailing.
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Jan 8th, 2015, 11:24 AM
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Whoops… meant to post this first for the flight information. Still might give you some insight into costs.
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Jan 29th, 2015, 04:10 AM
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To close the circle ... final results are in and my friend and I will be doing a 7 night sailing around the eastern Caribbean in April. The week prior to the transatlantic. He was pretty much dead set on the Princess as I was on the Allure. So we compromised.

And as none of the ports we will visit are interesting to me there's more time to explore the ship without crowds around!

But the benefit of this little study is worthwhile as having found "cruise" fares on the open market (that is, not through a cruise company) opens up possibilities for the future. Mainly, it could be financially reasonable to tack a TATL cruise on to many a European visit; that will be well considered.
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Jan 29th, 2015, 05:17 AM
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All's well that ends well! Nice you could both compromise and hope you both enjoy both cruises. Let us know when you return what you thought about both ships.
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Jan 29th, 2015, 12:35 PM
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I was probably ambiguous above! I'm only doing one cruise now, the Caribbean on the Allure. He's doing both, the Caribbean Allure and TATL on the Princess.
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Feb 1st, 2015, 06:22 AM
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Gotcha! Enjoy.
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Dec 15th, 2017, 12:43 PM
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Do you have to have a return trip booked and FULLY paid for before traveling in Europe for approximately 7 months? We are going to Europe on a transatlantic cruise and hope to return on the same, but wanted to wait until a couple of months before our return to purchase the return cruise, as we don't know exactly which country we will be returning to the States from and want to be able to take advantage of sales that will be in place close to the return sailing date. Most likely, we will be arriving in Italy (April) and coming home out of Southhampton, England, in December.
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Dec 15th, 2017, 06:27 PM
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Welcome to Fodors -- you have tacked on to a very old thread. Your questions is really more about travel in Europe than specifically about cruising. I'd re-post on the Europe board (see the 'Change Forum' pull down menu). When you say 7 months -- I assume you know about Schengen rules?? The short explanation is that one is only allowed to be in the Schengen zone for 90 days in any 6 month period. So most of your 7 months would by necessity have to be outside of the 26 Schengen countries.
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