Shorter Cross-Atlantic Cruises

Mar 14th, 2018, 09:02 AM
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Shorter Cross-Atlantic Cruises

In my intensive research, I've found cross-Atlantic cruises for 6-plus days. Are there any that are shorter, perhaps even direct -- i.e. no stops or minimum stops? We are looking for a long-flight substitute. Thank you for any/all information.
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Mar 14th, 2018, 09:36 AM
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AFAIK the shortest transatlantic crossings from the US take 7 nights. Can't see how one could possibly be faster considering the distance involved
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Mar 14th, 2018, 11:38 AM
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The shortest should be the regular Cunard sailings between New York and Southampton, since there are no stops. That's seven nights in either direction, If you want faster you fly.
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Mar 14th, 2018, 11:54 AM
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Um, where would they stop.....
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Mar 14th, 2018, 01:42 PM
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Mar 14th, 2018, 04:18 PM
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The QE2 did it in 5 days.... and the QM2 is capable of that also. But I've read that passengers these days prefer a more leisurely trip.. and I gather that is more profitable for Cunard.

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Mar 17th, 2018, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by TDudette View Post
Um, where would they stop.....
Um, The Azores, Madeira, Bermuda, Cork, Le Havre, etc.
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Mar 19th, 2018, 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by TDudette View Post
Um, where would they stop.....
The're many possibilities...
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Mar 19th, 2018, 07:26 AM
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dsquared and cruiseluv: But any stop would make the crossing even longer . . . The OP is trying to find a shorter journey.
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Mar 29th, 2018, 12:03 PM
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Cunard is the quickest at 7 days. They used to do the crossing in five days, but changed it some years ago to 7 days (slower means less fuel burned; more days on board = more revenue).
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Apr 15th, 2018, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by janisj View Post
dsquared and cruiseluv: But any stop would make the crossing even longer . . . The OP is trying to find a shorter journey.
Yes, I got that. I was responding to a poster that expressed disbelief there's anywhere they could stop
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Apr 19th, 2018, 04:36 PM
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It's the same distance across the Atlantic as it was in April 1912 when the Titanic wanted to set a new speed record. If you want to avoid a long flight, fly to Iceland and spend a day there and then take another flight to the destination of your choice. 3 days (maybe less) and you get the chance to see some of a nice country in between.
I believe there is still a flight from Boston to Terciera in the Azores. It is about 900 miles to fly from Lajes to Lisbon.
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Jan 30th, 2019, 02:18 PM
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There are no stops on QM2 transatlantic crossings. It could be done in 5 days, (according to my marine engineer son,) but they make it a week for a variety of reasons
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Jan 30th, 2019, 03:08 PM
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Any reason you topped a year old thread for an OP who has never responded . . . ?
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Jan 31st, 2019, 08:00 PM
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This is like asking if you can fly east coast to west coast in under 6 hrs via a shortcut....... yeah baby, it was called the Concorde
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