Repositional and Transatlantic cruises

See more of the world with a repositional cruise deal. Sail from one port, end in another, and extend your holiday with options ranging from five to 21 nights.

What is a repositional cruise?

Just like you, our cruise ships like to chase the sun. And that’s where repositional – or repositioning cruises – come in. These types of itineraries usually take place towards the end of a season. For instance, a ship might cross the Atlantic Ocean from Europe to the Caribbean for winter – and vice versa. This is known as a transatlantic cruise. On the other hand, there are some that don’t involve transatlantic travel and stay closer to home – just leaving and getting back into a different Mediterranean homeport.

Why choose a Repositioning cruise?

  • Unique itineraries

    Unlike standard cruises, repositional cruises are one-way – they start in one port and end in another. Don’t worry, your flights and transfers are still included.

  • Flexible durations

    Our repositional cruises come in different durations, so you can choose one that suits you best, from short five-night getaways to 21-night holidays.

  • See more of the world

    Depending on your chosen itinerary, you could tick off European gems and Caribbean islands in the same holiday, without breaking the bank.

What's there to do?

There tend to be more sea days on a transatlantic cruise, which means you get more time to check out the onboard entertainment and our restaurants and bars. And we up the ante on these sailings, which means you can expect the likes of additional shows, one-off guest speakers and tribute acts that you won’t find on our standard cruises. The line-up’s different depending on the ship – here’s a flavour of what to expect…


From West End-style shows and live music to outdoor cinemas and pub quizzes, there are plenty of things to keep you entertained at sea.

  • West End-style shows

  • Live music

  • Games and quizzes

  • Cultural classes

  • Arts and crafts sessions

  • Sing @ Sea – our onboard choir

  • Nightclub and casino

Sports and fitness

Play ping pong, hit the gym, come along to a dance class, or join a group fitness session. Or, just relax in our state-of-the-art spa.

  • Dance and fitness classes

  • Table tennis and shuffleboard

  • Jogging track

  • Spa sessions and treatments


From Asian restaurants and Italian places to steakhouses and international buffets, every ship in the fleet has at least seven globetrotting eateries onboard.

  • Main buffet or food hall

  • Speciality restaurants

  • Snack spots

  • The Great Musical Afternoon Tea

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