Pack your bags and embark on a vacation like no other – a journey of old world style and sophistication with new world amenities and innovations. Transatlantic cruising offers an unparalleled retreat from the stress of life on land, to a place where guests enjoy vast expanses of ocean, beautiful sunsets and horizons that stretch to infinity. And when the ocean ends, your next great adventure begins. Transatlantic cruises present not only a unique experience unto themselves, but also transportation to a destination abroad, where your vacation continues on.
Or, opt to travel from point A to point B within the European continent on one of our unique, one-way European voyages, such as our 16-night or 18-night Suez Canal sailings.
Explore these tropical, one-of-a-kind destinations on your transatlantic cruise:
Tenerife, Canary Islands
The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife also boasts the highest mountain in all of Spain--and possibly the tallest tales, too. It's been said that the Lost City of Atlantis once existed right here on this archipelago off the coast of Africa, before it plummeted into the depths of the ocean. From top to bottom this island offers spectacular natural wonders. In the north, you'll find the lush Orotava Valley and the old harbor town of Puerto de la Cruz, while the southern region holds some of the most beautiful golden sand beaches lined with lavish resorts. In the middle of it all: the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Teide.
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria is the most populated of the seven islands, with a unique blend of Spanish, African, Latin American and Northern Europe influences. But the diversity doesn't end there. Gran Canaria's landscape goes from snow-capped mountains to desert, from gorgeous beaches to tropical forests. It's an outdoor paradise offering everything from deep-sea fishing and diving to mountain biking and hiking. And in the capital of Las Palmas, you'll plenty of museums, shops and cafés, serving just as varied flavors and cuisines.
Ponta Delgada, Azores
Explorers first stumbled upon the fabled Azores in the early 15th century. Soon after, settlers began arriving in São Miguel, the largest of the islands, and established its capital of Ponta Delgada. Along with agriculture, whaling became an important means of making a living. Nowadays, the whales are just part of the scenery, but pineapple farms are still fully functional, producing the sweetest, most delicious fruit. The island bursts with color, from the crater lakes of Sete Cidades ranging green to blue, to the picturesque village of Furnas, where visitors will find an 18th century park in full bloom.
These are only a few of the European destinations visited by Royal Caribbean International.
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