Truly embodying the Golden Age of ocean travel, a transoceanic voyage recalls the classic crossings made by the elegant and exclusive ocean liners of the early 1900s. Alluring the rich and famous with the most desirable way to travel, these grand ships hosted a stunning range of notable figures, including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Fred Astaire and Sir Winston Churchill, just to name a few. The extravagant spaces of the ship were designed to be on par with the fashionable hotels, clubs and establishments of the era. Elaborate dining rooms evoked French châteaux and smoking rooms were reminiscent of late-Renaissance Italian palazzos. Everything was imbued with an air of grandeur, and the floating palaces enchanted all who could afford the luxury of traveling on one.

Bermuda FunchalWith such a rich heritage, a transoceanic voyage still offers one of the best and unique ways to explore the world. It offers an ideal blend of blissful days at sea and visits to exotic ports of call otherwise not easily accessible. During a single itinerary, you can leisurely explore both the gorgeous shores of Bermuda and the distinct flavors of Funchal, perhaps strolling the art deco-style market and tasting world-famous Madeira wine. Alternatively, you might explore Montreal’s romantic Old Town and later discover Northern Ireland’s most famous landmark, Giant’s Causeway, and some of Dublin’s most storied monuments.

SpaclubThe many exquisite pleasures of our beloved mid-size ships also encourage you to fully relax during your days at sea.  Attend engaging presentations by esteemed guest lecturers, indulge in relaxing spa treatments at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub® and enjoy sumptuous cuisine at our gourmet specialty restaurants.

La-reserveOn board Riviera & Marina, you can also partake in featured wine tastings with friends at La Reserve by Wine Spectator, and attend hands-on cooking classes at The Culinary Center and art workshops and programs at Artist Loft. With our one-of-a-kind transoceanic voyages, embrace the timeless enchantment of sea travel and the magic of arriving in Europe without ever boarding a single flight.

Embark on a classic transatlantic crossing & join us this spring:

Beaches, Blooms & Bluffs | Miami to Barcelona aboard Riviera, April 1, 2015

River Routes & Channel Crossings | Montreal to London aboard Marina, May 18, 2015