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04-19-2010 Lists Transatlantic Cruises An Option for Stranded Travelers – Inventory Very Limited

DETROIT (April 19, 2010) – CruiseCompete offers stranded travelers a more pleasant option to waiting out the volcanic ash cloud disrupting air space  – Transatlantic cruises. Since some experts are predicting this disruption may not sort out for an extended period of time, travelers may want to consider a transatlantic cruise. CruiseCompete is the industry's leading competitive-quote travel website, which saves travelers time as all cruise lines are available and can be shopped at once.   For updated information on travel options, please visit
Most Transatlantic cruises are currently sold out, with a few cabins available or possible wait listing --- Crossing from one side of the Atlantic to the other can take anywhere from 6 to 8 days, longer cruises are available.
The classic Transatlantic routing between New York and London (Southampton) comes to mind, but there are other routes as well. Travelers in North America can choose from the following departure ports: New York, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Port Canaveral, Miami, San Juan and Galveston. Travelers in Europe and the UK have the option to leave from London (Southampton), Hamburg, Genoa, and Rome among others.
Depending on your departure point, your routing across the Atlantic will take in a wide variety of ports. Time onboard can be spent wisely as all ships are outfitted with a substantial inventory of things to do. All ships offer communication centers where you can make phone calls, use the Internet, and send emails.
The following is a link to a list of transatlantic cruises offered on CruiseCompete, along with search tools for more options:
Tip: If the link does not work, go to, then ‘Search Cruises,’ selecting ‘Transoceanic’ in the region menu.
Here is what we found when we called lines offering transatlantic cruises:
Cunard was sold out for their transatlantic cruises prior to the air disruption. However, Cunard will waitlist you for transatlantic cruise and tell you where you fall on the waitlist for a refundable fee of $500.
While the April 26 Miami to London is sold out, NCL’s June 24 London to New York has some availability on the Epic.
Celebrity Cruises
May 20 from Miami has waitlist only, as it is currently sold out.
Royal Caribbean Cruises
May 2 from San Juan on the Adventure of the Seas has some availability and allows waitlist option. 
In addition, CruiseCompete is offering to assist travelers (with Cruise options) who are stranded. You can email them at
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