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The member lines of Cruise Lines International Association
(CLIA) are making it easy for travelers to opt for an ocean
crossing or leisurely one-way voyage from continent to continent by
Of CLIA’s 24 member lines, 15 will offer fall trans-Atlantic or
-Pacific Ocean voyages on more than 50 ships. These voyages, for
the most part, are “repositioning” cruises, as cruise companies
move their fleets from summer seasons in Europe, Alaska and Canada
to winter seasons in the Caribbean, Mexico and elsewhere.
Cruise lines offering these journeys include Carnival Cruise
Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Line, Holland
America Line, MSC Cruises, Orient Lines, Regent Seven Seas Cruises,
Royal Caribbean International, Seabourn Cruise Line, SeaDream Yacht
Club and Silversea Cruises.
The cruise lines will take varied times to cross, stopping in a
variety of ports along the way.
Costa Cruises will operate five ships heading west after a
European summer, all departing from Savona, Italy. Costa Fortuna
sails to the Dominican Republic on a 15-night journey departing
Nov. 2; Costa Victoria embarks on an 18-night crossing to Brazil on
Nov. 25; Costa Magica also travels for 18 nights to Brazil on Nov.
26; Costa Mediterranea leaves Nov. 29 for a 16-night crossing to
the Bahamas; and Costa Classica’s 17-night voyage to Brazil leaves
Disney Cruise Line is one of the newest entries in the
repositioning market, bringing home Disney Magic to Port Canaveral
on Aug. 18, departing from Barcelona and including a day on
Disney’s own island, Castaway Cay, and six days at sea.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Norwegian Gem, will depart
for the U.S. on Nov. 21 with an Exotic Western Mediterranean
sailing from Barcelona to Boston. On Oct. 9, Norwegian Sun will
reposition from San Diego to Miami on an 18-day Panama Canal
Princess Cruises will send the Emerald Princess on a 17-day,
eight-port cruise departing from Venice on Oct. 8 to Fort
Lauderdale. The Sea Princess leaves London on Oct. 13 for a 14-day
crossing to Barbados; Royal Princess departs Rome on Nov. 28 for a
24-day cruise to Fort Lauderdale; and Star Princess offers a
17-day, 9-port sailing between Rome and Fort Lauderdale embarking
on Dec. 3.
More information and itineraries can be found on CLIA’s Web