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Top Essentials for a Transatlantic Cruise

Top Essentials for a Transatlantic Cruise

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Transatlantic cruises still remain highly sought after thanks to the appeal of destinations like New York and London, but also thanks to Cunard’s commitment to providing an elegant and charming way to undertake the journey. Board with Cunard and experience this iconic voyage across the Atlantic, before losing yourself in the buzz and history of some of the world’s most exciting destinations.

At Accent on Travel, our partnership with Cunard allows us to curate your dream transatlantic cruise for a 7 to 14-night sailing. Whether you have a passion for the glamor of famous European cities like London and Paris or simply want the experience of this timeless crossing to look back on, let our expert travel advisors design your perfect vacation. 

To help you prepare for your transatlantic cruise with Cunard, here are five essentials to create the perfect suitcase.


Pack layers

Each season has a unique appeal for guests aboard this classic sailing, and with seasonal variations comes the need to pack for comfort. A summer’s day brings humid conditions, so light and loose clothing is vital, but under impressive city skylines the temperature can quickly cool of an evening, so pull on your light jacket or a sweater to stay cozy as you watch the famous Statue of Liberty retreat from your view.

A magical winter in London can often see a dramatic flurry of snowflakes or a glistening frost on the sidewalks, requiring your comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots. Shelter from any rainy days with a waterproof jacket – or your most elegant winter coat – and enjoy the bustle of the city from the comfort of a coffee shop.


Relax with a good read

French philosopher Descartes said that “the reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest (people) of the past centuries”. Between gala evenings on board and the sense of adventure in your chosen destination, take the chance to lose yourself in a good book. 

From classics set in London to help evoke a bygone era, such as Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway and Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes adventures, to modern novels about New York, such as Paul Auster’s The New York Trilogy and Helene Wecker’s The Golem and the Jinni, it’s a great way to build the anticipation while allowing yourself time to unwind. 


Moments of entertainment

As you share a drink and look out over the wide blue ocean from one of the many panoramic bars and lounges with your loved one or traveling group, why not relax with a game of bridge, poker, or dominoes? Let these moments of light entertainment serve as the ideal icebreaker when mingling with fellow passengers and any friends you make throughout your journey. Perfect for casual social occasions, when you pack these items your options are nearly endless for ways to engage with one another.


Something for light sleepers

Accommodations aboard Cunard’s fleet provide a wealth of amenities to make your journey smooth and comfortable. Whether you opt for a stateroom or a suite, make yourself at home in these sumptuous surroundings. For the light sleepers, packing ear plugs can help provide peace of mind and put you at ease, assuring you of maximum rest time. Rise from your luxurious bed each morning fully replenished and ready to seize the day.


Moments to yourself

Time to yourself is important, and for music lovers some noise-canceling headphones make the perfect retreat. Curate your own playlist of your favorite music or download the latest, gripping podcast show to help create a body of personal entertainment as you undertake the ever-popular transatlantic route. Allow your soothing choice of audio to play accompaniment to the elegance of sailing across ocean waves in some of the finest, luxury ships that Cunard has to offer. Some time alone relaxing with your headphones on can help you recharge your headspace, readying you for adventure ahead with fellow passengers.

Experience the history and majesty of a transatlantic cruise — call our expert advisors at 888-806-2337 to reserve your place on the Cunard fleet. Thanks to our partnership with Cunard, we provide exclusive perks and benefits to enhance your next vacation. Allow us to arrange all the details, including tailoring itinerary choices for a unique experience, so that all you have to do is look forward to waking up somewhere wonderful across the ocean.




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