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Old 07-30-2008, 01:27 PM
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I'm beginning my planning phase for a possible future transatlantic cruise. I've been looking at Indepenance OTS from Southampton to Fort Lauderdale.
Which airport in the UK would I fly into for such a trip? How about, also, a local hotel close to the port? So excited! First cruise transatlantic, and first time in the UK-double the fun!!

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Old 08-02-2008, 02:59 PM
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hi I would suggest you should fly into heathrow or gatwick you might have to get a train from the airport to one of the cites main stations were you can Catch your link to Southampton. I suggest you go on to trip advisor for a hotel. This is probably the cheapest way or you can always get a connecting flight from heathrow to Southampton.

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Old 08-02-2008, 09:57 PM
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My first transatlantic cruise happened in April. I definitely want to do it again! It was a fantastic cruise, but next time I'll fly to Spain or England and cruise back to the U.S.—the six hour time change is hard on your system when you fly back to the U.S. from Spain.

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Old 08-06-2008, 09:26 PM
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I will let you in on a well-tried secret of those who love to do transatlantics. We do two a year (spring and fall) and love the cruises. But a big advantage of doing two is that we can buy round trip air to Europe (back in the spring and over in the fall) and save a bundle of money. As an example, this past April we cruised from Ft Lauderdale to Civitavecchia (Rome) on the Grand Princess (20 days), spent a few weeks driving around Italy and than flew back to Phila from Rome. In late Sept we are flying from Phila to Venice to pick-up the Emerald Princess cruise back to Ft Lauderdale. We were able to get a round trip ticket (from Rome and back to Venice) for about $800, and these are both non-stop flights. One major advantage of doing our own air (besides saving big bucks over cruise/air fares) is that we can choose our flights and allow ourselves as much time as we please in Europe.

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Old 08-07-2008, 02:54 PM
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Thanks, Hank. I'll look into that for next years cruising. Only problem I see is I have to get from Florida to Wisconsin.

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