I took my first cruise ever, across the Atlantic on Jan 10th 2016 from Southampton to New York. It was fantastic. Wonderful food, entertainment, service and ship. The holiday starts at the Ocean Terminal not like an airport and staff and most passengers in a good mood. Was upgraded to deck, from an inside cabin, which made all the difference. I was worried about being a single passenger, but had great people to sit with at dinner, and was able to sit with a really interesting different set of folk most breakfasts and lunches. Menus were really varied. Afternoon tea was to die for and cakes and scones all newly baked. Throughout the voyage I never forgot that this trip was something special. There was always something to look forward too, like a lecture, Planetarium, walk around the deck, cinema, pub quiz, show. On my last day on the ship had leisurely breakfast, took some photos from the ship ( you get the best view of Manhattan when the ship is docked at Brooklyn) . After 7 nights on board I had two nights in New York.I disembarked 10 am. Excellent transfers from Brooklyn to Manhattan ( a posh 4X4 with blacked out windows) from Manhattan to JFK. Marcel Gramercy hotel was excellently situated friendly staff. I arrived at hotel a few hours before room was ready but was able to go up to the lounge for free Wi-Fi and coffee. Don't bother with the breakfast there, have a real New York breakfast at one of the diners nearby. Left on 19th Jan, missing Storm Jonas by around a day or so. Even got to fly back on a Norwegian Air Dreamliner on my return to Gatwick. All in all, excellent value and a trip I will never forget. Thank you Iglu team you kept me up to date and informed. Your initial details at the time of booking Pavlo were 100% accurate too.