We actually did cross the Atlantic by cruise ship two months ago...it was really something. Nothing but water for six days. On the fourth day we saw another boat: a barge.
Then I took a plane ride home (transatlantic)...got here much faster but was laid up with MS for a month.
Not to put it out there as a reasonable proposition, just to say it made for a good vacation.
Amtrak had some decent rates. I might fly home from NY or I might get a sleeper car on Amtrak. Not sure.
I've traveled cross-country, from New York to Arizona, on Amtrak. My daughter was four at the time (she's 23 now) and it was a great trip. We had a sleeper. The food was fantastic and it was great to see the scenery. I've done a couple of other trips on Amtrak....not quite as long. It's always been a positive experience. Although, in recent years, it isn't cost effective.
I've wondered about the effects of the altitude changes after the CCSVI procedure because my darling man will be flying from Iowa (Cece, until last Fall he lived in Minneapolis but moved back to his hometown to be close to his family).
I'd like some clarification about what, if any issues, might exist with him flying back home from Albany. The plan is for him to fly there and for me to drive there from Rhode Island (it's only about 3 1/2 hours from where I live).