If you’re like me, and the person you most want to travel with won’t get on a plane, there’s only one way to get to Europe–on a luxury ocean liner. However, such cruises not only take time, they take money.

Once a year, Cunard cruise lines hosts a contest where you can win a trip on the legendary Queen Mary 2, from New York City to Southampton, England.  The trip includes airfare to the ship and back from England, all ground transportation, a balcony stateroom aboard the ship, and all meals and entertainment on the cruise. (The retail value is $7,750.)

The Queen Mary 2 is like a floating luxury resort. Facilities aboard the ship include 15 restaurants and bars, five swimming pools, a full casino, the Canyon Ranch spa, a theater, an 8000-volume library, a shopping arcade and a planetarium.

You can enter once between now and November 30, 2012 at 9pm PST. You must be 21 years old and a resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia to be eligible to win. To try your luck, visit this page.

Good Luck and Bon Voyage!

Cross the Atlantic for Free with Cunard's New Sweepstakes