By The Cruise Web, Inc.
World cruises are the best opportunity to experience the beauty of many distinct countries while celebrating their unique cultures and fascinating histories. And sure, most cruisers already knew that. But did you know that world cruises are also the best value for your vacation dollar? Plus, how else can you enjoy the convenience of visiting multiple continents while only unpacking once?!?
Your typical world cruise itinerary is between 80 and 180 days and usually departs in January, although some can depart in later months. Cruise lines also change their world cruise itineraries every year, so repeat guests will always have a new experience. Speaking of repeat guests, did you know that world cruises have some of our highest repeat passenger rates? This goes to show the wonder of the world cruise experience. In fact, it’s common for guests to book their new voyage while onboard!
Imagine saying goodbye to a cold winter back home and stepping aboard your new 120-day retreat to follow the sun around the globe! Sail to the pristine beaches of the Caribbean, continue through the lush jungles of Central America, and journey onward to the untouched beauty of the South Pacific. Then spend a week or two exploring Australia and New Zealand before turning north towards Asia to discover the Far Eastern charms of China, Vietnam and Thailand. But wait, there’s more! If you can bring yourself away from the astonishing temples of Southeast Asia, continue sailing to India, and then set your sights on Europe. When your journey finally comes to a close, your first two questions will be “When can we do that again?!?” and “Where did we park the car?”
If you’ve been keeping up with the latest cruise news, you may have noticed that several lines have recently unveiled their next world cruise itineraries. Or perhaps you’ve ignored these announcements, committed to the notion that these are just dream vacations reserved for the rich and famous – but are they?
Cunard, Holland America and Princess each offer world cruises aboard their large premium ships, and they start at a much more approachable $15k to $30k per person. Now, don’t get us wrong, world cruises are never cheap and they probably aren’t feasible for everyone – but their value is incredible. Cruise lines realize that participation in a world cruise requires a huge time and financial commitment, so they often include a host of extra perks and bonus amenities to make your time at sea even more memorable. Examples include free roundtrip airfare, free gratuities, free onboard credit, spa packages, free WiFi and more. These free extras can be worth tens of thousands of dollars!
It’s Never Too Early
For any cruise line, the key to getting the best deal is planning early and booking far in advance. Not only does this help you reserve your ideal stateroom, your early planning will often be rewarded with huge savings and bonus offers. Plus, most cruise lines only offer one world cruise itinerary per year, so space is very limited for these highly-coveted voyages.
It’s a Small World
Alternately, if you don’t have the time or budget for a full world cruise, most cruise lines also offer “world cruise segments” that can range from a few weeks to a couple months in length. These “short” voyages still visit a broad array of diverse destinations to give you a taste of world cruising without requiring as much of an investment.
Choices, Choices, Choices…
Continue below to preview some of our world cruises departing in 2017, 2018 and 2019. These featured world voyages range in length from 84 to 180 days and are offered by a variety of premium and luxury cruise lines. For additional information on world cruise itineraries not listed below, or to learn more about world cruise segments, contact our cruise experts today at 1-800-377-9383.
AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES
Azamara’s World Journey features 18 late nights, 13 overnights and 8 AzAmazing Evenings. On top of Azamara’s always included amenities, World Journey guests can receive free roundtrip airfare, one-night pre-voyage hotel in Sydney with a launch party, $1,000 onboard spending money per person, one complimentary laundry bag per week (per person), up to $500 per person luggage reimbursement, free internet and more.
2018 World Voyage | 102 Days
Departing March 7, 2018 (Sydney to London) aboard Azamara Journey
Starting from $35,870 per person*
Crystal’s Full World Cruises feature all of the line’s luxury touches, plus guests could enjoy $1,000-$2,000 shipboard credit per person, complimentary chauffeured private car transfers between the airport and ship, luggage reimbursement of up to $500 per person, exclusive Welcome Celebration prior to departure, two exclusive shoreside events, complimentary beverages, free gratuities, complimentary specialty dining, exclusive gifts and more.
2017 Full World Cruise | 94 Days
Departing January 10, 2017 (roundtrip Miami) aboard Crystal Serenity
Starting from $35,810 per person*
2018 World Cruise | 112 Days
Departing January 23, 2018 (Los Angeles to Rome) aboard Crystal Serenity
Starting from $49,140 per person*
2019 Grand Continental Odyssey | 84 Days
Departing January 13, 2019 (Los Angeles to Monte Carlo) aboard Crystal Serenity
Starting from $29,645 per person*
For more World Cruise itineraries from Crystal, please call 1-800-377-9383.
Cunard Line’s World Voyages feature extended time in select ports of call and plenty of bonus amenities that vary based on your stateroom category. Guests could be eligible to enjoy free gratuities, up to $1,500 onboard credit per person, an alternative dining credit, upgraded private transfers, a pre-cruise hotel upgrade to the Flagship Collection, complimentary laundry service, an exclusive Gala World Voyage Special Event, welcome reception, unique commemorative gifts and more.
2017 Full World Voyage | 120 Nights
Departing January 7, 2017 (roundtrip Southampton) aboard Queen Elizabeth
Starting from $19,399 per person*
2018 Full World Voyage | 120 Nights
Departing January 10, 2018 (roundtrip Southampton) aboard Queen Mary 2
Starting from $19,998 per person*
2018 World Voyage | 93 Nights
Departing February 5, 2018 (San Francisco to Southampton) aboard Queen Elizabeth
Starting from $15,198 per person*
For additional Cunard World Voyages, please call 1-800-377-9383.
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
Not only will Holland America’s Grand World Voyages take you to some of the most marvelous sites on earth, they’ll also take your breath away with bonus amenities to reward early bookings. Depending on the stateroom category, guests could receive up to $2,000 shipboard credit per person, 400 free internet minutes per person, a complimentary shore excursion from The Collections of Holland America Line, unlimited luggage delivery service, up to 4 bottles of liquor delivered in-suite, complimentary laundry services and more.
2017 Grand World Voyage | 111 Days
Departing Jan 4, 2017 (roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale) aboard ms Amsterdam
Starting from $17,839 per person*
Oceania Cruises offers the longest world cruise itineraries with their 180-Day World Cruises Around the World. Guests can take advantage of free First Class roundtrip airfare and Oceania’s Exclusive Prestige Package, which includes free gratuities, free onboard medical care, free unlimited internet, free 1-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay, free laundry services, free exclusive shoreside events, free visa package, free luggage delivery and free roundtrip transfers.
2017 World Cruise | 180 Days
Departing January 6, 2017 (roundtrip Miami) aboard Insignia
Starting from $51,999 per person*
2018 World Cruise | 180 Days
Departing January 3, 2018 (roundtrip Miami) aboard Insignia
Starting from $43,799 per person*
Princess Cruises’ Around the World voyages provide plenty of enticing extras to make an already incredible journey even more amazing. Guests could receive up to $1,000 onboard credit per person, free hotel and dining charges and complimentary mini-bar replenished weekly. Plus, Princess offers plenty of exclusive events for world cruisers, including gala events to special shows, exclusive menus to mark travel milestones like crossing the Equator or International Dateline, and VIP lectures, enrichment activities and more.
2017 Around the World Cruise | 115 Days
Departing May 26, 2017 (roundtrip Fremantle) aboard Sea Princess
Starting from $20,879 per person*
REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES
Your Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ all-inclusive World Cruise could visit over 30 countries as you travel to nearly as many UNESCO World Heritage sites. Along the way you’ll enjoy up to 6 overnight stays, plus the added benefit of Regent Seven Seas’ Signature World Cruise Amenities. These include free First Class airfare, free exclusive shore experiences, pre-cruise gala event, free onboard medical service, unlimited onboard WiFi, free phone time, free laundry services, free door-to-door luggage handling, free visa package and a commemorative gift.
2017 World Cruise | 128 Nights
Departing January 5, 2017 (roundtrip Miami) aboard Seven Seas Navigator
Starting from $56,999 per person*
2018 World Cruise | 137 Nights
Departing January 8, 2018 (roundtrip Los Angeles) aboard Seven Seas Navigator
Starting from $59,999 per person*
OPENED FOR RESERVATIONS STARTING MAY 18, 2016
Silversea presents one of the most luxurious world cruise vacations with their 2017 offering. Guests will enjoy four exclusive events (in San Francisco, Honolulu, Shanghai and Sir Bani Yas), $2,000 onboard credit per person, Business Class airfare, unlimited WiFi, free laundry services, free luggage valet and more. Plus, for your grand finale, Silversea will even arrange a complimentary 3-night sailing aboard the new Silver Muse after your return to Monte Carlo.
2017 Full World Cruise | 116 Days
Departing January 6, 2017 (San Francisco to Monte Carlo) aboard Silver Whisper
Starting from $61,550 per person*
Viking Oceans rewards their lucky world cruisers with one of the most valuable bonus packages, especially when you book early. Guests can receive $2,000 shipboard credit per person, $750 spa services credit, $750 shopping credit for the onboard boutiques, Business Class airfare with transfers, pre-paid gratuities, the Silver Spirits beverage package, one free excursion for each port of call, onboard medical services, free laundry services and free unlimited WiFi.
2017-18 World Cruise | 141 Days
Departing December 15, 2017 (Miami to London) aboard Viking Sun
Starting from $49,999 per person*
To find a world cruise – or shorter world cruise segment – to fit your budget, contact the experts at The Cruise Web at 1-800-377-9383. Our experienced cruise consultants will help you compare your options and make sure you get the best deal on the vacation of a lifetime. Keep in mind, with so few itineraries available, space is very limited and these sell out quickly, so call today.
* All rates are per person, based on double occupancy, in USD, and subject to availability. All rates, offers and itineraries are subject to change without notice. Government taxes, fees and port expenses are additional for select sailings.