Imagine ticking off your whole 'must see' bucket list in the
course of one trip - and without having to pack and unpack… Such is
the appeal of a World Cruise, on offer from a whole range of cruise
lines, and lasting up to an amazing 180 nights on board.
Obviously you need to plan ahead for such a trip - you need to
clear out your diary, maybe arrange for someone to live in your
house, certainly find a temporary new home for the dogs. So whether
you are still on for a major trip in 2018, planning for 2019, or
already ready to commit for 2020, there are options available, and
here are our top ten...
Seven Seas Navigator in 2018 is sold out, so don't delay for the
4th January 2019 round the world opportunity,
or why not wait for Seven Seas Mariner in 2020. All drinks,
gratuities and shore excursions are included in the
Best for in-depth exploration: Seabourn
Seabourn doesn't offer a World Cruise as such, but on certain
ships you can stay on board for as long as 152 nights without
repeating a port - well planned, port-intensive and absolutely
In 2018, both Symphony and Serenity offer long World Voyages, with the
option to jump between ships in Sydney mid-cruise, giving you four
itineraries to choose from. In 2019, two more options are on
Best for bookworms: Silversea
In 2019, the Silversea World Cruise named 'Tale of Tales' introduces an interesting
twist, with nine writers invited on board, each of whom will create
a short story inspired by their journey. The result will be an
exclusive anthology of the voyage.
Insignia's World Cruise has been snapped up for 2018, so don't
hold back, book now for her 180-day journey from New York to Miami in 2019 to enjoy the longest,
most in-depth World Cruise on offer.
Best for British tradition: Cunard
There are two lovely Cunard ships sailing from the UK - Queen
Mary 2 and Queen Victoria. One offers a round the world cruise, the
other a destination-focused long voyage. Look out for the Queen
Mary's Far East journey in January 2019.
Saga Pearl II's final voyage is a Portsmouth round trip to South Africa in
February 2019. Stand by, the new Saga ship Spirit of Discovery
launches in 2019 - she could be your choice for long voyages in the
Snap up a bargain this coming January with Fred Olsen's World Cruise on board
Black Watch, or opt for winter 2018/2019 - Black Watch will sail in
November, and be in Sydney in time for the New
Holland America's lovely Amsterdam plans circumnavigations in
January 2018 and 2019, both setting off on a round-trip from
Fort Lauderdale for 113 nights. This is a sizable ship for a World
Cruise, giving you lots of options on board.
141 days of exploration departing 15th December 2017 - this is a
sold out cruise. So stand by for news of the next departure, to
ensure you don't miss the boat!