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7 reasons why you should book a World Cruise

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The pinnacle of any cruising calendar, a World Cruise is a celebration extraordinaire, and as the world opens again and COVID travel restrictions fade away we thought it was time to look afresh at the reasons to book one of these fabulous voyages…

1. Absence makes the heart grow fonder

You don't realise how much you value something until it's gone. For such a long time we've been forced to cancel and change our plans yet our desire for the cruise life has grown: the joy of visiting foreign lands and the comfort of returning to a delightful home from home; the pleasure of seeing the familiar faces of welcoming crew; the chance to meet new friends and travelling companions. Why not return to the waves in style when cruising resumes?

Seabourn crew line-up

2. The safest way to see the world

It's clear from the measures that have been implemented by the cruise industry since their return to service following the outbreak of COVID-19 that this is the safest and most convenient way to travel, so a World Cruise becomes the safest way to see the world. As you relax in your bubble aboard, carefully crafted shore experiences will be designed to allow you to safely discover the extraordinary destinations you'll visit. Taking one longer voyage means less time travelling to and from the ship, and more time enjoying yourself.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises - Shore excursion in Barcelona

3. You deserve to reward yourself

We tend to think of life events as significant birthdays and anniversaries, but your life achievements are about far more than just the fact that you have reached a particular easily-divisible age. We think that it's time to count your achievements. If the last couple of years have taught us anything it's that simply getting by is a reason to reward yourself. But you might have other reasons for congratulation: retirement, paying off your mortgage, downsizing, or recovering from illness. Take a long cruise - you deserve it!

Silversea - Champagne reception in the Observation Lounge

4. Make the most of every trip

The way we travel is always evolving, and we expect the trend towards focusing on fewer, more valuable and rewarding once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences to continue. A World Cruise is specifically designed to be an exceptional voyage and by its very nature delivers an unrivalled cruise experience - 'once in a lifetime' should be your ambition for every holiday!

A warm welcome in Papua New Guinea

5. It's the ultimate itinerary, no matter where it goes

World Cruise (and Grand Voyage) itineraries are surprisingly varied, ranging from Silverseas sell out 2024 Far East-West Pacific circle and their Grand South America 2024 voyage, to more typical routes encompassing the Mediterranean, Asia, Australia and the Americas. Most offer a number of mid-voyage land tours visiting iconic sights such as Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, the Terracotta Warriors at Xi'an, or the Taj Mahal. Add to this precruise gala events and the sense of occasion is complete.

Silver Cloud expedition world cruise in Svalbard

6. Life is a journey, not a destination…

…and the same can be said of travel. A world cruise by its very nature promises maximum enjoyment: the camaraderie with your fellow guests, the attentive crew, and the long days of relaxation as well as the places you'll visit. Sailing between continents, following the trade routes of old, is a joy that simultaneously opens your world up to vast horizons and shrinks it to the ship you're sailing on.

Seabourn Ovation - Wintergarden Suite

7. Great Value

A World Cruise, or Grand Voyage, certainly isn't cheap, but it can be great value. Hiding behind the considerable upfront costs are additional inclusions that often go above and beyond what that cruise line usually offers, even for all-inclusive cruise lines. This can mean business class flights, door-to-door luggage service, pre-cruise gala events, special shoreside experiences, valet laundry, internet and phone packages and more.

Meet the author

Alex is Director of Sales & Marketing at Mundy Cruising, having worked with the company for 10 years and in travel for over 18 years. Most recently he's cruised on Regent Seven Seas and has also sailed with Seabourn, Crystal, SeaDream, Tauck and Ponant. His favourite destination is South America however he's also enjoyed cruises in the Western Mediterranean, Middle East, East Africa & Indian Ocean, India, Myanmar, South East Asia and Antarctica. When he’s not travelling he loves walking holidays; a favourite included a trek to Everest Base Camp.

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