World Cruises

Compare prices on World Cruises 2016 and 2017-2018 itineraries, schedule /departure dates, ports and destinations. For more detailed information on “Around The World” cruise ships – just follow the ship links from the below tables. This page is integrated with our surveys on Suez Canal cruise ship transits and Transatlantic cruises.

Vacationers on cruises around the world are able to experience culture-rich opportunities while sightseeing on multiple continents. Combine exciting land tours with leisurely days at sea. Fulfill your dreams and book a world cruise to explore the globe!

You are not alone in your dream to discover what lies there, beyond the horizon… It has been a part of the human nature since immemorial time. It was not until 1922, when the first passenger circumnavigation was made by Cunard Line that adventurous souls could follow Magellan’s way around the world.

“Around the World Cruise”

Around the World cruisesAround The World cruise is the perfect voyage for those who want it all. This kind of cruise vacations is an opportunity to explore beautiful landscapes, diverse cultures and wildlife on earth. As they last as long as 110 days, dock at upwards of thirty ports, round the world cruises take guests to the globe’s most exciting destinations in comfort and style. Another option for travelers who think it’s much time at sea, is taking just an itinerary section (one of the smaller segments), so as to explore one region only.

Cruisers who look for stunning landscapes, histories, exotic wildlife, fine beaches, or first class cuisine are certain to find the ideal destination on round the world itineraries. The main World Voyages attraction is that they allow you visit far-flung destinations in one package, for example- the Mediterranean & the South Pacific, without the typical of travel drawbacks. Go and see exotic locations, and then return to your ship for dinner and entertain yourself. And imagine this goes on and on for so many days… Sounds like perfectly splendid to me!

The World Cruise itinerary routesCruising round the world

  • Australia – Sydney Harbour; tropical Queensland; the Great Barrier Reef;
  • the Pacific – Pacific islands; the islands of Fiji, French Polynesia & Hawaii;
  • Asia – Vietnam coastline, rich with monuments & temples;
  • the Middle East – heading through the Suez Canal at Egypt – Aqaba, Luxor, Muscat. The alternative route- down Africa’s east coast with stops at Cape Town or Mombasa;
  • West America – the cosmopolitan USA cities; the ports of Mexico, with ruins of ancient Mayan cultures.
  • South America – the Brazilian rainforest; the magnificent city of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Europe – Athens- the ancient capital, and the architecturally amazing Barcelona.

List of popular round-the-world cruise ports

Round the World voyages run from major port cities, such as Southampton, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Singapore, Sydney, Cape Town. A great deal of cruise vacations run from Singapore or Sydney to Pacific islands, west to Europe and round the Asian ports, either round Africa (via Cape Town) or through the Suez Canal. Some of the lines take guests west, down the USA coast through the Panama Canal, after which- across to Dubai. And if you are interested in the subject of the world circumnavigation in general – this is the Wikipedia article about it.

Most popular call ports include: Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Muara, Kompong Som, Rarotonga, Limon, Safaga, Suez Canal, Lautoka, Bora Bora, Takoradi, Athens, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Bali, Haifa, Civitavecchia, Nagasaki, Aqaba, Mombasa, Kota Kinabula, Acapulco, Walvis Bay, Auckland, Wellington, Salalah, Rabaul, Lisbon, Dakar, Barcelona, Colombo, Bangkok, Lome, Dubai, Southampton, Ft. Lauderdale, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Miami, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City.

Is the “Around The World Cruise” cost worth it?

Around the world cruise costThere are people who really love the endless lazy days at sea with little to do. For others, the joy of cruising is to be able to visit different new places all around the world in a short time.

What about Around The World cruise ships offers, then? Will you survive after experiencing all the long days at sea (for example, an Australia-Southampton sector lasts 40 days)? If your answer is “not sure”, better book two shorter voyages instead- thus you’ll have more call ports and more new impressions. Just look carefully at the new-issued itineraries before you book a world cruise.

The atmosphere onboard Round The World cruise ships is very different from Mediterranean or Caribbean cruise vacations, so choose the world cruise line very carefully! Lots of people believe that you have to be old enough and retired to set sail on a Grand Voyage. True, and not so true. There are plenty of still working people onboard who have persuaded employers to give some months off. And all of them are mid-class and above, and most of them are really really really affluent.

Before committing to a World Voyage of three or more months away from home, bear in mind a few things first:

  • World Cruises deals present a great chance to see interesting parts of the globe, but better work out the number of sea days included in cruise deals, first. With more ports of call in your itinerary, you will be swept off your feet by the exotic sites and forget to think about the long days at sea in between.
  • If you don’t have the money and time for sailing all the way around, better book a segment! Companies have amazing organisation- some passengers get off here, others board there.
  • Around the world cruises attract older people just because they have the time (and money, of course) to be away for several months. You want to show the kids new cultures? Forget about world cruising and book two shorter cruises instead!
  • The irony about “Around The World” voyages is that actually they don’t sail fully round the world. On the other hand, it is true that these voyages, lasting from more than seventy, and up to 116 nights, offer vacationeers the chance to see diverse cultures wrapped into one single voyage. Even those who cannot commit to full voyage, can participate through the popular “segment” option, ranging from a week to more than one month.
  • Although Around The World cruise ships usually start their Grand Voyages in January, end in March-April-May, after Australia has become hot sea ship vacations destination, some of the lines already offer roun-dtrip Around the World cruises from Sydney, Australia, beginning in May, and even in July.

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World Cruises 2016 ships and lines

Cruise Lines dates/cruise length Cruise Ships itinerary-destinations itinerary segments visited countries, maps


March 3-May 1, 60-night MSC Lirica from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to China (Shanghai) via Europe
  • 41n Genoa to Shanghai
  • 26n Dubai to Shanghai
Canary Islands, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Jordan, Oman, UAE, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Japan

Costa Cruises

Jan 6-Apr 23, 108-night Costa Luminosa round-trip from Savona, Italy, visiting the Canaries, South America, French Polynesia, Australia, Asia, the Mediterranean
Italy, Spain, France, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Polynesia, Australia, New Zealand, India, UAE, Greece

Crystal Cruises

January 24–May 06, 102-night Crystal Serenity roundtrip from San Francisco CA, visiting Hawaii, South Pacific, Asia, Australia and Alaska
  • 22n San Francisco to Sydney
  • 12n Sydney to Bali
  • 12n Bali to Singapore
  • 19n Singapore to Shanghai
  • 14n Shanghai to Tokyo
  • 14n Tokyo to San Francisco
USA, Hawaii, Republic of Kiribati, Western Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, South Korea, Japan, Russia, Alaska, Canada


January 10-May 10, 121-night Queen Elizabeth roundtrip from Southampton, exploring destinations in the Far East and Asia, and returning via the Suez Canal, visiting 42 ports in 26 countries, with 15 maiden calls and 3 overnight stays – in Cape Town, Singapore and  Sydney
  • 42n Southampton to Sydney
  • 60n Southampton to Hong Kong
  • 80n Southampton to Hong Kong
  • 98n Southampton to Dubai
  • 104n Cape Town to Southampton
  • 63n Cape Town to Hong Kong
  • 81n Cape Town to Dubai
  • 79n Sydney to Southampton
  • 56n Sydney to Dubai
  • 61n Hong Kong to Southampton
Portugal, Namibia, South Africa, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India, UAE, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Malta, Spain
January 10-May 9, 120-night Queen Mary 2 roundtrip from Southampton, first across the Atlantic, and then the entire length of the Americas to Australasia, Arabia and Europe, visiting 39 ports in 27 countries, with 11 maiden calls and 3 overnight stays in Rio de Janeiro, Dubai and Sydney
  • 78n Southampton to Hong Kong
  • 98n Southampton to Dubai
  • 60n Southampton to Sydney
  • 113n New York to Southampton
  • 71n New York to Hong Kong
  • 91n New York to Dubai
  • 110n Fort Lauderdale to Southampton
  • 88n Fort Lauderdale to Dubai
  • 68n Fort Lauderdale to Hong Kong
  • 97n Rio De Janeiro to Southampton
  • 82n Santiago to Southampton
Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Tahiti, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, UAE, Oman, Egypt, Turkey, Italy
January 10-May 9, 120-night Queen Victoria full westerly circumnavigation from Sydney to Southampton, featuring a Panama Canal transit and scenic cruising in Milford Sound, New Zealand, visiting 37 ports in 22 countries, with 15 maiden calls and 3 overnight stays in San Francisco, Cape Town and Sydney
  • 57n Southampton to Sydney
  • 78n Southampton to Hong Kong
  • 102n Southampton to Cape Town
  • 108n Fort Lauderdale to Southampton
  • 90n Fort Lauderdale to Cape Town
  • 66n Fort Lauderdale to Hong Kong
  • 74n San Francisco to Cape Town
  • 92n San Francisco To Southampton
  • 71n Sydney to Southampton
  • 63n Sydney to Southampton
Portugal, Colombia, Guatemala, USA, Hawaii, Samoa, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, South Africa, Namibia

Fred Olsen

January 8– May 3, 116-night ms Black Watch roundtrip from Southampton, visiting 70 ports in 42 countries, visiting Australia, heading back to Southampton, visiting India, Africa and Asia
  • 56n Southampton to Sydney
  • 60n Sydney to Southampton
UK, Portugal, Barbados, St Vincent & The Grenadines, St Lucia, Aruba, Colombia, Columbia, Panama, Equador, Peru, Marquesa Islands, French Polynesia, Tahiti, Cook Islands, Tonga Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka, India, Jordan, Egypt, Malta
January 5– March 21, 76-night ms Boudicca roundtrip from Southampton, exploring Europe, Africa, Asia, the Mediterranean
  • 30n Southampton to Durban
  • 46n Durban to Southampton
Portugal, Madeira, Tenerife, Cape Verde, Gambia, Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Mozambique, Reunion Island, Mauritius, Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya, the Seychelles, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, Greece, Malta, Algeria, Spain

Holland America

January 5– Apr 30, 115-night ms Amsterdam roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, crossing the Panama Canal, visiting French Polynesia, Australia, the Great Barrier Reef, Asia, Suez Canal transit, Western Europe
  • 25n Hong Kong to Dubai
  • 33n Dubai to Fort Lauderdale
  • 36n Fort Lauderdale to Sydney
  • 58n Hong Kong to Fort Lauderdale
  • 68n Fort Lauderdale to Singapore
Costa Rica, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Sherrard Island, Darwin, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Oman, Egypt, Israel, Greece, Italy, Spain, Monaco, Portugal
January 7-April 7, 91-night  ms Rotterdam roundtrip from Rotterdam, visiting Southampton, the Mediterranean, Suez Canal transit, Dubai, Singapore, Komodo Island
  • 40n Southampton to Singapore
  • 56n Southampton to Singapore
  • 89n roundtrip Southampton
UK, Portugal, Gibraltar, Spain, Malta, Greece, Egypt, Oman, UAE, India, Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Italy, Spain


January 4-July 1, 180-night Insignia roundtrip from Miami, visiting the Caribbean, cruising the Atlantic Ocean to Cape Town, Indian Ocean, Laccadive and Andaman Sea, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok, South Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea, Hawaii Islands
  • 34n Papeete to Miami
  • 35n Cape Town to Singapore
  • 36n Shanghai to Sydney
  • 38n Sydney to Los Angeles
  • 54n Sydney to Miami
  • 56n Shanghai to Papeete
  • 61n Bridgetown to Singapore
  • 74n Shanghai to Los Angeles
Aruba, Curcao, Grenada, Trinidad-Tobago, Brazil, Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Madagascar, Tansania, Kenya, the Seychelles, India, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, China, Vietnam, South Korea, Japan, Philippines, Australia, South Pacific islands, Indonesia, Polynesia, Hawaii

Princess Cruises

September 25-November 1, 37-night Dawn Princess from Brisbane to Sydney, visiting Hawaii Islands, Papeete, Moorea, Bora Bora, Auckland, Bay of Islands
  • 35n roundtrip Sydney
Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, Polynesia, Australia, New Zealand
January 20-May 11, 111-night
Pacific Princess roundtrip from Los Angeles, visiting Honolulu, Bay of Islands, Auckland, Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, Colombo, Dubai, Suez Canal transit, the Mediterranean, Hamilton, Fort Lauderdale, Panama Canal, the Caribbean
  • 94n Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale
Hawaii Islands, American Samoa, Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Oman, UAE, Greece, Spain, Italy, Malta, Portugal, the Caribbean

RSSC Regent Cruises

April 12-May 23, 41-night Seven Seas Voyager from Singapore to Barcelona, visiting Kuala Lumpur, George Town, Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Arabian Sea, Red Sea, Suez Canal transit, Haifa, Mediterranean Sea, Palma de Mallorca
  • 28n Miami to Vancouver
Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, India, Oman, UAE, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Greece, Spain


February 14-April 17, 63-night
Seabourn Sojourn roundtrip from Singapore, visiting George Town, Rangoon, Langkawi Island, Singapore, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Kobe, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Shanghai, Hundred Islands, Manila, Bora Cay, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching
  • 35n Singapore to Hong Kong
  • 36n Singapore to Athens (Piraeus)
  • 50n Hong Kong to Athens (Piraeus)
Malaysia, Guyana, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, China, Japan, Vietnam, Philippines, Brunei


January 5- May 1, 115-night Silver Whisper from Ft. Lauderdale to Venice, transitting the Panama Canal and sailing to South America, then across the Pacific to Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Arabia and India.
  • 11n Fort Lauderdale FL to Callao
  • 14n Callao to Papeete
  • 13n Papeete to Sydney
  • 23n Sydney to Hong Kong
  • 14n Hong Kong to Singapore
  • 18n Singapore to Dubai
  • 22n Dubai to Venice
USA, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, U.A.E., Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy.


World Cruises 2017-2018 ships and lines

Cruise Lines dates/cruise length Cruise Ships itinerary-destinations itinerary segments visited countries, maps


2017, January 3–May 15, 132-night Queen Mary 2 round trip from New York City, visiting Southampton, Madeira, Walvis Bay, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Reunion, Mauritius, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Port Arthur, Hobrat, Brisbane, Cairns, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Keelung, Shanghai, Busan, Nagasaki, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Colombo, Dubai, Shafaga, Petra, Port Said, Suez, Naples, Lisbon
  • 118n round trip Southampton
  • 108n Cape Town to New York
UK, Portugal, Namibia, South Africa, Australia, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, UAE, Egypt, Italy
2017, January 7–May 7, 120-night Queen Elizabeth round trip from Southampton, visiting Brisbane, Cabo San Lucas, Cairns, Cape Town, Cartagena, Colombo, Fort Lauderdale, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Kagoshima , Kobe, Kuala Lumpur, Lahaina, Madeira, Mauritius, Cape Verde, Nha Trang, Nuku’Alofa, Okinawa, Panama Canal, Penang, Port Victoria, Réunion, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tenerife, Walvis Bay, Willemstad
  • 111n New York City to Southampton
  • 93nNew York to Cape Town
Australia, Mexico, South Africa,  Colombia,  Sri Lanka,  Vietnam, China, Hawaii, Japan, Malaysia, Portugal, USA, Vietnam, Seychelles, Namibia, Curacao, UK
2017, January 5–May 5, 120-night Queen Victoria round trip from Southampton, visiting Akaroa, Apia, Samoa, Auckland, Bora Bora, Cabo San Lucas, Charleston, Dunedin, Fort Lauderdale, Grand Cayman, Hilo, Honolulu, Los Angeles Melbourne, Milford Sound, Montevideo, Nuku’Alofa, Panama Canal, Papeete, Ponta Delgada, Port Canaveral, Puerto Quetzal, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Santiago, Chile, Sydney, Wellington
  • 95n round trip Fort Lauderdale
New Zealand, Australia, Aruba, Barbados, French Polynesia, Mexico, Cayman Islands, Hawaii, USA, Uruguay, Tahiti, Portugal, Guatemala, Brazil, Chile, UK

Fred. Olsen

2017, January 3-April 21, 107-night Black Watch round trip from Southampton, visiting Funchal, Bridgetown, Kralendijk, Oranjestad, Manta, Callao, San Martin, Hanga Roa, Papeete, Bora Bora, Rarotonga, Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound, Sydney, Brisbane, Hamilton Island, Townsville, Cairns, Darwin, Komodo Island, Benoa, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Phuket, Hambantota, Colombo, Uligamu, Utheemu, Salalah, Safaga, Sharm el-Sheikh, Alexandria, Valletta, Malaga
Madeira, Barbados, Bonaire, Aruba, Panama Canal, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Bali, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Oman, Egypt, Malta, Spain

Crystal Cruises

2017, January 5–April 14, 99-night
Crystal Serenity from Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo, Japan, exploring Tasman Sea, the Great Barrier Reef, South Pacific, the Indonesian Archipelago; Bali, Sulu, South and East China Seas; Yellow Sea, Indian Sea
  • 94n Miami round-trip
  • 108n Cape Town to New York
Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, New Caledonia, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, South Korea, Japan
2018, January 23 – May 16, 112-night Crystal Serenity from Los Angeles to Rome, exploring the Pacific, Australia, China Sea and the Indian Ocean, Suez Canal transit, the Mediterranean
  • 97n Los Angeles To Miami
USA, Samoa, Fiji, New Caledonia, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka, India, UAE, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Italy
2018, January 7-May 16, 129-night Crystal Symphony from Cape Town to Rome, exploring the coast of Africa, Indian Ocean, Australia, the Pacific, China Sea, Suez Canal transit, the Mediterranean
  • 114n Cape Town To Miami
South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Philippines, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Burma, Sri Lanka, India, Oman, Bahrain, UAE, Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Italy.


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