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 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 routes
- 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?
There 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.
|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||
||Canary Islands, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Jordan, Oman, UAE, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Japan|
|January 24–May 06, 102-night||Crystal Serenity||roundtrip from San Francisco CA, visiting Hawaii, South Pacific, Asia, Australia and Alaska||
||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||
||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||
||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||
||Portugal, Colombia, Guatemala, USA, Hawaii, Samoa, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, South Africa, Namibia|
|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||
||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||
||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|
|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||
||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||
||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||
||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|
|September 25-November 1, 37-night||Dawn Princess||from Brisbane to Sydney, visiting Hawaii Islands, Papeete, Moorea, Bora Bora, Auckland, Bay of Islands||
||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||
||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||
||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||
||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.||
||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.|
|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||
||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||
||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||
||New Zealand, Australia, Aruba, Barbados, French Polynesia, Mexico, Cayman Islands, Hawaii, USA, Uruguay, Tahiti, Portugal, Guatemala, Brazil, Chile, UK|
|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|
|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||
||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||
||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||
||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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