More and more cruise lines are offering an itinerary which spans around the entire globe. I am very intrigued by this trend as I have done a few round the world trips myself, however, those were done by air. Circumnavigating the world by air was inspiring and exciting but going around the world like the explorers of times gone by did, by sea, is an incredible adventure. One of the main advantages is that you only unpack once for your entire journey and there is no need to worry about jet-lag as you gently sail into each new time zone, a day at a time.
On World Cruise itineraries you will find that many ports will have an overnight stay giving passengers extra time to discover and enjoy the country they are docked in.
If you don’t have the time to do the entire itinerary, which usually takes about 4 months, you can also book certain segments which works well if you have already been to parts of the world included in the round the world cruise and would like to focus on new destinations.
There are several cruise lines who offer this kind of itineraries: Holland America, Oceania Cruises, Crystal Cruises and Seabourn to name a few.
My personal favorite is Seabourn’s 116 day World Quest from Fort Lauderdale via the South Pacific to Venice, passing through the Panama Canal and the Suez Canal, calling at some exotic ports like Lautoka, Fiji, Lifou, New Caledonia (an island I have visited myself and fell in love with) and Agaba, Jordan.
The options for Grand Cruises are many and cruise lines offer some wonderful incentives to make it easier for you for this dream to become a reality.
If you have any questions or would like to chat about the different options available for an unforgettable Grand Cruise, please contact me today. It would be a great pleasure to help you find your perfect journey to some of the most amazing places on earth.
May all your travels stir your soul and change your life forever – Ales.