It’s time to plan the holiday of a lifetime, so why not bring the world’s greatest sights within easy reach and book a world cruise? Encircling the globe aboard luxury vessels which offer passengers impeccable service, fine cuisine and unrivalled facilities, travellers can explore the world in all its glory whilst ticking off ‘must-see’ bucket list experiences along the way.
Here, Iglu Cruise and Planet Cruise round up three of the most epic world cruises for 2023 or 2024 where passengers can embark on the journey of a lifetime.
The Centenary World Voyage from New York to Southampton, 19 January 2023 (93-nights)
Consider this 93-night world cruise onboard Cunard’s Queen Victoria from £13,113 per person from Iglu Cruise, departing from Southampton on 19 January 2023. Price includes flights, transfers, gratuities and all meals and snacks onboard and is based on an inside cabin.
Departing from New York where guests can visit the city’s iconic sites including the Statue of Liberty and impressive Empire State Building, cruisers can prepare to enjoy an array of epic experiences and shore excursions on this 93-night voyage with Cunard.
Itinerary highlights include relaxing on the secluded Caribbean beaches of St. Maarten, exploring the Aztec architectural ruins in Parque Eco-Arqueológico Copalito in Mexico’s Santa Maria Huatulco, visiting the infamous Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Guests will also have the chance to visit iconic Asian destinations including the Vietnamese city of Nha Trang, Singapore and Sri Lanka.
Aboard Cunard’s second largest cruise liner, Queen Victoria, guests can expect fine dining in any of the ship’s excellent restaurants, immersive shore experiences and glamorous evening entertainment in the Royal Court Theatre.
Ultimate World Cruise from Miami, 8 December 2023 (277-nights)
Planet Cruise is offering a 277-night cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas from £44,999 per person, departing from London airports on 8 December 2023. Price includes business class flights, two-night Miami hotel stay, deluxe drinks package, shore excursions and gratuities and is based on an inside cabin.
Guests can join this ultimate world cruise with Royal Caribbean, visiting seven continents, more than 60 countries and 11 New World Wonders in 2023. Guests will begin this voyage in style with a two-night hotel stay in Miami, exploring the city’s star-filled bars and celebrity-chef restaurants lined along the boardwalk.
Additional itinerary highlights include a day spent at Royal Caribbean’s exclusive island, CocoCay in the Bahamas, where waterparks, beautiful beaches and water sports await, visiting the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, shopping along Los Angeles’ Rodeo Drive and relaxing in Iceland’s breath-taking geothermal pools.
Guests will also visit some of Europe’s most beautiful cities including the breath-taking floating city of Venice, Naples, Nice, Barcelona and Lisbon to indulge in delicious cuisine and marvel at beautiful architecture. Onboard Serenade of the Seas, guests can expect 13 decks of activity, entertainment and accommodation along with exceptional eateries, a spa and fitness centre, rock climbing, sports court, mini golf and an arcade, perfect for the kids.
World Cruise from Southampton departing 6 January 2024 (99-nights)
Planet Cruise is offering a 99-night no-fly cruise onboard P&O Cruises’ Arcadia from £9,699 per person, departing from Southampton on 6 January 2024. Price includes free onboard spend, gratuities and all meals and snacks onboard and is based on an inside cabin.
This 99-night adult-only voyage promises guests a world cruise to remember, experiencing some of the world’s most fascinating and extraordinary destinations. Itinerary highlights include shipwreck diving in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean in the island country of Aruba, visiting the Pearl Harbour National Memorial in Honolulu in Hawaii, marvelling at the iconic Sydney Opera House, indulging in delicious Chinese cuisine in Hong Kong and sailing around Australia’s breath-taking Whitsunday Islands.
Guests will also spend overnight onboard in the vibrant country of Singapore before visiting Penang, Sri Lanka and Dubai, where cruise-goers can look down on the world from the top of the Burj Khalifa. With plenty of time spent at sea during this world voyage, guests can enjoy the ship’s luxury facilities including West End shows, the ocean view gymnasium and fitness centre, two swimming pools and golf nets as well as the library for those that want to sit back and relax with a good book in hand.