Sail From Country To Country With These Around-The-World Cruises
By Leah Freeman-Haskin
If spending three to eight months at sea sounds like your idea of the ultimate adventure, then check out these world cruises that allow you to hop from country to country and ocean to ocean from the comfort of a luxurious cruise ship.
Don’t expect to find live entertainment on board, these ships are designed for circumnavigation, comfort, and safety.
“Many luxury lines have perfected the world cruise concept. You’re not on board for the flashy water slides and Broadway-style shows — you’re likely more focused on what’s happening in port,” explains Colleen McDaniel, editor-in-chief of Cruise Critic, a TripAdvisor-owned publication specializing in the cruise industry.
Here are a few cruises to consider for the coming year.
Duration: 99 nights
Dates: January 10 to April 18, 2020
Cost: Prices start at around $14,800
Port of Departure: New York, NY (113 nights) or London, England (99 nights)
Port of Arrival: New York, NY (113 nights) or London, England (99 nights)
Explore 38 destinations across four continents. The Queen Mary 2 will sail on the traditional East to West direction, while the Queen Victoria will travel on the westbound route through the Panama Canal.
Duration: 150 days
Dates: January 7 to June 6, 2021
Cost: Prices start at $61,700
Port of Departure: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Port of Arrival: New York, NY
This cruise travels from Antarctica all the way to the Arctic Circle by way of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
Duration: 146 nights
Dates: January 4 to May 28, 2020
Cost: From $66,999 per person
Port of Departure: Miami, FL
Port of Arrival: San Francisco, CA
This ship will depart from Miami and cross the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Red Sea, Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean before disembarking in San Francisco, California.
Duration: 117 nights
Dates: January 5 to April 30, 2020
Cost: Prices start at around $15,000
Port of Departure: Genoa, Italy
Port of Arrival: Genoa, Italy
During this voyage, the ship will sail around the world in a westward direction starting and ending in Genoa, Italy.
Duration: 111 nights
Dates: January 3 to April 25, 2021
Cost: Prices start at $19,999
Port of Departure: Fort Lauderdale, FL or Los Angeles, CA
Port of Arrival: Fort Lauderdale, FL or Los Angeles, CA
This ship will travel to 50 destinations in 32 countries and six continents, with the ship sailing in a westward direction. Passengers are given the choice of embarking or disembarking either in Florida or in California.