Overview

There was a time back in the early 20th century when only the richest of the rich took advantage of world voyages offered by the likes of Cunard. In fact, in 1922 Cunard’s RMS Laconia was the very first ship to make such a trip. Popularity for the concept—sailing nearly 100 or more nights to see the most fascinating destinations around the globe—grew over time.

Today, companies like Cunard, P&O, Holland America, Princess Cruises, Silversea, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises offer world voyages as well as world voyage sectors—shorter one week to month long segments of the complete voyage—that can be booked by travelers who can’t be away from home for the entire world cruise. While world voyages are still a considerable investment of money and time, they are now within reach of many travelers. They are a popular retirement splurge and it probably won’t surprise you to learn that the majority of world voyage cruisers are older, retired individuals who aren’t tied to work or other day-to-day obligations at home.

Most world voyages embark in January and conclude in March, April, or even May. They often kick off with a gala at a hotel in the embarkation city or onboard the ship so guests can toast to the adventure and start forming friendships. This isn’t the only perk world cruisers can expect. Throughout the extended vacation each line schedules special events, excursions, or experiences. These lines also welcome aboard a variety of celebrities, musicians, and expert guest lecturers. There are also enrichment programs that include lectures, classes, hands-on workshops as well as shore excursions whose themes dovetail with what you’ve learned onboard. Some lines also offer things like door-to-door luggage service, complimentary and unlimited Internet access, and laundry service as well as onboard spending credits and business or first-class airfare.

The lines we’ll discuss below vary in their level of all-inclusiveness. Some lines, like Regent Seven Seas Cruises offer unlimited complimentary shore excursions (on all its voyages; not just its world voyage). Regent and Silversea all offer complimentary wine, spirits, and beer throughout their cruises. Other lines sell shore excursions and beverage packages on an a la carte basis but offer lower per person cruise fares. Sometimes airfare is included in the per person fare, or you are entitled to fly in an upgraded cabin. You’ll want to determine what’s most important to you onboard as well as what ports you’re most interested in visiting. Then compare each line carefully to see which may be the best option. Cruise Guru can help you select the world voyage that’s right for you. In the meantime, here are a few of your options:

 

Cunard Line

All three Cunard vessels—Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2, and Queen Victoria—offer world voyages in 2017.

Queen Elizabeth 2017 World Voyage

Dates: January 7–May 7, 2017

Embarkation Port: Southampton, England

Debarkation Port: Southampton, England

Highlights: Cunard’s 120-night world voyage is perhaps the perfect itinerary for anyone who wants to visit the world’s hottest destinations as well as some more exotic islands. Forty ports in 25 different countries will welcome you with enticing shore excursions or you can explore on your own. In four of Cunard’s most popular ports—New York, San Francisco, Sydney, and Cape Town—the ship will overnight so you get more time in town and can even enjoy dinner out in the city. The voyage includes a full transit of the Panama Canal, time on the South Pacific isles of Samoa and Tonga, visits to South Africa as well as Namibia, and rare calls on three Indian Ocean islands: the Seychelles, Mauritius, and Reunion.

Ports: New York, New York; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Willemstad, Curacao; Cartagena, Colombia; Panama Canal; Huatulco and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; San Francisco, California; Honolulu (Oahu) and Lahaina (Maui), USA; cross the International Date Line; Apia, Somoa; Nuku’Alofa, Tonga; Auckland and Bay of Islands, New Zealand; Sydney, Brisbane, and Cairns, Australia; Alotau; Okinawa, Kobe, and Kagoshima, Japan; Busan, South Korea; Hiroshima and Kobe, Japan; Shanghai, China; Hong Kong; Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Singapore; Kuala Lumpur and Penang, Malaysia; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Port Victoria, Seychelles; Port Louis, Mauritius; Reunion; Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, South Africa; Walvis Bay, Namibia; Mindelo, Cape Verde; Tenerife, Canary Islands; Madeira, Portugal

Full Voyage Fares: Full world cruise fares range from $28,640 to $106,829 per person, based on double occupancy.

Available Sectors: London to San Francisco (28 nights), London to Cape Town (102 nights), New York to San Francisco (19 nights), New York to Sydney (40 nights), New York to Hong Kong (68 nights), New York to Singapore (73 nights), New York to Cape Town (93 nights), Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco (16 nights), Fort Lauderdale to Sydney (37 nights), Fort Lauderdale to Cape Town (90 nights), San Francisco to London (92 nights), San Francisco to Hamburg (94 nights), Sydney to London (71 nights), Hong Kong to London (43 nights), Cape Town to London (18 nights), and many others

 

Queen Mary 2 2017 World Voyage

Dates: January 10–May 8, 2017

Embarkation Port: Southampton, England

Debarkation Port: Southampton, England

Highlights: Start off the New Year in 2017 by flying to New York City to board Cunard’s flagship, Queen Mary 2, for an 118-night adventure that includes 40 ports in 23 countries, including overnight stays in Cape Town, Singapore, and Dubai. The itinerary is the perfect sampler of Southern Africa, Australia, the Indian Ocean, Arabia, and the Mediterranean. And, the ship will be coming off an extensive 25-day dry dock so passengers will benefit from a variety of upgrades. Some of the renovations include the addition of 15 single staterooms, 30 additional Britannia Club balcony cabins, and the expansion of the ship’s dedicated kennel.

Ports: Madeira, Portugal; Tenerife, Canary Islands; Walvis Bay Namibia; Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, South Africa; Reunion; Port Louis, Mauritius; Perth (Freemantle), Margaret River, Adelaide, Melbourne, Kangaroo Island, Wilsons Promontory; Ben Boyde National Park, Sydney, Tasman Peninsula (sail by), Port Arthur, Hobart, Brisbane, Airlie Beach, and Cairns (Yorkeys Knob), Australia; Bandar Seri Begawan; Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My) and Nha Trang, Vietnam; Hong Kong; Shanghai, China; Jeju-do and Busan, South Korea; Nagasaki and Okinawa, Japan; Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand; Singapore; Kuala Lumpur (from Port Kelang) and Penang, Malaysia; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Dubai, UAE; Safaga, Sharm El Sheikh, and Port Said, Egypt; Aqaba (Petra), Jordan; Suez Canal; Messina Strait; Naples, Italy; and Lisbon, Portugal

Full Voyage Fares: Full world cruise fares range from $30,797 to $106,868 per person, based on double occupancy.

Available Sectors: Southampton to Sydney (46 nights), Cape Town to Sydney (29 nights), Cape Town to New York (108 nights), Cape Town to Southampton (101 nights), Sydney to Hong Kong (21 nights), Sydney to London (67 nights), Hong Kong to Singapore (21 nights), Hong Kong to Dubai (31 nights), and many others

 

Queen Victoria 2017 World Voyage

Dates: January 5–May 5, 2017

Embarkation Port: Southampton, England

Debarkation Port: Southampton, England

Highlights: In 2017, Cunard’s Queen Victoria will sail the Amazon for the first time as part of her world voyage that explores South America. The 120-night itinerary is set to sail 41,000 nautical miles to 32 ports in 17 countries, including visits to 11 UNESCO World Heritage sites, three overnight stays, and four late-evening departures. This enticing trip includes cruising the Strait of Magellan followed by an exploration of the Chilean fjords and then five nights discovering the Amazon. Queen Victoria will be the largest cruise ship to ever transit the Amazon. And, while you won’t stop at Eastern Island or Pitcairn Island, you will sail past them on your way to French Polynesia, New Zealand, and Australia. The voyage also includes a transit of the Panama Canal with time in the Caribbean and Bermuda before heading back to Southampton.

Ports: Hamilton, Bermuda; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Macapa (cruise by); Manaus, Santarem, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Montevideo, Uruguay; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Magellan Straits (cruise by); Punta Arenas; Amalia Glacier and Pio X Glacier (cruise by); Santiago, Chile (from Valparaiso); Easter Island (cruise by); Pitcairn (cruise by); Papeete, Tahiti and Bora Bora in French Polynesia; cross the International Date Line; Nuku’Alofa, Tonga; Auckland and Bay of Islands, New Zealand; Sydney (overnight) and Melbourne, Australia; cruise by of Dusky Sound, Milford Sound, and Doubtful Sound; Dunedin, Akaroa, and Wellington, New Zealand; cross the International Date Line; Apia, Samoa; Honolulu (Oahu) and Hilo (Big Island), Hawaii; San Francisco, California (overnight); Los Angeles, California; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; full transit of the Panama Canal; Grand Cayman; Fort Lauderdale and Port Canaveral, Florida; Charleston, South Carolina; Hamilton, Bermuda; and Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Full Voyage Fares: Full world cruise fares range from $28,659 to $106,906 per person, based on double occupancy.

Available Sectors: Southampton to San Francisco (89 nights), Southampton to Los Angeles (91 nights), Southampton to Fort Lauderdale (106 nights), Fort Lauderdale to Sydney (53 nights), Rio de Janeiro to Sydney (35 nights), Buenos Aires to Sydney (31 nights), Melbourne to San Francisco (23 nights), and many others

 

P&O UK Cruises

P&O Arcadia 2017 World Voyage

Dates: January 2–April 27, 2017

Embarkation Port: Southampton, England

Debarkation Port: Southampton, England

Highlights: P&O calls this 114-night outing its Polynesia and Asian Adventure. However, you’ll enjoy a multitude of destinations before you reach the South Pacific. The voyage begins with a transatlantic crossing to the Caribbean islands of Barbados and Curacao before the ship transits the Panama Canal and sails the southernmost points of Mexico before making stops in San Diego and Los Angeles. Then it’s finally on to the South Pacific with calls in the Hawaiian Islands and Society Islands. Arcadia then spends half of February exploring New Zealand and Australia before visiting Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. Another transit, this time through the Suez Canal in the Middle East, comes next and is then followed by a select few Mediterranean ports (Malta, Lisbon) before returning to Southampton at the end of April.

Ports: Madeira, Portugal; Barbados; Curacao; full transit of the Panama Canal; Huatulco, Mexico; San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco (overnight), California; Honolulu (Oahu), Hawaii; Bora Bora and Papeete, Tahiti in French Polynesia; cross the International Date Line; Auckland (overnight), Napier, Wellington, New Zealand; Sydney (overnight), Brisbane, and Yorkeys Knob, Australia; Alotau; Okinawa, Osaka (tours to Kyoto), and Nagasaki, Japan; Busan, South Korean; Shanghai, China; Hong Kong (overnight); Nha Trang and Phu May, Vietnam; Laem Chabang, Thailand; Singapore (overnight); Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Phuket, Thailand; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE; Port Said (cruise by), transit the Suez Canal, Dardanelles (cruise by); Istanbul, Turkey; Malta; Lisbon, Portugal

Full Voyage Fares: Full world cruise fares range from $22,271 to $54,967 per person, based on double occupancy.

Available Sectors: Southampton to San Francisco (24 nights), San Francisco to Sydney (23 nights), Sydney to Hong Kong (24 nights), Hong Kong to Singapore (10 nights), Singapore to Southampton (33 nights)

 

P&O Aurora 2017 World Voyage

Dates: January 9–April 22, 2017

Embarkation Port: Southampton, England

Debarkation Port: Southampton, England

Highlights: P&O Cruises has been sailing the globe since 1837 so they know a thing or two about putting together a world voyage. In 2017, Aurora will circumnavigate the globe, starting from Southampton. You’ll begin at a brisk pace through the Mediterranean with a call on Malta before transiting the Suez Canal for Egypt, Jordan, Oman, and the UAE on the Arabian Peninsula. India (Mumbai and Cochin) come next before the ship heads toward Southeast Asia with calls in many destinations, including Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. A thorough exploration of Australia, including the stunning granite formations of Kangaroo Island follows as does calls in New Zealand and the South Pacific. You’ll cross the International Date Line before entering the United States and taking in the majesty of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. The ship will complete a full transit of the Panama Canal before returning to Southampton.

Ports: Malta; Port Said (cruise by), transit the Suez Canal; Sharm El Sheikh and Safaga, Egypt; Aqaba, Jordan; Salalah and Muscat, Oman; Dubai, UAE (overnight); Mumbai and Cochin, India; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Penang, Malaysia; Singapore (overnight), Semerang and Bali, Indonesia; Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney (overnight), Australia; cruise by Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound, and Milford Sound); Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington, Tauranga, and Auckland, New Zealand; Lautoka, Fiji; cross the International Date Line; Apia/Upolu, Western Samoa; Honolulu (Oahu), Hawaii; San Francisco (overnight) and San Diego, California; Puerto Quetzal; full transit of the Panama Canal; Cartagena, Columbia; St. Lucia, Barbados; Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores

Full Voyage Fares: Full world cruise fares range from $21,447 to $71,843 per person, based on double occupancy.

Available Sectors: Southampton to Dubai (21 nights), Dubai to Singapore (13 nights), Singapore to Sydney (19 nights), Sydney to San Francisco (26 nights), San Francisco to Southampton (25 nights)

 

Holland America Line

HAL Amsterdam 2017 Grand World Voyage

Dates: January 4–April 26, 2017

Embarkation Port: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Debarkation Port: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Highlights: This 111-day getaway calls on 36 ports, including overnights in 10 of the world’s most scintillating cities: Honolulu, Osaka, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mumbai, Aqaba (for Petra), Istanbul, and Barcelona. Amsterdam will transit both the Panama Canal and the Suez Canal, will cross the International Date Line, and cruise the Dardanelles, a strait in northwestern Turkey that connects the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara and separates Europe from Asia. The mix of desirable ports and scenic sailing make this itinerary a winner.

Ports: Santa Marta, Colombia; Panama Canal; Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Costa Rica; Corinto, Nicaragua; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; San Diego, California; Hilo (Big Island) and Honolulu (Oahu, overnight), Hawaii; cross the International Date Line; Majuro, Marshall Islands; Guam; Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands; Osaka (overnight), Kagoshima, Nagasaki, Japan; Incheon (Seoul) and Jeju (Cheju) City, South Korea; Xingang (Beijing, overnight), Shanghai (overnight), China; Hong Kong (overnight); Nha Trang and Phu May, Vietnam; Singapore (overnight); Port Kelang (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia; Colombia, Sri Lanka; Mumbai, India (overnight); Muscat, Oman; Aqaba (for Petra), Jordan (overnight); transit the Suez Canal; Rhodes, Greece; cruise the Dardanelles; Istanbul, Turkey (overnight); Mykonos, Greece; Valletta, Malta; Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona (overnight), and Cadiz (Seville), Spain; Casablanca, Morocco; Funchal (Madeira), Portugal

Full Voyage Fares: Full world cruise fares range from $24,365 to $97,464 per person, double occupancy.

Available Sectors: Fort Lauderdale to Honolulu (22 nights); Honolulu to Hong Kong (34 nights); Hong Kong to Istanbul (33 nights); Istanbul to Fort Lauderdale (22 nights)

 

Princess Cruises

Pacific Princess 2017 World Cruise

Dates: January 3 (or 20)–April 25 (or May 12), 2017

Embarkation Port: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA (or Los Angeles, California, USA)

Debarkation Port: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA (or Los Angeles, California, USA)

Highlights: Princess Cruises takes pride is not only bringing you to the world, but also bringing the world’s influences right onboard its ships. When Pacific Princess sets sail on her 111-day world voyage in January 2017, several onboard touches will greatly enhance your experience. In the dining room, chefs will present popular dishes from the regions you’re exploring. Entertainers from certain locales will come aboard to perform music, folk dances, and more to get you ready for what you’ll experience ashore. Several special shipboard celebrations are also planned throughout the voyage so everyone can mix and mingle and share what they’ve learned from the glorious ports introduced on this world cruise.

Ports: Aruba; Santa Marta, Colombia; full transit of the Panama Canal; San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua; Acajutla, El Salvador; La Paz, Mexico; Los Angeles, California; Honolulu (Oahu), Hawaii; Pago Pago, American Samoa; cross the International Date Line; Nuku’Alofa, Tonga; Bay of Islands and Auckland, New Zealand; Sydney and Cairns, Australia; Rabaul, Papua New Guinea; Yap, Micronesia; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Hong Kong (overnight); Sanya, China; Singapore (overnight); Phuket, Thailand; Cochin and Mumbai, India; Dubai, UAE (overnight); Aqaba (for Petra), Jordan; transit the Suez Canal; Bodrum, Turkey; Soudha Bay and Zakinthos, Greece; Bari, Italy; Hvar, Croatia; Venice, Italy (overnight); Sibenik, Croatia; Valletta Malta; Sicily (Trapani), Italy; Ceuta (Spanish Morocco), Spain; Algarve Coast (Portimao), Portugal; Hamilton, Bermuda

Full Voyage Fares: Full world cruise fares range from $28,665 to $75,248 per person, double occupancy, based on departure date.

Available Sectors: Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles (17 nights), Los Angeles to Sydney (22 nights), Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale (94 nights)

 

 

Oceania Cruises

Oceania Insignia 2017 “Around the World in 180 Days” Cruise

Dates: January 6–July 6, 2017

Embarkation Port: Miami, Florida, USA

Debarkation Port: Miami, Florida, USA

Highlights: If you’re searching for the longest world voyage, this is it: Oceania Insignia’s “Around the World in 180 Days.” This R-class ship has long been a favorite of cruisers because of its intimate size: it boasts nine decks, 684 passengers, and a capable crew of 400. The itinerary focuses heavily on destinations steeped in history and those that have UNESCO World Heritage sites. Interested in the 11th through 13th centuries? You’ll discover the Temples of Bagan: nearly 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas, and monasteries that were built in Myanmar during that time period. More interested in natural wonders? Hal Long Bay in Vietnam will take your breath away with its stunning limestone karsts and islands as will the sand dunes of Walvis Bay, Namibia. Insignia’s world voyage will also get you close to nature. Passengers will be some of the few travelers to visit Komodo Island in Indonesia to see the Komodo dragon. With 180 days of adventures, you can’t go wrong with this itinerary.

Ports: Grand Cayman; Cartagena, Colombia; transit the Panama Canal; Golfito and Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Corinto, Nicaragua; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Acapulco and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; San Diego, California; Hilo (Big Island), Honolulu (Oahu), and Nawiliwili, Hawaii; Nuku Hiva, Rangiroa, Papeete (Tahiti), and Bora Bora, French Polynesia; Pago Pago, American Samoa; cross the International Date Line; Suva and Lautoka, Fiji; Port Vila, Vanuatu; Noumea, New Caledonia; Norfolk Island, Australia; Auckland, Gisborne, Wellington, Picton, Akaroa, and Dunedin, New Zealand; Eden, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Cooktown, and Darwin, Australia; Komodo Island, Bali (overnight), and Semarang, Indonesia; Kuching (Borneo), Malaysia; Maura, Darussalam Brunei; Kota Kinabalu (Borneo), Malaysia; Manila, Philippines; Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Hong Kong (overnight); Hanoi (Ha Long Bay, overnight), Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon, overnight), Vietnam; Bangkok (overnight) and Ko Samui, Thailand; Singapore (overnight); Phuket, Thailand; Rangoon, Myanmar (two overnights); Cochin (Kochi), Mangalore, Goa (Mormugao), Mumbai (overnight), India; Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Fujairah, UAE; Muscat and Salalah, Oman; Aqaba, Jordan; Safaga (Luxor), Egypt; transit the Suez Canal; Haifa (Jerusalem), Israel; Alanya, Turkey; Kos, Greece; Catania, Gaeta, Civitavecchi (Rome), Italy; Barcelona, Alicante, and Almeria, Spain; Gibraltar, UK; Cadiz (Seville, overnight), Spain; Lisbon (overnight) and Oporto, Portugal; La Coruna, Spain; Le Verdon  and Bordeaux (overnight), and Lorient, France; Belfast, Dublin, and Cork, Ireland; Saint-Pierre and Miquelon; Corner Brook, Trois-Rivieres, Montreal, Quebec City, Spet-Iles, and Halifax, Canada; Bar Harbor, Maine; Boston, Massachusetts; New York, New York (overnight); St. George, Bermuda (overnight); Charleston, South Carolina (overnight)

Full Voyage Fares: Full world cruise fares range from $57,337 to $215,021 per person, based on double occupancy.

Available Sectors: Miami to Oahu (22 nights), Miami to Auckland (46 nights); Miami to Bali (69 nights), Oahu to Auckland (24 nights), Auckland to Bali (23 nights), Bali to Singapore (28 nights), Singapore to Abu Dhabi (18 nights), Singapore to Rome (39 nights), Abu Dhabi to Rome (21 nights), Rome to Montreal (28 nights), Rome to Miami (44 nights), Montreal to Miami (16 nights)

 

 

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Regent Seven Seas Navigator 2017 World Cruise

Dates: January 5–May 13, 2017

Embarkation Port: Miami, Florida, USA

Debarkation Port: Miami, Florida, USA

Highlights: What’s nice about Regent are all of the special—and free—perks it provides to passengers. In addition to all-inclusive two-for-one fares and unlimited shore excursions, full world voyage travelers also get complimentary round-trip first-class air to and from the ship, door-to-door luggage handling, and a pre-cruise gala at the famed Biltmore Hotel in Miami. Regent also throws in several special events from a Honolulu city tour and luncheon to a Dubai Sahara experience to an incredible dinner at Café de Paris before enjoying an evening at the legendary Grand Casino in Monte Carlo. Guests also receive free unlimited Wi-Fi; laundry, dry cleaning, and pressing; complimentary access to the ship’s specialty restaurants; a commemorative gift; and a lot more. Regent hasn’t sailed a world cruise in six years so this 128-night voyage that circumnavigates the globe will be a very special occasion.

Ports: George Town, Cayman Islands; Cartagena, Colombia; Golfito and Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Corinto, Nicaragua; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Acapulco and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; San Diego and Los Angeles, California; Honolulu (Oahu), Lahaina (Maui), Nawiliwili, and Hilo (Big Island), Hawaii; Nuku Hiva, Rangiroa, Papeete (Tahiti), and Bora Bora, French Polynesia; Pago Pago, Samoa; Suva and Lautoka, Fiji; Bay of Islands, Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Wellington, Akaroa, and Dunedin, New Zealand; Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Cooktown, and Darwin, Australia; Komodo Island and Bali (overnight), Indonesia; Singapore; Phuket, Thailand; Yangon, Myanmar (two overnights); Cochin, Mangalore, Goa, and Mumbai (overnight), India; Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE; Salalah, Oman; Aqaba, Jordon; Safaga (Luxor), Egypt (overnight); transit the Suez Canal; Haifa (Jerusalem), Israel (overnight); Komassol, Cyprus; Rhodes, Greece; Istanbul, Turkey; Zakynthos, Greece; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Provence (Marseille), France; Barcelona, Spain; Gibraltar, UK; Cadiz (Seville), Spain; Lisbon and Funchal (Madeira Island), Portugal; Hamilton, Bermuda

Full Voyage Fares: Full world cruise fares range from $80,273 to $233,665 per person, based on double occupancy.

Available Sectors: Miami to Auckland (45 nights), Miami to Singapore (70 nights), Miami to Istanbul (106 nights), Los Angeles to Singapore (54 nights). Los Angeles to Miami (112 nights), Singapore to Istanbul (36 nights), Abu Dhabi to Miami (40 nights)

 

Silversea

Silver Whisper 2017 World Cruise

Dates: January 6–May 6, 2017

Embarkation Port: San Francisco, California, USA

Debarkation Port: Rome, Italy

Highlights: Silversea’s 116-day world voyage is unique for two reasons. First, the line has programmed several exclusive—and unique—events for passengers. Have you ever been to Hanger 37 at Pearl Harbor? It houses the Pacific Aviation Museum and will be the location of an after-hours evening of nostalgia called “Swing Under the Wings.” You’ll dance, dine, and enjoy dessert under the stars with Honolulu’s skyline in the background. Other special events include a visit to the Terracotta Warriors in Xian, China, and a tour of Sir Ban Yas, an island off Abu Dhabi that is home to an amazing array of exotic animals that roam free in a safari setting. The second special thing about Silversea’s world voyage is that the line is capping it all off with a complimentary three-night sailing aboard Silver Muse that dovetails with her maiden voyage. Silver Muse will be Silversea’s newest and most luxurious vessel and world cruise passengers will be some of the first to experience the line’s new flagship.

 Ports: Hilo (Big Island), Lahaina (Maui), and Honolulu (Oahu), Hawaii; cross the International Date Line; Apia, Samoa; Sukualofa, Tonga; Auckland, Tauranga, Gisborne, Wellington, Nelson, and New Plymouth, New Zealand; Newcastle, Sydney (overnight), Burnie (Tasmania), Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth (Freemantle, overnight), Geraldton, and Exmouth, Australia; Bali, Indonesia (overnight); Sandakan, Malaysia; Boracay and Manila, Philippines; Kaohsiung and Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan; Shanghai, China (overnight); Hong Kong (two overnights); Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City (overnight), Vietnam; Klong Toey (Bangkok, overnight), Ko Samui, Thailand; Singapore (overnight); Port Kelang (Kuala Lumpur) and Penang, Malaysia; Phuket, Thailand; Sabang, Indonesia; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Cochin and Mumbai, India; Fujairah, Abu Dhabi, and Sir Bani Yas Island, UAE; Doha Qatar; Dubai, UAE (overnight); Muscat and Salalah, Oman; Safaga (Luxor), Egypt; Aqaba, Jordan; Sharm El Sheik, Port Said (Cairo), and Alexandria (Cairo/Giza), Egypt; Piraeus (Athens) and Nauplion, Greece; Valletta, Malta; Siracusa/Sicily, Lipari, Sorrento, and Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; and Monte Carlo, Monaco (overnight)

 Full Voyage Fares: Full world cruise fares range from $88,234 to $278,035 per person, based on double occupancy.

Available Sectors: San Francisco to Auckland (21 nights), Auckland to Melbourne (13 nights), Melbourne to Bali (13 nights), Bali to Hong Kong (17 nights), Hong Kong to Singapore (12 nights), Singapore to Dubai (17 nights), Dubai to Athens (15 nights), Athens to Monte Carlo (9 nights)