At the end of a 7-day cruise I almost always have the same thought: I wish this didn’t have to end. Some might have a similar thought and look at taking grand voyages, spanning anywhere from a month to a couple of months. But for those who want to take their love of cruising to the next level, there’s a World Cruise for that.
The World Cruises that we will look at today span from 118 days to 180 days. These voyages are a perfect opportunity for world travelers looking to cross off bucket list destinations. World Cruises also take guests to a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites, allowing for deeper exploration into destinations.
One of our favorite things about cruising is the ability to fully customize your vacation, ensuring that you are choosing a cruise line that is going to be perfect for you or your family. Large cruise ships may house bowling alleys, arcades, water slides, and a plethora of dining options, while smaller ships tend to be more amenity rich with things like butlers, all-inclusive cruise fares, onboard enrichment options, and fine dining experiences.
Like regular cruises, there is no World Cruise that is one size fits all. So to help you decide which World Cruise is right for you, we will look at our top five World Cruises for 2022 and 2023.
Viking’s 2022-23 World Cruise will span 138 days, 28 countries and 58 ports, with overnight stays in 11 cities. Departing on December 22, 2022 from Ft. Lauderdale, guests will sail on Viking's newest ocean vessel, Viking Neptune, which will join the company's fleet in late 2022.
Viking World Cruise guests will embark in Florida and journey to Central America, before transiting the Panama Canal and sailing up the West Coast of North America. A shorter 121-day Viking World Journeys itinerary is also available; guests can join Viking Neptune in Los Angeles and cross the Pacific Ocean to call in Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand, before exploring ports of call in Asia and the Middle East. Finally, the ship will journey through the Mediterranean and conclude the voyage in London.
Highlights of the new 2022-2023 Viking World Cruise itinerary include:
Continents visited: 5
Countries visited: 28
Ports visited: 58
Overnight stays: 11
Fares for Viking’s 2022-2023 World Cruise start at US$49,995 per person.
Departing San Francisco on January 15, 2023, this voyage aboard the 684-guest Insignia will take guests to 96 destinations in 33 countries across four continents. The itinerary will feature multi-day stays in 20 ports of call from South America to Africa to Asia and Alaska as well as the opportunity to witness the splendor of Antarctica first-hand with three full days cruising in Admiralty Bay, Paradise Bay, and Half Moon Island. Oceania’s World Cruise is the only itinerary on this list that will visit Alaska.
The itinerary provides access to more than 60 UNESCO World Heritage sites and guests sailing the full world voyage will have the opportunity to take part in five included shoreside events.
All guests on the Around the World in 180 Days voyage will receive their choice of 64 free shore excursions, a free beverage package, or a US$6,400 shipboard credit.
For guests who wish to extend their travels, Oceania Cruises offers travelers the ability to extend their Around The World experience up to a total of 218 days.
Continents visited: 4
Countries visited: 33
Ports visited: 96
Overnight stays (including two-night stays): 20
Rates start at US$41,599 per guest based on a 180-day sailing roundtrip from San Francisco.
The 2023 World Cruise: Extraordinary Discoveries will see Seabourn Sojourn cross two great oceans – Pacific and Indian – as well as traverse the Atlantic Ocean along the coast of Africa, stopping at ports, including Papeete, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Mombasa, Cape Town, Durban, Dakar, Casablanca and more. The ship will also visit a number of smaller ports in the South Pacific, Easter Island, Papua New Guinea, Western Australia, Seychelles, Cape Verde, West Africa and more.
Departing on January 6, 2023, the 140-day voyage from Miami to Barcelona will visit a total of 61 destinations and 32 countries. The sailing will include overnights in 10 cities and extended stays into the evening in 16 ports, offering more time in port for guests to explore these destinations. Seabourn will also offer segments of the World Cruise ranging from 21 to 81 days in length for travelers who can't sail for the full duration of the voyage.
Guests will receive an additional 6 percent savings off the cruise-only fare if they book either the 140-day World Cruise by April 15, 2021.
Continents visited: 6
Countries visited: 32
Ports visited: 61
Overnight stays: 10
Fares for Seabourn’s 2023 Extraordinary Discoveries world cruise start at US$66,999 per person.
MSC Cruises’ World Cruise 2023 will visit 53 destinations in 33 countries across six continents with a focus on additional exploration in Asia. The 118-night voyage on board MSC Poesia will commence on January 5, 2023 from Genoa, Italy, with other embarkation ports of Civitavecchia/Rome, Marseille and Barcelona.
MSC Poesia is the largest ship on this list by far, carrying 2,550 passengers, its passenger capacity more than twice any other ship on this list, and over ten times more than the smallest ship on this list, the 200 passenger Silver Cloud.
The size of the ship is not the only thing that sets MSC apart from the other World Cruise itineraries on the list, the price of MSC’s World Cruise is less than half of any other cruise on this list with fares starting at just over $100 per person per day.
Benefits when booking:
Continents visited: 5
Countries visited: 24
Ports visited: 43
Overnight stays: 9
Fares for MSC’s World Cruise start at US$15,750 per person.
Setting sail on January 25th, 2022, Silversea's 167-day Uncharted World Tour will be the first Expedition World Cruise. The voyage will take travelers across 21 oceans and seas, calling on 107 destinations in 20 countries. 70 leading experts and 20 guest speakers will join the voyage, sharing their insight as Silver Cloud travels to some of the most remote locations on earth.
Departing Ushuaia, Silversea's ice-class crossover, Silver Cloud, will journey between Antarctica's highlight destinations, before setting course for Chile's Valparaiso via the Chilean Fjords. Subsequently, guests will set sail for Papeete, Tahiti, via Easter Island and Pitcairn Island, before voyaging towards Lautoka, Fiji. Calls in a number of other destinations in Oceania – including remote exploration stops in Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea – precede guests' arrival in Cairns, Australia, which then leads to the Kimberley Coast. Guests will unlock various destinations in Indonesia, before arriving in Singapore. Next, Silver Cloud will set sail for Sumatra, Sri Lanka and Cochin, India, prior to reaching Piraeus (Athens), Lisbon, and Reykjavik. Guests aboard Silversea's Expedition World Cruise will then explore the highlights of Iceland, ahead of calls in the Svalbard Region and the voyage's conclusion in Tromsø, Norway.
While fares for Silver Cloud's two-bedroom Owner's Suite cost US$500,000 per person for the duration of the 167-day voyage, the ship's vista suites begin from US$99,000 per person. As part of the voyage's all-inclusive pricing, world-cruising guests will each receive complimentary expedition gear delivered directly to their suites. The kit will include a commemorative World Cruise Polar exploration parka, a waterproof backpack, and various other items of clothing and accessories.
Continents visited: 6
Countries visited: 30
Ports visited: 107
Overnight stays: 9
Fares for Silversea’s 2022 Expedition World Cruise start at US$99,000 per person.
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