Have you dreamed of traveling the world in a leisurely manner, stopping off in ports all around the globe? If so, a world cruise may be the ultimate vacation choice for you – but be prepared for a long trip.
Last year, UK’s Mundy Cruising made history by offering the longest world cruise package ever – an astounding 357 days, encompassing several different ships and every continent (yes, even Antarctica).
Obviously, that trip was a bit of an exception, but world cruises are still quite long. Typically, they last three to four months and allow you to see a wide variety of cultures in one trip.
They can cost a pretty penny, too, though some compare fairly well to 13 weeks of living in certain cities. Moreover, some people even become quite attracted to the idea of basically living at sea.
Because of this, we’ve put together a list of some of the lengthiest world cruises that are being offered this year and in 2019.
Crystal Serenity Full World Cruise
Crystal Cruises will set its Crystal Serenity on an 85-night voyage starting in Los Angeles on Jan. 13, 2019. The ship will stop in the South Pacific, Australia, the Indian Ocean, Africa, and Europe before docking in Monte Carlo on Apr. 8, 2019.
The Azamara World Journey
Better hurry. This cruise sets sail from Sydney on Mar. 7, 2018. Clocking in at 102 days, it will feature 101 stops in Australia, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. It’s scheduled to stop in Monaco for the Grand Prix and France for the Cannes Film Festival. The cruise will end on Jun. 17, 2018 in London.
The Fred. Olsen Black Watch
This 107-day cruise will set out on Nov. 12, 2018 from Southampton and will reach Sydney for New Year’s Eve. This cruise will visit the Caribbean Islands and French Polynesia in winter, and also make stops in India, the Middle East, and several European locales before returning to Southampton on Feb. 28, 2019.
The Seabourn Great Oceans Exploration
You’ve already missed Seabourn’s 152-night version of this trip this year, but another one is running from Oct. 15, 2018 through Feb. 21, 2019 – a more svelte 128 days. It departs from Los Angeles and travels southward to the Pacific islands, New Zealand, and Australia, before landing in Cape Town, South Africa.
Oceania’s Around the World in 180 Days
Oceania Cruises will sail its Insignia cruise ship from three different American cities. It will leave New York on Jan. 11, 2019, then pick up passengers in Miami on Jan. 14 and others in Los Angeles on Jan. 30. It will visit many different places in the Pacific Ocean, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe before returning to the U.S. in July.
Do any of these world cruises look good to you? Make sure you’re fully prepared in advance so your world cruise will be an unforgettable memory for good reasons instead of bad ones. Injuries can happen, though, and if you or a loved one is hurt do to another’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to pay for their mistake. Reach out to our office and we’ll let you know what your options are.
About the Author:
Andrew Winston is a partner at the personal injury law firm of Winston Law. For over 20 years, he has successfully represented cruise victims who have suffered all kinds of injuries and illnesses due to negligence. He has been recognized for excellence in the representation of injured clients by admission to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, is AV Preeminent Rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, enjoys a 10.0 rating by AVVO as a Top Personal Injury Attorney, has been selected as a Florida “SuperLawyer” from 2011-2017 – an honor reserved for the top 5% of lawyers in the state – and was voted to Florida Trend’s ”Legal Elite” and as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Florida and one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the Miami area for 2015, 2016, and 2017.