Yesterday Royal Caribbean joined the small list of cruise lines who offer a World Cruise. The difference, in Royal Caribbean fashion, they did it bigger. Cruise Lines like Holland America, Princess, Crystal and others have offered World Cruises for years but Royal is now one of them.
The sailing will begin on December 10, 2023 from Miami on the Serenade of the Seas. She will visit over 150 destinations, 11 world wonders, over 60 countries on all 7 continents. The total number of days, 274. To put that into perspective, that is over nine months.
The itinerary will be broken up into four different segments based on the area of the world the ship is in. You can sail all 274 days or any of the segments.
Round the Horn: Americas & Antarctica Expedition 64 Nights
December 10, 2023 - February 11, 2024
The first segment is 64 Nights and will visit 36 destinations beginning in Miami and finishing in Los Angeles. Stops will include Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and more in the Caribbean. You will have multiple ports of call in Brazil, Argentina and Brazil plus visits to Antarctica, Costa Rica and Mexico. You will either disembark in Los Angeles or continue on to the Down Under.
Wonders of Asia and the Pacific 87 Nights
February 11, 2024 - May 9, 2024
From Los Angeles this segment includes 87 Nights and 40 destinations starting in Los Angeles and ending in Dubai, UAE. Begin with visits to Maui, The Big Island and Oahu in Hawaii and on to the South Pacific. Here you will visit Mo'rea and Papeete French Polynesia. You will have multiple stops in New Zealand and Australia including Cairns for the Great Barrier Reef.
In Asia, you begin with Indonesia and have multiple ports of call in the Philippines, China, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and India. You finish this segment in Dubai in the UAE where you can return home or continue on to the Middle East and the Med.
Middle East Treasures and Marvels of the Med 63 Nights
May 9, 2024 - July 10, 2024
This segment is 63 Nights and visits 44 destinations beginning in Dubai, UAE and finishing in Barcelona, Spain. In the Middle East you will visit Oman, Jordan and have multiple ports of call in Egypt including the Great Pyramid of Giza and Israel
You will continue to Europe along the Mediterranean, Aegean and Adriatic Seas visiting Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Malta and more. Stops in Italy include Rome, Venice, Sicily, Florence, Naples and Portofino. The segment rounds out with multiple stops in France and Spain.
This is a port packed itinerary and will keep you busy almost every day. but does include a few days at sea to recover. After arriving in Barcelona, you will either head home or continue onto the fourth and final segment to Northern Europe, Canada and back to the US.
Capital of Culture 63 Nights
July 10, 2024 - September 10, 2024
Begin this segment in Barcelona, Spain for 63 Nights and visiting 40 destinations and finishing in Miami.. On this segment you will continue with Europe with Europe with stops in Spain, France and Portugal and then to Northern Europe. Here you will visit Northern France, Ireland, Belgium Germany, Russia Sweden and more. Your stop in Russia will include two days in St Petersburg.
Leaving Europe for North America, you will visit Iceland and Greenland then a stop in Newfoundland in Canada. The last leg will be two days in New York a stop in Bermuda and of course Perfect Day at Cocoa Cay in the Bahamas before returning to Miami.
Another port packed itinerary but don't worry, you can rest when you get home.
Whether you sail one segment, a combination of segments or the complete World Cruise, you will be experience history, culture, food around the world. And that is one of the benefits to travel. And it does not hurt this is loaded with bucket list destinations.
Along with fantastic destinations on the Ultimate World Cruise, you will receive great amenities.
Currently the cruise is open to book for Diamond and above Crown & Anchor Members and will go on sale soon for everyone else. In December, space will open up to book individual or a combination of segments. These itineraries have more ports of call than I could name so for more information on the full World Cruise or any of the segments, contact me at the info below.
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