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Take in the Tiger Dance when you visit Bali, Indonesia, on a Silversea cruise.

Yovie Setiawan / Courtesy of Silversea Cruises

Take in the Tiger Dance when you visit Bali, Indonesia, on a Silversea cruise.

World Cruise Roundup for 2016 & 2017

Crystal, Seabourn, Silversea, Oceania, Regent, Holland America, Princess & Cunard deliver intrepid voyages

Considering a world cruise for 2016 or 2017? Better hurry, they book up fast! Here's a guide to the different kinds of world cruises on tap for the next two years. (See Patti's accompanying article, Is a world cruise right for you?)

 
  WORLD CRUISES
 
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If you're thinking about a world cruise, you'll want to make sure you wind up on a ship that suits your personality and comfort level, so make sure you talk with a travel expert who knows her stuff. 

If you book through Cruiseable, we'll provide a $500 shipboard credit per stateroom, the equivalent of free spending money on board.

Silversea

The Silver Whisper world cruise for 2016.
The Silver Whisper world cruise for 2016.

Silversea offers world cruises aboard Silver Whisper, as well as long voyages on other ships in the Silversea fleet. Here is Whisper's drool-worthy 2016 world cruise — contact us for information about this or other sailings.

Silversea Cruises Venetian World Odyssey 2016
 

Ship: Silver Whisper

Length: 115 days

Itinerary: Begins in Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 5, 2016, heads west, and ends in Venice on April 30, 2016.

Seeing Bora Bora by air allows views of Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu.
Courtesy of Tahiti TourismeSeeing Bora Bora by air allows views of Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu.

Ports of call: The far-reaching cultural exploration will cross six continents and stop at 51 destinations in 31 countries with 13 multi-day port calls along the way, plus many late-night departures. Of course, you can choose to take just part of the voyage, too. 

The epic voyage will follow a westward path from Fort Lauderdale through the Panama Canal to South America and the Pacific. Guests will explore the island paradises of the South Seas, including Easter Island, Pitcairn Island, Tahiti and Bora Bora before sailing to the most desirable destinations of New Zealand, Australia and Asia, including vibrant Hong Kong and Singapore, the enticing resorts of Bali and Phuket, and mysterious Myanmar. The odyssey will continue to exotic India, Dubai and timeless Mediterranean hideaways before concluding with two nights in magnificent Venice.

Fares begin at $59,950 per guest. Contact a Cruiseable travel advocate to receive special amenities.

2017 world cruise

On January 6, 2017, Silver Whisper will begin her next epic world cruise, sailing from San Francisco to 62 destinations in 25 countries in 116 days and ending in Monte Carlo. 

 


The Hall of Supreme Harmony is the largest hall within the Forbidden City of Beijing. See it on a world cruise.
See-ming Lee / Creative Commons BYThe Hall of Supreme Harmony is the largest hall within the Forbidden City of Beijing. See it on a world cruise.

Crystal Cruises

Crystal offers world cruises on Crystal Serenity for 2016-2017 and both Serenity and Crystal Symphony starting in 2018. Both vessels are two of the top luxury cruise ships in the world and are consistently rated the world's best luxury ships by the readers of Travel + Leisure.

Grand Pacific Panorama 2016
 

Ship: Crystal Serenity

Length: 102 days

Itinerary: Round-trip voyage departing San Francisco on January 24, 2016, returning on May 6.

2016 World Cruise highlights:

  • Six double overnight stays in Sydney, Australia; Bali, Indonesia; Singapore; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Shanghai and Beijing, China.
  • Four single overnights in Honolulu, USA; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Hong Kong, China; and Tokyo, Japan.
  • Three maiden calls to less-frequented and little-known places including Mystery Island, Vanuatu; Mare Island, New Caledonia, and Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Additional stops in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Fiji, Samoa, Bangkok, Tokyo, Kodiak, Anchorage, Juneau and Ketchikan, Alaska, and Vancouver
  • A complimentary 3-night overland Beijing tour to see the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Great Wall and more, hosted by English-speaking escort and inclusive of accommodations, meals, transportation, admissions, porterage and gratuities.

Fares: Starting at $36,625 per person. Book by December 30, 2015 for $4,550 per person additional savings, plus $1,000 in onboard spending money. Contact a Cruiseable travel advocate to receive special amenities.

Serenity's Southern Celebracíon: World Cruise 2017

Ship: Crystal Serenity

Length: 94 days

Itinerary: Round-trip voyage departing from Miami on January 11, 2017, returning on May 6.

Details: This voyage features one of Crystal's most comprehensive itineraries to date, focusing on the metropolitan cities, quaint villages, less-visited islands and up-and-coming destinations of South America and the Caribbean – plus the first World Cruise visit to Antarctica in a decade.

Fares: Cruiseable will provide you with $1,000 in onboard credits — the equivalent of spending money — in addition to the usual free drinks and gratuities in this all-inclusive voyage if you book through a Cruiseable travel advocate. Substantial savings if booked by December 31, 2015. 

2018

In 2018 (yes, Crystal sailings book up years in advance), look for world cruises on Crystal Symphony as well as Crystal Serenity, including a unique world cruise on both ships! Contact a Cruiseable travel advocate for itinerary details and special pricing. 

 

Regent Seven Seas

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is known for luxury, all-inclusive cruises. This round the world extravaganza on the sleek Seven Seas Navigator includes first-class air, all the visas needed for your travel, unlimited laundry and dry cleaning and medical care on board. Regent Seven Seas also includes unlimited shore excursions in every port. So enjoy the Dubai Sahara Experience and the Gala in Monte Carlo

Miami to Miami: Navigate the World
 

Length: 128 days

Ship: Seven Seas Navigator 

Itinerary: Departs Miami January 5, 2017, returns May 13, 2017 and visits 6 continents, 31 countries, 62 ports, 29 UNESCO World Heritage sites and includes 6 overnights stays.

Explore the world in luxurious style aboard Seven Seas Navigator.
Courtesy of Regent Seven Seas CruisesExplore the world in luxurious style aboard Seven Seas Navigator.

Navigate the World highlights:

Fares: Deluxe Window Suite from $56,999 per person; Penthouse Suite from $73,999 per person; Master Suite from $159,999 per person. 

2017 World Cruise

Seven Seas Navigator will begin its next Grand Voyage on January 5, 2017. 2-for-1 fares from $54,999 include $15,595 in Early Booking Savings and special amenities if you book through a Cruiseable travel advocate. Shorter options include Miami to Auckland, New Zealand, with 2-for-1 fares from $18,199 (with $2,699 in Early Booking Savings) or Miami to Singapore with 2-for-1 fares from $30,999 (with $6,698 in Early Booking Savings).

The Regent Seven Seas World Cruise aboard Seven Seas Navigator.
Courtesy of Regent Seven Seas CruisesThe Regent Seven Seas World Cruise aboard Seven Seas Navigator.
 

Oceania

The romance of world travel is captured in this offering by 5-star Oceania Cruises. Instead of Around the world in 80 days, spend 6 months seeing the world, experiencing many cultures and meeting new people. You'll cruise through the Panama Canal, visit four Central American ports, and four ports of call in Brazil to get you started.

Miami to Miami: Around the World in 180 Days 2016
 

Length: 180 days

ShipInsignia

Itinerary: Departs Miami January 4, 2016, returns July 1, 2016 

Tahiti, known as “The Queen of the Pacific,” is the largest and most populous of the 130 islands in French Polynesia
Courtesy of Tahiti TourismeTahiti and its unparalleled beauty is one of the Pacific stops for Oceania Insignia on its world cruise.

Around the World in 180 Days highlights:

Fares: Inside Stateroom from $39,999 per person; Veranda Stateroom from $59,999 per person; Owner's Suite from $121,999 per person. Contact a Cruiseable travel advocate to receive special amenities.

 

Holland America

Sail four oceans while taking in the wonders of the world. Join storied Holland America Line on the ms Amsterdam for a grand voyage that visits the great cities of the world such as Sydney, Hong Kong, Dubai, Athens, Rome and Barcelona. Visit cultural sites on five continents during a 115-day sailing.

Fort Lauderdale to Fort Lauderdale: Grand World Voyage
 

Length: 115 days

Ship: Amsterdam 

Itinerary: Departs Fort Lauderdale January 5, 2016, returns to Fort Lauderdale on May 15, 2017. Global circumnavigation encompasses five continents, four oceans, two legendary canals and more than 45 ports.

A golden shrine to the Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand.
A golden shrine to the Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand.


Grand World Voyage highlights:
 

Fares: Interior cabin from $16,999 per person; Vista Suite from $41,599 per person; Neptune Suite from $77,999 per person. Contact a Cruiseable travel advocate to receive special amenities.

 

A view of the Plaza de la República and the Obelisk of Buenos Aires, a national historic monument and icon of Argentina's capital.
Jesus Alexander Reyes Sánchez / Creative Commons BYA view of the Plaza de la República and the Obelisk of Buenos Aires, a national historic monument and icon of Argentina's capital.

Seabourn

Seabourn doesn't do world cruises all in one jaunt, but it comes close. Here's a two-month sailing aboard what some consider the world's best cruise ship, Seabourn Quest, through some of the primo ports along the coasts of North America and South America, along with Caribbean destinations and landings in Antarctica (weather conditions permitting). 

59-day Three Continents Exploration
 

Length: 59 days

Ship: Seabourn Quest

Itinerary: Departs Montreal on October 21, 2016. Ends in Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile on December 19, 2016.

Seabourn Quest at sea.
Courtesy of Seabourn Cruise LineSeabourn Quest at sea.

Three Continents Explorations highlights:

Fares: Ocean View Suite from $30,499 per person; Veranda Suite from $33,999 per person; Penthouse Suite from $55,499 per person. Contact a Cruiseable travel advocate to receive special amenities.

The 3-Continents Voyage aboard Seabourn Quest.
The 3-Continents Exploration aboard Seabourn Quest.
 

Cunard Line

Queen Mary 2 is Cunard’s flagship, and it can be your home away from home for 132 nights. With stops throughout Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia and the Middle East, you'll see the world from a fresh perspective.  With onboard lectures, cinema, spa, planetarium, casino and lounges, you won't have time to be bored.

New York to New York: World Tour
 

Length: 132 nights

Ship: Queen Mary 2 

Itinerary: Departs New York January 4, 2017, returns to New York May 15, 2017. 

Get close-up views of the Manhattan skyline when Queen Mary 2 sails through New York Harbor.
Courtesy of Cunard LineGet close-up views of the Manhattan skyline when Queen Mary 2 sails through New York Harbor.

World Tour highlights:

  • Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Reunion, Mauritius
  • Australian ports: Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Port Arthur, Brisbane and Cairns
  • Asia: Vietnam, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.

Fares: Inside Stateroom from $23,978 per person; Balcony Stateroom from $34,299 per person; Queen's Grill from $84,198 per person. Contact a Cruiseable travel advocate to receive special amenities.

2017

QM2's 118-day World Tour 2017 itinerary stops in 40 ports in 23 countries, with 10 maiden ports of call visits, lasting from January 10 to May 8, 2017. 

 

Princess Cruises

What if you don't have three to six months, but you do have some vacation time coming your way?Four continents in 48 days on Princess Cruises might be just the ticket. Think of this an Epic Voyage Starter Kit.

London to Sydney: Four Continents Grand Adventure
 

Length: 48 days

Ship: Emerald Princess

Itinerary: Departs Southampton, England, on September 28, 2016, ends in Sydney, Australia, on November 15, 2016.

Emerald Princess is one of the largest ships in the Princess fleet, offering nearly 900 balcony staterooms for guests to take in the passing scenery.
Courtesy of Princess CruisesEmerald Princess is one of the largest ships in the Princess fleet, offering nearly 900 balcony staterooms for guests to take in the passing scenery.

Four Continents Grand Adventure highlights:

Fares: Interior stateroom from $5,598 per person; Balcony from $9,598 per person; Suite from $26,859 per person. Contact a Cruiseable travel advocate to receive special onboard credits.

Masjid Sultan, or Sultan Mosque, is located at Muscat Street and North Bridge Road in Singapore.
Robert Lowe / Creative Commons BYMasjid Sultan, or Sultan Mosque, is located at Muscat Street and North Bridge Road in Singapore.
 

Book a world cruise

If you think a world cruise is right for you, contact an experienced Cruiseable travel advocate who can answer all your questions and book you on the world cruise that's right for your needs. We'll throw in a complimentary $500 onboard spending credit per stateroom.

 

 

JD Lasica
I'm co-founder, Editor and chief cat herder at Cruiseable. Follow your cruise bliss to any land where it may lead. Let's connect! I'm @jdlasica on Twitter.

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