DETROIT (May 16, 2014) – World Cruises once were a hallmark of the ultimate traveler. Passengers would board a ship, typically in January, with several steamer trunks in tow and travel for several months, returning to their home port just in time for summer.
Today, world cruises are not quite as sophisticated. They depart from many different ports, cruise for varying lengths of time and cater to people from all walks and life and professions. Suitcases are substituted for steamer trunks (not quite as much formalwear). All are broken up into shorter segments so many only sail a portion of the overall itinerary.
Still, there are those who do book the whole trip. World cruisers tend to be retired, with enough income to afford months at sea and with an adventurous spirit. Most will have years of cruising experience behind them.
World cruises certainly are popular, perhaps because they visit many unusual ports. “Our world cruise sold out in just four hours two years ago and last year in four days,” boasts Scott Knutson, vice president of Costa Cruises.” This year there is still limited availability for one of the most reasonably priced world cruises ever.
World Cruises offer genuine immersion in the regions they visit, featuring unique cultural heritage, cuisine, customs and language generally only seen (and appreciated) by the most discerning travelers. Even the most seasoned travelers will see the world with new eyes thanks to the opportunity for unparalleled exploration of the regions visited through these cruises.
Now is the time to book a World Cruise. There is still time to book a World Cruise for 2015 (many categories are sold out); however, the window of opportunity is closing as cabins usually fill by summer for the next year’s voyages.
Below please find the lines that are offering World Cruise voyages in 2015. Fares shown per person are quoted double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. For full itineraries and more information on these cruises, please click here):
World tour roundtrip from Savona, Italy, departing January 5, 2015, for 115 nights aboard the Costa Deliziosa. Fares range from $18,339 for inside cabin to $28,709 for a suite. This is the longest world cruise Costa has done and the first in the last four years to cruise around South America instead of through the Panama Canal, and around Africa instead of through the Suez Canal.
Costa Luminosa departs Savona on September 14, 2015, 98 nights offering a “classic” world cruise itinerary through the Panama and Suez Canals with stops in the Caribbean, Mexico and California. This will likely be open for bookings in the near future.
Roundtrip from Miami departing January 14, 2015, (108 days) aboard the Crystal Serenity. Cruise only fares range from $39,995 per person for a deluxe stateroom, to $211,670 per person for a Crystal Penthouse with Veranda.
Queen Mary 2 World Cruise roundtrip from Southampton departing January 10, 2015, for 113 days. Fares range from $19,998 per person for an inside cabin to $65,996 per person for a Queens Grill stateroom. Suites sold out.
Queen Elizabeth World Cruise roundtrip from Southampton departing January 10, 2015, for 112 days. Fares range from $19,999 per person for an inside stateroom to $26,799 per person for a balcony stateroom. Suites sold out.
Queen Victoria World Cruise roundtrip from Southampton departing January 20, 2015, for 103 days. Fares range from $15,399 per person for an inside stateroom to $48,099 per person for a Suite High Aft Deck Queens Grill Stateroom $155,899.
Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines
Far East Explorer aboard the Balmoral roundtrip from Southampton departing January 4, 2015, for 119 nights. Fares range from £9999 ($16,728 USD) per person for an inside cabin to £21499 ($36,120 USD) per person for a suite.
Around the World aboard the Black Watch roundtrip from Southampton departing January 8, 2016, for 115 nights. Fares range from £9999 ($16,728 USD) per person for an inside cabin to £16799 ($28,224 USD) per person for a suite.
Grand World Voyage roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., aboard the ms Amsterdam departing January 5, 2015, for 114 days. Fares range from $19,999 per person for an interior cabin to $77,999 per person for a Neptune Suite (Deluxe Verandah Suite).
Around the World in 180 Days roundtrip from Miami, Fla., aboard the Insignia departing January 10, 2015. Fares range from $41,999 per person for an inside stateroom to $81,999 per person for a Penthouse Suite. (These fares reflect a 68% per stateroom early booking savings.)
180 Day World Odyssey roundtrip from Miami, Fla., aboard the Insignia departing July 8, 2015, for 180 days. Fares range from $44,999 per person for an inside stateroom to $84,999 per person for a Penthouse Suite.
The Arcadia World Circumnavigation roundtrip from Southampton departing January 6, 2015, for 106 nights. Fares range from £9,999 ($16,728 USD) per person for an inside cabin to £13,999 ($23,519 USD) per person for a balcony stateroom.
World Cruise roundtrip from Los Angeles, Calif., aboard the Pacific Princess departing January 23, 2015, for 111 days. Fares from $19,999 per person for an interior stateroom to $39,999 per person for a mini suite. Suites are sold out.
World Cruise roundtrip from Fremantle, Australia, departing May 29, 2015, aboard the Sea Princess for 114 days. Fares range from $26,318 per person for an ocean view stateroom to $33,045 for a balcony stateroom. Interior cabins sold out.
World Cruise Legendary Harbors Tokyo to London (Southampton), departs March 11, 2015, for 87 nights. Current 2-for-1 fares range from $53,999 (wait listed) per person deluxe veranda suite to $149,999 master suite (deck 7).
World Cruise 2015 From Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale aboard the Silver Whisper departing January 15, 2015, for 115 days. Fares from $58,950 per person for a Vista Suite to $173,250 per person for the one-bedroom owner’s suite.
Although many shore excursion are included on these world cruises, if you are looking for a special deal on an excursion, please visit the CruiseCompete Shore Excursions page.
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