World Cruises. They’re the ultimate bucket-list itinerary for the serious cruising aficionado; month-long voyages of bliss punctuated by some of the world’s best ports of call. Few journeys offer the ability to tour the world (or, at least, large swaths of it) with the convenience of unpacking but once.
And yet, despite the rather substantial time and financial investment, world cruises have arguably never been more popular. Oceania Cruises developed some of the longest voyages at sea – and then did it again, spurred on by massive demand. Regent Seven Seas, which had abandoned the idea of world cruises for some time, recently brought them back for 2017 and 2018.
Here’s a look at some of the notable World Cruises on offer for 2017. It may be too late to book some of these, but there’s always a chance there’s a spot still open. And, if that doesn’t work…well, there’s always 2018.
Most cruise lines take a worldwide approach to their World Cruises, but Crystal Cruises wants to focus on traversing one part of it in a more in-depth wa