Discover the World by Sea

Experience the beauty of the world. Leave your stress behind. Say goodbye to long flights and multiple reservations. With just one booking, you can unpack once and embark on an unforgettable journey across the globe. Experience the world like never before with a world cruise or world sector. 

Dreaming of island hopping through French Polynesia, exploring Africa’s breathtaking cities, and cruising through Asia without the hassle of repacking your bags? Want to see the stunning beaches of Seychelles and the ancient Mayan temples in Mexico, or discover hard-to-reach gems like Easter Island and Antarctica? How about doing it all, while enjoying the comfort and luxury of a contemporary cruise ship?

A world cruise – whether it spans 100 days or 250+ days – is meticulously crafted to provide you with the ultimate travel experience. Immerse yourself in different cultures, explore postcard-perfect destinations, and create lifelong memories. Say goodbye to the hassle of switching hotels and long-haul flights. And if you don’t have a spare 250+ days of annual leave, then maybe a world sector will do (for now). With so many world itineraries, which are then also broken up into shorter sectors, the options are endless, and the once-in-a-lifetime experiences are boundless.

World Cruises & Grand Sectors 2025 - 2026

Grand World Voyage

  • 04 Jan ‘25
  • 125 nights
From $40,999 /person pp

Maiden World Voyage

  • 07 Jan ‘25
  • 112 nights
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55-Day Grand World Voyage

  • 04 Jan ‘25
  • 56 nights
From $20,049 /person pp

World Cruise – Roundtrip Brisbane

  • 12 May ‘26
  • 115 nights
From $33,199 /person pp

World Cruise

  • 06 Jan ‘26
  • 156 nights
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Viking World Journeys – Los Angeles to London

  • 05 Jan ‘25
  • 121 nights
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Is a World Cruise Worth It?

In our opinion, yes, absolutely! And many would agree with us.

So many in fact, that world cruises are now increasingly offered by multiple cruise lines because of how popular they have become. These extraordinary journeys, usually starting in cities like Southampton, New York, Sydney, Fort Lauderdale, or Rome, give you the freedom to embark on a complete circumnavigation of the world, or opt for your favourite portion. 

Spanning anywhere from 99 to 274 nights, there are so many options you can choose from when it comes to selecting the ideal world cruise to suit your preferences. If you’re an avid cruiser who is already in love with this style of travel, you may be ready to stretch yourself and choose a more in-depth experience that allows you to stop overnight in incredible cities, explore each stop in depth, and island hop your way around the world – all without ever switching hotels, repacking your bags, or dealing with lingering jet lag.

It’s an adventure that effortlessly combines relaxation and exploration. What more could you want? To see the world? Oh yes, it has that box ticked too!

Epic Round the World Cruises

Discover the World Cruise itineraries on offer in 2024, 2025 and 2026

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises boasts two world journeys in 2024 and 2025. Set sail onboard the Island Princess for a 111-day world cruise and explore 51 ports of call in 27 countries. In 2025, this itinerary expands to a 116-day roundtrip World Cruise, that will take you to Bar in Montenegro, Taranto in Italy, and the Greek islands of Patmos and Volos for the very first time. If you prefer an Australia-based World Cruise, in 2024 Coral Princess sets off for a 110-day journey across six continents, encompassing popular stops such as Scandinavia and Russia, Iceland, South America, and the Panama Canal. In 2025, Crown Princess will depart for a 113-day adventure, visiting 49 marvelous ports of call in 28 countries. Various sectors of each Princess world cruise are also available to choose from, should you not be able to take the full journey.


Cunard has been at the forefront of world cruising for over a century, bringing the wonders of the globe right to your doorstep. In 2024, Queen Mary 2 will set sail from New York on a 123-night journey, taking you to Europe, Africa, and Australasia. Meanwhile, Queen Victoria will embark on an incredible 111-night full World Voyage, covering all four corners of the world. In 2025, the extraordinary Queen Anne sets off on her maiden world itinerary, presenting an opportunity to visit more than 30 ports across the globe. This journey commences in Hamburg or Southampton and begins with a memorable Transatlantic Crossing. From there, you’ll venture towards the Americas, Australasia, Asia, the Arabian Gulf, and the Mediterranean. Can’t commit to such a long cruise? You can also choose smaller “sectors” instead of the full world journey.

Holland America Line

In 2025 MS Volendam sets off on a historic journey for the first-ever 133-day Grand Voyage: Pole-to-Pole expedition, where you can explore historic landmarks, bustling capitals, and dramatic natural scenery on a world cruise to Antarctica, South America, Europe, and Canada, including plenty of overnight stays. At the same time, MS Zuiderdam will be journeying for 124 days on a world cruise featuring 32 countries and 10 overnight stays, including stops at Machu Picchu, Easter Island, and the Great Barrier Reef. If the full world cruise isn’t on the cards for you yet, discover one of their Grand Voyages (sectors of the full world itinerary broken up into shorter routes) or circumnavigation sailings. You could circle South America, navigate Norway’s glacier-studded fjords, or island-hop in the enchanting South Pacific. 

MSC World Cruises

Experience the awe-inspiring wonders of the seas with MSC Cruises, and undertake a thrilling journey around the globe. Make 2025 the year you turn your dreams of global exploration into reality and set sail on a 116-night epic adventure around the world. Traverse up to 50 spectacular destinations across 21 countries, unravelling hidden gems and iconic sights along the way. MSC Magnifica will take you on the ultimate world tour, spanning 5 continents and extending to the farthest reaches of the water. Eplore the rich history of Europe and the untamed beauty of the Australian coast.  Discover the adventurous Polynesian islands and vibrant cities of South America. Indulge in the timeless charm of Asia and savour the tantalising flavours of the Middle East. Discover and the world and get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Luxury World Voyages

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Set off on a magnificent journey of discovery with Regent Seven Seas Cruises, where you can seek, uncover, and explore the wonders of the world in absolute luxury. From a full world odyssey to shorter sectors, you can immerse yourself in the enchanting allure of faraway lands, accompanied by unlimited, complimentary shore excursions and a host of complimentary amenities. Discover the remarkable Seven Seas Mariner on a 150-night odyssey commencing in January 2025; or on a 154-night expedition departing in January 2026. These transcontinental odysseys allow you to lose yourself in the mesmerising beauty of distant lands and uncover the secrets of ancient civilisations. Whichever route you choose, whether it be the full journey or a world sector, be prepared for an endless array of opportunities to immerse yourself in the awe and marvel of nearly every corner of the world.


Experience the world like never before with a Silversea World Cruise. In 2025, step onboard Silver Dawn and experience “Controtempo – World Cruise 2025: From Tokyo to New York”. With a duration of 136 days, encompassing 59 destinations all around the globe, this exceptional journey promises to be unlike any other. Controtempo is all about redefining the concept of time and offering an unparalleled experience, so prepare to be amazed as you uncover unexpected moments along each stop of this unique odyssey. The following year, you can experience “The Curious and the Sea – World Cruise 2026: From Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Lisbon” onboard Silver Dawn which will venture on a journey that recaptures the pioneering spirit of navigators from the past, exploring distant lands, diverse traditions, and delectable cuisine. And the best part? Absolutely everything is included with Silversea’s all-inclusive cruise fares.

Oceania Cruises

Specifically designed for seasoned explorers seeking the next epic experience on the horizon, Oceania Cruises’ rare east-to-west circumnavigation in January 2025 promises to be an extraordinary adventure. Over the span of 180 to 200 days, you can explore 80+ diverse ports of call, filled with great wonders and inspiring cultures. Explore Brazil and the mighty Amazon, Africa, Namibia, and the remote island of Tristan da Cunha. Discover destinations such as French Comoros, Maldives, and Seychelles, as well as Myanmar, Vietnam and Indonesia. Along Western Australia’s coast be ready to uncover hidden treasures, and as you navigate the South Pacific, witness the beauty of Vanuatu and French Polynesia as you head north toward the lush Hawaiian Islands. There are also six sectors to choose from if a full world journey isn’t for you. These sailings are perfect for time-rich global travellers seeking shorter journeys. 


Join a select society of like-minded explorers as you gracefully follow the curve of the earth aboard the intimate and impeccable Seabourn Sojourn on a World Cruise that spans 145 days, 72 ports, 28 countries, and includes 20 overnight stays. Experience unparalleled comfort, elegance, and ease as you traverse the globe – without the constraints of seasons or time. Looking for a more focused, in-depth escape? Seabourn also offers a number of shorter sectors, including The Grand Americas, Amazon & Antarctica segment;  The 80-day Grand Australia, Asia & Alaska expedition; The Grand Europe, British Isles & Viking Passage excursion; and the 2024 Grand Africa Voyage which is a 90-day adventure spanning 26 countries. Let Seabourn’s World Cruise be your gateway to extraordinary adventures, unforgettable memories, and luxurious experiences, and be sure to be on the lookout for their 2025 World Cruise release, coming soon.

Viking Ocean Cruises

From renowned cities to hidden gems, Viking’s exceptional ocean-going world routes promise to immerse you in the rich cultures and breathtaking landscapes that our planet has to offer. With two World Cruise options for 2024-2025, you can cruise for up to 180 days, across 37 countries spanning six continents. Dive into the colorful marine life of the Caribbean and experience the thrill of crossing the world-renowned Panama Canal. Discover the lush, picturesque rainforests of Costa Rica, experience crossing the international date line, a time-honoured travel milestone, explore Mumbai’s temples and the glamorous Taj Mahal Palace hotel, and uncover priceless treasures within Istanbul’s historic Hagia Sophia. These are just a few of the incredible discoveries waiting to be unfurled on a world cruise with Viking. There are also a number of shorter Grand Journeys to choose from allow for more in-depth exploration of one region.

Azamara Cruises

With 155 nights and 37 countries to explore, Azamara’s 2025 World Voyage is an opportunity to discover every corner of the globe. Offering 46 late nights and overnights, you’ll have ample time to fully explore and connect with each stop along the way. If a shorter trip is more appealing, there are also 10 different segments to choose from. Additionally, an optional pre-cruise extension of the Panama Canal allows for an even more awe-inspiring experience. Looking ahead, Azamara’s 2026 World Cruise is a majestic expedition that will take you through over 35 countries and allow you to experience the enchanting allure of the Seven Wonders of the World. With 55 late nights and overnights, 60 Extended Destination Days, 3 exclusive events, and 10 AzAmazing events, this world cruise is designed to grant you an extended exploration and a deeper connection with each mesmerizing wonder, as well as the diverse tapestry of cultures surrounding them.

5 Reasons to Set Sail on a World Cruise

⚓ Visit scores of countries and countless ports of call on one seamless holiday. Where else could you explore 30+ countries without the hassle of constant packing and unpacking?

⚓ And on that note, you can also bid farewell to cramped seats, airport rushes, taxi expenses, delayed flights, and unsatisfying in-flight meals. Your ship serves as your plane, equipped with every conceivable amenity to ensure a comfortable journey throughout.

⚓ When you venture on a world cruise, not only do you have the luxury of time, but you also get the chance to explore at night. Forget about rushing and racing from point A to point B. This experience allows the ship to offer overnight stays in many ports. So, you’ll have the opportunity to discover iconic and exotic places both during the day and night, providing a whole new perspective on your destinations.

⚓ A world cruise grants you the precious gift of time. Traveling overland often involves meticulous planning, accepting delays, and dealing with travel hassles. But on a world cruise, everything is taken care of.

⚓ Travel with like-minded people, and with 3+ months on board together, you’ll develop lifelong friendships so that you’re taking home more than just memories at the end of your experience.

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