How long do you think it would take to visit 7 continents, 60+ countries and 11 World Wonders? Two years, five, ten? How about 274 days? What???
Royal Caribbean has just introduced the Ultimate World Cruise, which will debut in December 2023. On this hemisphere-hopping expedition, you can discover diverse cultures and spectacular shores in every corner of the globe as they explore over 150 destinations, from Asia to Antarctica and beyond on the longest world cruise ever.
On this world cruise, you’ll see11 World Wonders, including the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, the Colosseum, Machu Picchu, the Great Barrier Reef and the Great Pyramids of Giza. Talk about a bucket list trip! Your 274-night journey around the world begins and ends in Miami, and sails from December 10, 2023 – September 10, 2024.
Perhaps you can’t be away from home for 274 days. Royal Caribbean understands that, and they have broken it down into 4 expeditions. You can choose to sail on one or more of them.
- Round the Horn: Americas & Antarctica: Departs from Miami. Dec.10, 2023 – Feb. 11, 2024, 64 Nights, 36 destinations. Go from postcard-perfect Caribbean shores —including the ABC islands —to viewing abundant wildlife like sea lions, penguins and whales roaming glacier-studded Antarctica as you round Cape Horn. Along the way, discover World Wonders in South America, including man-made marvels and extraordinary natural phenomena. Take in the largest Art Deco sculpture in the world, Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. Behold the largest waterfall system on the planet, Iguazú Falls near Buenos Aires. And explore Machu Picchu, one of the most iconic symbols of Peru’s ancient Inca heritage. Then sail up to the Yucatàn Peninsula to discover hidden coves and dramatic rock formations along Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas before exploring Ensenada.
- Wonders of Asia & the Pacific: Departs from Los Angeles. Feb 11 – May 9, 2024, 87 Nights, 40 destinations. Sail across the Pacific to explore Hawaii and discover the crystal-clear waters of Mo’orea and Tahiti in unspoiled French Polynesia. Then set out to explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef — the only living thing on the planet that’s visible from space. Trek from pristine natural beauty in Bali to one of the most iconic man-made World Wonders, the Great Wall of China. Explore South Pacific gems, like Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore, for picture-perfect panoramas and distinctive local cuisine. From the unparalleled culture and modern architecture of Tokyo to the natural marvels of the seaside town Kagoshima, endless possibilities await you in Japan. And take in one of the most breathtaking sights in the world — The Taj Mahal.
- Middle East Treasures & Marvels of the Med: Departs from Dubai. May 9, 2024 – July 10, 2024, 63 Nights, 44 destinations. Discover World Wonders left behind by the civilizations of legendary pharaohs and emperors, like The Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. And countless renowned ruins across the Mediterranean and Aegean seas —from the Acropolis in Athens to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus and the Colosseum in Rome. Plus lesser-traveled Greek ports like Olympia, which was once the sanctuary site to honor Zeus and the location of the first Olympic games. Then their journey continues to even more destinations known for their storied history — like the fortified walls of Split, Croatia and explorations in Valencia, Cannes and Provence.
- Capitals of Culture: Departs from Barcelona. July 10, 2024 – September 10, 2024, 63 Nights, 40 destinations. Discover the heart of Barcelona’s brilliant architecture, including Gaudi’s famed Sagrada Família and the whimsical Park Güell. Savor new flavors across continents — like an indulgent lunch in a Parisian bistro and a dinner of tagine and mint tea in Morocco. And roam fascinating museums, theaters and galleries in Saint Petersburg. Next, your clients will get a glimpse into some of the happiest places on the planet in Scandinavia. Go from wandering countless bridges by bicycle in Copenhagen to taking in larger-than-life fjords in Norway. Then get ready to experience another natural marvel — the other-worldly geothermal seawater at The Blue Lagoon in Iceland before stopping in New York on the way back to Miami.
Cruising around the globe is the ultimate travel experience. You spend time bonding with like-minded explorers over global discoveries. You connect with countless distinct cultures, soak up the most spectacular landscapes on Earth, and marvel at World Wonders that showcase mankind’s boundless imagination. These cruises sell out, and with the introduction of this new itinerary, Royal Caribbean’s Ultimate World Cruise will book quickly. I would love to help you plan your cruise whether it’s for the entire 274-night voyage and for one or more of the expeditions. Contact us today to book your Ultimate World Cruise!