The World is 70% water… so let’s get on board with CRUISING!
The ultimate dream cruise for many is to set sail on an extended holiday to cruise around the World. At Cruise Megastore you can easily discover a WORLD CRUISE online and choose from a wide array of well-known cruiselines like Princess Cruises, P&O Cruises, Cunard, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Oceania, Regent Seven Seas to name a few. Choose from a complete circumnavigation, a selected shorter segmented cruise, or a Transpacific cruise that will give you a taste for long, lazy sea days. Plus, BONUS – tick off multiple destinations on your bucket list all in one go!
Let’s discover more about a World Cruise, and more…
What is a World Cruise?
A World Cruise is just what you imagine it to be – cruising around the globe, seeing different sights, sounds, cultures, countries and more. Not to mention a true holiday at sea, enjoying the wide blue ocean, making new friends with your fellow cruisers and discovering your floating hotel (the ship). Usually between 90 to 120 days (often more) these lengthy cruising holidays appeal to seasoned and experienced cruisers, those setting off on a great adventure, seniors looking to spend their golden years travelling the world and anyone who is looking to expand their horizons.
Is it for you? Well, that depends entirely on your personal preferences of course, but if you love cruising, watching a ship sail in and out of port, enjoy really getting to know people, different cultures, new destinations, and are ready for a laid-back, cost effective way to travel the world, then a world cruise may just be for you.
I’m new to cruising, and thinking of a World Cruise
If you’re new to cruising and are just starting out on what you’ll soon realise is a great way to holiday, then let us first suggest a taste-tester cruise, or a 7-day sail around the Pacific Islands. Want to start out a little more exotic? Try the Caribbean or Hawaiian Islands, or the Mediterranean is gorgeous this time of year – imagine cruising the Greek Islands – Santorini, Mykonos… sounds like fun yes?!? We are just saying, try cruising out first before your go in for the big one!
What is a World Segment Cruise?
A shorter segment of a World Cruise allows you to choose the parts of the cruise you are interested in – a specialisation if you like. Each segment could be a few days, a few weeks or a month or even more, targeting certain destinations. For example, if you’ve already cruised to the Mediterranean before (although my hand is up to go again!) and you would prefer to only see South America, it could be an option to “segment” that portion of your cruise. By segmenting a world cruise, you can also get a taste of the whole experience of World Cruising when time is limited or you have a budget to stick to.
Be aware though if you do choose to opt for World Cruising segments that you may need additional travel arrangements for flights, extensions, stopovers, added tours etc.
Are there other Long Cruises Available?
You can also opt for the very popular Transpacific Cruise, cruising round trip from Sydney and Brisbane to the exotic locations of the Pacific – Hawaii, Tahiti, Bora Bora, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, and even Tonga.
Similar voyages leave our shores and head to Asia, taking in Hong Kong, cosmopolitan Singapore, China and even the cherry blossom festivals of Japan. There is a wealth of cruises to choose from as you go sail from one bucket-list destinations to the next!
What’s a Back to Back Cruise?
When you see the terminology Back to Back in connection with a cruise holiday, you will find a combination of sailings rolled into one holiday. The first cruise may leave from one port and arrive in another, just in time for you to board a second ship and sail on to another destination. We love it when cruiselines create a back to back combo, sometimes you can even stay a few days in port to explore before your next ship arrives. Imagine cruising the whole Mediterranean on a Back to Back – sail from Rome to Barcelona on one cruise, and then from Barcelona back to Venice on another… maybe even on the same ship! Think of all the possibilities!
What about a Circumnavigation Cruise?
This is all about immersing yourself in one specific destination and really getting to know a country, culture and the different aspects of a destination. Cruises vary from smaller, more manoeuvrable ships that get you up close and personal with wildlife, landscapes and more through to larger ships that can show you popular highlights, engaging experiences and a whole ship-full of fun. While most Circumnavigation Cruises will range from 10 to 30 days and have the possibilities for segmentation, similar to a World Cruise, destinations can take you around Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, further afield to Hawaii, Cuba, or even Iceland, Japan and more!
Next year, Azamara Journey departs for its first ever World Voyage, touching in on Southeast Asia, India, Dubai, the Mediterranean and the Greek Isles, to iconic Greenwich, London of the UK.
2019 with Cunard’s Queen Victoria departing Southampton, UK for the US and the Panama Canal. Cruising for 107 nights and over 24 countries she will continue on to Hawaii, crossing the Pacific to the islands and New Zealand, Australia, Asia and head to the Seychelles, the coast of Africa before sailing back to the UK. What do you think? There are a few ideal opportunities for a number of segments – where to next?
Holland America has a Grand World Voyage next year starting in January aboard MS Amsterdam. You’ll cruise into South Florida first, through the Panama Canal, visit Peru and Chile with all of their stunning wildlife and historic discoveries, cruise to the South Pacific, head straight up to Southeast Asia, traverse the Suez Canal, and hit the Mediterranean Islands before you sail into the Norwegian Fjords, before crossing the Atlantic back to Florida. Whew! So many destinations.
Are you Prepared for the Adventure of a Lifetime?
Why not set forth and see it all in one go on a World Cruise! World Cruising is arguably one of the best ways to see the World and enjoy the onboard luxuries of a floating hotel and more. A World Cruise is the ultimate holiday at sea, taking you easily to exotic, historic and distant places, to discover a multitude of hidden gems all from the comfort of your deckchair!
Ready to book your World Cruise? Search online now or speak to a Cruise and Travel Solution Specialists at Cruise Megastore on 1300 657 948.
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