If you’ve ever thought about taking a world cruise, now may be the time to make your plans. Many cruise lines have already announced their world cruise itineraries for 2022, and they’re fabulous.
If you’re not familiar with world cruises, the name says it all. These are extended cruises – usually 100 days or more – that visit dozens of ports around the world. They generally set sail in January and return in April. Some literally sail around the world, making a full circumnavigation of the globe; some begin and end in different ports, but visit multiple continents along the way; and some concentrate on a specific region. Whatever the details of a world cruise itinerary, you can count on it being an exotic, memorable experience.
World cruises that have been announced for 2022 include the following:
Crystal Cruises’ Serenity will embark on the “Myths, Marvels & Monuments” world cruise from Miami on Jan. 17, 2022. Highlights include ports along the Mexican Riviera, in New Zealand and Australia, and around the Mediterranean and Black Seas. Passengers also have the option to join this full-circumnavigation cruise in Los Angeles on Feb. 2.
Regent Seven Seas’ Mariner will depart Jan. 5, 2022, from San Diego for a 120-night roundtrip exploration of the Pacific Rim. January will be spent in Hawaii and the South Pacific; February in New Zealand and Australia; March in Indonesia and Southeast Asia; and April in China, Japan and Alaska. This world cruise includes a variety of optional overland excursions to some of the inland wonders of New Zealand, Australia, Vietnam, Thailand and China.
Cunard Line offers two world cruises for 2022. The Queen Mary 2 will sail from Southampton, England, on Jan. 9 for a 104-day voyage, visiting ports in Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Indonesia and Australia before returning to Southampton. There’s also an option for booking half of this cruise – the 55-day segment from Southampton to Sydney, Australia. The Queen Victoria will sail a slightly longer, 108-day itinerary from Southampton, departing Jan. 10 to call on ports in the United States, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, China, the Philippines and Africa.
A world cruise is a fantastic adventure; it’s also a major investment and commitment of your time, so it requires careful planning. For all the details, talk with Anita, your professional travel advisor, about these and other options for a 2022 or 2023 world cruise.
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