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I am proud to be certified by CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) as an Elite Cruise Counselor. The Cruise Counselor Certification Program is CLIA's most comprehensive training which requires agents to successfully complete a number of compulsory training courses and exams, attend cruise conferences, and conduct ship inspections. Anita Thompson, Attheta Travel, dba Cruise Holidays.

Monday, June 17, 2024

Sailing the World in 2025

If you dream of traveling the world, a world cruise can make it easy. World cruises are usually 90 days or longer – enough time to call on multiple continents. Some world cruises truly do circumnavigate the globe, while others cover a large part of it.

Several cruise lines offer world cruises, including Azamara, Cunard, Holland America, Oceania, Princess, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, Silversea, and Viking. Many depart in January, which makes for an adventurous start to a new year. To provide a taste of the variety found in world cruise itineraries, here’s a look at some that will set sail in 2025.

Cunard Line’s Queen Anne will set off on her first world cruise from New York on January 18, and this 98-day cruise comes close to circling the globe. The ship will take a westward path that includes a transit through the Panama Canal. Passengers will enjoy overnight stays in ports like San Francisco; Honolulu; Auckland, New Zealand; Sydney, Australia; Hong Kong, China; Singapore; Dubai; and Luxor, Egypt, before disembarking in Southampton, England.

Holland America Line has scheduled several Grand Voyages and World Voyages for 2025, including one on the Volendam that will sail “pole to pole” on a 133-day roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale, departing January 25. The ship will sail through the Panama Canal and down the Pacific Coast of South America to Antarctica; then up South America’s Atlantic Coast, with some time to explore the Amazon River. After crossing the Atlantic, the ship will visit Morocco as well as ports in Western Europe, and Scandinavia before turning west for Iceland, Greenland, and a return to Florida.

Oceania Cruises Insignia will take 196 days to sail around the globe, departing from Miami on January 5. This six-month voyage includes port calls in more than 40 countries. Overnight stays include Manaus and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Walvis Bay, Namibia; Cape Town, South Africa; The Maldives; and Tahiti. Ports that are well off the usual cruise path include the islands of Tristan da Cunha; the Comoros islands; Borneo and Brunei; Komodo Island, Indonesia; New Caledonia; and American Samoa.

Many world cruises provide attractive extras, such as onboard credits you can spend as you like, concierge services, and complimentary shore excursions. Air transportation and onboard gratuities may be included in the cruise fare, too.

World cruises tend to sell out, so talk with Anita, your professional travel advisor, soon about sailing the world in 2025.

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