Want to delay your post-holiday blues? Why not swap your usual one or two-week trip for a 25-week adventure on a world cruise. If you’ve ever returned from a holiday feeling as though you haven’t had the chance to relax or you’re desperate to see more of the world but can’t face the planning, a world cruise might be for you.
With the opportunity to sail to different cities, countries and continents, world cruises are guaranteed to keep you busy. On one trip you can disembark in the likes of Los Angeles, Honolulu, Auckland, Sydney, Adelaide, Bali, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo and Abu Dhabi, taking in the sights and sounds of some of the earth’s most culturally diverse and fascinating destinations. If you’re apprehensive about boarding a cruise ship for more than a week or two, here are five reasons to book a world cruise:
You aren’t limited to one continent
Some world cruises last up to 245 nights and cover a lot of ground (or sea, ahem), including crossing between multiple continents. If you’ve always wanted to travel the world but been overwhelmed by organising it all, a world cruise could be the answer. With a comfortable stateroom to unwind in and all the logistics taken care of, you are free to truly experience each destination. Your chosen ship may take you to the breathtaking fjords of Alaska, the futuristic cities of China or the wilderness of South America, perhaps all in the same trip.
Cruising is the most relaxing way to travel
One of the most appealing aspects of cruising is how relaxing it is. Once you’ve embarked the ship and unpacked in your stylish suite, you are free to explore and get to know your surroundings. All the planning is taken care of, including itineraries, and you don’t have to worry about arranging transfers between locations. The peace of mind a world cruise can offer is a great reason to book - why wait?
You can experience many different cultures
Though many devote their holidays to a single location, world cruises provide the opportunity to experience many different cultures. Whether you want to smoke a cigar in Cuba, salsa dance in Puerto Rico, experience the hustle and bustle of Vietnam or explore Portugal’s plentiful street art, world cruises are packed full of exciting cultural destinations which gives you the chance to experience multiple locations in one long, blissful holiday.
Cruising is the ultimate food tour
Keen foodies are in for a treat on a world cruise. By visiting 20, 30 or 40 destinations in one trip, you can experience a multitude of delicious cuisines. Fresh seafood awaits in French Polynesia, tasty ramen in Japan, bunny chow in South Africa, caribou in Alaska and plenty more in between. Spend your stopover wandering through street food markets, sampling the finest ingredients each place has to offer or slow things down at a local restaurant and take recommendations from chefs and your fellow diners. Cruising the world is perfect for food lovers.
You can get an amazing deal
Contrary to popular belief, a world cruise doesn’t have to break the bank. When you consider that you could spend 98-nights on a world cruise with Princess Cruises from £11,849per person, doesn’t it all seem worthwhile? Of course, if you’re seeking a more spacious cabin or suite, the price may vary but you can get some amazing world cruise deals. Traditionally, world cruises set off in January, however, schedules have become more flexible in recent years. So, what are you waiting for? Find your dream cruise today.