Delay your post-holiday blues by swapping your usual one or two-week trip for a 25-week adventure on a world cruise. If you’ve ever returned from your holiday feeling as though you haven’t had the chance to relax, or if you’re dying to see more of the world but can’t face all the planning, world cruising may be what you’re looking for.
With the opportunity to sail to different cities, countries and continents, world cruises are guaranteed to keep you busy. On one easy trip, you can disembark in the likes of Chile, Cuba, San Francisco, Uruguay, Brazil, Namibia, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, China and Alaska, taking in the sights and sounds of some of earth’s most culturally diverse and fascinating destinations. If you’re apprehensive about boarding a cruise ship for more than a week or two, read on as we tell you why you should book a world cruise.
You don’t have to choose just one continent
Some world cruises last up to 300 nights or more, and will cover a lot of ground (and sea), including crossing between multiple continents. If you’ve always wanted to travel, but were put off by the thought of backpacking and cheap hostels, 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 ship will take you to the fjords of Alaska, to the futuristic cities of China and the wilderness of South America, perhaps all in the same trip.
It’s the most relaxing way to travel
One of the most appealing aspects of cruise holidays is just how relaxing they are. Once you’ve boarded the ship and unpacked in your stylish suite, you are free to explore the vessel and take in 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 that a world cruise holiday can offer is surely a great reason to book?
You can experience a multitude of cultures
Although some people devote an entire holiday to just one location, world cruises give you the opportunity to dip your toe in to multiple cultures. Whether you want to try salsa dancing in Cuba or Miami, step back in time at Vietnam’s historical sites or admire Lisbon’s plentiful street art, world cruise itineraries are packed full of exciting cultural destinations. This gives you the chance to get to know multiple locations in one long, blissful holiday.
It’s the ultimate food tour
Keen foodies are in for a treat on a world cruise holiday. By visiting 20, 30 or 40 destinations in one holiday, you can experience a multitude of delicious cuisines. Fresh seafood awaits in French Polynesia, tasty ramen in Japan, bunny chow in South Africa and caribou in Alaska, with 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. World cruising truly is perfect for food lovers.
You can get an amazing deal
Contrary to popular belief, world cruising doesn’t have to break the bank. When you consider that you could spend 120 glorious nights on a luxury cruise ship exploring the world from £8,500 per 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 deals on world cruise holidays. Traditionally, world cruises set off towards the beginning of the year, however schedules have become more flexible in recent years. So, what are you waiting for? Start browsing your dream holidays today!
*Price noted on 05.04.2018. Subject to change and availability.