Luxury cruise line Mundy Cruising announced a 357-day world cruise itinerary that will hit all 7 continents. Passengers won’t spend the whole time on one ship as the itinerary will incorporate several of the most luxurious cruise ships in the world, including 264-passenger Le Soleal (part of Ponant fleet) and 1,258-berth ms Maasdam (operated by Holland America).
Starting in Miami on January 10, 2017, passengers will begin the longest cruise ship journey in the world by heading to South America on board the award-winning Crystal Serenity. (The next longest cruise journey, in case you're wondering, is a 180-day trip from Oceania.) During this first leg you get to climb Machu Picchu, visit the Nazca Lines, head up to Christ the Redeemer, and cruise along the Amazon River.
The remaining 263 days are broken up by continents with short breaks (ranging from 13 to 39 days) in between time to go home and re-pack.
After South America, passengers head to Athens for a jaunt on Oceania Cruises’ Nautica throught the Mediterranean, the Baltic and North Atlantic. Highlights ashore will include the Amalfi Coast, St Petersburg and the ice-bound landscape of Greenland.
In August next year, head back to the Americas to climb on board the Seven Seas Mariner in Vancouver to check out Alaska, San Francisco and Costa Rica.
This voyage also includes a transit of the Panama Canal, an experience that should be on every cruiser’s bucket list.
Next it’s time to head down under for a circumnavigation of Australia from Sydney to Melbourne, departing 21st October 2017 on Holland America Line’s Maasdam.
Highlights of this excursion include the Great Barrier Reef, the rugged beauty of Kangaroo Island and meeting the fierce Komodo dragon in Indonesia.
Depart the South East for the hot climbs of Africa and the Indian Ocean on Silversea’s Silver Spirit from Dubai to Cape Town. From the glitz of Dubai and Abu Dhabi to the crumbling colonial facades of Maputo and Mombasa, this is a voyage that takes in the past, present and future of a region that has always been a cultural melting pot. Highlights include the remarkable endemic wildlife of Madagascar, the idyllic islands of the Maldives and the Seychelles, the sleepy backwaters of Kerala and the authentically Arabian capital of Oman, Muscat.
The heat and humidity of the tropics will be a distant memory as you cross the Antarctic Circle on board Ponant’s luxurious yacht Le Soléal. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure begins in Ushuaia on 23rd January 2018, and takes you to the windswept Falkland Islands and remote South Georgia, last resting place of the great explorer Ernest Shackleton.
The final leg of your journey is an epic exploration of the Far East on board the Seabourn Sojourn from Singapore to Kobe. Explore everything from the bright lights of Hong Kong and Shanghai to the unforgettable islands of the Indonesian archipelago.
The cost is a whopping $200,000 per person, including business-class flights and all overseas transfers which seems a reasonable price to see the whole world in just under a year.