World Cruises

By ,   January 19, 2038 ,   Themed Cruises

This is CruiseMapper's World Cruise schedule where you can compare itineraries, departure dates, ports and destinations. For more detailed information on "Around The World" cruise ships - just follow the ship links from the below table. This page is integrated with our surveys on Suez Canal cruise ship transits, Transatlantic cruises and How to Pick a Cruise?

Vacationers on cruises around the world are able to experience culture-rich opportunities while sightseeing on multiple continents. Combine exciting land tours with leisurely days at sea. Fulfill your dreams and book a world cruise to explore the globe!

You are not alone in your dream to discover what lies there, beyond the horizon... It has been a part of the human nature since immemorial time. It was not until 1922, when the first passenger circumnavigation was made by Cunard Line that adventurous souls could follow Magellan's way around the world.

"Around the World Cruise"

"Around The World" cruises are the perfect voyages for those who want it all. This kind of cruise vacations is an opportunity to explore beautiful landscapes, diverse cultures and wildlife on earth. As they last as long as 110 days, dock at upwards of thirty ports, round the world cruises take guests to the globe's most exciting destinations in comfort and style. Another option for travelers who think it's much time at sea, is taking just an itinerary section (one of the smaller segments), so as to explore one region only.

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Cruisers who look for stunning landscapes, histories, exotic wildlife, fine beaches, or first class cuisine are certain to find the ideal destination on round the world itineraries. The main World Voyages attraction is that they allow you visit far-flung destinations in one package, for example- the Mediterranean & the South Pacific, without the typical of travel drawbacks. Go and see exotic locations, and then return to your ship for dinner and entertain yourself. And imagine this goes on and on for so many days... Sounds like perfectly splendid to me!

Around The World voayges itinerary routes

  • Australia - Sydney Harbour; tropical Queensland; the Great Barrier Reef;
  • the Pacific - Pacific islands; the islands of Fiji, French Polynesia & Hawaii;
  • Asia - Vietnam coastline, rich with monuments & temples;
  • the Middle East - heading through the Suez Canal at Egypt - Aqaba, Luxor, Muscat. The alternative route- down Africa's east coast with stops at Cape Town or Mombasa;
  • West America - the cosmopolitan USA cities; the ports of Mexico, with ruins of ancient Mayan cultures.
  • South America - the Brazilian rainforest; the magnificent city of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Europe - Athens- the ancient capital, and the architecturally amazing Barcelona.

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List of popular cruise ports on Around The World voyages

Round the World voyages usually from some of the world's largest major port cities, such as Southampton, Tilbury-LondonNYC New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Fort LauderdaleSydney Australia. A great deal of cruise vacations run from Singapore or Sydney to Pacific islands, west to Europe and round the Asian ports, either round Africa (via Cape Town) or through the Suez Canal (transition). Some of the lines take guests west, down the USA coast through the Panama Canal (transition), after which- across to Dubai. If you are interested in the subject of the world circumnavigation in general - this is the Wikipedia article about it.

Shorter around the world itineraries (segments) may start in Melbourne Australia, Brisbane AustraliaSingapore, Hong Kong ChinaCape Town (South Africa).

Is the World Cruise cost worth it?

There are people who really love the endless lazy days at sea with little to do. For others, the joy of cruising is to be able to visit different new places all around the world in a short time.

What about Around The World cruise ships offers, then? Will you survive after experiencing all the long days at sea (for example, an Australia-Southampton sector lasts 40 days)? If your answer is "not sure", better book two shorter voyages instead- thus you'll have more call ports and more new impressions. Just look carefully at the new-issued itineraries before you book a world cruise.

The atmosphere onboard Round The World cruise ships is very different from Mediterranean or Caribbean cruise vacations, so choose the world cruise line very carefully! Lots of people believe that you have to be old enough and retired to set sail on a Grand Voyage. True, and not so true. There are plenty of still working people onboard who have persuaded employers to give some months off. And all of them are mid-class and above, and most of them are really really really affluent.

Before committing to a World Voyage of three or more months away from home, bear in mind a few things first:

  • World Cruises deals present a great chance to see interesting parts of the globe, but better work out the number of sea days included in cruise deals, first. With more ports of call in your itinerary, you will be swept off your feet by the exotic sites and forget to think about the long days at sea in between.
  • If you don’t have the money and time for sailing all the way around, better book a segment! Companies have amazing organisation- some passengers get off here, others board there.
  • Around the world cruises attract older people just because they have the time (and money, of course) to be away for several months. You want to show the kids new cultures? Forget about world cruising and book two shorter cruises instead!
  • The irony about "Around The World" voyages is that actually they don't sail fully round the world. On the other hand, it is true that these voyages, lasting from more than seventy, and up to 116 nights, offer vacationeers the chance to see diverse cultures wrapped into one single voyage. Even those who cannot commit to full voyage, can participate through the popular "segment" option, ranging from a week to more than one month.
  • Most "world cruise ships" usually start their Grand Voyages in January and the itineraries end in March-April-May. However, after Australia became a hot ship travel vacations destination in 2015, some of the companies offer roundtrip "World Cruise" deals from Sydney Australia. These itineraries often start in May, and even in July.

World Cruises 2018-2019-2020 ships schedule

Note: In the following table, all links are internal (CruiseMapper) redirecting to the ship’s itinerary schedule where you can compare dates and prices per person (double occupancy rates).

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Companies Ships World Cruise Itineraries (segments, alternative port departures, dates, destinations / countries)

AIDA Cruises


(2018, October 18) 116-night from Hamburg, visiting 41 ports in 20 countries on 4 continents. Many of the destinations are visited for the first time in AIDA Cruises history. These include Melbourne, Namibia, Tasmania, South Africa and South Seas archipelago of Fiji, Samoa and New Caledonia.


RMS Queen Mary 2

  • (2018, January 3-May 17) 134-night round trip from New York City, visiting 46 ports in 24 countries, including 3 overnight stays (Cape Town, Hong Kong, Dubai)
  • destinations: South Africa, Australia & New Zealand, Southeast Asia & India, Arabia & Mediterranean
  • segments - 120n round trip Southampton.
  • (2020, January 10) 113-night round trip from New York City, 99-night round trip from London
  • destinations: East-West Voyage to Asia and Australia, including the Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, Southern Africa and Arabian Gulf 
  • Note: More information (prices and itinerary segments) and world cruise history on Queen Mary 2 is available at


Queen Elizabeth

  • (2018, January 7–May 10) 122-night round trip from Southampton, visiting 39 ports in 25 countries, including 5 overnight stays (New York, San Francisco, Sydney, Hong Kong, Cape Town)
  • destinations: North America, South Pacific, Australia & New Zealand, Asia, Africa & North Atlantic
  • segments - 112n NYC to Southampton.
  • Note: More information (prices and itinerary segments) and world cruise history on Queen Mary 2 is available at


Queen Victoria

  • (2018, January 7–March 23) 75-night round trip from Southampton, visiting 26 ports in 15 countries, including 4 overnight stays (Port Everglades, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Charleston)
  • destinations: Caribbean, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Cape Horn, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Panama Canal, Caribbean and Central America.
  • (2019, January 10-April 27) 107-night roundtrip from Southampton, visiting 30 ports in 24 countries on 6 continents. The ship will operate on a westerly route that starts with trans-Atlantic crossing to Bermuda and Fort Lauderdale, follow stops in the Caribbean and a transit through Panama Canal to the Pacific Ocean. From there, the ship will sail along West Coast Mexico to San Francisco and then across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand and Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, South Africa, Namibia, and Canary Islands before returning to Southampton.
  • Overnight stays are offered in San Francisco, Sydney, Hong Kong, Cape Town.
  • Cunard 2019 bookings started with $17,579 PP (double occupancy rates). Prices for the segment from Fort Lauderdale Florida to Southampton started at $15,799 PP.
  • Note: More information (prices and itinerary segments) and world cruise history on Queen Mary 2 is available at

P&O Cruises UK


  • P&O Aurora 2018 has scheduled a 65-night itinerary to South America (starting January 3, 2018, out of Southampton. It includes 5 evening calls and 3 overnights (Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, Santiago-Valparaiso). This world cruise will call at 23 destinations in 17 countries, sailing nearly 18,500 nautical miles. P&O Aurora 2018 world voyage will offer 20 new ports of call (in comparison to Aurora’s world cruise 2017) and will also feature visits in some of the most iconic destinations in the world, including scenic cruising around Cape Horn and Glaciers, as well as nearly two weeks in the Sunny Caribbean. Prices start from £ 5,999 per person for Inside Cabin accommodations, including onboard credit from £200 pp.
  • P&O Arcadia 2018 has scheduled a 99-night full itinerary (starting January 9, 2018 out of Southampton). It includes 3 evening calls and 4 overnights (San Francisco, Sydney NSW, Hong Kong, Singapore). This world cruise will call at 36 destinations in 21 countries, sailing nearly 33,500 nautical miles. P&O Arcadia 2018 world voyage will offer 12 new ports of call (in comparison to Arcadia’s world cruise 2017) and will also feature visits in some of the most iconic destinations in the world. Prices start from £ 9,999 per person for Inside Cabin accommodations, including onboard credit up to £2100 pp.
  • P&O Oriana 2018 had scheduled a 50-night Caribbean and America itinerary (starting January 6, 2018 out of Southampton). This voyage, however, was officially cancelled in November 2017 as the ship will enter drydock for mechanical maintenance. The nearly 12,500 nautical miles long voyage included 22 destinations in 13 countries, with 16 new for P&O UK ports of call. Prices started from GBP 3300 pp (Inside Cabin), including onboard credit up to GBP 1250 pp.

NOTE: In May 2017 it was announced that P&O UK will operate just one world cruise in both 2018 and 2019 and deploy Aurora to South America instead. The remaining world voyage will depart in January of both 2018 and 2019 and run westbound through Panama and Suez Canal. It will be operated by Arcadia. Aurora will sail on a 65-night South America cruise on January 3, 2018 and a 55-night South America cruise in 2019. After these, the ship will operate shorter voyages in Northern Europe and Caribbean.

Holland America

ms Amsterdam

  • (2018, January 4-April 28) 113-night round trip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, visiting 39 different ports of call, including 10 overnight stays (with 2 nights in Cape Town, South Africa)
  • destinations: Grand Cayman, Costa Rica, Panama, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Australia & New Zealand, Indonesia, China, Vietnam Thailand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Madagascar, South Africa, Puerto Rico.



  • (2018, January 5) 121-night roundtrip from Tilbury London, visiting Auckland, Sydney, Tahiti, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Dubai and Singapore; Panama and Suez Canal transits
  • destinations: 4 continents, 3 oceans, 40 ports of call.

Crystal Cruises

Crystal Serenity

  • (2018, January 23 - May 16) 112-night from Los Angeles to Rome, exploring the Pacific, Australia, China Sea and the Indian Ocean, Suez Canal transit, the Mediterranean
  • destinations: USA, Samoa, Fiji, New Caledonia, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka, India, UAE, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Italy.
  • segments - 97n Los Angeles to Miami
  • (2019, January 14) 84-night from Los Angeles to Monte Carlo
  • destinations: Hawaii, the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, Indian Ocean, South Africa, the Mediterranean.
  • (2020, January 6 - April 21) 104-night from Miami FL to Rome "Epic Empires and Idyllic Isles”, calling at 47 port cities in 23 different countries
  • destinations: the voyage transits Panama and Suez Canals, Pacific and Indian oceans, Tasman, Andaman and Mediterranean seas. The itinerary features various diverse cultures along with UNESCO World Heritage Sites and island retreats. Overnights in a total of 17 great port cities, such as SydneySingaporeMumbai. A South Pacific trip visiting 9 idyllic isles with overnight stays in Bora Bora and Papeete. A tour of New Zealand, showcasing dramatic fjords and legendary winelands, with an opportunity to visit Queenstown. Exploration of Australia’s eastern coast with maiden visits to the resort towns of Airlie Beach and Mooloolaba, and Great Barrier Reef discovery. A trip through Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, en route to Sri Lanka, which homes a collection of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Overnight stays in Cochin and Mumbai as well as the ancient empires in Israel, Jordan, Oman and Egypt. Calls at lesser-explored destinations in the Mediterranean including Aghios Nikolaos (Crete), Siracusa and Larnaca, before finishing in The Eternal City of Rome.
  • segments - 7 focused segments of 13-18 days, and an 89-day cruise beginning January 22, 2020 in LA and culminating in Rome on April 21, 2020.

Crystal Cruises

Crystal Symphony

  • (2018, January 7-May 16) 129-night from Cape Town to Rome, exploring the coast of Africa, Indian Ocean, Australia, the Pacific, China Sea, Suez Canal transit, the Mediterranean
  • destinations: South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Philippines, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Burma, Sri Lanka, India, Oman, Bahrain, UAE, Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Italy.
  • segmets - 114n Cape Town to Miami

Azamara Cruises

Azamara Journey

  • (2018, March 7-June 17) 102-night from Sydney AU to London, visiting Australia (Brisbane, the Great Barrier Reef, Kangaroo Island and 7 stops in Western Australia - Albany, Broome, Bunbury, Esperance, Exmouth, Geraldton), Bali, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Myanmar, Mumbai, Muscat, Athens, Greek Islands, Sicily, Amalfi Coast, Rome, Monaco (for the Grand Prix), Cannes (the film festival), Barcelona, Normandy beaches
  • destinations: Australia, Singapore, China, Thailand, Burma, India, Oman, Greece, Italy, Monaco, France, Spain
  • Earlier embark in Auckland, New Zealand; extend with a Baltic cruise to St Petersburg for a FIFA World Cup soccer match. The voyage includes the opportunity to attend both Monaco Grand Prix and Cannes Film Festival.

MSC Cruises

MSC Magnifica

  • (2019, January 5) 129-night from Genoa to Hamburg
  • destinations: Caribbean, Central America, U.S., South Pacific, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Europe
  • segments: 118n Genoa to Genoa, 76n Genoa to Melbourne, 36n Genoa to San Francisco, 126n Genoa to Southampton, 128n Marseilles to Hamburg, 75n Marseilles to Melbourne, 118n Marseilles to Marseilles, 35n Marseilles to San Francisco, 118n Barcelona to Barcelona, 127n Barcelona to Hamburg, 127 nights;74n Barcelona to Melbourne, 34n Barcelona to San Francisco, 124n Barcelona to Southampton.
  • (2020, embarking from RomeGenoaMarseilleBarcelona on January 4, 5, 6 and 7, respectively) 115-night
  • destinations: 40 destinations in 23 countries, across 5 continents, with 8 destinations include an overnight in port.

Oceania Cruises

ms Insignia

  • (2018, January 3 - July 1) 180-night round-trip from Miami Florida
  • destinations: Caribbean, Africa, Indian Ocean, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, South Pacific, Hawaiian Islands, Panama Canal transit.
  • (2019, January 11) 180-night embarkation is available from NYC New York, Miami or Los Angeles; the voyage offers 14 overnight stays in cities including Bali, Hong Kong, Yangon, and Luxor; there will be shore excursions in Tokyo, Jerusalem, and Bordeaux
  • destinations: The world cruise covers over 45,000 nautical miles across 2 oceans, 5 continents and 16 seas; travellers will visit 90 destinations in a total of 36 countries.
  • (2020, January 8) 180-night from Miami Florida
  • destinations: the itinerary explores Africa, rounds Cape of Good Hope and Cape Horn, and showcases the breadth of Alaska from Aleutian Islands to Inside Passage. Oceania Cruises 2020 Around the World Highlights also include 38 visited countries, 24 visited islands, 67 UNESCO World Heritage sites, 17 overnight stays (including 2-night stays), 44090 nautical miles sailed across 3 oceans and 18 seas.
  • segments: 195n Miami to Miami (January 8, 2020), 200n Miami to New York (January 8, 2020), 177n San Francisco to Miami (January 26, 2020), 162n San Francisco to San Francisco (January 26, 2020), 182n San Francisco to New York (January 26, 2020).

Princess Cruises

Pacific Princess

  • (2018, January 5) 111-night roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
  • (2018, January 22) 111-night roundtrip from Los Angeles and 94-night from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • destinations: 5 continents, 28 countries, 44 ports of call including Sydney, Singapore, Dubai, Aqaba, Venice, Rome and Panama Canal; with overnights in Dubai, Venice, Barcelona. After transiting Panama Canal, cruise via Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand and Australia. Passengers will be able to explore India, Dubai, and Mediterranean ports.
  • (2019, January 5) 111-night roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
  • (2019, January 20) 111-night roundtrip from Los Angeles, CA
  • destinations: 5 continents, 41 ports of call, such as Cape Town, Singapore and historic Panama Canal. Maiden calls include the village of Pointe-A-Pitre, Stewart Island, St.Helena Island and Jamestown. The UNESCO site and sacred city of Kandy from Colombo, Sri Lanka is also included.
  • (2020, January 5) 111-night roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida (34,287 nautical miles)
  • (2020, January 20) 111-night roundtrip from Los Angeles and 95-night from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • destinations: 26 countries on 5 continents, 42 destinations. First time Princess Cruises during a World Cruise calls at Melbourne, Kaikoura, Praslin, Mayotte Island, and Zanzibar. A total of 12 late-night stays are offered, such as Melbourne, Phuket, Tahiti, Cape Town. The voyage also includes visits to 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Princess Cruises

Sea Princess

  • (2018, June 5) 106-night roundtrip from Sydney
  • destinations: 27 countries, 40 ports of call, a distance of 32,000 nautical miles, and new ports across Greenland, Newfoundland, Eastern Canada as well as overnight stays in Barcelona, Venice and New York.
  • (2019, May 10) 106-day roundtrip from Sydney (also available roundtrips out of Brisbane and Auckland)
  • ports / destinations: 39 in 32 countries (5 continents)
  • seas and oceans: Indian, Mediterranean, Baltic, Atlantic, Caribbean, Panama Canal transit, Pacific
  • 46- to 60-day long itinerary segments are available from Sydney AU, Dubai, Dover UK and NYC New York, with disembarkation in London or NYC
  • 2-day stay / overnight ports: Dubai, St Petersburg (Russia), NYC

RSSC Regent


Regent Seven Seas - Seven Seas Mariner

  • (2020, January 24) 131-night round-trip from San Francisco, or (January 6, 2020) roundtrip from Miami FL
  • destinations: 30 countries on 6 continents, visiting 36 UNESCO World Heritage sites among 66 ports, 13 of which are overnights. Sailing to islands of the South Pacific, India, around Arabian Peninsula, and then into Mediterranean in spring time and Caribbean and Central America early summer.

RSSC Regent


Regent Seven Seas - Seven Seas Navigator

  • (2018, January 8) 137-night roundtrip from Los Angeles 
  • destinations: 5 continents, 28 countries, 64 ports of call, a distance of 38,528 nautical miles.
  • (2019, January 4) 131-night from Los Angeles to NYC
  • destinations: 5 continents, 26 countries, 62 ports of call.


Silver Whisper

  • (2018, January 6) 121-night from Los Angeles to Rome
  • destinations: 60 ports of call, overnight stays in Bora Bora, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Singapore. Sailing across the Pacific to Hawaii, French Polynesia, Australia and New Zealand.
  • (2019, January 6) 131-night from San Francisco to London
  • destinations: 52 ports in 31 different countries across 5 continents with 16 overnights and numerous late-night stays.

(2020, January 6 - May 25) 140-night from Fort Lauderdale (Florida) to Amsterdam (Holland) 

  • destinations: 62 ports in 32 countries, visiting all the 7 continents.
  • The list of destinations includes Caribbean (Puerto Rico, Barbados, Devil's Island), South America (Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina), Antarctic Peninsula, Magellan Strait, Chilean Fjords, Robinson Crusoe Island, Easter Island, French Polynesia, Vanuatu. Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Gulf of Aden, Red Sea, Suez Canal transit, Mediterranean (Italy), Portugal, ireland, Around Britain, Norway Fjords, Scotland, Holland.
  • The full list of ports includes: Fort Lauderdale (Florida USA), Puerto Rico (San Juan), Barbados (Bridgetown), Devil's Island, Brazil (Fortaleza, Natal, Salvador de Bahia, Rio de Janeiro), Punta del Este, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Puerto Madryn, Port Stanley (Falklands), Antarctic Peninsula, Magellan Strait, Cape Horn, Chilean Fjords, Puerto Chacabuco, Puerto Montt, Robinson Crusoe Island, Easter Island, Pitcairn Island (Adamstown), French Polynesia (Mangareva Island, Papeete, Moorea, Bora Bora), Cook Islands (Aitutaki), Tonga (Nukualofa, Neiafu, Ovaka), Fiji (Lautoka), Vanuatu (Champagne Beach, Pentecost Island, Lifou), Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Penneshaw, Albany, Fremantle), Indonesia (Benoa, Semarang), Singapore, Thailand (Phuket), Sri Lanka (Colombo), India (Cochin, Mumbai), Oman (Muscat, Salalah, Aqaba), Egypt (Safaga), Suez Canal, Italy (Taormina, Sorrento, Civitavecchia-Rome), Spain (Barcelona), Portugal (Lisbon, Leixoes), ireland (Dublin, Belfast), Scotland (Portee, Kirkwall), Norway (Bergen, Flam), Scotland (Leith-Edinburgh), Holland (Amsterdam).

Viking Ocean

Viking Orion

  • (2019, February 24) 93-night from Auckland to Vancouver
  • destinations: 50 ports of call, overnight stays in 15 cities, visiting New Zealand, Australia, Great Barrier Reef, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Russia and Alaska

Viking Ocean

Viking Sun

  • (2017-2018 / December 15-May 5) 141-day Miami to London (visiting 64 ports, 35 countries, 5 continents) - Caribbean, Panama Canal, South Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand, Great Barrier Reef, Asia (China, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, India), Suez Canal, Mediterranean, Spain and Portugal.
  • (2019, January 3) 128-night from Miami to London - destinations on 5 continents (21 countries, 44 ports, 10 overnights), South America, South Pacific islands, Africa, Strait of Magellan, Indian Ocean, Tasman Sea.
  • (2019, August 31) 245-day from London (visiting 6 continents, 59 countries and a total of 113 ports, with 22 overnights and full circumnavigation of the globe) the longest-ever continuous world cruise. Segments include 127-day Viking World Treasures from London to Los Angeles which visits 33 countries and 61 cruise ports, or 119-day Viking World Wonders from Los Angeles to London which visits 29 countries and 55 cruise ports.

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