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.Around The World Cruises - CruiseMapper

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

Around The World Cruises - CruiseMapper

  • 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.

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-LondonNew 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 2017-2018-2019 ships schedule

Around The World Cruises - CruiseMapperNote: 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).

cruise lines / ships

world cruise itinerary segments (alternative departures)

departure dates / itineraries destinations (visited countries)

Cunard - Queen Mary 2

  • (2017, January 3–May 15) 132-night round trip from New York City, visiting Southampton, Madeira, Walvis Bay, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Reunion, Mauritius, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Port Arthur, Hobrat, Brisbane, Cairns, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Keelung, Shanghai, Busan, Nagasaki, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Colombo, Dubai, Shafaga, Petra, Port Said, Suez, Naples, Lisbon
  • destinations: UK, Portugal, Namibia, South Africa, Australia, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, UAE, Egypt, Italy
  • segments - 118n round trip Southampton, 108n Cape Town to NYC
  • (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.

Cunard - Queen Elizabeth

  • (2017, January 7–May 7) 120-night round trip from Southampton, visiting Brisbane, Cabo San Lucas, Cairns, Cape Town, Cartagena, Colombo, Fort Lauderdale, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Kagoshima , Kobe, Kuala Lumpur, Lahaina, Madeira, Mauritius, Cape Verde, Nha Trang, Nuku'Alofa, Okinawa, Panama Canal, Penang, Port Victoria, Réunion, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tenerife, Walvis Bay, Willemstad
  • destinations: Australia, Mexico, South Africa,  Colombia,  Sri Lanka,  Vietnam, China, Hawaii, Japan, Malaysia, Portugal, USA, Vietnam, Seychelles, Namibia, Curacao, UK
  • segments - 111n NYC to Southampton, 93n NYC to Cape Town
  • (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.

Cunard - Queen Victoria

  • (2017, January 5–May 5) 120-night round trip from Southampton, visiting Akaroa, Apia, Samoa, Auckland, Bora Bora, Cabo San Lucas, Charleston, Dunedin, Fort Lauderdale, Grand Cayman, Hilo, Honolulu, Los Angeles Melbourne, Milford Sound, Montevideo, Nuku'Alofa, Panama Canal, Papeete, Ponta Delgada, Port Canaveral, Puerto Quetzal, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Santiago, Chile, Sydney, Wellington
  • destinations: New Zealand, Australia, Aruba, Barbados, French Polynesia, Mexico, Cayman Islands, Hawaii, USA, Uruguay, Tahiti, Portugal, Guatemala, Brazil, Chile, UK
  • segments - 95n round trip Fort Lauderdale
  • (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 round trip from Southampton, visiting over 30 ports on 6 continents. The ship will follow a westerly route around the globe. Overnight stays are planned for San Francisco, SydneyHong Kong and Cape Town.
  • destinations: trans-Atlantic to Bermuda and Fort Lauderdale, Caribbean, Panama Canal, West Coast of Mexico, Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand and Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, the Seychelles, South Africa, Namibia, Canary Islands.

Fred Olsen - Black Watch

  • (2017, January 3-April 21) 107-night round trip from Southampton, visiting Funchal, Bridgetown, Kralendijk, Oranjestad, Manta, Callao, San Martin, Hanga Roa, Papeete, Bora Bora, Rarotonga, Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound, Sydney, Brisbane, Hamilton Island, Townsville, Cairns, Darwin, Komodo Island, Benoa, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Phuket, Hambantota, Colombo, Uligamu, Utheemu, Salalah, Safaga, Sharm el-Sheikh, Alexandria, Valletta, Malaga
  • destinations: Madeira, Barbados, Bonaire, Aruba, Panama Canal, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Bali, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Oman, Egypt, Malta, Spain.

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.

CMV - Columbus

  • (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

  • (2017, January 5–April 14) 99-night from Melbourne Australia to Tokyo, Japan, exploring Tasman Sea, the Great Barrier Reef, South Pacific, the Indonesian Archipelago; Bali, Sulu, South and East China Seas; Yellow Sea, Indian Sea
  • destinations: Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, New Caledonia, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, South Korea, Japan.
  • segments - 94n Miami roundtrip, 108n Cape Town to NYC
  • (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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Silversea - 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.

Viking Cruises - Viking Sun

  • (2017, December 15) 141-night from Miami or Los Angeles
  • destinations: 35 countries, 60 ports of call, overnight stays in 12 cities, including Havana, Tahiti, Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai.

Viking Cruises - Viking Spirit

  • (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