The 119-day voyage will visit 32 countries, and most port days will feature extended time ashore, an average of 13 hours. World Cruise passengers will be able to enjoy a total of fifteen selected included shore excursions.
Those who want to get more out of the journey, will benefit from a selection of overland trips ranging between 19 hours and 7 days in length. The special excursions allow guests to spend more time in a destination and later rejoin the ship in one of the next cruise ports.
Highlights of the extended shore trips include:
- 3 days (2 nights) Overland to Bora in Overwater Bungalow. Vacationers can spend 2 nights in the overwater bungalows of Bora Bora, in the shadow of Mount Otemanu. In addition to accommodation, the trip provides Tahitian meals, spa treatment, a ray and shark watching trip, lagoon tour, and time on the beach.
- 19 hours Werribee Slumber Safari Overnight. It takes guests on an overnight camping experience in Werribee Open Range Zoo, Australia. The African-style savannah of the wildlife park is home to giraffes, zebras, rhinos, antelopes, beautiful flora and fauna. Passengers follow expert guides while encountering endangered species up close and then spend a night camping next to Werribee River.
- 3 days (2 nights) Overland to Maldives via Delhi, Agra, & Taj Mahal. Stopping in Colombo, MSC guests can travel north to New Delhi and on to Agra. The trip includes a luxury hotel stay with India’s best cuisine.
- 7 days (6 nights) Overland to Aqaba via Jordan. Adventure seekers and history buffs might opt for the trip when the vessel docks in Muscat. The 6-night journey starts in the Roman city of Jerash, then traveling through to the capital of Amman. Guests can visit multiple religious locations like Madaba, “City of Mosaics,” Mount Nebo, and River Jordan. Then, they can see Petra prior to making their way to Wadi Rum deserts and camping under the stars. Following a 4WD drive, they can rejoin the ship.