With the world open for cruising again, the luxury brands are back sailing world cruise itineraries in 2023.
Cruise Industry News selected some of the long, intercontinental itineraries from five different upscale brands.
Viking World Cruise
Date: December 22, 2022
Cruise Line: Viking
Ship: Viking Neptune
Length: 137 nights
Homeports: Fort Lauderdale (United States) to Tilbury (England)
Itinerary: 57 destinations in 28 countries across the Caribbean, Central America, the West Coast, Hawaii, Oceania, Southeast Asia, the India Ocean, the Red Sea and the Mediterranean
Sailing onboard the recently delivered Viking Neptune, Viking’s world cruise features visits to 28 countries around the globe.
Circumnavigating the world, the 137-night also sails to 57 different individual ports of call, with overnight stays in 11 destinations. Highlights of the itinerary include Hawaii, Tahiti, Sydney, Auckland, Bali, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Mumbai, Istanbul, Myanmar and Egypt.
Before ending in England in May, the voyage features full transits of the Panama and Suez Canals as well.
Seabourn’s Extraordinary Discoveries
Date: January 6, 2023
Cruise Line: Seabourn
Ship: Seabourn Sojourn
Length: 140 nights
Homeports: Miami (United States) to Barcelona (Spain)
Itinerary: 61 destinations in 27 countries across Central and South America, the South Pacific, Oceania and Australia, Southeast Asia, Africa, the Canaries and the Atlantic
Seabourn’s 2023 world cruise includes calls to 61 destinations on six continents, with overnights or late stays in several different ports for the Carnival-owned luxury brands.
Sailing onboard the Seabourn Sojourn, the 140-night trip also features visits to a total of 27 countries, as well as famous cities including Lima, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Mombasa, Cape Town, Durban, Dakar, Accra and Casablanca.
According to Seabourn, a first of the itinerary is the “intensive exploration” of the South Pacific, with an expert Ventures by Seabourn team onboard for optional Zodiac, kayaking, snorkeling and trekking options at Easter Island, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and more.
Regent’s Beyond the Horizon
Date: January 7, 2023
Cruise Line: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Ship: Seven Seas Mariner
Length: 143 nights
Homeport: Miami (United States) to Barcelona (Spain)
Itinerary: 72 destinations in 42 countries and islands nations across South America, the South Pacific, Oceania, Southeast Asia, Indian Ocean, the Middle East, Africa and the Atlantic
According to Regent, its 2023 world cruise is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for guests to immerse into dozens of foreign cultures while relaxing and “escaping to the most beautiful destinations on the planet.”
Named Beyond the Horizon, the 143-night itinerary sails for 38,279 nautical miles onboard the Seven Seas Mariner and features three oceans, six continents, 11 overnight stays, in addition to visits to 72 ports in 42 different countries.
Cruising to destinations that include South America, Southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean and Africa, the cruise also allows guests to visit 48 UNESCO World Heritage sites around the globe.
Silversea’s South Side Story
Date: January 9, 2023
Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
Ship: Silver Shadow
Length: 139 nights
Homeports: Sydney (Australia) to Fort Lauderdale (United States)
Itinerary: 66 destinations in 34 countries across Oceania, the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean, Africa, the Amazon and the Caribbean
Named South Side Story, Silversea’s 2023 world cruise is set to visit 66 destinations in 34 countries around the world.
Focusing on the Southern Hemisphere, the itinerary sails from Sydney to Fort Lauderdale and includes a mix of destinations across five continents, from Papua New Guinea, Mauritius, Réunion Island, and Cape Verde to Tasmania, New Zealand, Myanmar and South Africa.
One of the highlights of the 139-night voyage is a visit to the Amazon River, where the Silver Shadow is set call at four destinations such as Parintins, Manaus and Santarém.
Oceania’s Around The World in 180 Days
Date: January 15, 2023
Cruise Line: Oceania Cruises
Length: 180 nights
Homeport: San Francisco (United States)
Itinerary: 96 destinations in 33 countries across the West Coast, South America, Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, the Far East, North Pacific and Alaska
Sailing roundtrip from San Francisco, Oceania’s 2023 world cruise sails for 180 nights onboard the Insignia.
Providing access to 60 UNESCO World Heritage sites, the global journey features calls at 96 destinations in 33 countries across four continents, such as Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dubai and Myanmar.
In addition to multi-day stays in 20 ports of call, the six-month cruise is also highlighted by a visit to Antarctica – where the Insignia is set to sail for three full days, offering panoramic cruising in Admiralty Bay, Paradise Bay and Half Moon Island.