Best Cruises To Take Around the World

Want to hop around French Polynesia, visit Africa’s cities, and cruise through Asia without switching hotels, boarding a flight, or repacking your bags? An around-the-world cruise provides the ultimate itinerary, packed with international destinations.

Luxury cruise lines provide comfortable accommodations, specialty restaurants, and plenty to do on and off the ship.

Here are the best cruises around the world you can take.

Viking World Cruise

See 28 countries on the 138-day Viking World Cruise from Fort Lauderdale to London. After departing from Florida, the Viking Neptune will sail the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, stopping in destinations before crossing the Panama Canal to reach the Pacific.

From there, the ship will visit destinations in Mexico and the United States, continuing on to Hawaii, French Polynesia, New Zealand, and Australia. Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, and India are among the ports in Asia, then it’s on to the Middle East before traveling to Europe, where final destinations include Italy, Spain, and Portugal en route to London. Price starts at $59,995 with dates available in 2023.


Climb the Seabourn Sojourn for a 140-day world cruise from Miami to Barcelona, visiting 61 ports. The cruise will begin in the United States, then Central and South America, followed by a pause on the famed Easter Island.

Then, it’s on to French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, and more before stopping in Papua New Guinea and Australia. After Indonesia and Seychelles, the cruise will go around Africa, hitting destinations like Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Namibia, Gambia, and more before ending in Spain. The price starts at $71,299 for this 2023 sailing.

MSC Cruises

MSC Magnifica will take guests to 43 destinations on this 117-day cruise starting and ending in Genoa. Countries that you will visit during this journey include Argentina, Chile, Peru, New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, and Jordan. When you’re not exploring, you can relax in the swimming pools and hot tubs, visit the many restaurants, bars, and lounges, or go to the spa.

Holland America Line

Explore the world on this 128-day round-trip journey from Fort Lauderdale on the Zuiderdam. This cruise’s itinerary includes a trip down the Amazon River, stops in the Caribbean, a Panama Canal crossing, and stops in cities like Honolulu, Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, and Istanbul, and more. The price starts at $23,799 for this 2024 cruise.

Oceania Cruises

A 180-day round-trip cruise from San Francisco aboard the Insignia. With a cruise this long, it’s no surprise that guests cover a lot of ground to see some of the world’s most impressive sights.

Highlights include stops for Machu Picchu and the Nazca Lines in Peru, cruising along Antarctica, and hitting major cities like Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dubai, Mumbai, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo, and many more. The price starts at $43,099 for the 2023 sailing.


Enjoy 133 days on Silversea’s Silver Shadow with this round-trip sailing from San Francisco. During that time, the ship will visit 65 ports in 14 countries, including Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Japan, Russia, and Canada. The price starts at $66,000 for this 2024 sailing.


Cruise aboard the Queen Victoria on this 105-night round-trip journey departing from Hamburg, Germany. From Germany, the ship will sail to Southampton, England, and then travel on to New York City before reaching the Caribbean and sailing the Panama Canal.

Stops in Mexico, San Francisco, and Hawaii are next, and later ports include Samoa, New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Egypt, Portugal, and more before arriving back in Germany. The price starts at $21,699 for this 2023 sailing.

Hello! I’m Sara, a Croatian native. I’ve traveled all over the world and have knocked out some amazing cities and countries off my bucket list.




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