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cruise-world-map Think replacing your 6 a.m. wakeup call and dishes in the sink with more than 100 nights of lavish galas, hobnobbing with celebrities and visits to faraway lands is more a dream than a reality? Well, it's no dream for a lot of folks who are making world voyages some of the most popular on the annual cruise calendar.

It's been nearly a century since the first world cruise sailed on Cunard's RMS Laconia in 1922. The phenomenon, which has sagged a bit in popularity some years hence, was long considered a viable travel option only for the most senior of seniors.

Nowadays, it's still a great draw for seniors. (How many others have the time, not to mention the cash, to take off for three months or more?) But we're also seeing a new spark of energy in this traditional cruise milieu. More lines have been announcing world voyages, and some even run two or more a year.

One irony about world cruises is that most actually don't really sail fully around the world. But these one-third-of-a-year or longer voyages do offer passengers a chance to see a widely varied portfolio of diverse cultures -- all wrapped into one sailing. And even those folks who can't commit to the full trip can participate through an increasingly popular option in which you can buy a "segment," ranging from a week to more than a month.

World cruises typically begin in January and end in March, April or May. However, every now and then, there's an anomaly. For example, Princess is offering a May 2014 world cruise that sails roundtrip from Sydney, and Oceania is offering a whopping 179-night world cruise departing in January and returning in July.

2014 World Cruises

Costa Cruises
The Trip: Costa Deliziosa will sail a 100-night, 38-port voyage that reaches five continents. The cruise sails roundtrip from Savona, Costa's built-to-order port facility just west of Genoa, Italy.
The Dates: January 6 to April 16, 2014
Itinerary Segments: Savona to Los Angeles, 28 nights; Los Angeles to Singapore, 40 nights; Singapore to Savona, 32 nights
Price: Full world cruise fares begin at $14,699; segment fares start from $4,299 per person, double occupancy.

Crystal Cruises
The Trip: Crystal Serenity will sail an 89-night cruise that doesn't quite make it all the way around the world. The voyage focuses on Asia and Africa, with multiple overnights in many of the major cities visited, such as Osaka, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Hanoi, Bangkok, Singapore and Cape Town.
The Dates: January 18 to April 18, 2014
Itinerary Segments: Los Angeles to Yokohama, 22 nights; Yokohama to Hong Kong, 12 nights; Hong Kong to Singapore, 16 nights; Singapore to Cape Town, 18 nights; Cape Town to London, 21 nights
Price: Full world cruise fares range from $39,380 to $197,710 per person; segments start from $6,745 per person, double occupancy.

cruise-sydney-australia-world Cunard Line
The Trip: Cunard's Queen Elizabeth is embarking on a 119-night world cruise, roundtrip from Southampton, but passengers can opt for variations that include a roundtrip New York itinerary and departures from San Francisco and Fort Lauderdale for slightly shorter voyages. Journey highlights include visits to American Samoa, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China and Egypt.
The Dates: January 10 to May 9, 2014
Itinerary Segments: Southampton to Fort Lauderdale, 11 nights; Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco, 16 nights; San Francisco to Sydney, 23 nights; Sydney to Singapore, 34 nights; Singapore to Dubai, 14 nights; Dubai to Southampton, 20 nights
Price: Full world cruise fares range from $21,995 to $74,995 per person; segments start from $2,140, double occupancy.

The Trip: Cunard's Queen Victoria is also doing a "world cruise" that doesn't go all the way around the globe. The 116-day voyage, roundtrip from Southampton, focuses on the southern hemisphere with a tour of South America, the South Pacific and Australia/New Zealand before heading home via San Francisco, the Panama Canal and the Caribbean.
The Dates: January 2 to April 28, 2014
Itinerary Segments: Southampton to Fort Lauderdale, 10 nights; Fort Lauderdale to Buenos Aires, 16 nights; Buenos Aires to Santiago, 12 nights; Santiago to Sydney, 23 nights; Syndey to San Francisco, 28 nights; San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale, 15 nights; Fort Lauderdale to Southampton, 12 nights
Price: Full world cruise fares range from $19,995 to $66,995 per person; segments start from $1,795, double occupancy.

The Trip: Queen Mary 2 seems to be headed for all the ports Queen Victoria is skipping with its 113-night world cruise out of Southampton. (Not long enough? Tack on two seven-night transatlantics for a 127-night roundtrip out of New York.) The itinerary visits Africa, circumnavigates Australia, cruises through Southeast Asia and then heads home through the Middle East and Europe.
The Dates: January 10 to May 3, 2014
Itinerary Segments: Southampton to Cape Town, 18 nights; Cape Town to Sydney, 22 nights; Sydney to Hong Kong, 42 nights; Hong Kong to Dubai, 19 nights; Dubai to Southampton, 18 nights
Price: Full world cruise fares range from $21,995 to $68,995 per person; segments start from $1,555, double occupancy.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Line
The Trip: Fred. Olsen's Balmoral is sailing a classic round-the-world itinerary. The 104-night cruise out of Southampton begins with visits to Spain and the Middle East, continues to India and Asia (with a first-ever call in Burma (Myanmar)), then heads across the Pacific to Hawaii, San Diego and Mexico before cutting through the Panama Canal and Caribbean on the way home.
The Dates: January 5 to April 19, 2014
Itinerary Segments: Southampton to Dubai, 24 nights; Dubai to Hong Kong, 26 nights; Hong Kong to San Diego, 27 nights; San Diego to Southampton, 31 nights
Price: Full world cruise fares range from £6,999 to £35,529 per person; segments start from £2,239, double occupancy.

The Trip: Black Watch is also headed 'round the world on a 114-night adventure to South America, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, India and the Middle East. The ship sails roundtrip out of Southampton.
The Dates: January 14 to May 8, 2014
Itinerary Segments: Southampton to Valparaiso, 33 nights; Valparaiso to Sydney, 30 nights; Sydney to Singapore, 23 nights; Singapore to Aqaba, 20 nights; Aqaba to Southampton, 15 nights
Price: Full world cruise fares range from £7,999 to £38,649 per person; segments start from £1,649, double occupancy.

Holland America
The Trip: Amsterdam will sail a 113-night world cruise roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. The journey begins with a Panama Canal crossing, followed by visits to South America on the way to French Polynesia and other South Pacific destinations. The ship will spend some time in Asia before stopping at the Seychelles and ports in Africa; it returns home via the Caribbean.
The Dates: January 4 to April 28, 2014
Itinerary Segments: Fort Lauderdale to Sydney, 37 nights; Sydney to Hong Kong, 20 nights; Hong Kong to Cape Town, 29 nights; Cape Town to Fort Lauderdale, 27 nights
Price: Full world cruise fares start from $19,999 per person, double occupancy; segment fares begin at $3,899 per person.

P&O Cruises
The Trip: P&O's Arcadia will circumnavigate the globe with a 92-night world cruise, visiting 28 ports in 20 countries. Itinerary highlights include Panama and Suez Canal crossings, as well as visits to the Azores, Tahiti, Australia, Bali, Egypt and more.
The Dates: January 10 to April 13, 2014
Itinerary Segments: Southampton to Los Angeles, 23 nights; Los Angeles to Auckland, 18 nights; Auckland to Dubai, 32 nights; Dubai to Southampton, 19 nights
Price: Full world cruise fares range from £7,899 to £21,799 per person; segments start from £1,099, double occupancy.

The Trip: P&O's Adonia sails 112 nights on an Asian adventure, visiting 44 ports in 23 countries. The eastward cruise visits the Mediterranean, Middle East, Far East and China (so not technically a full world cruise).
The Dates: January 7 to April 29, 2014
Itinerary Segments: Southampton to Singapore, 39 nights; Singapore to Hong Kong, 28 nights; Hong Kong to Mumbai, 23 nights; Mumbai to Southampton, 23 nights
Price: Full world cruise fares range from £10,229 to £40,129 per person; segments start from £1,479, double occupancy.

The Trip: P&O's Aurora circumnavigates the world roundtrip from Southampton in 2014. The 109-night voyage visits the Caribbean, Pacific islands, Australia, China and Southeast Asia, and Africa.
The Dates: January 4 to April 24, 2014
Itinerary Segments: Southampton to San Francisco, 22 nights; San Francisco to Auckland, 15 nights; Auckland to Shanghai, 20 nights; Shanghai to Singapore, 15 nights; Singapore to Cape Town, 19 nights; Cape Town to Southampton, 18 nights
Price: Full world cruise fares range from £9,129 to £41,829 per person; segments start from £999, double occupancy.

Princess Cruises
The Trip: For a world cruise with an Australian flair and timing, Dawn Princess offers a 104-night sailing, roundtrip from Sydney, departing in late May. The itinerary visits Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe (including the Mediterranean, the U.K. and Western Europe), the Caribbean, South America and the South Pacific.
The Dates: May 18 to August 31, 2014
Itinerary Segments: Sydney to Dubai, 24 nights; Dubai to Southampton, 31 nights; Southampton to New York, 11 nights; New York to Sydney, 38 nights
Price: Fares range from $16,999 to $28,999 per person, double occupancy; segment fares start from $3,499. Suites are sold out.

Seabourn
The Trip: Seabourn Sojourn will embark on a 116-night one-way journey from Los Angeles to Venice, which will visit 52 ports in 20 countries. The cruise to Hawaii, the South Pacific, Australia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East and the Mediterranean will include a first-time Seabourn world cruise visit to Western Australia and overnights in several cities like Honolulu, Sydney, Hong Kong and Mumbai.
The Dates: January 4 to May 1, 2014
Itinerary Segments: Los Angeles to Sydney, 34 nights; Sydney to Hong Kong, 34 nights; Hong Kong to Mumbai, 26 nights; Mumbai to Venice, 22 nights
Price: Full world cruise fares range from $49,999 to $235,450 per person, double occupancy; segment fares begin at $7,999 per person.

Silversea Cruises
The Trip: Silver Whisper will visit Hawaii, the South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, the Far East, Middle East and Mediterranean on a 113-night voyage from Los Angeles to Barcelona. Highlights include 54 ports of call in 29 countries with 12 overnight stays and late-night departures.
The Dates: January 6 to April 30, 2014
Itinerary Segments: Los Angeles to Auckland, 20 nights; Auckland to Sydney, 10 nights; Sydney to Shanghai, 23 nights; Shanghai to Singapore, 18 nights; Singapore to Muscat, 17 nights; Muscat to Istanbul, 16 nights; Istanbul to Barcelona, 9 nights
Price: Full world cruise fares range from $54,550 to $160,450 per person, double occupancy; segment fares begin at $3,450 per person.

cruise-italy-world 2015 World Cruises

Costa Cruises
The Trip: Costa Deliziosa will sail a 115-night, 40-port voyage that reaches five continents and overnights in a number of ports, including Rio de Janeiro, Papeete, Auckland, Sydney, Cape Town and more. The voyage sails roundtrip from Savona, Costa's built-to-order port facility just west of Genoa, Italy.
The Dates: January 6, 2015 to May 1, 2015
Itinerary Segments: Segment information is not yet available.
Price: Full world cruise fares range from $16,799 to $25,609.

Crystal Cruises
The Trip: Crystal Serenity will sail a 108-night itinerary, roundtrip from Miami. The cruise focuses on the South Pacific, South America, Australia and Africa, skipping over Europe and continental Asia entirely and rounding out the voyage with a few Caribbean ports. Passengers will get to overnight in major cities like Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Perth, Melbourne, Auckland, Lima and more.
The Dates: January 15 to May 4, 2015
Itinerary Segments: Miami to Lima, 16 nights; Lima to Auckland, 19 nights; Auckland to Perth, 21 nights; Perth to Cape Town, 21 nights; Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro, 15 nights; Rio de Janeiro to Miami, 16 nights
Price: Full world cruise fares range from $36,745 to $208,420 per person; segments start from $5,020 per person, double occupancy.

Cunard Line
The Trip: Cunard's Queen Elizabeth is embarking on a 112-night world cruise, roundtrip from Southampton, but passengers can opt for variations, including departures from New York, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles and other ex-North America homeports for slightly shorter or longer voyages. Journey highlights include visits to American Samoa, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China and Egypt.
The Dates: January 10 to May 2, 2015
Itinerary Segments: Southampton to New York, 8 nights; New York to San Francisco, 21 nights; San Francisco to Sydney, 22 nights; Sydney to Yokohama, 15 nights; Yokohama to Singapore, 16 nights; Singapore to Dubai, 10 nights; Dubai to Southampton, 20 nights
Price: Full world cruise fares range from $19,999 to $65,999 per person; segments start from $1,499, double occupancy.

The Trip: Cunard's Queen Victoria is also doing a "world cruise" -- except it doesn't go all the way around the world. The 103-night voyage, roundtrip from Southampton, focuses on the southern hemisphere with a tour of South America, the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand before heading home via New York, the Panama Canal and the Caribbean.
The Dates: January 20 to May 3, 2015
Itinerary Segments: Southampton to Fort Lauderdale, 13 nights; Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles, 15 nights; Los Angeles to Sydney, 21 nights; Sydney to Los Angeles, 27 nights; Los Angeles to New York, 19 nights; New York to Southampton, 8 nights
Price: Full world cruise fares range from $15,399 to $48,099 per person; segments start from $1,499, double occupancy.

The Trip: Queen Mary 2 seems to be headed for most of the ports Queen Victoria is skipping with its 113-night world cruise out of Southampton. (Not long enough? Tack on two seven-night transatlantics for a 127-night roundtrip out of New York.) The itinerary visits the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, with a few Mediterranean and Europe ports thrown in at the beginning and end of the voyage.
The Dates: January 10 to May 3, 2015
Itinerary Segments: Southampton to Dubai, 20 nights; Dubai to Singapore, 14 nights; Singapore to Hong Kong, 8 nights; Hong Kong to Sydney, 19 nights; Sydney to Sydney, 13 nights; Sydney to Cape Town, 24 nights; Cape Town to Southampton, 15 nights
Price: Full world cruise fares range from $21,199 to $70,799 per person; segments start from $1,599, double occupancy.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Line
The Trip: Fred.Olsen's Balmoral is staying east of the Atlantic on this 119-night Asia-intensive itinerary. The sailing, out of Southampton, begins with visits to Spain and the Middle East, continues to India and Asia, and then heads back to Southampton via the Mediterranean and Western Europe.
The Dates: January 4 to May 3, 2015
Itinerary Segments: Southampton to Dubai, 24 nights; Dubai to Tokyo, 32 nights; Tokyo to Singapore, 29 nights; Singapore to Southampton, 34 nights
Price: Full world cruise fares range from £9,999 to £39,399 per person; segments start from £1,799.

Holland America
The Trip: Amsterdam will sail a 113-night world cruise roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. The journey begins with a Panama Canal crossing, followed by visits to South America on the way to French Polynesia and other South Pacific destinations. The ship will spend some time in Australia and New Zealand, various Asian ports and the Middle East before making rounds in the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Europe and returning to Fort Lauderdale.
The Dates: January 5 to April 30, 2015
Itinerary Segments: Fort Lauderdale to Auckland, 29 nights; Auckland to Singapore, 26 nights; Singapore to Fort Lauderdale, 56 nights
Price: Full world cruise fares start from $19,999 per person, double occupancy; segment fares begin at $4,199 per person.

Oceania
The Trip: Insignia will sail a 179-night world cruise roundtrip from Miami -- the longest world voyage being offered in 2015. The journey begins with a tour of the Southern Caribbean and Brazil, followed by visits to ports throughout Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand before returning to the U.S. via the South Pacific and the Panama Canal.
The Dates: January 10 to July 8, 2015
Itinerary Segments: Miami to Cape Town, 35 nights; Cape Town to Sydney, 89 nights; Sydney to Los Angeles, 37 nights; Sydney to Miami, 53 nights
Price: Full world cruise fares start from $41,999 per person, double occupancy; segment fares begin at $7,999 per person.

cruise-rio-brazil-world P&O Cruises
The Trip: P&O's Aurora will sail the globe on a 105-night world cruise, visiting 38 ports in 17 countries. Itinerary highlights include a Panama Canal crossing and visits to Tahiti, Australia, Hawaii, the Southern Caribbean and more.
The Dates: January 8 to April 23, 2015
Itinerary Segments: Southampton to Rio de Janeiro, 14 nights; Rio de Janeiro to Auckland, 34 nights; Auckland to San Francisco, 33 nights; San Francisco to Southampton, 24 nights
Price: Full world cruise fares range from £9,299 to £31,749 per person; segments start from £1,299, double occupancy.

The Trip: P&O's Arcadia will circumnavigate the globe with a 106-night world cruise, visiting 41 ports in 28 countries. Itinerary highlights include Panama and Suez canal crossings and visits to the Azores, the Middle East, Australia, Asia, Hawaii and more.
The Dates: January 6 to April 23, 2015
Itinerary Segments: Southampton to San Francisco, 25 nights; San Francisco to Brisbane, 23 nights; Brisbane to Singapore, 29 nights; Singapore to Dubai, 11 nights; Dubai to Southampton, 18 nights
Price: Full world cruise fares range from £9,999 to £25,849 per person; segments start from £1,149, double occupancy.

Princess Cruises
The Trip: Pacific Princess will visit ports throughout Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and more on a 111-night voyage, sailing from Los Angeles -- the first time a Princess ship is sailing roundtrip from North America on a world cruise. This cruise will visit up to 40 ports on six continents, and it includes overnights in such metropolitan cities as Hong Kong, Dubai and Barcelona.
The Dates: January 23 to May 15, 2015
Itinerary Segments: Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale, 94 nights; Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles, 17 nights
Price: Full world cruise fares range from $21,499 to $39,999 per person, double occupancy; segment fares begin at $2,899 per person.

Silversea Cruises
The Trip: Silver Whisper will visit the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean on a 115-night voyage from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale. Highlights include 50 ports of call in 30 countries, with nine overnight stays.
The Dates: January 5 to May 1, 2015
Itinerary Segments: Los Angeles to Papeete, 12 nights; Papeete to Sydney, 12 nights; Sydney to Bali, 13 nights; Bali to Hong Kong, 11 nights; Hong Kong to Singapore, 11 nights; Singapore to Mombasa, 17 nights; Mombasa to Cape Town, 13 nights; Cape Town to Fort Lauderdale, 26 nights
Price: Full world cruise fares range from $58,950 to $173,250 per person, double occupancy; segment fares begin at $18,850 per person for a suite. (All other categories are already sold out.)

--Updated by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson, Cruise Critic contributor





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