(8:30 a.m. EST) -- Oceania Cruises has released details of its 2022 world cruise, a voyage that takes passengers on a global journey lasting six months.

Dubbed, the "Around the World in 180 Days" cruise, the sailing takes place aboard Oceania's 684-passenger Insignia, departing from Los Angeles on January 6, 2022, traveling around the world to New York. The voyage includes visits to six continents, 44 countries, 91 ports of call, 68 UNESCO World Heritage sites, and crosses four oceans.

"This is one of the most intriguing and all-encompassing world explorations available," said Bob Binder, president & CEO of Oceania Cruises. "Guests will experience a truly unique combination of destinations that includes the South Pacific, Asia, India, and even the British Isles. I think guests will be most delighted by the 12-day, nine-port immersion into Japan as well as the lesser known cultural jewels of western Africa."

The itinerary also features 19 overnight stays in ports that include Bora Bora, French Polynesia; Sydney, Australia; Bali (Benoa), Indonesia; Shanghai, China; Cape Town, South Africa; and London (Tilbury), U.K.

Those looking for an even longer cruise can begin their journey aboard Insignia in Miami on December 21, 2021, thereby turning the 180-day voyage into a 196-day exploration that Oceania calls its "Epic World Quest."

Reservations for the 2022 world voyage go on sail January 15, 2020.