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(2:30 p.m. EST) -- Azamara Club Cruises' first-ever world cruise is set for 2018. The 102-night cruise onboard Azamara Journey will begin in Sydney on March 7 and end in London on June 17, visiting 61 ports in 29 countries along the way. Of the 61 ports stops, 18 will be late-night stays and 14 will be overnights; there will be eight AzAmazing Evenings included.

Highlights of the journey include Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Dubai, Muscat, Barcelona, Lisbon and Amsterdam. Plus, passengers will be in France and Monaco during high-profile events -- the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix.

Full world cruise passengers will receive free round-trip airfare, complimentary Internet, $1,000 in onboard credit, a free bag of laundry every seven day and excess luggage reimbursement up to $500, as well as a one-night, pre-cruise hotel stay in Sydney.

--By Dori Saltzman, Editor