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Best World Cruise Itineraries for 2024

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After two hard years, especially for the travel industry as a whole, cruising is making a comeback with some exciting new itineraries to spark your cruise dreams. Ships are sailing farther and longer, with months-long voyages that hit dozens of ports on one incredible trip. From ultimate around the world adventures to shortened but deep dives into  specific regions you'll be able to tackle the ends of the earth in pure comfort and style.

With so many cruise lines it creates endless opportunities for itineraries. That's why we put together our top 5 favorite World Cruise itineraries for 2024.

 Top 5 World Cruise Itineraries - 2024

 1. Around the World in 180 Days - Oceania

On this 180-day global odyssey departing Los Angeles on January 14, 2024, aboard Insignia, you’ll revel in 96 vibrant destinations across 34 diverse countries with an extraordinary 24 overnights all in one journey. Uncover the captivating rhythms of far-flung Polynesian islands as you chart the South Pacific, continuing on to experience the dramatic beauty of New Zealand’s fjords and the allure of top Australian cities. Celebrate both iconic and off-the-beaten-path destinations across Asia and encounter exotic locales lining the Indian Ocean before immersing yourself in an expansive tour of Europe’s most enchanting cities. Your 2024 journey provides the flexibility of an additional option of sailing from Miami on a glorious 196-day itinerary.

 2. The Wonders of the World - Azamara

This 155-night voyage encapsulates so much of the magic, the ingenuity, and the wonder of human imagination to leave a lasting impression. It's not everyday you get to visit one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. But you’ll have the opportunity to see each of them on Azamara's World Voyage. Azamara offers you the chance to sail from Ft. Lauderdale to Barcelona with an extensional BONUS option to visiting The Great Pyramids of Giza. While the Great Pyramids aren’t one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, they are the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing.

All Seven Wonders in one trip — from the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza in Mexico to the ancient gladiator grounds of the Colosseum in Rome. You’ll walk through timeless monuments and iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites that have inspired awe and wonder for centuries.

 3. Moments in Time - Regent Seven Seas

In this unforgettable journey you will see some of the most amazing sights the world has to offer. You'll enjoy a true around the world experience as this world cruise conveniently starts and ends in sunny Miami. The specially curated shore excursions and events are the best part of the voyage. You will Immerse yourself in the essence of India at the Bombay Bazaar in Mumbai and witness the pageantry of a matador dressage ceremony in Malaga. Gardeners and music enthusiasts alike will delight in the afternoon excursion in New Zealand’s Wellington Botanic Gardens and you have private strolls through the grounds and end with a special performance by the Wellington Orchestra.

For even deeper cultural exploration and understanding, Regent offers their outstanding Overland programs. In Australia, you can experience four nights appreciating the marvels of Queensland and the Northern Territories. Cuddle with koalas, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef or visit the sacred site of Uluru. In Egypt, cross off more than one of your bucket list items when you visit the Great Pyramids and Sphinx, the Valley of the Kings and the Luxor Temple. This voyage is filled with ancient relics and history that won’t soon be forgotten.

 4. Island Princess 111-Day Voyage - Princess

As always Princess offers you the choice to sail roundtrip Fort Lauderdale or roundtrip Los Angeles with both options visiting all of the same epic destinations. Or you can even opt for a slightly shorter world cruise(97 nights) that sails Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale. The 2024 world cruise visits 25 UNESCO sites  including the archaeological city of Petra, the historic centers of Rome and Florence, Mt. Etna, the sacred city of Kandy and the ancient city of Ephesus.  While there is only one overnight for 2024 (Dubai), Princess has secured late-night calls in 11 ports for extended exploration. Some of them include the stunning and bustling port cities of Sydney, Barcelona, Malta and Honolulu.

When it comes to premium cruising, Princess Cruises is one of the best. Their commitment to service, quality and innovation in technology has landed them many accolades in the cruise industry. Pair that with visiting the most amazing destinations of the world and you definitely have yourself one fantastic experience.  

 5. Broaden Your Horizons - Silversea

In this incredible journey you will get to explore 40 brand new destinations where Silversea has never ventured before. Enjoy a true far east to west experience as this world cruise conveniently starts and ends in beautiful San Francisco. Travelers will journey from east to west, from one of the planet’s extremes to the other, on a round-trip itinerary that will encompass most of the Pacific Rim, from Hawaii and remote Pacific isles, to Australia and New Zealand, through Southeast Asia, China, Japan, and the Russian Far East, and back across the Pacific to Alaska, Canada, and California. The remote, volcanic Russian Far East and America's wildly beautiful Alaska will feature for the first time on a Silversea World Cruise.

A globe-wandering experience like no other when you experience your 2024 Silversea World Cruise. This 132-night voyage explores our planet’s most extraordinary destinations, weaving a story of grand Pacific heritage as it unfolds. Designed by Silversea’s very own destination experts to broaden the horizons of even the most well-heeled travelers. Connect with many immersive experiences throughout the Pacific Ocean while exploring a total of 65 destinations (40 of which are new) across 14 countries. Plus, 23 overnight stays will unlock deeper cultural immersion. Discover how East and West have merged for millennia, despite their unique and ever-evolving customs, cuisines and cultures. This is a voyage for those who want to experience all the extremes our planet has to offer. Experience your wildest adventure-seeking dreams.

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