World Cruise Advisors is brought to you by J5Travel, a luxury travel agency, where we are known as "travel tailors". An affiliated member of Virtuoso, the leading luxury travel advisor network, this allows us to get the best value for your time and money. Thanks to our global connections, we can ensure you receive VIP treatment at hotels, on cruise lines, on tours, and more.
We guide you through all this...
- visa requirements
- passport details and validity
- travel insurance
- immunization requirements
- information on all your ports of call
- pre and post cruise accommodation reservations
- flights and airport transfers
- payment deadlines
- advice and booking of tours, shore excursions and activities
- speciality dining and spa reservations
- packing list and luggage advice
- credit card and cash management
Tips For Planning Your World Cruise
Choosing the best itinerary and ship for your style is critical
for your no-regrets, around the world cruise enjoyment.
The best cabins and suites go fast – while there may still be some availability for next years world cruises, we recommend most are booked 2 years ahead.
What you didn't know you needed to know
Knowing which ports you'll only be able to pay with cash and where they don't speak your native language is helpful for knowing how to navigate when you get off the boat to explore.
Pro Tip: Download offline maps & walking tours on your phone or tablet, so it'll be easy to find your way around.
Take Advantage of Virtuoso Benefits
There are some wonderful custom perks from private cocktail receptions to shipboard credits for travelers that you won't want to miss.
Many world cruises will also be Virtuoso Voyages. This is a collection of the best cruise experiences in the world, available only through a Virtuoso travel advisor. Virtuoso Voyages offer exclusive cruise benefits, insider access, and excellent value, such as...
Pack the Essentials
Having enough vitamins, beauty products, and other toiletries to last the duration of the cruise is good idea. You may even consider packing extra prescriptions in case of loss.
Also, pack to wear layers. This trip is all about comfort but be realistic, as you'll need a variety of climate focused clothing and sensible walking shoes.
Pro Tip: You don't need as many clothes as you think.