If the past year has taught us anything, besides how to bake banana bread and breathe in a mask, it’s how much travel means to us. There’s a whole world out there begging to be explored and, with it taken away, we’ve missed it so much from the confines of our own home shores.
The result of a year at home is a nation desperate to escape to cities and beaches, mountains, hillsides, cosy coastlines and wild plains. And there’s no other way to indulge a pent up sense of adventure quite like the World Cruise. While they aren’t a new concept – Cunard debuted their World Circumnavigations back in 1922 – World Cruises have become more popular than ever. They’re booked years in advance, starting a New Year with the anticipation of knowing you’ll be spending almost half of it at sea. What a incredible thought?
In the week Regent Seven Seas Cruises debuted their 2024 World Cruise, we’re exploring why a World Cruise remains the most life-changing holiday you’ll ever experience, and why one should be on your wish list.
The Most Stress-Free Way to See the World
Is cruising the quickest way to see the world? Of course not. A flight from London to Sydney takes just 22 hours. A cruise? You’re looking at around 50 nights. Is cruising the most luxurious and most stress-free way to see the world? Absolutely! Picture this – there’s no waiting around in airports; no children kicking the back of your seat; no long layovers and luggage carousels. Instead, there’s a king-sized bed in which you can relax; there’s fine cuisine served up each and every night; and there are places-a-plenty to stretch your legs, soak your shoulders, sip your cocktails and listen to that…whisper it…live music.
A World Cruise allows you to unpack your bags just once and be transported along the seas, across oceans and through canals, waking up in a new and exciting destination every day. As you might expect, there’s a good blend of shore days and sea days, so passengers experience a happy balance of busy days spent sightseeing in some of the world’s most bustling cities and laidback days reading books, browsing boutiques, melting cares away in the spa and sampling some seriously good food in the comfort of your ship. A world cruise is a unique opportunity to discover different cultures and communities without having to sacrifice on comfort.
A True Voyage of Discovery
A world cruise isn’t a mere holiday, it’s an epic voyage that is sure to change the way you think about the world, about travel, and about yourself. The atmosphere on board is like nothing you will have experienced on a cruise before, and it’s a chance to really throw yourself into a different way of life. World cruise passengers live together, side by side, for 100+ days. Friendships and bonds are certainly common during world cruises, but that doesn’t mean that the on board atmosphere becomes stale – far from it. You’ll find passengers embarking and disembarking throughout the voyage which can be a breath of fresh air, and a wonderful opportunity to meet likeminded travellers from all four corners of the globe. New destinations, coupled with new friendships, teach us more about the world than a guide book ever can. Meeting people, sharing stories; it’s what we’ve missed the most about travel.
A Chance to See the World’s Most Fascinating Destinations
In the UK, we’re lucky to live so close to some of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, prettiest beaches, and spectacular scenery and architecture, but there’s so much more to see that lies further afield. The aim of a world cruise is to take in these destinations on one unbelievable voyage – it really is the stuff all travellers’ dreams are made of. Here are just a few world cruise destinations that you’ll remember for a lifetime:
Even if you’ve visited other cities in India, you’ve never been anywhere quite like Cochin, or Kochi. Cochin made a name for itself as a major international trade port, primarily doing business with China and Japan, the Middle East, and Western Europe, and the city has absorbed all of these cultures to create a new, unique, and exotic ‘super culture’. There are rows and rows of colonial architecture, and yet the city is a modern and contemporary anomaly when compared to the tradition of nearby Bangalore and Madurai.
Nosy Be, Madagascar
Despite it’s strange sounding name (which translates as ‘Big Island’), Nosy Be is one of the most beautiful destinations you’ll ever visit, and travellers with a love of nature might find themselves reluctant to leave this secluded port. The Lokobe Reserve is not to be missed. This tropical forest area has become a natural nature reserve and is home to some of the world’s only black lemur and panther chameleon populations.
Recife is the epitome of the busy, bustling, and energetic city, and yet it also boasts some of the world’s most golden beaches, right in the heart of the city! There are very few places in the world where you can relax on luxurious desert island sands and be just a few steps from a lively and dynamic metropolis.
The indulgent Regent Seven Seas Cruises 132-night 2024 World Cruise
Voyages of 100 days are considered to be the average for a world cruise on a mainstream cruise line, but what if you want to see more? What if 100 days just isn’t quite enough to tick all the places off your bucket list?
The new 2024 Regent World Cruise explores Central America, USA’s West Coast and Hawaii, South Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and Bermuda. The epic voyage spans 132 nights, almost five months, visiting 66 ports of call across 31 countries and four continents. Guests are promised unrivalled destination-immersion with 442 free shore excursions, as well as 12 in-port overnight stays and crossings of both the Panama Canal and Suez Canal.
Promising to be the tonic to a little too much time at home, the Regent 2024 World Cruise is on sale 14 July 2021 – are you tempted? Speak to a cruise expert today on 01246 819819 to find out more.