Around the World in 80 Days? What about 274 nights on a cruise ship visiting over 150 destinations?
Michael Bayley, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, said in the release that the cruise, dubbed “Ultimate World Cruises”, will be the “world cruise of world cruises”.
The nine-month round-trip tour will begin in Miami on December 10, 2023. The cruise line said in a release that the itinerary includes visits to all seven continents, stopping at more than 150 destinations in 65 countries. Sailing will conclude in Miami on September 10, 2024.
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Royal Caribbean spokeswoman Lynn Sierra-Caro told USA Today that full cruise rates start at $60,999 per person, plus taxes and fees.
Passengers also have the option of booking a segment of the cruise separately in case it is not available for the full experience. Passengers can board any of the four expedition cruises within the larger cruise, including:
- Round the Horn: America and Antarctica Expedition Which will depart from December 10, 2023 to February 11, 2024.
- Wonders of the Asia and Pacific Expedition Which will leave from February 11 to May 9, 2024.
- Treasures of the Middle East and Wonders of the Med Expedition Which will run from May 9 to July 10, 2024.
- Culture Capitals Which will leave from July 10 to September 10, 2024.
The 57 destinations that will hit Serenade of the Seas are new to Royal Caribbean and will be exclusive to Ultimate World Cruises.
Cruise Line highlights stop in Casablanca, Morocco; Shimizu, Japan; and visits to Machu Picchu in Peru and the Taj Mahal in India with Kakortok, Greenland.
“Now more than ever, people have resolved to travel the world and make up for the time lost. Royal Caribbean is making that a reality with the ultimate holiday that welcomes those looking for adventure and exploration to savor, dance and dream with us from around the world. “For travelers asking themselves where they should go next, we say that everywhere.”
Bookings for the entire Miami to Miami cruise opened Wednesday for Royal Caribbean Crown and Anchor Society Diamond Status members and members above that rank within the line’s loyalty group. Bookings will open for the general public a week later on October 27 for full cruises and in December for individual segments.
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