World Cruises

World Cruises & Sectors

Set out on the trip of a lifetime with a personalised world cruise – visit your choice of destinations on a schedule that suits you. A world cruise is the chance to experience the very best of every continent as you choose from a schedule of activities on land and sea before returning to your comfortable cabin, making use of the extensive facilities on board your cruise liner.
 
The world's leading cruise lines depart from Sydney Harbour and major ports in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas throughout the year. Embark on a cruise of 100 days or more, or choose an itinerary that features your pick of world sectors. Perhaps you've always dreamed of seeing the pyramids of Egypt or you may be drawn to the world's cultural capitals including Paris and New York. World cruises, sometimes called Grand Voyages, can also be booked as one itinerary, or as sectors so you can pick and choose the parts of the itinerary you most want to see, or choose a sector that suits your time and budget.

Southampton to Southampton

20 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Queen Mary 2.
Departs 22 Jul 2015
from
$5127*
per person twin share

Southampton to Southampton

26 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Queen Mary 2.
Departs 15 Dec 2015
from
$5813*
per person twin share

Grand Transatlantic, New England and Canada

28 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Queen Mary 2.
Departs 20 Sep 2016
from
$6011*
per person twin share

Southampton to Southampton

28 night cruise sailing from Southampton aboard the Queen Mary 2.
Departs 20 Sep 2015
from
$6124*
per person twin share

Westbound Transatlantic, New England and Canada

32 night cruise sailing from Hamburg aboard the Queen Mary 2.
Departs 18 Sep 2015
from
$10087*
per person twin share

Destination Overview

Many people dream of taking a world cruise but some never take the opportunity. World cruise programmes are tailored for people of all ages and interests and can be as long or lavish as your budget allows.
 
Most people who choose to embark on world cruises are retired or semi-retired professionals who want to make the most of the free time they have earned by doing something they love. When you sail with a flexible cruise line, you will have the freedom to choose from a number of world sectors to make sure you only visit the cities and sights you have a genuine interest in.
 

Did you know..?

  • Most world cruises last more than 100 days and stop at over 40 ports in all corners of the globe. If you are on a tighter schedule, you can find cruises taking in the very best of 6 continents in less than 3 months. You can also find longer cruises featuring even more destinations or spending longer in each port, offering more time to savour every stop.
  • Every stage of world cruises needs to be carefully planned to account for seasonal changes and major calendar events. So you will find different cruise programmes departing at different times of the year in many parts of the world. Find cruises that match your available dates or look for last-minute deals on cruise ships departing soon if you're feeling adventurous.
     

Who goes there?

These days, more and more cruise lines are offering world cruise itineraries and sectors thereof. The most popular itineraries for Australians have been with Princess Cruises, departing from Sydney, as well as the classic cruise lines steeped in old world style, like P&O Cruises International and Cunard. Other cruises lines offering world cruises and sector itineraries are Costa Cruises; luxury cruise lines Crystal Cruises, Seabourn Silversea Cruises and Oceania; Holland America Line and Fred Olsen Cruise Line
 

Best time to go?

World cruises are scheduled for ideal weather and climate conditions as much as possible, through every part of the journey, but there will always be rainy days. Pack your bag for all seasons or update your wardrobe along the way with shopping excursions in the world's style capitals.
 

Highlights

  • Multiple Continents, One Holiday - a world cruise offers a decade's worth of holidays in 1 trip, and you'll only have to pack your bags once. By visiting so many destinations in disparate parts of the world in the company of expert guides, you will develop a deeper understanding of the contrasts between places and cultures to enrich your travel experience.
  • Luxury Accommodation - your personal cabin is designed to be a home away from home, a place where you can relax in peace and privacy during the voyage. Cruise lines offer a range of accommodation to suit every budget and requirement, from family rooms to spacious suites with private balconies.
  • Gourmet Dining - touring the world also gives you the chance to sample exotic dishes and discover new favourites. As well as fine dining in a variety of countries, you'll be spoiled for choice with the breakfast, lunch and dinner options on board your cruise ship. Menus reflect the region, introducing you to the local cuisine.
  • Entertainment - you won't have to worry about how to fill your evenings at sea with the packed schedule of music, theatre, comedy and other events organised by your cruise line. Premium cruises routinely host national symphony orchestras and world-famous performers when they pass through their part of the world, so you never know who you'll see on board.
     
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