In this business, I have met a lot of people who seem to cruise all the time. They're barely off the ship when they call to book their next departure, or better yet, book them two or three at a time.
They've sworn off land-based trips and pledged allegiance to the sea. They've done the seven-day Caribbean, Alaska, maybe the Mediterranean, and are hungry for something new and different ... a truly grand voyage.
Cruise addicts, I feel your pain. For you, we created an exclusive list of the world's most tempting grand voyages. These are longer sailings that visit more than one region or continent, and we scour the itineraries of every cruise line as they are released, looking for unique and irresistible possibilities. Click here to see this exclusive list now, with every available discount rolled in.
The most coveted of all grand voyages are the world cruises. Most depart in the month of January. Currently there are 20 ships committed to 33 world cruise departures in 2018, and eight ships scheduled for 18 world cruises in 2019. There also are a few departures set for this month and December 2017. Our world cruises are offered by Azamara, Cruise & Maritime Voyages, Costa, Crystal, Cunard, Holland America, MSC, Oceania, P&O, Princess, Regent, Seabourn, Silversea and Viking.
Most upcoming world cruises are 80 nights or longer -- with options up to 180 nights -- and among these, the least expensive ones start at just under $13,000 per person. (Click here for a list of all world cruises and world cruise segments.) For those who still are reading, it's better to look at the per-day price and take into account all that is included.
The best deals for world cruises are always available well in advance and come in the form of early booking discounts, past-passenger discounts and additional discounts that apply only to the customers of the largest sellers of cruises, like Vacations To Go.
If you're not in a position to spend nearly three months or more circumnavigating the globe, you may want to consider some of our other "grand voyage" options.
For example, several ships in the Mediterranean offer enticing back-to-back (or back-to-back-to-back) itineraries that make it possible to sail for 14 to 28 nights with little or no port overlap. Some of these cruises combine Eastern and Western Mediterranean itineraries (click here) or the Mediterranean with the Greek Isles (click here). A few ships offer the possibility to combine Mediterranean and Northern Europe sailings (click here).
Or you can spend 14 to 24 nights exploring the tropical locales of the Western and Eastern Caribbean (click here).
I also like back-to-back sailings as a ship repositions from one region to another, for the great variety in countries visited. I once booked a family cruise on a Regent ship as it ended its season in Bermuda and repositioned to Europe via New England, Canada and Iceland. We began our vacation on warm, pink-sand beaches in Bermuda and ended by climbing an ice wall on a glacier in Iceland. Only on a cruise could such an adventure be so easy.
Beyond what I've listed here, if you ever run across any other back-to-back cruises you would like to combine, our cruise counselors will be happy to check for additional discounts and help you plan your own unforgettable grand voyage.
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