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Sail around the world in the most incredible way
If money was no object, and you had all the time in the world, which cruise would you embark on? There’s a good chance it might be a luxury around-theworld voyage to undiscovered, far off ports to immerse in the cuisine and culture of each destination you visit before retiring to your luxury balcony suite as the vessel sails away into the sunset to the next port.
Like a modern-day Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days, you’d encounter fascinating situations along the way, from getting face-to-face with penguins in the Antarctic to visiting Egypt’s mysterious Valley of Kings.
The pinnacle in a luxury sea journey has to be a world cruise.
Here are some of the best.
SILVERSEA’S SEVEN-CONTINENT WORLD CRUISE
Come 2020, Silversea’s Silver Whisper will embark on a world first – a sevencontinent world cruise visiting 62 ports. The 140-day voyage marks the first time guests can step foot on all seven continents on a world cruise.
Highlights include the opportunity to explore Antarctica on a three-day experience led by a team of nine qualified specialists. You’ll spy penguins in their natural habitat and have shore-side adventures via Zodiac. Another highlight is a visit to Champagne Beach in Vanuatu, where you can enjoy a festival which will showcase an exclusively performed water dance, in which traditionally adorned locals beat the water’s surface as part of the ritual.
Other bespoke events for Silversea’s World Cruise 2020 guests include a tango evening with dinner at El Zanjon in Buenos Aires and a farewell dinner in Leith at Edinburgh’s “Sistine Chapel”, Mansfield Traquair. Guests can expect the best in luxury aboard Silver Whisper, about to undergo an extensive refurbishment in December. The cruise departs from Fort Lauderdale on January 5, 2020. SILVERSEA.COM
CRYSTAL’S ANCIENT DYNASTIES & WORLD WONDERS
Sailing on Crystal Serenity, Crystal’s Ancient Dynasties & World Wonders world cruise is an epic 139-day voyage through the Caribbean, Hawaiian Islands, South Pacific, Australia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, the Far East, the UAE and the Mediterranean.
Departing Miami on January 5, 2021, some highlights include transit of the Panama Canal, a visit to Egypt’s Valley of Kings, and a chance to visit vineyards in western Europe.
Guests can expect a welcome celebration dinner aboard Crystal Serenity in Miami or Los Angeles, shipboard spending credits, complimentary private car and driver transfers between the ship and airport, a gala dinner World Cruise Extravaganza Event, an exclusive shore-side event, special World Cruise-themed on-board events and specially curated gifts. All guests can expect exceptional service and dining options on this 535-stateroom ship. CRYSTALCRUISES.COM
REGENT SEVEN SEAS WORLD HERITAGE SITES WORLD CRUISE
On Regent Seven Seas’ 117-night world cruise you can visit a whopping 56 UNESCO World Heritage sites. The cruise, which departs from Miami January 5, 2021, visits six continents, 30 countries and 61 ports across South America, French Polynesia, Australia, Asia and the Mediterranean, including 11 overnight stays.
Highlights include World Heritage sites in ports such as Colombo, Sri Lanka; Jerusalem, Israel; and Limassol, Cyprus. You’ll experience Peru’s Machu Picchu, Pisco’s Nazca Lines and Easter Island Moai statues. Another highlight is a celebration set against the backdrop of a castle replica in Jordan’s Wadi Rum.
The 700-guest Seven Seas Mariner, which underwent a bow-to-stern refurbishment in 2018, is all-suite and all-balcony so views for every sailaway will always be incredible. RSSC.COM