Adventurers seeking to travel far and wide can now set off on a world tour of their own, when Royal Caribbean International debuts the 274-night Ultimate World Cruise on the Serenade of the Seas.
The roundtrip from Miami on December 10, 2023 and through September 10, 2024, will visit all seven continents, more than 150 destinations in 65 countries, and place guests among 11 great wonders of the world including Peru’s Machu Picchu and India’s Taj Mahal.
Fifty-seven of the destinations are new to the cruise line and exclusive to the cruise itself. Highlights include Casablanca, Morocco; Qaqortoq, Greenland; and Shimizu, Japan.
Bookings for the full Ultimate World Cruise open on October 21, with an exclusive one-week window through October 26 for Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor Society Diamond status members and above.
“This is the world cruise of world cruises,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International.
“Now more than ever, people have resolved to travel the world and make up for lost time. Royal Caribbean is making that a reality with the ultimate vacation that welcomes those seeking adventure and exploration to taste, dance and dream with us around the world. To travelers asking themselves where they should go next, we say everywhere.”
Besides the complete Ultimate World Cruise, guests can also pick from four expeditions that will sail to the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Mediterranean and Northern Europe.
Round the Horn: Americas and Antarctica Expedition, which sails from December 10, 2023 to February 11, 2024, calls at 36 destinations across three continents. Guests will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro.
Wonders of Asia and the Pacific Expedition, which sails from February 11 to May 9, 2024, takes guests through 40 destinations, with calls at French Polynesia’s Moorea and Tahiti, Indonesia’s Bali, Japan’s Osaka and Okinawa, and more.
Middle East Treasures and Marvels of the Med Expedition, which sails from May 9 to July 10, 2024, kicks off in Dubai and covers 43 other destinations including Egypt, Turkey, Italy, Croatia and France.
Capitals of Culture, from July 10 to September 10, 2024, is the final leg of the Ultimate World Cruise. It promises an immersive, cultural experience that begins in the Mediterranean and takes guests through Barcelona, Morocco, St. Petersburg in Russia, Norway, Iceland and more.
From start to end, guests on the full Ultimate World Cruise can expect a world-class travel experience that includes business class airfare, premium transportation as well as an evening of festivities and accommodations at a five-star hotel before setting sail. Crown & Anchor Society Platinum status members and above will receive a bonus Seven New World Wonders shore excursion package in addition to other perks, including a Deluxe Beverage package, VOOM Wi-Fi, laundry service and more.