Royal Caribbean presents Ultimate World Tour, the furthest cruise of the seven continents
Serenade of the Seas to complete Cruising’s first 274-night adventure in 2023
Posted: October 20, 2021 at 8:18 am MDT|Update: 6 hours ago
MIAMI, 20 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – Adventurers looking to travel far can now set out on their own world tour. Royal Caribbean International raises the bar for global cruises with the launch of the first Ultimate World Cruise, an epic 274 night adventure that visits all seven continents, more … than 150 destinations in 65 countries and 11 great wonders of the world. This rich and immersive experience on Serenade of the Seas is the world’s longest and most comprehensive cruise, sailing round trip from Miami to December 10, 2023 and through September 10, 2024. Reservations for the full Ultimate World Cruise can be made by phone from today, with an exclusive one-week window until October 26 for Diamond Status members of the Crown & Anchor Society of Royal Caribbean and above.
Travelers will sail to 57 destinations new to the cruise line and exclusive to the cruise itself. Highlights include Casablanca, Morocco; Qaqortoq, Greenland; and Shimizu, Japan – the gateway to Mount Fuji. Guests can immerse themselves in many breathtaking wonders of the world, from from Peru Machu Picchu at the Taj Mahal in India, and experience distinct cultures and scenic shores around the world on a spectacular adventure, only on Royal Caribbean.
“This is the world cruise of world cruises,” said Michael bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International “Now more than ever, people have decided to travel the world and make up for lost time. Royal Caribbean makes it a reality with the ultimate vacations welcoming those looking for adventure and exploration to taste, dance and dream with us across the world. To travelers who are wondering where to go next, we say everywhere. “
Customers ready to travel the world can book the entire Ultimate World Cruise today or choose one of four expeditions that will offer a wide range of destinations from december 2021 – Americas, Asia Pacific, the Mediterranean and North Europe:
- Tour of the Horn: Americas and Antarctica expedition
December 10, 2023 – February 11, 2024 – Three continents, 36 destinations, four wonders
The once in a lifetime journey begins in Miami, the cruise capital of the world, and sets sail for the perfect postcard Caribbean destinations – like the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao) – before heading to the glaciers Antarctic and around Cape Horn. Travelers can admire four of the world’s most beautiful wonders en route to the center and South America, including Chichen Itza in Cozumel, Mexico; the largest art deco sculpture in the world, Christ the Redeemer, in Rio de Janeiro – where they will celebrate the New Year – and the largest waterfall system on the planet, Iguazu Falls near Buenos Aires, Argentina. One of the most iconic symbols of the ancient Inca civilization and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Machu Picchu, wait in Peru, while the sun and the glamor will welcome the guests in Los Angeles.
- Wonders of Asia and the Pacific expedition
February 11 – May 9, 2024 – Three continents, 40 destinations, three wonders
Customers will venture miles from the ordinary in Oceania, Asia and beyond during the next flagship stop of the cruise. They can experience beauty and adventure through the world famous mountainous landscapes and black sand beaches of the Hawaiian Islands before sailing south to Moorea and Tahiti, French Polynesia, for a sapphire blue sky and crystal clear waters. The thrills continue with an exploration of New Zealand, before a deep dive into australia Great Barrier Reef – the only living being on the planet visible from space. Immaculate natural beauty in Bali, Indonesia, is soon followed by two of the most iconic man-made wonders of the world, the Great Wall of China and india Taj Mahal, and the gems of the South Pacific – from Vietnam To Malaysia. To complete the expedition, endless possibilities in Japan, with an unrivaled culture in Tokyo, street food at Ossaka and the tropical beaches of Okinawa.
- Treasures and Wonders of the Mediterranean Middle East Expedition
May 9 – July 10, 2024 – Three continents, 44 destinations, four wonders
This expedition begins in glamor Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and brings many of history’s greatest mysteries, myths and legends to life. Adventurers can discover ancient sites and other world wonders from the time of the emperors and pharaohs, such as Jordan lost city of Petra, the Giza pyramids in Egypt, Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, Turkey, and the Coliseum in Rome. There are also less crowded places to explore, like Greece Olympia, once a sanctuary site to honor Zeus and the location of the first Olympic games. The journey only continues to even more destinations known for their history – such as Split, Croatia, and Cannes and Provence in France.
- Capitals of Culture
July 10 – September 10, 2024 – Three continents, 40 destinations
The final stop on the Ultimate World Cruise is an immersive cultural experience that begins in the Mediterranean and heads north. At the fingertips of travelers, it’s an opportunity to discover that of Barcelona brilliant architecture, including the famous Antoni Gaudi Sagrada Familia and fanciful Park Güell, and savor new flavors across continents – such as a gourmet lunch in a Parisian bistro and a dinner of tagine and mint tea in Morocco. Museums, theaters and galleries line the streets of St. Petersburg, Russia, while larger-than-life fjords await Norway. Guests can reflect on their epic journey to the geothermal waters of the Blue lagoon in Iceland before visiting new York on the way back to Miami.
Globetrotters will explore the world in style on board Serenade, thanks to the award-winning experiences and amenities of Royal Caribbean. And adventurers can stay close to the action with the ship’s glass acres, which offer panoramic views, as they navigate from destination, continent, and wonder of the world to another. From start to finish, customers who book the entire Ultimate World Cruise can expect a smooth, world-class travel experience that includes business-class airline tickets, premium transportation as well as an evening of festivities and five-star hotel accommodations before setting sail. In addition, Crown & Anchor Society Platinum members and above will receive a bonus Seven New World Wonders Shore Excursion Package plus other perks including a luxury beverage package, VOOM Wi-Fi, laundry service and more.
Reservations for the entire Ultimate World Cruise open today for Crown & Anchor Society Diamond members and above. Customers interested in making a reservation can call Royal Caribbean’s dedicated line for the Ultimate World Cruise at 800-423-2100 (toll-free in the US) or their travel advisor.
About Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International has been delivering innovations at sea for over 50 years. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel packed with the latest technology and customer experiences for today’s adventurous traveler. The cruise line continues to revolutionize vacations with itineraries to more than 270 destinations in 72 countries on six continents, including Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in the Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, the first in the Perfect Day Island collection. Royal Caribbean was also voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 18 consecutive years in the Weekly trip Readers’ Choice Award.
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Royal Caribbean International is applying the recommendations of its Group of Public Health and Scientific Experts for Healthy Navigation to provide a safer and healthier cruise vacation on all of its crossings. Health and safety protocols, regional travel restrictions, and authorization to visit ports of call are subject to change based on ongoing assessment, public health standards and government requirements. US Cruises and Guests: For more information on the latest health and travel alerts, US government travel advisories, please visit www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships/itinerary-updates or view the advisories travel advisories, advisories or recommendations on government cruise travel websites.
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