Exploring the globe on a world cruise

Thinking about taking a world cruise? They are the experience of a lifetime, and there are still some cabins left for those of you who have the time and inclination. Costa Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Line, Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Oceania, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Seabourn and Silversea Cruises all offer the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the globe via a cruise ship. Click here to find out more about these lines.

Here is a sampling of those cruises:

Silversea Cruises is hosting a 113-night World Cruise departing from Los Angeles, Calif., on January 6, 2014.

The voyage is on the intimate, 382-guest Silver Whisper and includes the following ports of call:

Hilo, Hawaii, USA; Lahaina, Hawaii, USA; Honolulu, Hawaii, USA; Fanning Island, Kiribati; Pago Pago, US Samoa; Nukualofa, Tonga Island; Auckland, New Zealand; Tauranga, New Zealand; Napier, New Zealand; Picton, New Zealand; Akaroa, New Zealand; Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand; Sydney, Australia; Brisbane, Australia; Cairns, Australia; Alotau, Papua New Guinea; Madang, Papua, New Guinea; Koror, Palau, Micronesia; Manila, Philippines; Hong Kong, China; Shanghai, China; Naha, Japan; Keelung (Taipei), Taiwan; Chan May (Hue), Vietnam; Nha Trang, Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Bangkok, Thailand; Ko Samui, Thailand; Singapore; Port Kelang (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia; Belawan, Sumatra, Indonesia; Phuket, Thailand; Yangon, Myanmar; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Cochin, India; Mumbai, India; Muscat, Oman; Salalah, Oman; Safaga, Egypt; Aqaba, Jordan; Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt; Ashdod, Israel; Haifa, Israel; Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey; Istanbul, Turkey; Chios, Greece; Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Messina, Italy; Sorrento, Italy; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Monte Carlo, Monaco and Barcelona, Spain

This cruise also includes:

ÔÇó Three World Cruise Events:

The Rising Dragon in Hong Kong

Sunset Over Angkor Wat in Bangkok

Supper in a Sultan’s Palace in Istanbul

ÔÇó Two Complimentary Silversea Experiences- Fanning Island, Kiribatil Alotao, Papua New Guinea

ÔÇó Special Commemorative Gifts

ÔÇó Silver Shore Baggage Valet between your home and the ship in Los Angeles and Barcelona

ÔÇó Complimentary Laundry Service for all suite categories

Cunard Line is hosting a 118-night World Cruise, departing from Southampton, England, on Friday, January 10, 2014.

The voyage is on the beautiful and luxurious Queen Elizabeth and will include the following ports of call:

Southampton, England; New York, New York; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Oranjestad, Aruba; Panama Canal, Panama; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; San Francisco, California; Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii; Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii; Pago Pago, American Samoa; Tauranga, New Zealand; Auckland, New Zealand; Bay of Islands (Paihia), New Zealand; Sydney, Australia; Brisbane, Australia; Whitsunday Islands, Australia; Rabaul, Papua New Guinea; Kochi, India; Yokohama, Japan; Kobe, Japan; Nagasaki, Japan; Pusan (Kyongju), South Korea; Shanghai, China; Xiamen, China; Hong Kong, China; Halong Bay, Vietnam; Chan May, Vietnam; Singapore, Singapore; Kuala Lumpur/Port Kelang, Malaysia; Penang, Malaysia; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Bombay, India; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Petra, Jordan; Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt; Sokhna (Cairo),Egypt; Port Said (Cairo), Egypt; Naples, Italy; Mallorca, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal *

Guests of Cunard will experience:

Veuve Clicquot champagne cocktails, an outstanding spa and extensive library, and onboard events such as afternoon tea, black tie dinners and Royal Nights themed balls. The line also offers the Cunard Insights enrichment programs and West End-style entertainment productions.

Travelers may also choose to travel on just a segment of this cruise; a viable option for those who prefer a shorter cruise, if trying out a world cruise for the first time.

To read more about World Cruises and all that can be experienced, check out these links: