Posted October 27th, 2014
Start The New Year In Style With A Luxurious World Cruise
It may be difficult to start thinking about next year before we have even got to Christmas, but if you are looking to bring in the New Year with a real bang, then it’s best to be prepared as 2015 creeps ever closer.
One great way to greet the New Year is to sail off on the holiday of a lifetime with one of our breath-taking world cruises. These are perfect for couples or families who have a big twelve months ahead of them. Perhaps there is a milestone wedding anniversary on the horizon, perhaps 2015 is the year that you reach one of those round numbered birthdays that no one likes to talk about, or maybe you are finally heading into retirement and you want to give yourself the best send-off you can imagine; whatever the occasion, a luxurious world cruise is the ultimate way to celebrate.
So with many of these mammoth world cruises setting sail in the first weeks of January, let’s take a look at some of the excellent options available.
Queen Mary 2 World Cruise 2015 – Cunard
A world cruise is something that you are likely to only do once in your life and so why not do it in style? There is arguably no better way to circumnavigate the globe than aboard one of the most iconic and extravagant vessels currently in operation; Queen Mary 2. This famous ship will set sail from Southampton on January the 10th and take in 44 different ports of call on a journey that will last 113 nights.
Along the way you will discover sights from Europe, Africa, Australasia and Asia before finishing right back where you started. Highlights will include the chance to cruise the Suez Canal and visit the ancient city of Petra in the Middle East, explore Far Eastern gems such as Hong Kong and Singapore, and witness Table Mountain up close in Cape Town.
Prices start from £15499pp for a Balcony Suite.
Around The World In 180 Days – Oceania Cruises
Oceania are known for providing their own brand of luxury small-ship cruising and this trip on board Insignia showcases everything that they have to offer. You will visit no less than 6 different continents, over 40 different territories and more than 80 ports. This will also include a number of overnight stops in places such as Cape Town (2 nights), Mahe in the Seychelles, and Beijing; allowing to explore these destinations in much more detail.
As you depart from Miami, Florida on the 10th of January you will embark on a journey that will last a glorious 6 months. Insignia is sure to be a fantastic home from home though, offering great facilities in the form of an extensive spa and salon, five dining options and multiple entertainment facilities.
Prices start from £26319pp for an inside cabin.
Exploring The Far East – Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Why not spend the first few months of 2015 exploring the Far East on board Fred. Olsen’s Balmoral? You will travel through the Mediterranean before traversing the Suez Canal, visiting several ports in the Middle East and heading into Asia. Ports of specific interest include the extravagant city of Dubai, futuristic Tokyo, and intriguing Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon).
This world cruise departs Southampton on January the 4th on a 119 night adventure. However, if you are looking to take a shorter trip, you can meet up with Balmoral in one of many ports and only sail a section of its wonderful itinerary. For example, you could fly to Egypt and join the ship for just 24 nights until she reaches Dubai, or you could set sail from Southampton but only go as far as Tokyo or Singapore to create a 57 and 86 night cruise respectively.
Prices start £8999pp for the full world cruise in an inside cabin. Sections of the itinerary will be cheaper. If you are planning to meet Balmoral during her route, flights will incur additional costs.
The Arcadia World Circumnavigation or The Aurora South America & Pacific Adventure – P&O Cruises
P&O Cruises have two world cruises leaving two days apart from each other on Aurora and Arcadia. Whilst Arcadia’s trip will cover destinations across the globe for 106 nights, Aurora’s will focus on South America and islands in the Pacific Ocean for one night less. Both cruises depart from Southampton and will leave on the 6th and 8th of January respectively.
Those choosing to sail on board Arcadia can look forward to stops in the Azores, the Caribbean, Fiji, the Philippines and Cambodia, whilst anyone opting for the trip aboard Aurora can expect to discover wonders in Brazil, Chile, the Cook Islands, Australia and Hawaii. Arcadia is a ship that is exclusively for adults but Aurora welcomes families with a wealth of facilities for younger cruisers. Whichever itinerary you choose, you are sure to enjoy a relaxing and eventful time on the waves.
Prices for Arcadia’s journey start from £9999pp for an inside cabin, whilst the same category on board Aurora will start at £9599pp.
If you would like to celebrate 2015 with a world cruise, Fred.\ can help find the perfect option which visits all the places you want to see the most. Call today to speak to our friendly team or submit your enquiry online.