Royal Caribbean has unveiled a 9-month cruise around the world starting at $ 61,000 – see how it turns out

Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas
Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas cruise ship.

  • Royal Caribbean has announced a world cruise of 2,723 overnight stays between 2023 and 2024, starting at $ 61,000.
  • The nine-month cruise will sail to over 150 destinations across all seven continents.
  • World cruises have been sold out quickly throughout 2021 as the industry makes its steady return.

Royal Caribbean has unveiled its 2023 to 2024 274-night Ultimate World Cruise, a “never before offered” itinerary for the cruising giant, according to the cruise ship.

aerial photos of the Serenade of the Seas out in the water
Sea Serenade.

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This announcement comes as the world cruise continues to sell out rapidly as the cruise industry makes its steady comeback amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tourists outside the Colosseum October 7, 2020
Tourists wearing face masks sit at the ancient Colosseum in the center of Rome on October 8, 2020.

In January, Oceania Cruises’ 2023 sailing “Around the World in 180 Days” sold out in one day.

Oceania crosses insignia
Insignia in Sydney, Australia.

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And recently in July, Regent Seven Seas Cruises ’132-night 2024 cruise in 2024 was fully booked in less than three hours.

Seven Seas Mariner docked in Kotor, Montenegro

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Now Royal Caribbean, one of the largest cruise companies in the world, has unveiled its own global voyage.

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The Sea Serenade docked at St. Vincent after the volcanic eruption of La Soufrière.

But unlike Oceania and Regent Seven Seas’ sold-out routes, Royal Caribbean’s world cruise will span nine months …

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Serenade of the Seas in Seattle.

… sails to all seven continents and 65 countries.

map of the world cruise plan
A map of the world cruise.

According to cruise ships, this recently announced cruise aboard the Serenade of the Seas will be the “longest and most comprehensive” global cruise in existence.

Brazil Christ the Redeemer
“Christ the Redeemer”

The ship sails from Miami on December 10, 2023 and continues around the world until September 10, 2024.

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Serenade of the Seas at the Navantia Ship Yard in Cadiz, Spain in 2012.

Along the way, it stops at over 150 ports, including 57 locations to which Royal Caribbean has not previously sailed.

Chichen itza

During these nine months, the Serenade of the Seas will hit 11 “wonders of the world”, including Machu Picchu and the Taj Mahal.

taj mahal crowds
Millions of people explore the Taj Mahal every year.

If 274 nights out at sea seems too long, you are not alone. Royal Caribbean also divides the global cruise into four sections for those who do not want to spend nine months at sea. The shorter portions hit three continents each and can be booked in December.

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Serenade of the Seas at the Navantia Ship Yard in Cadiz, Spain in 2012.

The sailing trip starts with the part “Round the Horn: Americas and Antarctica Expedition”, which sails from 10 December 2023 to 11 February 2024.

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Serenade of the Seas at the Navantia Ship Yard in Cadiz, Spain in 2012.

This leg will venture to 36 locations including Antarctica, Peru’s Machu Picchu, Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer, Mexico’s Chichen Itza, Aruba and Los Angeles.

Machu Picchu and Peru.
Machu Picchu and Peru.

From 11 February 2024 to 9 May 2024, the cruise begins its segment “Wonders of Asia and the Pacific Expedition”, the longest leg of the voyage.

Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
These aerial photos show the Great Barrier Reef in Australia on December 2, 2017.

During this second portion, the ship sails from Los Angeles for 44 stops ….

Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California

…. such as Hawaii, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the Great Wall of China, Vietnam, Malaysia and Japan.

the Chinese wall
The Great Wall of China was almost empty in March when it reopened.

The third leg – “Middle East Treasures and Marvels of the Med Expedition” – then sails from May 9, 2024 to July 10, 2024 through 44 destinations.

aerial photos of the Serenade of the Seas out in the water
Sea Serenade.

During this two-month journey, passengers cross from Dubai to stops such as the Pyramids of Egypt in Giza, the Colosseum of Italy, the Petra of Jordan, the Temple of Artemis of Turkey and Provence, France.

Sunset at the Pyramids, Giza, Cairo, Egypt.
Sunset at the Pyramids, Giza, Cairo, Egypt.

The last leg, the “Capitals of Culture”, will operate from July 10, 2024 to September 10, 2024, ending the Global Cruise.

Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia

This fourth segment visits 40 locations, from Barcelona to Morocco, Skt. Petersburg, Russia and Iceland before sailing back to Miami.

Blue Lagoon Island

The Serenade of the Seas can accommodate nearly 2,480 guests inside its 1,073 cabins.

Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas
Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas cruise ship.

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Not surprisingly, there will be more sailing days without port calls. During this time, passengers can relax around the 13-deck ship by using its facilities on board, which include a mini golf course, several bars …

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Serenade of the Seas at the Navantia Ship Yard in Cadiz, Spain in 2012.

… a games room, a pool with a retractable glass roof and several dining options on board, ranging from meals cooked on hot stones to Italian pastas.

aerial photos of the Serenade of the Seas out in the water
Sea Serenade.

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Prices for the full global cruise start at $ 61,000 for an interior cabin.

aerial photos of the Serenade of the Seas out in the water
Sea Serenade.

This then jumps to $ 112,000 for a junior suite.

Serenade of the Seas in the water with St Vincent in the front
The Sea Serenade docked at St. Vincent after the volcanic eruption of La Soufrière.

There are more expensive suites available on the Serenade of the Seas, but interested customers should call the cruise ship for more pricing information.

Serenade of the Seas in the water with the Seattle skyline in the back
Serenade of the Seas in Seattle.

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This may seem like a hefty price, but luckily the ticket also comes with services like business class flights, an addition to beverages, internet and laundry.

Old Olympia
The birthplace of the Olympic Games.

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