How long is a cruise around the world? The answer has changed with time, but it used to take three years or so. Depending upon your perspective that might have been preferable to today’s faster journeys!
The first known circumnavigation of the Earth was a Spanish expedition that set out on August 10, 1519, to find a western route to the East Indies. A fleet of five ships, led by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, set sail from Seville with high hopes.