Sailing off into the horizon for two or three months at a time on a world cruise can be your opportunity to explore exotic countries and destinations, peek inside other cultures, enjoy new experiences, and meet other savvy world cruise travelers from around the world. If a cruise around the globe is something you have been contemplating but you don’t know where to start, Cruise Specialists has outlined your 2012 world cruise options.
Yachts of Seabourn World Cruise aboard Quest – January 5, 2012 (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Venice, Italy)
Cruisers sailing on the 2012 Seabourn world cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale will get the unique opportunity to become a part of the maiden world voyage on the new Seabourn Quest debuting in 2011. Guests onboard the luxurious Quest will get to experience the frills and amenities of Seabourn’s newest ultra-luxury 450-person yacht while sailing for 109 days across the South Pacific to New Zealand and Australia, across Southeast Asia and India, on to Egypt and Arabia ending in Venice, Italy. Travelers on this special maiden world cruise voyage will experience an array of inaugural banquets and exclusive shoreside events.
Crystal Cruises’ World Cruise aboard Serenity – January 18, 2012 (Roundtrip Los Angeles, California)
For the first time, guests can sail roundtrip Los Angeles on the Crystal Serenity world cruise and Cruise Specialists will have knowledgeable onboard escorts to accompany the group on this unforgettable adventure around the Pacific Rim. Travelers on the lavish 1,080-person ship will visit 35 ports in 94 days with multiple overnight stays including a unique three day overland visit in Beijing to see the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Summer Palace.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Circle South America aboard Seven Seas Mariner – January 6, 2012 (Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale)
Travelers can sail roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on the all-balcony, all-suite 700-passenger Seven Seas Mariner on a 72-night voyage circling the continent of South America and visiting legendary destinations such as the Panama Canal, Machu Picchu, Buenos Aires, the Chilean Fjords, Rio de Janeiro, and the Amazon River.
Silversea World Cruise aboard Silver Whisper – January 7, 2012 (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Monte Carlo, Monaco)
Distinguished travelers will board the intimate 382-guest Silver Whisper in Ft. Lauderdale and visit the hidden jewels of the Amazon and Africa, Asia and Arabia on their 115-day journey. Recently refurbished, the Silver Whisper exudes a European ambience featuring suites with ocean views and most with a private teak veranda, double vanities in the bathroom, a walk-in wardrobe and separate sitting area for entertaining or in-suite dining. After visiting 43 ports and 25 nations, the Silver Whisper world cruise concludes in scenic Monte Carlo.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Dubai to Auckland aboard Seven Seas Voyager – December 19, 2011 (Dubia, UAE to Auckland, New Zealand)
Guests will board the all-balcony, all-suite 700-passenger Seven Seas Voyager in Dubai, AE for an up-close world class 50-night adventure around India, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, and the best of Australia and New Zealand.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Auckland to Athens aboard Seven Seas Voyager – February 7, 2012 (Auckland, New Zealand to Athens, Greece)
Departing from Auckland, New Zealand, the all-balcony, all-suite 700-passenger Seven Seas Voyager will embark on a 69-night exploit visiting major highlights of New Zealand, and Australia, before continuing on to explore must-see destinations in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, India, Egypt, Jordan, and Israel with the journey concluding in Athens, Greece.
Princess World Cruise aboard Pacific Princess – January 13, 2012 (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Venice, Italy)
Embarking on a new route for the 2012 Princess world cruise, the 680-passenger Pacific Princess will depart Ft. Lauderdale and transit the Panama Canal, sail through the South Pacific, cruise New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park and visit Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Guests will get to visit and explore 40 destinations in 107 days including maiden calls in Santa Marta (Colombia), Puerto Quepos (Costa Rica) and Manama (Bahrain) before their voyage ends in Venice. A highlight of the 2012 world cruise is overnight stays and two days for shore excursions and activities in Sydney, Hong Kong and Dubai.
Holland America Line Grand World Voyage aboard ms Amsterdam – January 6, 2012 (Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
After attending the highly anticipated Cruise Specialists bon voyage gala party and complimentary hotel stay in Ft. Lauderdale, guests will set sail on a 112 day odyssey at sea on the 1,380-person Amsterdam visiting major ports around South America, the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, and Europe before returning to Ft. Lauderdale. Cruise Specialists’ extras on this established 2012 Holland America world cruise includes lively and experienced onboard escorts, hotel overnight and Bon Voyage Gala, exclusive shore tour program, festive cocktail parties and chat times and a commemorative gift.�