Each year, in its annual Travel Dreams Survey, Virtuoso Life magazine asks savvy travelers to name the “experience of a lifetime.” Topping the ambitious list year after year: a World Cruise.
This doesn’t surprise any of us at Cruise Specialists. As North America’s go-to agency for World Cruises since 1987, we’ve sent more than 8,000 inquisitive travelers around the globe to pursue their ultimate dream.
Why World Cruising?
- You can literally circumnavigate the globe without a single international flight.
- Visit multiple continents and scores of countries on one well-orchestrated vacation.
- Experience a vast number of intriguing cultures.
- Unlike other modes of travel, you unpack just once and enjoy the same home-away-from-home accommodations, creature comforts and ultra-service each and every day.
- Travel in the company of interesting people like yourself. Many lifelong friendships are forged on a World Cruise.
- Escape the unpleasant winter weather back home. Most world cruises depart in January and return in the spring.
- It’s the ultimate learning experience. Think of a World Cruise as a very sophisticated “semester at sea” – minus the homework and finals!
- World Cruises include a number of special perks –everything from Business Class Air and baggage valet to exclusive shore events, depending on the cruise line.
Where Do Your Dreams Take You?
Do you want to circumnavigate South America and explore the enigmatic White Continent?
Discover aboriginal cultures Down Under and venture to Asia’s most exotic cities?
Succumb to seductive French Polynesia and over the-top Dubai?
Point your camera at South Africa’s big five and Myanmar’s temples?
If it’s on your bucket list, chances are good, one or more of our featured World Cruises will showcase it.
Why Book through Cruise Specialists?
It goes without saying that a World Cruise is a significant investment – in money and time. You don’t want to pay for things you won’t need, nor waste your time visiting places that don’t appeal to you.
With our breadth of experience in World Cruise planning, we match you with the itinerary and cruise line that is perfect for you. We help you avoid costly mistakes, put you in the stateroom or suite that best suits you, and work closely with the cruise line to make sure you have everything you need.
We also offer you special pricing, early booking amenities, shipboard credits and a world of perks exclusively through Cruise Specialists. And our commitment to you doesn’t stop once you’ve booked. We’re always here to take care of any hiccups that might arise.
Our Voyage Hosts & Exclusive Shore Tour Programs
Our voyage hosts are, literally, the best in the business. In addition to being world-class travelers with a wealth of destination knowledge and tips, they’re warm and inclusive – and go the extra mile to take care of our clients.
Cruise Specialists also offers a comprehensive shore tour program – orchestrated by a cruise industry veteran of 25+ years. These personalized, small-group tours run the gamut from iconic must-sees (think Taj Mahal) to nature and wildlife encounters, and rich cultural experiences.
Which Cruise Ship is Right for You?
A number of excellent cruise ships – catering to as few as 382 guests or more than 2,000 – depart each year on global adventures. Each has its advantages and loyal fan base.
Smaller ships promise an intimate sailing experience, can slip into more secluded ports, and can often dock right in the heart of a city.
Larger ships offer more onboard diversions and dining venues. Then there’s the question of ambiance. Do you prefer a more casual, country-club vibe and dress code? Or do you love an elegant sailing experience complete with plenty of formal nights? Consider, too, what’s included in your fare – whether it be butler service, complimentary alcoholic beverages or unlimited shore excursions.
Yes, it can be a dizzying proposition, comparing ships and weighing all your options.
That’s where an experienced Cruise Specialists consultant proves invaluable. As our thousands of happy clients will attest: In one easy phone call, our guests obtain an overview of all the different World Cruise offerings and a suitable recommendation.
Our experts at Cruise Specialists look forward to showing you the world.
We’re just a phone call away from your dream adventure.