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Is This the World’s Longest Cruise?

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Janeen Christoff | October 12, 2016

Is This the World’s Longest Cruise?

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Looking for something to do for all of 2017 and have an extra $150,000 to spare? Lonely Planet has a suggestion: You could cruise around the world for a year.

This could be the ultimate bucket list cruise. It takes passengers to some of the world’s top sights and hits all seven continents. 

“The cruise, organized by Mundy Cruising, brings travellers from South America to Asia by way of Europe, North America, Australia, Africa and Antarctica. But guests won’t be confined to just one ship on their long adventure – they will take different legs of the trip on different luxury ships. And if a year-long trip seems like a lot to commit to, there is also a stop between each section of the cruise that will let guests head home to unpack, relax and get ready for the next part of their trip, writes Lonely Planet’s Alex Butler. 

The experience is actually broken into sections with the first leg leaving from Miami. 

“The South American leg starts in Miami on 10 January 2017, and begins by circumnavigating South America on the Crystal Serenity cruise line. Guests will get to visit Machu Picchu, see Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, head down the Amazon and see Chilean fjords,” Butler says. 

The next leg of the journey travels from Athens. 

“The European leg of the trip will take in the Mediterranean, Baltic and North Atlantic seas, before heading towards Southampton. Visitors will be able to see the Italian coast lines, the architecture of St. Petersburg, the natural beauty of Iceland and much more before arriving in England on 4 August,” writes Butler. 

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Subsequent legs of the journey explore North America, Asia and Antarctica. The hefty price tag does include business-class flights, overseas transfers and, of course, all the cruises. 

Want to know more before you say all aboard? Read on for more details here.


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