The absolute best of world cruises! Going on a world cruise is almost everybody's dream. It is probably the longest vacation you can take since most of such destination cruises last from 90 to 120 days. A week vacation can allow you to indulge in several body relaxing and rejuvenating activities, how much more in a four-month vacation.
But if you do not have four months, you can choose not to go on the whole trip. These types of cruises are flexible in a sense that you can choose to go on just small parts of it called world cruise segments. But you will have to fly to a port of call which can be anywhere in Europe or Asia. Beyond the air travel time and cost, cruise segments are the perfect solution for travelers who don't have enough time to match the entire length of a voyage around the globe yet want to see the far-flung places that such voyages go to.
The destinations that these trips go to are varied from far-flung, grand to exotic. You can wakeup one day and find yourself in the grand cities of Europe; and then you can wake up another day and find yourself in exotic countries of Asia. Bottom-line is, after your trip you can change your travel experience status to being well-traveled and you only had to unpack once.
Another thing that adds to the mystique of cruises around the globe is that there are only a fewcruise lines that offer them. Some of these are the Cunard, Regent Seven Seas, Crystal, Holland America, P&O and Princess. And for the past years, there have only been a yearly average of ten voyages around the globe.
Due to the small number of these types of trips, bookings are open as early as eighteen months prior to sailing date. So when you are hunting for such a vacation during the later parts of the year, you will probably find two in a single line but one is in a different year than the other. Going on this type of trip can take long periods of planning so this can be an advantage. You can practically plan and prepare to go on such a trip which does not sail until after a year.
The term world cruise does not necessarily mean that a ship offering it goes around the world. Some of such cruises just stay in one hemisphere but most of them literally circle the globe. So when you want to visit more places, make sure that you check the itinerary.