A cruise is an ideal, relaxing getaway. Where else can you sail the open seas to a brand new destination while enjoying cuisine and drinks to your heart’s content? There’s just one thing: It never lasts quite long enough.
Soon, however, you’ll be able to cruise for an entire five months, all while seeing the world. Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced its newest 137-night “Navigate the World” voyage that will take passengers around the globe beginning January 8, 2018. Sailing mostly the Southern Hemisphere, the 38,529-nautical-mile journey will begin and end in Los Angeles, visiting five continents, 27 countries, and 65 ports of call in between, according to the company.
The cruise will take place on the Seven Seas Navigator. The ship recently underwent a multi-million dollar refurbishment (part of a $125 million fleet-wide renovation project), with its public spaces and suites being updated to showcase what the company says is “elegant style and indisputable attention to detail.”
Sailing in elegant style? We’ll take it.
Stops during the cruise will include Australia, Singapore, Nicaragua, Malaysia, Hawaii, Cape Town, Bali and Thailand (to name a few). Excursions will include visiting an active volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, wine tasting in Cape Town and a sightseeing tour of temples and the arts and crafts. It might just be the easiest way to see the world while enjoying the posh comforts of a sprawling ship.
The voyage is just one of various recent examples of the cruise industry adding a bit more luxury to its trips. Take Crystal Cruises, which is creating 48 private residences on three of its ships in 2018, complete with access to a mini submarine and helicopter.
Or, Royal Caribbean, who announced the addition of butlers to its ships last year, and just recently debuted its new Harmony of the Seas ship — a 226,000-ton vessel that’s a quarter-of-a-mile long. To put that in perspective, its passengers are issued GPS-style trackers so they don’t get lost inside the boat.
If 2018 seems like a long time to wait to “Navigate the World,” consider it time to save for the voyage. Apparently, the cost of sailing around the world costs begins at $59,999 per person for a Deluxe Window Suite. But, hey, that could be worth its weight in passport stamps.
Check out the ship below.
h/t: Travel + Leisure