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Top Ten World Cruises For 2021, With Starting Prices

Last week Georgina Cruz wrote about her experiences on multiple world cruises – with a few more to come. This week she highlights who’s offering world cruises in 2021.

Below are 2021 world cruises departing from U.S. ports announced by major cruise lines and listed alphabetically. Prices listed are starting fares per person, double, for the entire voyage (taxes, fees and port expenses are extra) as they appeared on cruise lines’ websites at time of writing of this article (and are subject to change). Some cruises are “all inclusive” (meaning that gratuities, alcoholic beverages, bottled water and in some cases tours and special events onboard may be included). Always ask what is included and what special offers and perks may be available for the voyage and accommodations you want. Offers and perks for full world cruise guests may include airfare, a hotel night pre-cruise, transfers, shipboard credit, Internet and more. Perks for early booking and early payment including luggage shipment and pre-paid gratuities may be available on some lines. Additional perks for booking upper-category accommodations may be featured on some lines. Segments are typically offered. For additional information, contact a travel agent specializing in cruises and visit each cruise line’s website.

Crystal Cruises World Cruise

Crystal Serenity. Courtesy of Crystal Cruises

On the 980-guest Crystal Serenity, January 5, 2021; 139 days, Miami to London, from $51,489; also offered as 123-day Los Angeles to London on January 21, 2021, from $46,549. Itinerary highlights include China, Japan and Vietnam; the Great Barrier Reef gateway of Townsville, Australia, and the Indonesian spice islands of Ambon and Banda Neira.

Cunard Line World Cruise

Queen Mary 2 shown emerging from the fog. Photo courtesy of Cunard Line.

On the 2,620-guest Queen Mary 2, January 3, 2021; 113-day roundtrip from New York, from $17,499. Itinerary highlights include Cape Town, South Africa; Hong Kong, China; Melbourne, Australia and Dubai, UAE. Also, 2,061-guest Queen Victoria, January 21, 2021, 97-days, Fort Lauderdale to Southampton, U.K., $15,799.

Holland America Line World Cruise

Photo courtesy of Holland America Line

On the 1,380-guest Amsterdam, January 4, 2021; 128 days, roundtrip Fort Lauderdale; from $22,499. Itinerary highlights include cruising the Amazon to Manaus, visits to Hawaiian islands, several ports in Japan including Tokyo; several ports in China including Shanghai; Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE; the Holy Land; and Athens and Mykonos in the Greek Islands.

Oceania Cruises World Cruise

Oceania Insignia. Photo courtesy of Oceania Cruises

On the 684-guest Insignia, January 9, 2021; 180 days Miami to New York; from $38,499. Itinerary highlights include stops in Hawaii and French Polynesia, Fiji, stops in Australia and New Zealand, Komodo and Bali in Indonesia, calls in Taiwan and Hong Kong, Cambodia, Vietnam, three calls in Thailand including an overnight in Bangkok, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, Oman, Jordan, the Holy Land and Egypt, several ports in Turkey and the Greek Islands, Venice, Rome and other ports in Italy, several calls in Spain and Portugal, stops in the U.K., Ireland and Iceland, and calls in Canada and New England.

Princess Cruises World Cruise

Island Princess passes under Vancouver’s Lions Gate Bridge at sunrise. Photo courtesy of Princess Cruises

On the 2,299-guest Island Princess, January 3, 2021; 111 days, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, from $20,999; also offered on January 17, 2021, 97 days, from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale, from $18,499. Itinerary highlights include ports in Hawaii and French Polynesia, Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the Holy Land, Turkey, Greece, Italy (including an overnight in Venice), Monaco, Spain, Morocco, and the Canary Islands.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises World Cruise

Regent’s Seven Seas Mariner in Kotor, Montenegro. Photo courtesy of Regent Seven Seas.

On the 700-guest Seven Seas Mariner, January 5, 2021; 117 days, from Miami to Barcelona; from $62,999. Itinerary highlights include visits to Caribbean islands including Bonaire and Aruba, ports in Peru including Pisco (for the Nazca Lines), overnight in Easter Island, French Polynesia, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Jordan, Egypt, the Holy Land, Turkey, Greek Islands, Italy, Monaco and France.

Seabourn World Cruise

Seabourn Sojourn, tucked into Alaska’s Misty Fjords. Photo © 2017 Aaron Saunders

On the 458-guest Seabourn Sojourn, January 3, 2021; 140 days, from Miami to Barcelona, from $60,929. Itinerary highlights include Key West and Caribbean and Central America ports including Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, overnight at Easter Island, French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, several ports in Australia including Perth in Western Australia, several islands in Indonesia, the Seychelles, a selection of African ports including Kenya, Zanzibar, South Africa, Namibia, and the Cape Verde, and Canary Islands.

Silversea Cruises

Silversea’s Silver Whisper. Photo courtesy of Silversea Cruises

On the 388-guest Silver Whisper, January 7, 2021; 150 days from Fort Lauderdale to New York; from $65,000. Itinerary highlights include Key West, the San Blas Islands, Ecuador, Peru, Easter Island, French Polynesia, New Zealand, several ports in Australia, Bali, Indonesia, the Philippines, several ports in China and Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, India, the Holy Land, Egypt, Greece, Malta, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Madeira and Bermuda. Also offered, on the 240-guest expedition ship Silver Cloud; January 30, 2021, 167-day from Ushuaia, Argentina to Tromso, Norway, from $99,000. This voyage is billed as the First Expedition World Cruise In History. Guests will have the opportunity to explore (including exploration via zodiacs) Antarctica, several ports in Chile including Robinson Crusoe Island and Easter Island, French Polynesia, Rarotonga, Lautoka, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, India, Egypt, Athens and several Greek Isles, Italy, Spain and Portugal, Iceland, the Arctic and other destinations.

Viking Ocean Cruises World Cruise

Viking Sun in Sydney, Australia. Photo courtesy of Viking Cruises

On the 930-guest Viking Sun, January 4, 2021; 140 days from Los Angeles to London; from $52,995; (may be taken from Miami on December 14, 2020 for 161 days, from $62,995). Itinerary highlights include Hawaii, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia, Asian destinations from Indonesia to India, the Middle East, Turkey, Italy, France and Spain.

Also see  Our Writer Loves World Cruises. So Much That She’s Booked Number 6 & 7 

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