We’re all excited for the day when traveling will resume again. And what better way to kick off our return to world exploration than a nine-month cruise experience?
Yup, it’s possible. The world’s leading cruise line Oceania Cruises anticipates the day when destinations around the world will open again and makes it available for wanderlust seekers to go on a voyage for 180 full days straight. Introducing the “2023 Around The World in 180 Days” voyage, it’s the trip that will transport you to places, cultures, and moments that showcases the beauty of each of its destinations.
Departing San Francisco on January 15, 2023, world travelers sailing on this voyage aboard the 684-guest Insignia will experience 96 fascinating destinations in 33 countries across four continents. Guests will have a myriad of in-depth and immersive experiences, with multi-day stays in 20 ports of call—from South America to Africa to Asia and Alaska. This includes the unprecedented opportunity to witness the splendor of Antarctica first-hand with three full days cruising in Admiralty Bay, Paradise Bay, and Half Moon Island.
The itinerary provides access to more than 60 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Guests sailing the full world voyage will also have the opportunity to participate in five shoreside events.
Starting with an Argentinian Cultural Exposition in Buenos Aires, including an equestrian show, tango lesson, and fine food and wine, capped off by a grand display of music and dance.
Also, look forward to an afternoon at the renowned Boschendal Winery in Cape Town, with an elaborate farmer’s market featuring exquisite cuisine, Boschendal’s acclaimed wines, and live music.
Another event that’s hard to miss is the evening at Al Maha Desert Dune in the Arabian Desert outside of Dubai. Guests can take part in the ultimate Bedouin experience, featuring tribal music and dance, a private falcon show, and an exquisite dinner under the stars catered by the famed Al Maha Luxury Resort and Spa.
Experience a Burmese Monk Donation Ceremony in Yangon, Myanmar, too! During this once-in-a-lifetime experience, guests have the privilege of witnessing one of the most sacred rituals of Buddhism. At the ceremony, travelers will make a special contribution supporting over 200 robed monks present along with more than 100 villagers. Afterward, guests will enjoy an elaborate spread of canapes and refreshments, accompanied by traditional music and dance.
And finally, isn’t a candlelit evening at Vung Duc Cave in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay, outside of Hanoi, inviting? The evening begins with a captivating welcome Dragon Dance, followed by an ethereal candlelit dinner show featuring local entertainers and music. Guests will be treated to an elaborate feast of local delicacies, accompanied by specially selected wine pairings.
Apart from these excellent, one-of-a-kind experiences, travelers are also entitled to a bounty of treats that will make the trip extra luxurious. From shore excursions to beverage packages to generous shipboard credits, as well as the privilege to a number of services aboard, this cruise surely packs the whole punch in one go.
If a 180-day excursion isn’t enough, you may opt to extend your travel for up to 218 days to further immerse yourself in the wonderful life traversing on a ship.
Interested? Be sure to save the date—booking open starting this January 28 here.