They’ve been selling as fast as cruise lines can announce them – and sometimes sooner! Ever since sailing resumed last March, more and more world cruises have been put on the market to amazing results.

Regent Seven Seas reported that it sold out their 2024 World Cruise sold out within a day, while their 2025 World Cruise sold out at pre-registration.

Regent Seven Seas Business Development Manager Elsa McLean told us on Cruise Passenger’s OnBoard Podcast that guests were booking big trips because the pandemic has created a “do it while you can” mindset.

And while Regent’s world cruises are at the top end of the market, MSC Cruises has just announced a 116-night sailing in 2025 that starts from around $19,300 or $166 a day. Meaning all market segments can sail for longer.

The cruise will travel to 50 destinations across 21 countries and five continents, offering travel opportunities that are nearly impossible for another type of holiday, particularly at those prices.

In saying this, luxury world cruises are also extraordinary experiences and often better priced than you’d think.

World cruises are also renowned for having high levels of repeat customers, with the lifestyle so often becoming addictive for those onboard. With cruise lines offering better world cruise value than ever before, more cruisers are getting the chance to test out this lifestyle.

If you’re thinking taking a world cruise, here’s a roundup of what’s available in 2024 and 2025.

MSC World Cruise 2025 – MSC Magnifica – 116 nights – departs January 5, 2025 – from $19,300 ($166 per night) 

As mentioned, this brilliant sailing packs in 50 destinations across 21 countries, some highlights include MSC’s area of specialty, the Mediterranean, as well as an in-depth exploration of South America and the Falkland Islands. Then you’ll continue into the South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, Asia, and onto the Middle East.

This world cruise has great value, you’ll also get 15 free shore excursions, a dining and drinks package, and 30% off laundry services included.

Viking Cruises World Voyage 1 – 179 nights – departs December 19, 2024 – from $125,955 ($704 per night)

world cruise
Journeys with MSC.

This voyage stretches across 180 days, with visits to 37 different across five continents. The journey begins in Florida, before embarking on a journey into Central and South America. Then you’ll have plenty of time through Hawaii and the South Pacific, before heading to New Zealand and Australia, Asia, the Mediterranean, the UK, Scandinavia, Greenland, Canada, and more.

Sailing with Viking you can expect an extremely luxurious experience, with inclusions spanning business class airfare, an excursion in each port, WiFi, alternative dining, spa access, a drinks package, and more.

Oceania Cruises 2025 Around The World Cruise – Insigna  179 nights – departs January 5, 2025 – from $73,220 ($409 per night)

This journey starts in Florida, before a quick detour through the Caribbean on the way to South America. After attractions like the Amazon River, Buenos Aires and mny more, the cruise will stop briefly in the UK before moving on the Africa.

The Africa leg is significant with stops in Namibia, South Africa, Mozambique, Madadascar, Seychelles and more, before making your way to Asia.

After a huge exploration of Asia the cruise moves onto Australia, circumnavigating over to New Zealand, before around two months in the South Pacific to finish it all off.

Included will be 64 shore excursions, a beverage package, $9380 onboard credit, gratuities and more.

Royal Caribbean –  Serenade of the Seas – The Ultimate World Cruise – 274 nights – departs December 10, 2023 – from $79,131 ($288 per night) 

Similarly to MSC, Royal Caribbean’s world cruise offers a great per day rate.

Across the 274-night full itinerary there are simply too many destiantions to name, however, there are four different segments you can choose for a shorter sailing. These are the Ultimate Americas Cruise, Ultimate Asia Pacific Cruise, Ultimate Middle East & Med Cruise and Ultimate Europe and Beyond Cruise.

Cruise Passenger recently interviewed Gayle and Vic Doe, who will be going on the Ultimate Americas leg of the cruise.

Furthermore, unlike the average Royal Caribbean sailing, there is an element of inclusivity, with a deluxe beverage package, gratuities, VOOM internet and laundry services all included.

Princess Cruises Roundtrip Los Angeles – Island Princess – 110 nights – departs January 18, 2024 – from $36194 ($329 per day) 

cruise around the world
Royal Caribbean living.

This amazing world cruise visits 47 ports across 113 days, as well as three scenic cruising days.

You’ll start in LA and hits destinations such as Hawaii, Samoa, Fiordland National Park, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Egypt, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and more across your nearly four months at sea.

You’ll get up to $164 extra value included per day with a beverage package, WiFi, fitness classes and premium desserts included with each booking.

Holland America Grand World Voyage – Zuiderdam – 127 nights – departs January 3, 2024 – from $30699 ($241 per day) 

This Holland America sailing comes out even cheaper than the Royal Caribbean world cruise,  offering great value for long-term sailing.

You’ll cross through a myriad of destinations across South America, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Japan, China, India, the UAE, Europe and plenty more.

Booking early can earn you up to $2930 per person depending on room category, a prepaid internet and gratuities package and a range of other inclusions depending on room/suite category.

msc world cruise
A world to see.