World cruises have been firmly in the public eye lately due to Royal Caribbean’s Ultimate World Cruise going viral all over the internet. And even luxury cruise lines are offering these round-the-world journeys.

Crystal Cruises have just announced a world cruise for 2026, encompassing a range of luxury inclusions and a wide span of destinations.

Many cruise lines plan their world itineraries well ahead. And they often tend to sell out years ahead of the sailing date. Below is a list of some stand-out world cruises for 2026. Each of which will take cruisers to a range of remote and classic cruise destinations. 

However, it’s also worth noting that there are still likely to be many world cruises announced for the 2026 season. Contemporary lines such as Royal Caribbean have recently dipped their toes into world cruises. And could well announce further world cruises for the 2026 season. 

Oceania 2026 Around the World Voyage – January 6, 2026, 180 days from approx $90,740 

Onboard the brand new Oceania Vista, is an unprecedentedly huge world cruise for Oceania Cruises in 2026. Sailing for almost half a year the ship will visit 101 ports, 80 UNESCO sites and 43 countries. Guests also have the option to book both shorter and longer voyages, such as an 120-day cruise from San Diego to Miami or a longer venture of 197-days from Los Angeles to Miami.

The cruise will explore South America, Mexico and California before sailing across the Pacific, visiting many islands en-route to Australia. Next Vista will veer towards India and Asia, before a comprehensive European leg featuring the Mediterranean, British Isles and Nordic Region. 

The Oceania ship on the water

MSC World Cruise – January 5, 2026, 118-nights from approx $24,000 

With this MSC World Cruise you can spend January to May of 2026 at sea. Guests will visit 47 different destinations, including seven-overnight stays across the 36,000 nautical mile cruise. 

Come the end of the cruise guests onboard MSC Magnifica will have see everything from classic ports in Europe and the Mediterranean, the best beaches of the Caribbean, key ports in Australia, cultural destinations of Asia, the Pyramids of Egypt and much more.


The MSC Magnifica in port on her world cruise

Princess World Cruise – May 2026, 114-nights from approx $23,700

Princess’s World Cruises for 2026 have a huge advantage for Aussies, which is that they leave locally. The 2026 world cruise can be done as a roundtrip out of Sydney, Brisbane or Auckland, as well as other options for shorter segments. 

Crown Princess will whisk cruises off to all corners of the globe, with highlights across Asia, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, South America and more. Guests will return home having visited 50 UNESCO sites and 48 destinations across 31 countries. 

A Princess ship on the water in Alaska floating in front of mountains

Seabourn 2026 World Cruise: Ring of Fire – January 6, 2026, 129 days from approx $123,000

Luxury cruise line Seabourn is offering a 2026 world cruise that stretches across 63 destinations in 14 countries. The cruise offers seven overnight stays with a particular focus on a deep dive into the famed Ring of Fire. The Ring of Fire encompasses destinations like isolated islands in the South Pacific, Australia´s Coral Coast, the famous Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska and plenty more.

Amenities are endless from round-trip business-class airfares to private transfers, unlimited laundry, Starlink WiFi, exclusive events, onboard credit and plenty more. The sailing will be on Seabourn Sojourn.

The Seabourn Sojurn cruise ship on the water at sunset

Silversea The Curious and the Sea – January 6, 2026, 140 days from approx $139,231

Silversea offers a luxurious all-inclusive world cruise experience, cruising for 140 days from Florida to Lisbon. Aboard Silver Dawn, guests will travel across all seven seas. Destinations include rare ports like Easter Island, Fakarvara in French Polynesia, Exmouth and Esperance in Australia and plenty more. 

Silversea will also use its intimate knowledge of the Mediterranean to access less-popular ports such as Hvar, Kotor, Siracusa, Trapania and more. 

Everything is included from flights and private transfers to shore excursions and butler service.

The Silver Dawn cruise ship on the water

Holland America Grand World Voyage – January 4, 2026 for 132 days, price TBC

Holland America caught headlines earlier this year when they announced a world cruise that would be visiting all seven continents. Aboard Volendam the cruise will visit 49 ports across 39 countries. 

The voyage will almost be a circumnavigation of the globe, going as far north as Norway and as far south as Antarctica. Destinations to look forward to include the East Coast of South America, the Antarctic, the Great Barrier Reef, Egypt, Rio de Janeiro and many, many more.

Holland America Line World Cruise sailing