Royal Caribbean’s 65 Country Cruise Sets Sails Soon

Royal Caribbean is accepting reservations for its Ultimate World Cruise, which takes guests on a 274-night adventure across 7 continents.
Royal Caribbean’s Ultimate World Cruise sets sail in 2023. Photo: Royal Caribbean Press Center

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Brace for adventure. Royal Caribbean International’s Ultimate World Cruise is set to sail around the world, literally, on its inaugural voyage, beginning Dec. 10, 2023.

Spanning a whopping 274-nights, passengers aboard the Serenade of the Seas will disembark from a Miami port in America and visit 150 destinations—including 57 new and exclusive regions to Royal Caribbean—in 65 countries across all seven continents. Once launched, it’s expected to be the world’s longest and most comprehensive cruise line.

“This is the world cruise of world cruises,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International. “Now more than ever, people have resolved to travel the world and make up for lost time. Royal Caribbean is making that a reality with the ultimate vacation that welcomes those seeking adventure and exploration to taste, dance and dream with us around the world. To travelers asking themselves where they should go next, we say everywhere.”

Guests will have the option to book the Ultimate World Cruise in its entirety or choose from any of four expedition packages that include stops at various destinations in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Mediterranean, or Northern Europe.

Map of the Ultimate World Cruise line. Photo: Royal Caribbean Press Center

Ultimate Americas – Dec. 10, 2023 – Feb. 11, 2024

This route explores 3 continents (North and South America, Antarctica), 36 destinations, and four wonders. It starts in Miami. Destinations include Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Cape Horn (Antarctica), Chichen Itza (Mexico), Christ the Redeemer (Rio de Janeiro), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Machu Picchu (Peru), and Los Angeles.  

Ultimate Asia-Pacific – Feb. 11, 2024 – May 9, 2024

This route explores 3 continents (Asia, Australia, North America), 40 destinations, and three wonders. Destinations include the Hawaiian Islands, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Bali (Indonesia), Tahj Mahal (India), Vietnam, Malaysia, Great Wall of China, and Japan.   

Ultimate Middle East and Mediterranean – May 9, 2024 – July 10, 2024

This route explores 3 continents (Asia, Africa, Europe), 44 destinations, and three wonders. Destinations include Dubai, Jordan, Turkey, Olympia (Greece), Pyramids of Giza (Egypt), the Colosseum (Rome), Croatia, and France.   

Ultimate Europe and Beyond – July 10, 2024 – Set. 10, 2024

This route explores 3 continents (Europe, Africa, North America) and 40 destinations. Destinations include Barcelona (Spain), St. Petersburg (Russia), Morocco, Norway, Iceland, and New York.

Serenade of the Seas. Photo: Royal Caribbean Press Center

Passengers aboard Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas will have access to the ship’s award-winning, first-class amenities and guest experiences, which include acres of glass offering panoramic views, 24-hour room service, spa and fitness centers, dance classes, onboard pools, mini-golf, rock climbing, arcades, casinos, and more.

Royal Caribbean is currently accepting reservations for spots aboard the Ultimate World Cruise by phone at 800-423-2100. Guests that book the entire 274-night experience can expect a business class flight, evening of joyous festivities, and stay at a 5-star hotel before embarking on their epic adventure across the seas.

Experience a virtual tour of the Serenade of the Seas ship at the Royal Caribbean website.


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