Looking for a gift for someone who has everything and a whole lot of time on their hands? Princess Cruises may have just the idea.
Princess has announced plans for a world cruise leaving from either Fort Lauderdale, Florida, or Los Angeles in early 2024. Guests will sail for 111 days — just shy of 4 months — and experience 51 destinations and 27 countries. The trip will hit every continent with the exception of Antarctica.
The trip leaves from Fort Lauderdale on January 4, 2024, or from Los Angeles on January 18, 2024. Princess is also offering a 97-day cruise leaving from Los Angeles and finishing in Fort Lauderdale, also on January 18.
“Embarking on a Princess world cruise to experience the globe’s marquis ports and hidden gems, where all the planning is done by the Princess destination experts, easily turns adventurous world travel dreams into a reality,” chief commercial officer Deanna Austin said in a statement. “And with MedallionClass, cruising is effortless, personalized and easy to stay connected from afar to loved ones back home or even to the office.”
The cruise will cover 33,000 nautical miles over the course of 111 days, cross the equator twice, and visit a wide variety of ports. Countries on the itinerary include Costa Rica, Greece, Italy, Australia, Israel, Indonesia, Spain, New Zealand, and Morocco.
Among the highlights:
- Visits to 25 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Acropolis in Athens, the Port Fortress of Cartagena, and the ancient city of Ephesus in Turkey.
- Stops at ports including Bali, Crete, Naples, Florence, Geona, Lisbon, and Bermuda.
- Eleven overnight shore calls including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Auckland, and Sydney to give guests a little extra time to explore the region.
The cost for the cruise is not cheap, with cabins starting at $21,079 per person. Those who book by January 31, 2022, will get some special perks added at no charge.
The ship itself features more than 700 balconies, a luxury bed in every stateroom, and a variety of dining options ranging from specialty to casual.
The cruises use a wearable device that allows guests to get enhanced service, locate other members of their party on the ship, and complete touch-free boarding and transactions.