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The itinerary includes a stop in Rio de Janeiro. Image : Unsplash

World’s longest cruise lasts nine months and takes you to 65 countries

Make up for lost travel time? Royal Caribbean has announced the world’s longest cruise, which will stop in 65 countries during a nine-month journey.

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The itinerary includes a stop in Rio de Janeiro. Image : Unsplash

Being able to travel and explore the world is not a want but a need for many individuals.  Having been unable to do this for almost two years might have one already feeling a severe case of itchy feet.

The cruise industry was hard hit at the onset of the pandemic when many cruise liners made world news by not being able to enter ports in numerous countries – for fear of spreading COVID-19 when docking.     

“Now more than ever, people have resolved to travel the world and make up for lost time,” Royal Caribbean International’s president and CEO Michael Bayley said as quoted in Daily Star.

Cruise liners have begun to make their way back to our shores. It seems there is now a demand for cruise trips with interesting itineraries. Here is the ideal opportunity to catch up on lost time and travel the world on the world’s longest cruise trip.   


This exciting cruise sets off from Miami (US) and ventures through the Caribbean en route to Central and South America.  There are scheduled visits to Rio de Janeiro and Argentina.

In total, 150 places — including Greenland, Morocco, Japan, India, and Peru — will be visited. The cruise will take in 11 Wonders of the World including  the Taj Mahal (India) and Machu Picchu (Peru).

The itinerary includes Machu Picchu (Peru). Image: Unsplash

“This is the world cruise of world cruises. 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,” Bayley added.


This cruise will be operated by Royal Caribbean’s 294m-long Serenade of the Seas, which boasts 13 decks. The liner can accommodate up to 2 476 guests at a time, in its cabins.

In addition to the usual onboard facilities on grand cruise liners, there’s an arcade, a rock-climbing wall, a theatre and even a mini-golf course.

Sail the world on a grand liner Image: Pexels


Over a nine-month period, the huge liner will sail around the globe taking in all seven continents and stopping in 65 countries. It is possible for passengers to enjoy all or part of the lengthy cruise journey aboard the luxurious Serenade of the Seas. 

There are four main options that passengers can choose from including the Americas, Antarctica, Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and northern Europe.

While it might sound tempting to visit all those countries, the journey won’t come cheap. According to CNN Travel, the full trip will cost between £48,000 to £81,000 (from R1 million to R1.7 million ) per person.