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These are the longest upcoming cruises from 5 major cruise lines

Azamara's 2025 world cruise

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  • Travelers have been flocking to around-the-world and extended cruises.
  • These are Royal Caribbean, Carnival, MSC, Princess, and Norwegian’s longest upcoming itineraries.
  • These range from 21-day sailings to a nine-month journey around the globe.
Traveling around the world nonstop for nine months sounds like a dream. But would you still be interested if you had to go by sea?Azamara's 2025 world cruise

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If you’re one of the thousands of cruise fans booking up these extended sailings, the answer is probably yes.Azamara's 2025 world cruise

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Over the last few years, extended sailings and around-the-world cruises with brands like Regent Seven Seas and Oceania have been selling out or selling well at a “record-breaking” rate.Oceania Cruises' cruise ship on blue waters in front of green mountains.

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For travelers who enjoy life at sea, these extended vacations to multiple countries are a convenience.Oceania Cruises

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Booking a similar around-the-world vacation using planes, trains, cars, and hotels could be a logistical nightmare.Stranded at the airportMichael Ricchiuti waits in Salt Lake City after his flight was canceled by snow Wednesday

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But on a world cruise, almost every aspect of the itinerary (minus shore excursions) is already planned for the traveler.The Seven Seas Mariner.

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And there’s no need to worry about meals, airport transfers, accommodations, or unpacking and packing between destinations.Royal Caribbean Wonder of the Seas cruise ship

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Multiple days at sea with no land in sight are inevitable, especially on world cruises. But to some travelers who enjoy this slow form of travel, they provide relaxation and the opportunity to unplug.the Serenade of the Seas in the water with the Seattle skyline in the backThe Serenade of the Seas in Seattle.

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Amid the growing demand for these longer sailings, major cruise lines have been releasing their lengthiest itineraries yet.Carnival Luminosa

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If you’re curious about these sailings, here’s a roundup of Royal Caribbean, Carnival, MSC, Princess, and Norwegian’s longest upcoming cruises.Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the SeasRoyal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas cruise ship.

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Royal Caribbean Cruises’ 274-night 2023 world cruiseaerial images of the Serenade of the Seas out in the waterThe Serenade of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean

The longest sailing on this list is Royal Caribbean’s 274-night world cruise aboard the Serenade of the Seas.aerial images of the Serenade of the Seas out in the waterThe Serenade of the Seas.

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The itinerary, roundtrip from Miami, is set sail December 2023 and conclude September 2024.Cruise ships wait for people to embark before leaving Port of Miami on December 31, 2021 in Miami, Florida.Cruise ships docked at the Port of Miami on December 31, 2021 in Miami, Florida.

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Throughout the nine months at sea, the “Ultimate World Cruise” itinerary will sail to 150 ports and 65 countries across all seven continents, according to the cruise line.aerial images of the Serenade of the Seas out in the waterThe Serenade of the Seas.

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According to the itinerary, travelers are set to explore the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, Europe, and Antarctica with the chance to see up to 11 Wonders of the World.christ the redeemer

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And of course the cruise line’s private island in the Bahamas — Perfect Day at CocoCay — is on the itinerary twice: Once at the beginning and again at the end.Royal Caribbean International's Perfect Day at CocoCay private island

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For those who can’t commit to over a year of vacationing, Royal Caribbean is still selling shorter legs of the world cruise, including 29 days from Los Angeles to Brisbane, Australia with stops in Hawaii and Tahiti.brisbane australia

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Prices start at $61,000 for an interior stateroom. Some interior and ocean-view staterooms are still left, the cruise line told Insider in March.the Serenade of the Seas in the waterThe Serenade of the Seas at the Navantia Ship Yard in Cadiz, Spain in 2012.

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Carnival Cruise Line’s 30-night transpacific cruiseCarnival Luminosa

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Carnival is known for its more affordable fares. But the cruise line also has a “Journeys” segment dedicated to unique and longer itineraries.Carnival Luminosa in BrisbaneThe Carnival Luminosa in Brisbane, Australia.

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The shortest of these itineraries is currently two 10-day round trip cruises from Sydney, Australia to New Zealand.The Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.The iconic Sydney Opera House in Australia. Some of Australia’s government agencies have banned TikTok on government devices.

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But in February, Carnival unveiled one of its longest itineraries in this segment yet, a 31-day transpacific cruise sailing from Brisbane, Australia to Seattle in 2024 aboard its recently acquired Carnival Luminosa.Seattle, Washington

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For $3,450, Carnival says guests on this sailing will see ports in Japan, Guam, and Alaska, including views of the Hubbard Glacier.Hubbard Glacier, Disenchantment Bay, AK, Alaska, United States.Hubbard Glacier, Disenchantment Bay, AK, Alaska, United States.

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But like any transoceanic cruise, over half of the itinerary will be spent at sea with no ports of call.Carnival Luminosa

Carnival Cruise Line

Transoceanic itineraries are often created to reposition a cruise vessel. In this case, this month at sea will move the Luminosa stateside to begin its itineraries from Seattle.Carnival Luminosa

Carnival Cruise Line

MSC Cruises’ 127-night 2024 world cruiseThe MSC Poesia at sea

MSC Cruises

MSC’s longest cruise is, likely unsurprisingly, its 2024 world cruise sailing aboard the MSC Poesia.Inside the MSC Poesia

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The itinerary has several departure and arrival port options.Inside the MSC Poesia

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The longest will span 127 nights and about $15,680, according to MSC’s bookings page.Toursts visit Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain.Toursts visit Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain.

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This itinerary is set to sail from Barcelona on January 7, 2024 and conclude in Copenhagen on May 13, 2024.Copenhagen housingIn 2021, Danish parliament passed a law, sometimes known as the “Blackstone Law,” which prevented new landlords from raising the rents for five years, according to a new report from The Guardian.

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From early January 2024 through mid-May, MSC’s itinerary notes that the ship will sail to destinations like Egypt, South Africa, Brazil, Barbados …The MSC Poesia at sea

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… and MSC’s private island, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.An aerial view of MSC Cruises' Ocean Cay private island and the surrounding ocean.

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Princess Cruises’ 115-night 2025 world cruisePrincess Cruises' Island Princess on water

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In April, Princess Cruises announced its longest itinerary yet, a 116-day world cruise setting sail in January 2025.Princess Cruises' Island Princess on water

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Travelers have the option to cruise roundtrip from either Los Angeles or Fort Lauderdale, Florida starting at $20,540.Los Angeles

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Along the way, the cruise brand says the Island Princess vessel and its globetrotting passengers will sail to 51 locations across 26 countries and 33,500 nautical miles.Princess Cruises' Island Princess on water

Princess Cruises

This gives travelers the opportunity to see 27 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and several destinations that are either new to the brand or its world cruise segment.Princess Cruises' Island Princess on water

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Norwegian Cruise Line’s 21-day 2024 sailingsThe Norwegian Encore

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian’s longest cruise itineraries pale in comparison to the rest of the journey on this list.The Norwegian Encore

Norwegian Cruise Line

But at 21 days, these cruises are still fairly lengthy.The Norwegian Dawn at sea

Norwegian Cruise Line

In March, April, and October, 2024, the cruise line will operate various 21-day sailings through the Panama Canal on either the Norwegian Encore or Dawn.panama canalPanama Canal, Panama City, Panama

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Depending on the month, these five itineraries are slated to either sail from Miami, Seattle, or Cape Town to Los Angeles, Seattle, Miami, or Barcelona.Cape Town, South Africa

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The ports of call all vary. Some will sail to Mexico and Jamaica while others will bring travelers to Mexico, Colombia, and Guatemala, for example.A city view of Cartagena, ColumbiaCartagena, Columbia

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The 21-day sailing from Cape Town to Barcelona will bring cruisers up the coast of West Africa.Walvis Bay Station, NamibiaWalvis Bay Station on Christmas morning.

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These cruises range from $1,329 to $5,049 depending on the itinerary.A suite on the Norwegian Dawn

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