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Looking Ahead to the

Return of Cruising

· Travel,Cruises

Courtesy of J5Travel's sister company World Cruise Advisors and our very own cruise specialist Kanise, I thought it was about time I mentioned cruises again. Despite a full year without big ships sailing and with the pause extended into the early Summer months now for many lines and itineraries, you could easily think the cruise industry was in dire straits.
But just as our land bookings have rebounded fairly dramatically in the last 6 weeks, cruises too are seeing heavy demand for 2022 and beyond. Oceania even sold out their 2023 World cruise in just one day (though we may be able to find you a cabin!). With the demographic for cruising slightly older than other travel segments, we think this is a factor of vaccinations providing future confidence.
It is likely, though not announced yet by many lines, that a vaccination passport will be needed in order to board a ship in the future. In fact this could easily become the norm for all travel if the international powers that be coordinate sufficiently.

We will keep you informed.

There is exciting news in the world cruise industry. As of last week there are now 7 itineraries for world cruises set to sail in 2023 and Cunard are about to add another 2 to that list later this month. If seeing the world while sailing in luxury is on your bucket list then these are the cruises for you. The demand for world cruising is amazingly at an all time high so now is the time to plan your trip.

Top 5 2023 World Cruises

Princess 2023 World Cruise is an experience of beautiful luxury in a 111 day world cruise adventure.

1. Princess (above and below)
Be prepared to experience a world of hidden gems and iconic ports on the 2023 Princess world cruise. This 111-day voyage can be customized to your preferences. You can choose from roundtrip Fort Lauderdale, roundtrip Los Angeles or start in Los Angeles and end in Fort Lauderdale. You will enjoy stellar overnights in Dubai and Venice as well as late nights in port for 10 coveted ports. Now is the perfect time to book with Princess to take advantage of their best sale ever and their early booking bonuses. You can enjoy amazing amenities such as Wi-Fi, gratuities, premium beverage package, onboard credits, roundtrip air and specialty dining when you book early.

2. Seabourn (above and below)
If you are looking to cruise on intimate ships with a private club atmosphere then look no further than Seabourn. On this 140 day cruise you will get to explore the best of Australia, Africa and the South Pacific islands. One exhilarating highlight is the overnight stay at Easter Island where you can immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings through kayaking, snorkeling and trekking. To add even more value to your trip, when you book the full world cruise you receive roundtrip business or first class air, up to $4,000 in shipboard credits, valet luggage shipping, a pre cruise gala and an overnight hotel stay in Miami.

3. Regent (above and below)
If you're eager to explore Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands and Africa then the 2023 Regent world cruise is the one for you. With 11 overnights in some of the most quintessential ports and 356 included shore excursions, you will find yourself fully enriched through cultural immersion. Your experience is further enhanced onboard from cooking classes to yoga classes. Regent is an all-inclusive, ultra luxury line that specializes in focusing on every detail so your cruise experience will be a fabulous one.

4. Oceania (above and below)
The iconic 2023 Oceania world cruise is one to inspire and intrigue. It is one of the few world cruises that explores South America, Africa and East Asia. This world cruise also includes amazing opportunities to deepen your travel experience with an astounding 20 overnights in ports! In addition, the cultural shoreside events are sure to be unforgettable. You will learn about dance in Argentina, sample wine in South Africa, attend a monk ceremony in Myanmar and so much more. This is one world cruise that you don't want to miss.

5. AmaWaterways (above and below)
Yes, our favorite river cruise line is planning a "world cruise"...well, sort of. It's so exciting to us and innovative that we've included it today.
This "river world cruise" will journey to 14 countries and navigate 7 rivers over 45 days, launching in June 2023. On different Ama vessels you will be able to sail on the Seine, Rhone, Saone, Rhine, Moselle, Main and Danube all on one perfectly coordinated itinerary. Ama's intuition is telling them that bucket-list trips in a post Covid world are going to be incredibly popular and we are already noticing evidence of that.

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