World Cruise holidays

See the world on an epic adventure sailing to and from Southampton or fly to join Arcadia on an exotic-fly cruise holiday on a sector of the World Cruise.


See the world, unpack once.


Top things to do on a World Cruise

San Francisco City Lights

Embark on a night-time city tour! Cruise by Fisherman's Wharf, cross the Golden Gate Bridge for panoramic views, and stop at North Vista Point for photos. Continue through the city, soak in the Civic Center's beauty, and reach the vibrant Union Square. End the tour with a breath-taking view of the illuminated skyline from Treasure Island.

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Experience the exhilarating climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge, a unique way to view the world-famous harbour area. Your guide will lead a small group up the eastern arch, through steel catwalks to the summit. Take in the panorama before descending down the western arch to receive a souvenir photo of your climb.

Transit the Panama Canal

This bucket list experience isn't just a cruise, it's a victory lap of human achievement. Rise through ingenious locks, witness lush rainforests, and sail between Atlantic and Pacific in a single day. It's a blend of engineering marvel and exotic adventure you won't forget.


Each destination has its own wealth of cultural experiences waiting for you


Spend the day on a beach in Barbados

Bath Beach, on the stunning east coast of Barbados, is the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy the pleasures of basking in the Caribbean sun. A wonderful one-hour trek follows a trail between Bath and Consett Bay, and reveals superb coastal views often missed by visitors. And the one-hour kayaking trip in Bath Bay’s tranquil waters, visits magnificent locations such as Great Rocks and Consett Bay, as well as secluded swimming holes.

Soak in Hawaiian culture in Honolulu

An exciting evening under the stars awaits as we take you on a voyage across Ka Moana (the Ocean) in Honolulu. Witness world-class entertainment with a show that begins and ends with fire! Experience first-hand some of the most beloved traditions of the islands during our interactive activities before the show including lei making, hula lessons, coconut-headband weaving, poi & lomi lomi samplings, ukulele lessons and more!

Explore Garden by the Bay in Singapore

Gardens by the Bay spans over 250 acres and boasts more than 250,000 rare plants, housed in giant domed conservatories. Explore the Flower Dome, which houses flora that thrives in the cool-dry climate of Mediterranean regions, and the mysterious mist-veiled Cloud Forest, home to the world’s tallest indoor waterfall and plant life from the tropical highlands. Enjoy some free time on your own and walk along the amazing 22-metre-high OCBC Skyway suspended from the iconic Supertrees.

There's plenty to do, whether you decide to explore ashore by yourself or pay a little extra for a shore experience.

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Fly-cruise or sail from Southampton

Jet straight to your destination and join your ship on a fly-cruise holiday or sail straight from Southampton.


Enjoy a dream World Cruise holiday from 15 to 100 nights.

Time of year

Our World Cruise departs Southampton in January and returns in April with departures between January and March.

Best for...

Bucket-list destinations and authentic cultural experiences.

Shore experiences

Enjoy the freedom to explore ashore independently, join an adventure with a group or even hire your own private guide.

Soak up the local culture with evenings and overnight stays in port

What you do with more time ashore is up to you. So will it be an sunset catamaran cruise or a twilight city highlights tour? The choice is yours.

Travel the world on Arcadia

Get to know our adult-only ship, Arcadia, your home away from home on a World Cruise holiday.