World Cruises in 2020 and 2021

This is the journey you’ve always dreamed of. The journey of a lifetime, certain to ink indelible memories into your mind.

Journeys of a lifetime

The World Cruise

There comes a time in life when you deserve to make your ultimate dream a reality. You can, when you board luxurious Arcadia in Southampton and set sail on The World Cruise – a 99-night circumnavigation.

Classic Southern Hemisphere Journeys

Our Classic Southern Hemisphere Journeys give you the choice to fly directly to, or home from, Australasia and enjoy a leisurely exploration in the other direction.

Grand Tours

A collection of amazing adventures to South America, the Caribbean and the USA. Grand Tours begin and end in Southampton and range from 50 to 65 nights long. Choose your perfect itinerary and sail away.

Iconic World Destinations


Walk on the glorious white beaches and bathe in the azure waters by day, then soak up a traditional Bajan floorshow in the evening. Or why not hop into a submarine for a tour of the kaleidoscopic depths?


How to soak up Charleston’s past? On a trolley ride around the Tea Plantation, or on a horse-drawn carriage through the streets? Or walk the decks of the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier at Patriot’s Point, you’ll see fighter jets and more.


Vast desert sand dunes, man-made islands, lavish beach resorts, even an indoor ski slope. Visit the bustling gold souk, where you’ll need to haggle for a bargain. See the city from the top of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

Hong Kong

Step aboard a traditional Chinese cruiser and weave your way through Victoria Harbour. Survey the city’s bright skyline, which you can enjoy from the lively Tsim Sha Tsui promenade or the more peaceful Victoria Peak after a steep tram ride.

New Orleans

The French Quarter is the heartbeat of New Orleans. Its graceful 18th century architecture is actually more Spanish than French. Hop aboard a historic red streetcar to take in the sights.

Rio de Janeiro

Christ the Redeemer is only the tip of Rio’s wonderful iceberg. See the towering modern Cathedral downtown, then take the cable car to Sugar Loaf Mountain. Stroll the Copacabana but sunbathe at Ipanema beach, caipirinha in hand.

San Francisco

There are so many ways to see San Francisco. Will you cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge or stroll around Fisherman’s Wharf? Ride a cable car up the steep streets of Little Italy or peer out from behind the cell bars at Alcatraz?


Sailing into Sydney and first glimpsing the Opera House will take your breath away. The views get even better if you climb the Harbour Bridge. Take a ferry to Manly and enjoy a coastal walk. Head to Surry Hills for trendy bars and cafés.

Get to know your ship


Classically styled Arcadia has more than a touch of extravagance, with her large theatre, glass fronted lifts and stylish bars. At the end of 2017 she enjoyed a huge refit, ready to welcome guests for The World Cruise in January 2018.


Aurora cuts a fine figure at sea with her elegant tiered stern, long bow and sleek funnel. She has everything a discerning cruiser could want – amongst others, exceptional dining and a theatre featuring some of the most spectacular shows at sea.

Explore ashore

Take a look at some examples of our curated shore experiences, offering you the chance to try something new and connect with local culture during your World Cruise

What's included in your cruise?

At an additional cost


What to expect

Dazzling destinations

From the buzzing cities of Shanghai and San Francisco, to the great outdoors of Barbados and New Zealand’s Bay of Islands, there’s something new to discover every day.

Exciting excursions

Discover more when you step ashore with us. Experience everything from lazy breaks on sun-drenched beaches, or wine tasting at idyllic vineyards, to thrilling off-road safaris and guided tours of bustling cities.

Delicious dining

Each of our ships offers a choice of dining options, from buffets and snack bars to black tie Gala Evenings. For an extra special experience, add a bottle of wine to dinner or treat yourself to a meal in one of our Select Dining restaurants.

Enthralling entertainment

Take your pick from the latest movie screenings, shows, live music and comedy. Dress to the nines for a Gala Evening to remember and after dinner, try your luck in the casino or dance the night away.

Reviving relaxation

For some, relaxation is swimming lengths in the pool or running a few laps on deck. For others, it’s sinking into a whirlpool spa or stretching out on a sun lounger and diving into a good book. Choose to do as much or as little as you like.

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