Finally we have information about the first three World Cruises on Cunard's Queens, Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth. I sailed on the first two and I will be on the Elizabeth early September on a cruise to the Holy Land.
The Cruise Lines change the itinerary of the World Cruises every year to make sure that their customers like it and not go to a different cruise line for their next World Cruise.
Cunard, who invented the World Cruise, is following this tradition with the now announced World Cruises.
I will provide the World Cruise Information for Cunard below and as soon as I receive information from the other cruise lines, I will ad these as well. Please note that If you are interested to find the best itineraray on the 2014 World Cruises, let me know and I will send you the information as soon as I get it.
January 2011 I fulfilled my dream, I went on a World Cruise (only the first segment on Queen Mary 2 from New York to Montevideo and then a Southern Transatlantic to Cape Town, where we stayed for two days).
What a great experience this was. The group of passengers was very diverse. We met many people who had been on several World Cruises before and some on their first World Cruise. One couple had never cruised before and went on a full World Cruise without knowing if they liked cruising and ships at all. Needless to say - they loved it.
When planning a World Cruise be aware of the fact, that experienced travel agents can offer you more perks – just because they know. And you never pay more than booking directly from the cruise lines, all past guest prices are available for you also - and for nearly all World Cruises there are groups with additional benefits.
You will be travelling for several months on the World Cruise. You want to make sure that you know other people sailing on the ship. When my wife and I sailed on the first segment of the World Cruise on QM2 we were part of the American Express Mariner's Club Group of about 70 people. The advantage was that you meet fellow passengers on Coctail parties and during each segment American Express offers a free very special shore excursion. In our case it was a wine tasting in Montevideo, Uruguay to a small winery with a great wine tasting and lunch. The steak was large, the people in Uruguay and Argentina like their meat - and the quality was great.
Please note: For most World Cruises and Segments I can book you into American Express Groups, as Cruise Planners is an American Express Travel Partner.
You do not have to pay with an American Express Card to receive Mariner's Club Benefits.|
A host that is available for you, coctail parties, and several special land excursions are the benefits of the Mariner's Club.
There are still cabins available on most World Cruises on Cunard, Princess, Crystal, Yachts of Seabourn, and Holland America cruise lines. Cunard is very famous for their world cruises as they always have two ships sailing around the world and they were the first ever organizing a World Cruise. Please let me know.
Interested in a full World Cruise or a segment? Send me an e-mail or give me a call.
Please send me an e-mail to or cal me at (813) 992-0502 for more information.
Talk to someone who has cruised with a wide variety of cruise lines and not to sales people in a call center, call Christian Bellingrath today.
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I am not quite sure if I will be able to make it as I am not retired and I have another six or seven years to work - but I may never retire. I am planning to go on the World Cruise 2014 on Queen Mary 2, my favorite ship; but I am not sure if I can leave the business for four months. The problem is that my wife and I have three businesses. For our real estate office we have someone to cover; we have a friend working for us for over 15 years in the business. For the internet business it is not a problem at all as there is internet on the ship (but slow, like dial-up 20 years ago), but it worked for us 2011 when we travelled a segment. For the travel business I need to find a partner who can cover me. My younger sister just went into early retirement, maybe that could work out. I will let you know, if I cannot go on the full World Cruise 2014, I plan to go on two or three segments through Asia/Australia.
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All information is believed to be reliable, but not guaranteed. Prices and itineries are subject to change without notice and the cruise lines reserve the right to reinstate fuel surcharges.