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Ultimate World Cruise Price

Royal Caribbean International Reveals Prices for this Epic Voyage

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If you’ve ever wanted to cruise around the world, this is your chance! In 2022, Royal Caribbean International revealed that they will be offering a World Cruise for the very first time.

Whether you want to see the world’s largest Art Deco Sculpture or the largest waterfall system in the world, this comprehensive world cruise is bound to have something for you. Guests will get to experience the unparalleled culture of South America, see some of the world’s most iconic symbols in the Middle East, experience extraordinary natural phenomena like the Blue Lagoon, discover Barcelona’s brilliant architecture, and learn more about the storied history of northern Europe.

Itinerary for Royal Caribbean’s Ultimate World Cruise

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The Ultimate World Cruise was set to set sail on its first journey on the 10th of December 2023 and end its voyage on the 10th of September 2024. The cruise lasts for two hundred and seventy-four nights, departing and concluding in Miami, Florida.

Guests in the Ultimate World Cruise will visit all seven continents, stopping at sixty-five countries and one hundred and fifty ports.

Guests will get to experience all the Wonders of the World. These include:

  • The Great Wall of China
  • Machu Picchu (part of Peru’s ancient Inca heritage)
  • Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
  • India’s Taj Mahal
  • Pyramids of Giza (Egypt)
  • Colosseum (Rome)
  • Iguazú Falls (Argentina)
  • Chichen Itza
  • Christ the Redeemer (Rio de Janeiro)
  • Petra (Jordan)
  • Temple of Artemis (Turkey)

Passengers planning on taking this world tour can view the full itinerary on the Royal Caribbean International website.

Serenade of the Seas

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Serenade of the Seas is the Radiance-class ship that will undergo this epic voyage.

While it is one of Royal Caribbean’s smaller and older ships, it still has a guest capacity of nearly two thousand five hundred. It has also been renovated since 2022 to prepare and upgrade it for the journey ahead.

The vessel is home to a lot of glass and panoramic views, ensuring that guests can enjoy the pristine natural beauty all around them. As with any other vessel in Royal Caribbean’s fleet, Serenade of the Seas offers a wide selection of attractions and activities to be enjoyed while onboard. From swimming and shopping to watching live performances and indulging in some fine dining, Serenade of the Seas has everything you need to be entertained throughout your journey.

What is included?

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Passengers onboard Serenade of the Seas for the Ultimate World Cruise can also expect:

  • Business-Class Airfare
  • Premium Transfers between the airport, hotel, and ship
  • Booking to a Pre-Cruise Hotel
  • A Pre-Cruise Gala Dinner
  • A Wi-Fi Package
  • A Deluxe Beverage Package
  • A Laundry service
  • Gratuities

If you have a Crown and Anchor status of Platinum or higher, you will also be able to go on exclusive included excursions to the Seven New World Wonders. Regular cruisers who have spent twenty-five or more nights on one of Royal Caribbean’s cruises will already be Platinum members.

Because your flight to Miami and all your entertainment, drinks, food, and accommodation on the ship are included, there isn’t much else you have to pay for. However, it is recommended that guests take spending money for shore days.

If you’re not on a tight budget, the easiest way to enjoy shore days is by purchasing Royal Caribbean’s excursions. However, these can be expensive and may not be ideal for guests on a budget.

Keep in mind that if you plan on just doing your own thing when visiting the many ports of call, you will need to plan thoroughly.

Ultimate World Cruise Prices

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Royal Caribbean’s Ultimate World Cruise is one of the most expensive cruises offered by the cruise line. Prices are:

  • Royal Suite – 760,000 USD per passenger
  • Junior Suites – From 117,599 USD per passenger
  • Balcony Stateroom – From 82,949 USD per passenger
  • Ocean View Stateroom – From 64,999 USD per passenger
  • Interior Stateroom – From 59,999 USD per passenger

Guests can also expect to pay just under five thousand USD per passenger for fees, port expenses, and taxes.

That means that the cheapest ticket (including taxes, fees, and port charges) for two people sharing an Interior Stateroom will work out at around fifty-nine thousand USD per passenger. If you require a balcony, it will be closer to seventy-eight thousand USD.

World Cruise Segments

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If you’re on a budget and you can’t afford the entire Ultimate World Cruise, or simply don’t wish to spend the full nine months at sea, there are segments of the world cruise to opt for instead. Royal Caribbean offers half or quarter cruises depending on your needs.

There are four segments to choose from, including Capitals of Culture, Wonders of Asia and the Pacific Expedition, Round the Horn: Americas and Antarctica Expedition, and Middle East Treasures and Marvels of the Med Expedition.

The pricing and duration differ for each segment.

Ultimate Americas Cruise

64 Nights

  • Ocean View Stateroom – 14,799 USD per person
  • Balcony Stateroom – 18,899 USD per person
  • Interior Stateroom – 13,399 USD per person

Ultimate Asia Pacific Cruise

87 Nights

  • Ocean View Stateroom – 19,599 USD per person
  • Balcony Stateroom – 25,099 USD per person
  • Interior Stateroom – 17,999 USD per person

 Ultimate Middle East + Med Cruise

63 Nights

  • Balcony Stateroom – 20,799 USD per person
  • Interior Stateroom – 14,899 USD per person
  • Ocean View Stateroom – 14,799 USD per person

Ultimate Europe + Beyond Cruise

63 Nights

  • Balcony Stateroom – 19,799 USD per person
  • Interior Stateroom – 14,299 USD per person
  • Ocean View Stateroom – 15,299 USD per person

Ultimate World Cruise FAQs

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Do Tickets for the Ultimate World Cruise sell out quickly?

Within the first week of selling tickets, the Ultimate World Cruise was seventy percent sold out. CEO Michael Bayley, the Royal Caribbean International President, was quoted saying:

“We launched the World Cruise with Royal Caribbean International literally about 10 days ago and we only made it available to 16 million loyalty members. And within seven days, we were 70 % booked.”

When Does the Ultimate World Cruise visit the Wonders of the World?

According to the full itinerary for the 2023 – 2024 Ultimate World Cruise, the dates for visiting the World Wonders are:

  • Chichén Itzá, Mexico – 13 December
  • Christ The Redeemer, Brazil – 31 December (New Year’s Eve)
  • Iguazú Falls, Argentina – 6 January
  • Machu Picchu, Peru – 29 January
  • Great Barrier Reef, Australia – 14 March
  • Great Wall of China – 7 April
  • Taj Mahal, India – 1 May
  • Petra, Jordan – 17 May
  • Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt – 21 May
  • Temple of Artemis, Turkey – 28 May
  • The Colosseum, Italy – 1 July

Does the Ultimate World Cruise visit the ABC Islands?

The ABC Islands are part of the Ultimate Americas Cruise segment. In this segment, visitors can expect to see everything from adorable sea lions in Antarctica to pristine tropical shores.

Which other cruise lines offer world cruises?

Other lines offering world cruises include:

  • Princess Cruises
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Cunard
  • Viking Ocean Cruises
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Silversea Cruises

Does the Ultimate World Cruise visit Greece?

Guests on the Ultimate World Cruise can expect a visit to Olympia in Greece. Olympia has a rich and fascinating history, as a sanctuary site to honor the Greek god of the sky and the site of the first Olympic Games.

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