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Who can say that they have travelled all the way around the world? It does sound like an impossible dream. But I am here to tell you that your dream can become a reality. It is possible to cruise around the world aboard a luxury residential cruise ship. With a world cruise travel itinerary that includes over 115 countries.
Victoria Cruises Line enables the ship to become your new home exploring the world at your own pace. This adults-only residential cruise is suitable for retired people, digital nomads, or anyone who wants to enjoy life and travel.
There are two residential ships to select from – the Victoria Majestic and the Victoria Amazing. Both ships have been extensively refurbished in 2016 and 2021/22. This means they offer all the modern conveniences and luxury that you would expect aboard a cruise liner.
The ships commence their around-the-world cruise from either Miami in USA, or Livorno in Italy. From either departure point, your journey starts visiting over 50 countries spread over all continents of the world and 200 plus destinations. The cruise ships stop at every destination as long as you desire. Residents get to choose the length of stay at each port.
The cruise ships even visit the South Pole and Antarctica, so you will truly see the entire world.
The cruise ship that departs from Miami, USA makes its way down south to Mexico and the Caribbean, stopping at numerous Caribbean Islands, before heading to Central and South America. It goes as far south as the Falkland Islands and the South Pole, before it makes its way up the west coast of Mexico and America.
From here it keeps sailing north to Vancouver in Canada and up to Anchorage, Alaska, before it traverses the Pacific Ocean to Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan. The ship hops around the Pacific Islands of The Philippines, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu and Tonga, before it heads to New Zealand and Australia.
South East Asia is the next destination, including India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Prior to visiting the Middle Eastern countries of UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and the islands of the Maldives, Seychelles, Reunion and Mauritius.
The ship spends a substantial amount of time cruising South Africa, up to Morocco, Algeria, Tunezia, Malta, Egypt and Israel, before it heads towards the Greek Islands. During this leg it takes in Cyprus, Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Albania and Croatia.
The European continent and the countries of Italy, France, Spain and Portugal, followed by Eastern European countries like, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Denmark and Norway, are next.
After visiting the United Kingdom and Ireland, the ship heads north to Iceland and Greenland, before reaching the east coast of Canada. Once the ship hits the USA it traces the coastline down to Miami, stopping at Boston, New York and Savannah.
A few months later the second cruise ship departs from Livorno in Italy, that basically mirrors the Miami Itinerary in reverse. Once it leaves Livorno it visits Genoa and the heads to the coast of France, Spain, Gibraltar and Portugal. Followed by The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Latvia, Estonia and Russia. Before cruising to the Scandinavian countries of Finland, Denmark and Norway.
It spends a considerable amount of time in the United Kingdom and then heads to Ireland, Faroe Island, Norway, Iceland and Greenland.
It leaves the European continent to sail across the Atlantic Ocean to the east coast of Canada and the USA. Making its way to the deep south towards Mexico and the Caribbean, it visits many of the tropical Caribbean Islands before it reaches Central America.
South America is the next continent to be explored, before it visits the Falkland Islands and the South Pole. It then heads north along the west coast of South America, Central America and Mexico, before it reaches the USA west coast.
Stopping in Vancouver, Canada, it then cruises up to Alaska before traversing the Pacific Island to Japan and the South East Asian countries of Korea, China and Taiwan.
The ship spends a bit of time sailing around the Pacific Islands of The Philippines, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu and Tonga, before it heads to New Zealand and Australia.
South East Asia is the next destination, including Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Prior to visiting the Middle Eastern countries of UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and the islands of the Maldives, Seychelles, Reunion and Mauritius.
Approximately two months cruising the continent of South Africa, up to Morocco, Algeria, Tunezia, Malta, Egypt and Israel, before it heads towards the Greek Islands. During this leg it takes in Cyprus, Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Albania and Croatia.
The last month of the world cruise is spent exploring the amazing coastline of Italy before returning to Livorno.
The Victoria Amazing and Victoria Majestic ocean liners offer luxury suites and premium staterooms for a minimum of six months, and an unlimited maximum period. Stateroom prices start from $79 USD per person per day (loyalty program).
The round-the-world trip takes around 27 months, with 540 days of this time spent at ports. The ship spends an average of 4 to 5 days in each port. So you really get to explore not only the port city, but also the surrounding villages at your leisure.
Undoubtedly it would be the trip of a lifetime. Cruising the world aboard a luxury ship with all the modern conveniences and at your own pace. The perfect remedy to wind down and experience an exciting adventure at the same time!
Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.