This Ultra-Luxury Cruise Whisks Travelers to 40 Countries in 5 Months

Pete Barrett/Seven Seas Splendor

Imagine spending nearly five months exploring the most fascinating destinations in the world while living in a lavish suite on a luxury cruise ship. From your suite’s private balcony, you can watch the ship pull into secluded islands and alluring ports in Asia, Europe, and Australia. All the while, you have unlimited access to gourmet dining—lobster, filet mignon, Champagne—with every need seen to by a solicitous crew.

It might sound like a travel fantasy, but this is the reality on board Regent Seven Seas’ new once-in-a-lifetime cruise voyage. The line’s just-announced 2027 world cruise will whisk travelers to 40 countries across six continents for an unforgettable adventure over the course of 140 nights.

The voyage is set to depart Miami, Florida, on January 11, 2027, and ends 20 weeks later in New York. Along the way, passengers will travel 35,668 nautical miles, cross 3 oceans, and visit 71 ports throughout the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Asia, Africa, and Europe.

The destinations will offer travelers the chance to cross off their bucket lists a whopping 73 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including natural and cultural wonders such as Australia’s Kakadu National Park, the Singapore Botanic Gardens, and the temples of Mumbai’s Elephanta Caves.

The itinerary offers 14 overnight port stays, so travelers can truly immerse themselves in destinations like Sydney, Australia; Bali, Indonesia; and Aqaba, Jordan. Plus, passengers can choose from more than 480 shore excursions that are included in the cruise fare. There will also be unique shoreside events for all guests in three ports, including a Carnival celebration in Panama City, Panama; a street festival event in Colombo, Sri Lanka; and a Roaring Twenties-themed night in Málaga, Spain.

The Seven Seas Splendor has all-suite accommodations, each with an outdoor balcony, and can carry up to 746 guests.
The Seven Seas Splendor has all-suite accommodations, each with an outdoor balcony, and can carry up to 746 guests.
Stephen Beaudet/Seven Seas Splendor

Regent is offering the new itinerary as a growing number of travelers are becoming interested in lengthier cruise voyages. “We have seen continued interest and demand to venture further afield and for longer durations and so we are thrilled to announce that our 2027 World Cruise will take place on board Seven Seas Splendor, offering more luxury travelers the opportunity to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience” Andrea DeMarco, President of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, said in a statement.

During their twenty weeks at sea, passengers should be quite comfortable on board the Seven Seas Splendor. The ship holds just 746 guests and offers all-suite accommodations, each with an outdoor balcony. Splendor was launched in 2020, and it offers travelers an atmosphere of fresh luxury. Throughout the public spaces, you’ll find more than 500 crystal chandeliers, two pools, and even a $5 million art collection featuring Picassos and Mirós throughout the ship.

What’s more: Nearly everything on the ship is included in the cruise fare, including the nine restaurants. Among the dining options are specialty restaurants such as Pacific Rim, an Asian fusion concept, Chartreuse, upscale French dining, and Prime 7, a sophisticated steakhouse. Also included? Alcohol and premium beverages like fine wines and spirits.

Nearly everything on the ship is included in the cruise fare, including dining at nine onboard restaurants.
Nearly everything on the ship is included in the cruise fare, including dining at nine onboard restaurants.
Seven Seas Splendor

To sustain such luxurious meals, the ship will constantly be stocked with 13,000 pounds of lobster, 14,000 pounds of filet mignon, 3,600 pounds of smoked salmon, and 150 pounds of caviar. Plus, the ship’s bars will stock 58,000 bottles of wine—including 14,000 bottles of Champagne.

Also a part of the all-inclusive pricing is first-class airfare, unlimited valet laundry—including dry cleaning and pressing—and unlimited Wi-Fi.

Prices for the super-voyage, called “The World of Splendor,” start at $91,499 per guest for a 307-square-foot Veranda Suite and range all the way up to $839,999 per guest for the massive Regent Suite—a 4,443-square-foot space on the ship’s fourteenth deck with luxurious amenities like an in-suite spa, a personal sauna, a Steinway grand piano, 270-degree ocean views, large wrap-around veranda, and an in-suite Picasso on the wall. Regent says the rate for the Regent Suite is a record-breaking price for the industry.

If 140 nights at sea seems a bit too long, there’s also an option to participate in a shorter leg of the round-the-world adventure, which departs Miami but lasts 126 nights and ends in Rome.

Tickets for the epic world cruise go on sale April 10, 2024, but eager travelers can submit an early reservation request on Regent’s site.

Originally Appeared on Condé Nast Traveler