If you're looking for an extended vacation, Royal Caribbean has you covered.
In a press release, the cruise company revealed that it is launching a 274-night "Ultimate World Cruise" setting sail from Miami. Passengers who decide to sail aboard the Serenade of the Seas will visit seven continents and more than 150 places in 65 countries over the course of nine months.
"This is the world cruise of world cruises," said Michael Bayley, president, and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. "Now more than ever, people have resolved to travel the world and make up for lost time. Royal Caribbean is making that a reality with the ultimate vacation that welcomes those seeking adventure and exploration to taste, dance and dream with us around the world. To travelers asking themselves where they should go next, we say everywhere."
However, the ticket aboard comes with an expensive price tag. Prices start at $61,000 per traveler.
Passengers will travel to places including the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Casablanca in Morocco, and Antarctica. Were you looking for more destinations? When purchasing a ticket, Royal Caribbean shared that you will also travel to Brazil, where you can see the Christ the Redeemer statue on New Year's Eve.
The cruise's lengthy journey is scheduled to depart from Miami on December 10, 2023, and return on September 10, 2024.
June marked the first time a Royal Caribbean cruise liner departed from a United States port since the beginning of the pandemic. The “Celebrity Edge” embarked on a seven-day trip from Fort Lauderdale to Mexico.
The boat’s capacity was capped at 40% or about 1,200 passengers. Royal Caribbean said 99% of its passengers were vaccinated, including every adult on board. Children who are not vaccinated submitted negative COVID test results.
Vaccinated guests received a wristband. Unvaccinated passengers had a hole punched in their access cards and could not access the entire ship. The protocol also made medical and evacuation insurance mandatory.
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