Global Maritime Journey
Embarking on a world cruise can take from three months to over a year. The duration largely depends on the route, stops, and speed of the vessel.
Historical World Circumnavigation
The first known circumnavigation by ship took place from 1519 to 1522 by Ferdinand Magellan's expedition, a journey lasting three years.
Today, with advanced technology, a circumnavigation can be completed much faster. However, leisure cruises prioritize experience over speed, taking time to visit numerous destinations.
Speed Record Breakers
The world record for fastest circumnavigation by a ship is held by the trimaran 'IDEC SPORT,' which completed the voyage in 40 days.
Long ship journeys significantly contribute to carbon emissions. Some cruise lines are now exploring eco-friendlier options, like LNG-powered ships.
World cruises offer deep cultural experiences, with opportunities to visit remote islands and indigenous communities, often inaccessible by other means.
Local economies benefit from the influx of tourists during world cruises, but there's a balance to be struck with environmental and cultural sustainability.