All four corners, one epic voyage.

The Ultimate
World Cruise

The Most Epic
World Cruise Ever
To Set Sail

Get ready to see the world in a whole new light — introducing the Ultimate World Cruise onboard Serenade of the Seas®. You’ll spend 274 nights bonding with like-minded explorers over global discoveries across all seven continents. Connect with countless distinct cultures, soak up the most spectacular landscapes on Earth, and marvel at World Wonders that showcase mankind’s boundless imagination.

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Santorini, Greece
Trees next to a lake
274 Nights

Christ the Redeemer
Petra
11 World Wonders

Saint Petersburg, Russia
60+ Countries

Dive deeper
into the world's wonders

Ultimate
World Cruise

Visit 150+ destinations and 11 World Wonders, across 7 continents and 60+ countries.
The Ultimate World Cruise features four distinct segments that traverse the globe in one incredible journey.

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Chichén Itzá, Cozumel, Mexico

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Machu Picchu, Lima, Peru

Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Australia

Great Wall of China, Beijing, China

The Taj Mahal, Cochin, India

Petra, Aqaba, Jordan

Great Pyramid of Giza, Alexandria, Egypt

Temple of Artemis, Ephesus, Turkey

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Berlin, Germany

Copenhagen, Denmark

St. Petersburg, Russia

New York, New York

Dec 10th 2023 – Feb 11th 2024

Venture across
Three Continents

Round the Horn: Americas & Antarctica Expedition

36 Destinations, 64 Nights

Arica, Chile

Arica, Chile

Your journey begins in Miami, where you’ll embark on the first segment of the Ultimate World Cruise. Go from postcard-perfect Caribbean shores to glacier-studded Antarctica as you round Cape Horn. Along the way, take in the largest Art Deco sculpture in the world, Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. Explore Machu Picchu, an iconic symbol of Peru’s ancient Inca heritage.

And behold the largest waterfall system on the planet, Iguazú Falls in Buenos Aires, before sailing up the Baja Peninsula to discover hidden coves and dramatic rock formations along Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas before exploring Ensenada.

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Feb 11th 2024 - May 9th 2024

Far East. Down Under.
And up for anything

Wonders of Asia & the Pacific Expedition

40 Destinations, 87 nights

Taj Mahal, India

Taj Mahal, India

Venture miles from ordinary in Australia and Asia on this leg of the Ultimate World CruiseSM. Explore Hawaii and discover the crystal-clear waters of Mo’orea and Tahiti in unspoiled French Polynesia. Set out for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef — the only living thing on the planet that’s visible from space. Trek from pristine natural beauty in Bali to one of the most iconic man-made World Wonders, the Great Wall of China. And discover the unparalleled culture and modern architecture of Tokyo, then take in one of the most breathtaking sights in the world — The Taj Mahal.

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May 9th 2024 - July 10th 2024

Adventure through
time and place

Middle East Treasures & Marvels of the Med Expedition

44 Destinations, 63 Nights

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

From glamorous Dubai, cruise to World Wonders left behind by the civilizations of legendary pharaohs and emperors, like The Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. And countless renowned ruins across the Mediterranean and Aegean seas — from the Acropolis in Athens to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus and the Colosseum in Rome.

Plus lesser-traveled Greek ports like Olympia, which was once the sanctuary site to honor Zeus and the location of the first Olympic games. Your journey continues to even more destinations known for their storied history — like Split, Barcelona, Cannes and Provence.

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July 10th 2024 - September 10th 2024

Set a course
for the north

Capitals of Culture Expedition

40 Destinations, 63 Nights

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Saint Petersburg, Russia

The final leg of the Ultimate World Cruise is an immersive cultural exploration starting in the Med heading north. Discover Barcelona’s brilliant architecture, including Gaudi’s Sagrada Família. Savor flavors across continents — like a dinner of tagine and mint tea in Morocco.

Discover why Saint Petersburg is considered Russia’s cultural capital, and go from taking in fjords in Norway to biking through Copenhagen. Finally, experience another natural marvel — the other-worldly geothermal seawater at The Blue Lagoon in Iceland before stopping in New York on your way back to Miami.

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Amenities
Included in your adventure

When you set sail on the Ultimate World Cruise with Royal Caribbean, you’ll enjoy exclusive perks and amenities — all included in your adventure. So you can complement back-to-back discoveries onshore with all your favorite comforts onboard, plus thoughtful touches to elevate every moment.

*New World Wonders Shore Excursions included for Crown & Anchor® Society Platinum members & above

  • Business Class Airfare
  • Premium Transportation Between Airport, Hotel and Ship
  • Pre-cruise Hotel & Gala
  • 7 New World Wonders Shore Excursion*
  • Deluxe Beverage Package
  • Wash & Fold Laundry Service
  • Gratuities
  • VOOM Surf & Stream

A World Wandering
Fleet Favorite

Designed with acres of glass offering panoramic vistas of sea, sky and land, Serenade of the Seas® is the perfect ship for scenery-scoping. Take in captivating views of Norway’s majestic fjords, gaze at glaciers in Antarctica, and soak up the sun and the sights while cruising through French Polynesia. In between adventures onshore, you can unwind poolside or tee off on the mini golf green. Settle in for dazzling entertainment or dance until dawn beneath the stars. And with top-notch restaurants onboard, every meal turns into a global taste-tour that’s as immersive as your Ultimate World Cruise.

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Cruise Details &
Frequently Asked Questions

  • The Ultimate World Cruise is a never-before-offered Royal Caribbean adventure that takes you on a 274-night journey around the world from December 10, 2023 – September 10, 2024. The adventure begins and ends in Miami, Florida, visiting all 7 continents, 65 countries, over 150 ports of call and 11 World Wonders. More than 40 of the ports you’ll visit are either rarely available on our other itineraries or brand new to Royal Caribbean, so get ready for the exploration of a lifetime. Book The Ultimate World Cruise early to ensure the best accommodation throughout the entire voyage.

  • Considering all that’s included in your 274-night Ultimate World Cruise fare, you’ll enjoy an incredible value. No matter which stateroom you choose, your fare includes Ultimate World Cruise complimentary amenities like business class airfare, pre-cruise hotel and gala, Deluxe Beverage Package, gratuities, VOOM internet package, wash and fold laundry service, and more. Plus, you’ll save 10% on your Ultimate World Cruise Fare when you pay in full by January 6, 2023.

    Stateroom CategoryLead RateWith Pay-In-Full Savings of 10%
    Interior StateroomStarting from $60,999 per person*$54,899 per person*
    Ocean View StateroomStarting from $64,999 per person*$58,499 per person*
    Balcony StateroomStarting from $78,999 per person*$71,099 per person*
    Junior SuiteStarting from $111,999 per person*$100,799 per person*
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    *Taxes, fees, and port expenses of $4,667 USD per person are additional and are subject to change at any time. All starting prices listed are per person, in USD, cruise only, based on double occupancy and are subject to change at any time. Pay in full by January 6, 2023, for savings of 10% on starting Lead Rate.

    Pricing for our four expeditions will be announced once these sailings become available to book in December 2021.

  • Yes. The 4 expeditions that make up the Ultimate World Cruise will open for sale in December 2021.

    • Round the Horn: Americas & Antarctica Expedition: December 10, 2023 – February 11, 2024, 64 Nights, 36 destinations

    • Wonders of Asia & the Pacific Expedition: February 11, 2024 – May 9, 2024, 87 Nights, 40 destinations

    • Middle East Treasures & Marvels of the Med Expedition: May 9, 2024 – July 10, 2024, 63 Nights, 44 destinations

    • Capitals of Culture Expedition: July 10, 2024 – September 10, 2024, 63 Nights, 40 destinations

  • The 7 New World Wonders Shore Excursions package is complimentary to all Ultimate World Cruise guests who have achieved Platinum Crown & Anchor Society status and above. This includes excursions to the 7 New World Wonders — including Chichen-Itza via Cozumel, Christ the Redeemer via Rio de Janeiro, Machu Picchu via Lima, the Great Wall of China via Beijing, the Taj Mahal via Cochin, Petra via Aqaba and the Colosseum via Rome. We look forward to unveiling more exciting details in the coming months. All other guests may purchase this package at an additional cost.

  • Our Ultimate World Cruise team will ensure that you get the same stateroom for the entirety of the cruise when purchased within the exclusive booking window through November 2021. If you are purchasing your Ultimate World Cruise after the individual regional expeditions have opened for sale, our team will work with you to make every effort to secure the same stateroom for your entire time onboard, based on the remaining available inventory.

  • To reserve a stateroom on the Ultimate World Cruise a non-refundable deposit is required. Final payment must be received by Royal Caribbean 180 days prior to cruise departure. For bookings created within 180 days prior to cruise departure, final payment must be received within 48 hours of booking. As an early payment bonus, guests will receive a 10% discount if they pay in full by January 6, 2023.

  • If outside of final payment, our Ultimate World Cruise guests are able to place a two-week hold to lock in their preferred stateroom and price before deposit is required. Your deposit must be placed within the two-week offer period to secure your selected stateroom.

  • Our Ultimate World Cruise is a unique adventure that has never before been offered by Royal Caribbean and we want to ensure that our guests who are committed to sharing this experience with us receive priority placement. To preserve this unique experience, all sailings onboard Serenade of the Seas from December 10, 2023 – September 10, 2024, will be offered as exclusively nonrefundable.

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