A trip around the world, scheduled for 2025 will last 116 days — or a total of about four months. It includes calls to 51 destinations on six continents.
The cruise will start on January 5, 2025 in Fort Lauderdale on the 2,200-passenger Island Princess.
First stop — in Cartagena, Colombia. This will be followed by a passage through the Panama Canal, followed by a series of calls to the west coast of Central America on the way to Los Angeles. From there, the ship will cross the Pacific to Hawaii and Fiji on its way to New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore and Sri Lanka.
Continuing west, the ship will visit many destinations in the Middle East, including Dubai, Muscat and Salalah in Oman, and Aqaba in Jordan. Island Princess will then transit through the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean Sea.
Mediterranean stops will include Alexandria in Egypt with a day trip to Cairo, Ashdod and Haifa in Israel with a visit to Jerusalem and other places, Kusadasi in Turkey with a visit to the ruins of Ephesus and many destinations in Greece. The itinerary also includes more than a dozen stops in Croatia, Montenegro, Italy, France and Spain, as well as Morocco and the Canary Islands.
The journey will end on May 2, 2025 in Fort Lauderdale after a nine-day crossing of the Atlantic with Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands.
A round-the-world trip in the opposite direction is also planned. On January 20, 2025, the ship starts in Los Angeles and returns on May 17. Like the sail from Fort Lauderdale, this route will also last 116 days.
The two points of entry along the route are especially noteworthy because Princess ships have never been there.
The cost of a cruise on 116 nights from Fort Lauderdale starts at $20,539 per person based on double occupancy, and from Los Angeles — from $19,999.
Fares do not include taxes, fees or port charges. These are $2,040 and $2,035 per person for the two itinerary options.
Passengers who pay in full for a round the world cruise by May 31st will receive a future cruise credit of 5% of the cost.