Did you ever want to escape the day to day grind and replace it with something a touch more exciting just once in your life?  I think we all have dreams like this, enjoying a vacation of more than 100 nights complete with elegant evenings, brushes with the rich and famous, and visits to exotic destinations. Of course, for most of us it’s more a dream than a reality. Well, I am here to tell you that a lot of folks are making world cruises the ultimate bucket list vacation for 2017 and 2018.

Empress of India

Empress of India

It’s been over a century since Canadian Pacific’s Empress of India departed Liverpool England in 1891 on a 79-day journey concluding in Vancouver. The phenomenon. waned in popularity for quite a number of years as it was thought of as a viable travel option only for the wealthy and seniors
World cruising nowadays, is experiencing a resurgence, as folks of certain age and the working retired discover that they can take their work with them in some cases. As a result, we are seeing more and more cruise lines announcing world voyages.  Regent Seven Seas and Silversea are just two of many of the premium and luxury cruise lines in the market.

What most folks don’t know is that world cruises for the most part do not circumnavigate the globe. But these ninety day or longer voyages do offer guests a chance to see a wide and vast collection of ports, excursions, countries and cultures — packaged into one sailing.

And the best part for most of us – If you can’t take ninety days plus days out of your life for the full trip, it’s possible on some cruise lines to buy a “leg” of the itinerary, joining the cruise in progress for a week or up to a month plus.

Most world cruises as a rule begin in January and are ninety to one hundred and twenty days in duration.  So those of you looking to enlarge the boundaries of your next vacation, here are a couple of cruises to explore.