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Are you ready to dedicate 2022 to your #YOLO vacation? If you’re emerging from COVID-19 hibernation with intense wanderlust, you’re not alone. Travel agents are reporting increased demand for bucket list destinations and vacations that last longer than one or two weeks—in some cases, longer than even a month. If you want to go all in on your post-pandemic vacation, especially if you’ve got the time and the money, consider a world cruise that bundles dozens of unique destinations into one epic trip. Unpack once, and experience … the world! Here are a few options that are bookable on Orbitz.

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118-night world cruise: Queen Mary 2

Cruise Line: Cunard
Ship: Queen Mary 2
Departs: Jan. 3, 2022
Departure Port: New York City
Passenger capacity:  2,620

Kick off the New Year with a luxurious around-the-world voyage aboard the Queen Mary 2, a British transatlantic ocean liner with 14 decks and a 5-star legacy. The cruise sails roundtrip from New York to visit 16 countries and 27 ports. Destinations include Greece, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia and Italy. Sailing aboard the Queen Mary 2 is an elegant affair with rich history; so, if relaxed and low-key are more your speed, this cruise may not be your cup of tea. Cunard also offers abbreviated sailing options aboard this luxurious ocean liner, such as New York to Dubai (29 nights); New York to Singapore (39 nights); or New York to Sydney (62 nights).


116-night voyage: roundtrip from Italy

Young couple relaxing in balcony with scenic sea views on a cruise ship.

Cruise Line: MSC
Ship: MSC Poesia
Departs: Jan. 4, 2022
Departure Port: Genoa, Italy
Passenger capacity: 2,550

This transatlantic cruise will take you to 43 destinations across 24 different countries, including fascinating ports of call throughout South America. Some of the ports visited in this around-the-world ocean adventure include: Puerto Madryn, Argentina; Punta Arenas, Chile; Lima, Peru; Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Auckland, New Zealand; Alotau, Papua New Guinea; Lombok, Indonesia; Mumbai/Bombay, India and Aqaba/Petra, Jordan. While aboard the ship, savor gourmet cuisine inspired by each destination and relax in its three swimming pools.


111-night world cruise on Princess

Cruise Line: Princess
Ship: Island Princess
Departs: Jan. 5, 2022
Departure Port: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Passenger capacity: 2,200

Check off bucket list destinations, as well as hidden gems you may have never considered before, with this carefully crafted world cruise itinerary from Princess. You’ll call on 51 ports across the globe, including an overnight stay in Dubai. Some of the exciting locales of this world sailing include: Nicaragua, Mexico, the Panama Canal, Hawaii, American Samoa, New Zealand, Australia, Bali/Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Abu Dhabi, Jordan, Turkey, Italy and Morocco. You might opt to conclude your world cruise in Rome for an 88-day voyage, or continue onward to France, Spain and beyond to roundtrip back to Fort Lauderdale.


145-night world cruise from Los Angeles

Two black girls in swimming suit on the deck of a sailing cruise ship watching the ocean

Cruise Line: Seabourn
Ship: Sojourn
Departs: Jan. 11, 2022
Departure Port: Los Angeles, CA
Passenger capacity: 458

Join a select number of like-minded travelers for this 145-night global adventure. You’ll voyage to 72 ports across 28 countries, with 20 overnight stays. Some of the destinations you’ll visit include: Hawaii, Australia, Tonga, New Zealand, Indonesia, Philippines, China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Maldives, Egypt, and Turkey. Shorter sailings are available for those who can’t commit to 145 nights, such concluding in Sydney, Australia (39 nights) or Shanghai, China (89 nights).


218-night luxurious world cruise for 2022

Cruise Ship

Cruise Line: Oceania Cruises
Ship: Insignia
Departs: Dec. 28, 2022
Departure Port: Miami, FL
Passenger capacity: 684

If you can wait another year for your cruise of a lifetime—and use that year to save up—this splurge-worthy world voyage from Oceania Cruises offers a truly unique itinerary. The cruise departs Miami for an adventure that spans the Caribbean, South America, Africa, Asia and Central America. Some of the unique countries that the ship visits: Colombia, Guatemala, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, Uruguay, Senegal, Gambia, Ghana, Namibia, South Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles, India, Thailand, Singapore, China, Japan, Russia, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The Insignia boasts 342 lavish suites and luxurious staterooms, with nearly 70 percent of them featuring private verandas, and 400 professionally-trained European staff members to pamper its 684 guests.

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Erica Bray

Erica Bray

Erica is a practical free spirit who loves travel, yoga and ice cream. A Northwestern University-trained journalist with more than 15 years of experience straddling digital and broadcast media, Erica can be found doing handstands everywhere she travels -- even risking arrest in some cases. Learn about her at

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