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Dec 10th 2023 – Feb 11th 2024

Venture across Three Continents

Round the Horn: Americas & Antarctica Expedition36 Destinations, 64 Nights

Feb 11th 2024 - May 9th 2024

Far East. Down Under.And up for anything

Wonders of Asia & the Pacific Expedition40 Destinations, 87 nights

May 9th 2024 - July 10th 2024

Adventure through time and place

Middle East Treasures & Marvels of the Med Expedition44 Destinations, 63 Nights

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.

July 10th 2024 - September 10th 2024

Set a course for the north

Capitals of Culture Expedition40 Destinations, 63 Nights

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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cruise Details

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 Category Lead Rate With Pay-In-Full Savings of 10%
Interior Stateroom Starting from $59,999 per person* $53,999 per person*
Ocean View Stateroom Starting from $64,999 per person* $58,499 per person*
Balcony Stateroom Starting from $82,949 per person* $74,654 per person*
Junior Suite Starting from $117,599 per person* $105,839 per person*
Other Suite Categories Call us for availability and pricing Call us for availability and pricing

*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.

Yes. The 4 expeditions that make up the Ultimate World Cruise will open for sale in February 2022.

  • 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 and transportation to each of the 7 New World Wonders — including Chichen-Itza via ferry and bus from Cozumel, Christ the Redeemer via train and/or bus from Rio de Janeiro, Machu Picchu via flights, train, and bus from Lima and/or surrounding ports of call, the Great Wall of China via bus from Beijing, the Taj Mahal via flight, bus and/or train from Cochin and/or Mumbai, Petra via bus from Aqaba and the Colosseum via bus from Rome (Civitavecchia).

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.

Ultimate World Cruise

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.


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