Luxurious Cruise Line’s 180-Day World Tour Covers 43 Countries and 81 Heritage Sites

Oceania Cruises is pulling out all the stops for its newest trip around the world.

Oceania Cruises is making sure that nothing is left unchecked for its latest worldly voyage.

The company recently disclosed its 2026 world cruise, planned to drop anchor at an impressive 101 ports in 43 countries, all within a span of 180 days.

What’s more, Oceania will offer this epic trip aboard its newest ship, Vista, a 1,200-passenger vessel that launched in 2023. That’s a major change for the industry, which typically operates super-long world cruises using older ships.

“It’s a very unconventional idea,” said Oceania president Frank A. Del Rio, in an interview with Travel + Leisure. “We never thought of putting Vista towards a world cruise.”

Del Rio said his perspective changed after talking to guests aboard Vista last year. The ship, which was the line’s first new vessel in more than a decade, is also one of the largest in the Oceania fleet — which in turn means it has more space, more amenities, and even bells and whistles like a pickleball court.

Nick Tortajada/Courtesy of Oceania Cruises

Nick Tortajada/Courtesy of Oceania Cruises

Del Rio revealed that all their guests are big fans of this ship. They even indicated that if the Vista was set to embark on a world cruise, they’d certainly be interested.

As a result from this casual polling, the 2026 journey was devised. It’s a six month adventure beginning in Miami, traversing the whole of South America, crossing the Pacific and spending extended periods in Australia and Southeast Asia. The cruise goes on to India and the Middle East, and there are plans for stops in Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, followed by the transit through the Suez Canal. The last few months of this magnificent journey explores the Mediterranean Sea and the British Isles, before the Vista makes its way back to Miami across the Atlantic.

Del Rio was excited about the diversity of the itinerary, highlighting that it covers a stunning number of 81 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. He said they strive to ensure as much variety as possible.

Nick Tortajada/Courtesy of Oceania Cruises

While the majority of global cruisers are typically retirees with both the means and time to embark on such journeys, Del Rio mentioned that there has been preliminary interest from a younger demographic on Oceania.

“Folks are starting to realize that this presents the most effective method to globe-trot,” Del Rio elaborated. “You begin to hear individuals in their 50s and 60s declare, ‘I’m liquidating my assets and plan to spend the remainder of my existence on a cruise.'”

Or, at the very least, a lengthy 180 days.

Rates for Oceania’s 2026 world cruise start at $58,000 per person.

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