If you’ve always been interested in traveling the world, but have never been too thrilled about the lengthy planning process the journey entails, consider this your lucky day.
Thanks to MSC Cruises, planning the travel excursion of your dreams just got 10 times easier with their epic 119-day trip package offering stops at 49 destinations in 32 countries.
Taking the hard work out of crafting a memorable trip, the “World Cruise” will depart from Genoa, Italy, on January 5, 2019, before sailing to France, Spain and Portugal, exposing guests to some of the most picturesque views of Earth’s hotspots. Next it will cruise across the Atlantic to Puerto Rico, Aruba and the northern tip of Colombia before traveling through the Panama Canal. Travelers will experience Los Angeles by February, New Zealand by March and Dubai by April, before heading back to Italy in early May.
At each destination the ship will stop for approximately 13 hours so guests can bask in all the port cities have to offer. For those feeling particularly adventurous, the option to ride elephants in Pinnawela in Sri Lanka, go snorkeling in the lagoons of Moorea, and tour the Nga Bay National Park in Thailand are all available. Other fun activities include food tours, panoramic viewing sites, shopping trips and visits to religious monuments.
If that’s not amazing enough, the MSC “Magnifica” boasts four palate-pleasing restaurants and 11 bars, a full-scale casino, panoramic discotheque, cigar lounge and 4D cinema. And did we mention the award-winning MSC Aurea Spa, where guests can enjoy traditional Balinese massages found nowhere else at sea?! Talk about a slice of heaven!
As you can imagine the price tag for this once-in-a-lifetime trip is steep — with prices starting at $16,999 (FYI, some spots are already sold out). But according to MSC, if you’re looking to take a “gap year, career break or a post-retirement adventure,” AND have the money, this cruise will definitely be worth the splurge.