8 reasons to book a world cruise

Tuesday, 6 December 2022

Palms and Two Brothers Mountain on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro

An around-the-world cruise is one of the most exciting life adventures you can go on, allowing you to circumnavigate the globe and experience amazing destinations on an extended trip. Considering a world cruise but want to know more? Read on to discover 8 reasons why you should book a world cruise.

They are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

A world cruise is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Allowing you to experience months of global exploration, it’s unlike any other trip and will unlock the full beauty of Earth. You’ll be able to see myriad cultures, learn about human history, enjoy spectacular natural attractions and much, much more. This is not only the pinnacle of cruising but the pinnacle of travelling.

They offer great value for money

Cruises offer fantastic value for money, and a world cruise is no different. Our world cruise lasts 120 nights and can cost as little as £10,459 per person when departing from London Tilbury, that’s less than £90 a night – you’d pay more for a nice hotel!

And just think, it’s not only your accommodation you’re getting but your transport between locations, high-quality evening entertainment, access to fitness facilities including a pool and gym, all of the food you can eat, a selection of drinks and more. Plus, you’ll get all of the luxuries of a cruise including a high level of service, no need to unpack or move rooms/locations between destinations and being able to leave from the UK!

READ MORE: Why a cruise is an affordable way to see the world

Summer view of medieval houses alongside a canal in Delfshaven

You can depart from the UK

Don’t worry about having to take a trip to take a trip, as you can depart on our world cruise holidays from UK ports. We offer cruises from seven regional ports around the UK meaning a holiday is closer than you think. This means you won’t need to worry about getting to the port or dealing with airlines and, when your trip comes to an end, you’ll be home before you know it to tell everyone about all of the amazing experiences you’ve had.

You don’t need to worry about luggage limits

Luggage weight limits enforced by airlines can be annoying even when you’re on a short trip away, but for a trip where you plan to circumnavigate the globe, they would be impossible to take. We understand that, when travelling for an extended period of time, you want to feel as though you’re in a home away from home and aren’t limited to only bringing what you can fit in a case. Luckily, when you’re enjoying a no-fly cruise from the UK, you don’t need to worry about how many pairs of dancing shoes you want to bring.

Feel free to add additional suitcases and bring as many outfit changes as you’d like, after all, you’ll be experiencing tropical beaches and colder climes, so you’ll have no choice but to pack heavy. And, whether you’re a wine lover who wants to pick up a few bottles to take home or can’t resist a souvenir (or 10!) then don’t worry about how much you’re picking up along your trip. We know that those items you bring home will be your lasting reminders of this life-changing trip and don’t want you to have to leave them behind for the sake of a few kilograms.

Three cheerful women laughing together

You’ll become part of the onboard community

The onboard community you experience when cruising is unlike anything else. You have a shared bond and experience, can enjoy dinners and entertainment together and people often make lifelong friends on cruises. With a world cruise, you’ll be spending even more time with your fellow passengers and be able to become a part of a strong community of like-minded travellers. Whether you are cruising solo, travelling with your life partner, or taking the trip with a group of friends, you’ll be able to find others onboard and make lifelong connections.

READ MORE: A first-timer’s guide to cruising solo

You’ll get a chance to try everything onboard

Although enjoying a mini cruise can be a great way to make the most of a short amount of time, it can mean you don’t get to try everything onboard and with our great range of dining options, amazing entertainment and brilliant facilities, you’ll surely want to.

On a world cruise, you’ll have sea days which will give you an opportunity to try everything on board and leave no stone unturned. Take in all of the entertainment on offer, spend your nights trying out everything on the menu of all the restaurants and eateries and discover every part of your ship.

You’ll experience different types of holidays

As a world cruise explores a wide range of destinations, you’ll be able to enjoy every kind of holiday on your trip. Enjoy amazing beaches on the Pacific Islands, wander the cobbled streets of European capitals, explore bustling metropolis’ in the Middle East and see some amazing natural attractions in Southeast Asia. You’ll be able to relax on beaches with a cocktail in hand, enjoy amazing hikes, spend some port days people-watching with a coffee in hand and take part in some big city shopping, all without having to compromise. With so much time, the possibilities are endless.

Mount Rinjani on Lombok, Indonesia

You’ll experience some unique destinations

One of our favourite things about a world cruise is the number of unique destinations you’ll be able to visit on one trip that you may not even have heard of. Of course, you’ll be able to call in at some of the world’s most popular cities and ports, but you’ll also be going off the beaten track to experience a range of other, lesser-known destinations too.

READ MORE: Lesser-known cruise destinations

8 reasons to book a world cruise:

  • They are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
  • They offer great value for money
  • You can depart from the UK
  • You don’t need to worry about luggage limits
  • You’ll become part of the onboard community
  • You’ll get a chance to try everything onboard
  • You’ll experience different types of holidays
  • You’ll experience some unique destinations

There are so many reasons why a world cruise is an unforgettable experience. From the onboard community you’ll become a part of and the lifelong connections you’ll make to the wealth of varied destinations you’ll experience, a round-the-world cruise from the UK is one of the best investments you can make.

At Ambassador, we offer a selection of expertly crafted cruise itineraries perfect for travellers who want to enjoy the traditions of cruising with a modern twist. Whether you want to enjoy one of our last-minute cruises from the UK or are planning ahead and want to know more about our 2024 cruises, browse our range of sailings today.

If you are looking for more cruising guides, destination advice and useful articles like this, head over to the Ambassador cruise blog.