In some exciting cruise news, Seabourn cruise line, the globally acclaimed ultra-luxury cruise operator has announced a 140-day world cruise in 2021 taking visitors to six continents, 32 countries, and 60 ports of call.

According to reports, under the best cruise deal, travelers booking the full World Cruise by March 31, 2020, will benefit from a 50 percent reduced deposit.

Under the world cruise deal, guests who will pay the full amount by May 31, 2020, will receive an additional 3 percent savings on the total cruise fare.

The package is also flexible and if guests do not want to sail the entire span of 140-days, they can take shorter segments of 21 to 81 days with appropriate perks. This may help to avoid the scramble for last-minute cruise deals.

From Miami to Barcelona in 140 days

Departing Miami on January 3, 2021, the Seabourn cruise line will sail on a 5 months journey, visiting Central America, South America’s west coast, the islands of the South Pacific, Australia, Indonesia, and Africa and wind up the journey in Barcelona, Spain, on May 24, 2021.

The luxury ship Seabourn Sojourn will cross two great oceans – Pacific and Indian and traverse the Atlantic Ocean along the coast of Africa.

The 140-day voyage will be replete with many overnight stays, at least 10, and late evening stays in 16 ports to explore fascinating destinations.

Some exclusive world cruise events are part of the full cruise package alongside local entertainment, regional cuisines, and palate-pleasing wines.

Complimentary benefits

Guests who book the full 140-day voyage by May 31, 2020, will also get a value-packed menu of complimentary benefits including:

·      $4,000 Shipboard Credit per suite

·      Roundtrip Business Class Air

·      $6,000 Shipboard Credit per suite for Penthouse Suites

·      Unlimited Internet Package

·      Private car transfers door-to-door between home and airport

·      Bon Voyage dinner & overnight hotel stay before departure in Miami

·      Three World Cruise events

·      Visa for guests from North America and Canada

The entry into the Pacific Ocean from Atlantic will be the gateway to a myriad of great experiences and sights.

After skimming the coast of Central America the cruise ship will have a full transit of the 51-mile-long Panama Canal that is a man-made miracle.

Among the overland tours in South America will include the mountaintop citadel in Peru’s Machu Picchu and the Galapagos archipelago off the mainland coast of Ecuador.

Another highlight of the World Cruise will be Seabourn’s first-ever landing at Easter Island –Rapa Nui.

Australia and Indonesia

The South Pacific itinerary will cover Tahiti, Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea.

The entry into Australia will be from Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

The Australian edition of the cruise will have stops at Sydney, Phillip Island, and overnight stay in Melbourne.

A day-long halt in Adelaide is planned to help guests savor the renowned food over there.

From there, the cruise ship will cross the Great Australian Bight and reach the Albany port-- the last stop for Anzac forces during World War II.  Carnival cruise ship Passengers return to the Carnival cruise ship Victory prior to leaving port in Key West, Florida on Feb. 15, 2013. Photo: Getty Images

Walvis Bay tour in Africa

The cruise will spend seven days in Indonesia in which two nights will be at world-famous Bali.

Crossing the Indian Ocean en route to Africa, the cruise will spend two days in Seychelles and three days in Mombasa, Kenya.

The destinations for overnights in Africa include Cape Town, South Africa, and Walvis Bay, Namibia. The latter will open up the wonder of desert tours and star-gazing in amazingly dark skies in late evenings.

Meanwhile, a market research report said new cruise ships and broad cruise deals will drive industry growth in the coming years.

The latest Cruise Industry News Annual Report says the North American market’s industry capacity will leapfrog from 15.6 million passengers in 2019 to more than 21 million by 2027.

This means the American market would be hosting 600,000 new passengers each year for a decade from now.