What is a world cruise? Is it something very special?

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For many a world cruise is a dream, an ambition, it is a bucket list adventure. It is not like any other cruise, certainly nothing like a two-week cruise around the Caribbean – nothing. Sure, it is expensive, and it takes a lump sum pension payout, or the nerve to spend your savings, but it does define the bucket list and it is what you saved for. The bucket list is, a list of things you have to do before the lights get turned out, and if you feel you have earned such an adventure, find the courage to say yes.  BLACK WATCH FRIENDLY CHAT SITE – CLICK HERE

Are there any downsides? Yes – with 107 nights at sea your friends are going to see one or two of your dresses twice…. you are going to need to get your hair cut on board. Joking aside, this is like moving house, moving into a cabin where you put your name on the door. It is a massive Big Brother House with new neighbours, but where your every need is waited on hand and foot. It is leaving in November and being at sea for Christmas than being at the New Year’s fireworks in Sidney, Australia. Your view could be from the river as the fireworks go off, hours before New Year in the UK so you can boast to those back home. This is a life-changing event. We have worked away from home all our careers, whether on movies, TV series or in the theatre, in countries all over over the globe, but 107 days away waited on and clocked for still seems unreal. If you have seen Stuart St Paul lecture he explains why most people in the movie industry didn’t take the employment offer of Lord Of The Rings – why? Because the initial contract was 17 months in New Zealand, the reality was three years away. Most then stayed and went into the film, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. A world cruise may be small by comparison, but it is almost one-third of a year away, and you will turn native very fast, become addicted and want to do it again.


We have done Panama Canal to Tahiti, on this ship, as a guest on this world cruise, and that was nine straight days at sea. You soon begin to feel you live there, you get used to the routine and it is getting off that will be the problem. We have joined world cruises on many ships as guests, and seen the way they are living the dream. A world cruise is not so much the fantastic stops like Kerala, which was the setting of the second Real Marigold Hotel starring Paul Nicholas et al, but it is ‘a dream come’ true that you can only experience by being on a ship that long. It is the most relaxing, life-changing event ever, and it is likely you will wish to do it all again. Think of it as the gap year you never had as a youth, because you didn’t get what students expect now going into huge debt while enjoying life. This is your time. This is a world cruise, and it starts this November, so treat yourself.

MSC’s first-ever world cruise will be on the on Magnifica departing from Genoa on January 5, 2019. It will last 119-days stopping at 49 ports in 32 different countries. Then departing in January 2020, stopping at 40 ports in 23 countries on 5 continents, there is a slightly shorter World cruise. Take a look at the world cruise.

Black Watch – World Cruise – 107 nights with Sidney at New Year! I can hear the fireworks. Click here to go to the Fred. Olsen page. Below is the list of stops and our links to filmed Doris Visits guides for those stops. Click Here to go to the Fred Olsen page for more details 

NOVEMBER 2018 – 107 Nights.

  • Mon 12 PM Southampton
  • Tue 13-Wed 14 Cruising
  • Thu 15 late am late pm Lisbon, Portugal
  • Fri 16 Cruising
  • Sat 17 early am late pm Funchal, Madeira
  • Sun 18-Fri 23 Cruising
  • Sat 24 early pm late night St John’s, Antigua
  • Sun 25 early am late pm Roseau, Dominica
  • Mon 26 early am late night Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Tue 27 Cruising
  • Wed 28 late am late pm Kralendijk, Bonaire
  • Thu 29 Cruising
  • Fri 30 early am late night Cartagena de Indias, Colombia


  • Sat 01 Cruising
  • Sun 02 early am early pm Cruising Panama Canal
  • Mon 03 Cruising
  • Tue 04 early am late night Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Wed 05 early am late pm Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
  • Thu 06-Fri 14 Cruising
  • Sat 15 early am late pm Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia D
  • Sun 16 Cruising
  • Mon 17 early am late pm Rangiroa, French Polynesia D
  • Tue 18 early am late pm Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
  • Wed 19 early am late pm Bora Bora, Society Islands, French Polynesia D
  • Thu 20-Fri 21 Cruising
  • Sun 23 Crossing the International Date Line
  • (Sat 22nd – lost day)
  • Mon 24 early am late pm Nuku’alofa, Tonga D
  • Tue 25-Wed 26 Cruising
  • Thu 27 early am late pm Mystery Island (Inyeug), Vanuatu D
  • Fri 28-Sun 30 Cruising
  • Mon 31 early am Sydney, Australia


  • Tue 01 Sydney, Australia
  • Wed 02 late pm Sydney, Australia
  • Thu 03 early am late pm Newcastle, Australia
  • Fri 04 Cruising
  • Sat 05 early am Brisbane, Australia Date Arrive Depart Destination
  • Sun 06 late pm Brisbane, Australia
  • Mon 07-Tue 08 Cruising
  • Wed 09 early am late pm Cairns, Australia
  • Thu 10-Sat 12 Cruising
  • Sun 13 early am late pm Darwin, Australia
  • Mon 14-Tue 15 Cruising
  • Wed 16 early am late pm Komodo Island, Indonesia D
  • Thu 17-Sat 19 Cruising
  • Sun 20 early am late pm Singapore
  • Mon 21 Cruising
  • Tue 22 early am late pm Phuket, Thailand
  • Wed 23-Sat 26 Cruising
  • Sun 27 early am late night Kochi, Kerala, India
  • Mon 28 Cruising
  • Tue 29 early am late pm Mormugao, Goa, India
  • Wed 30 late am Mumbai (Bombay), India
  • Wed 30 late am Mumbai (Bombay), India
  • Thu 31 late night Mumbai (Bombay), India


  • Fri 01-Sun 03 Cruising
  • Mon 04 early am late night Dubai, UAE
  • Tue 05 early am early pm Khasab, Oman
  • Wed 06 early am late pm Muscat, Oman
  • Thu 07 Cruising
  • Fri 08 early am late pm Salalah, Oman
  • Sat 09-Tue 12 Cruising
  • Wed 13 early pm Aqaba, Jordan
  • Thu 14 late night Aqaba, Jordan
  • Fri 15 Cruising Fri 15 late night Cruising Suez Canal
  • Sat 16 late night Cruising Suez Canal
  • Sun 17 Cruising
  • Mon 18 early am late pm Kusadasi, Turkey
  • Tue 19 Cruising
  • Wed 20 early pm late pm Cruising Strait of Messina
  • Thu 21 early am late pm Naples, Italy
  • Fri 22-Sat 23 Cruising
  • Sun 24 early am early pm Gibraltar
  • Mon 25 Cruising
  • Tue 26 early am early pm La Coruna, Spain
  • Wed 27 Cruising
  • Thu 28 AM Southampton


There are stopovers on this timeless adventure you might not otherwise get, that will allow the risk to go and see the ruins of Jerash in Jordan, the slums of Bombay or take a cookery coarse in Kerala, you will have time to visits resorts a bath on the sand in Tahiti. Not everywhere needs to be an expensive tour. See our $2 public bus film for a beach trip in Antigua. Enjoy and share your tips with us. The Arcadia does a slightly shorter world cruise, normally called a circumnavigation. The Oriana does a 50-day adventure. We will add other world cruises.

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