World Cruise Route. Arcadia’s 2019 Western Circumnavigation – 99 Nights

This is a typical world route for the Arcadia that only misses out the winter! We mean ALL THE WINTER !  A tour of all the passenger areas of the cruise ship Arcadia is on this site. Another of our favourite ships and as happens most years we will be joining the Arcadia for part of the world cruise. This time we will join in Samoa and leave in Sydney and you will get the story of filming there first hand. It is classed as a mid- size ship, but we suggest it has the facilities of a larger ship while feeling like a small adult only ship. It is a ship not frequented by too many of the younger generation or honeymooners but there are quite a few in the mix and there is no reason to avoid it. It has in our mind the best Sindhu fine dining restaurant in the P&O fleet being on a high deck, mid ship, with terrific views. On the world cruise the ship feels even more spacious possibly because although it may be full, many will be single occupancy cabins. See our solo traveler page if you are travelling alone. You will make many good friends on such a cruise.


99 nights away! J901. Wow. There is nothing more relaxing and enjoyable than a long cruise and if you have been toying with the idea this is the cruise to make you decide. When on board for a long time, it soon becomes your home. We have joined the world cruise for a leg in most years and everyone is very at home! Last year we did Hawaii to Tahiti. People soon settle into a pampered life style where food is cooked, entertainment is taken care of, and if you don’t want to pay for laundry service there is a laundry room (video). A tip, as you are away for such a long time, there is often a long queue at excursions when you first get on board. Don’t wait, start to enjoy your cruise now by doing your homework and booking some of the tours you want on-line when you get your confirmation through. If you sail back via the Middle East and stop at Aqaba you just have to see Petra, a ‘wonder of the world’ awaiting you. A world cruise is packed with jewels and is a bucket list destinations to envy.

To help you decide on this cruise and what to do when on it, if we have films of many of the destinations and we list them as links (not always a big picture or this article would be huge). This is going to be a wonderful adventure. Here are most of the highlights in the 2019 itinerary, there is so much more to a world cruise, as usual, we hope to join you for one leg somewhere.


  • 06 JANUARY – Southampton – Our guess is you won’t want to park your car for this long so have a look at our film on the coach. We always use it, and take computers and camera equipment, mind, we often joke we still have less luggage than some cruisers.
  • 10 JANUARY – Madeira – Your adventure begins in the jewel that is Madeira. We madeira-2have three extensive films on it. Madeira the general tour, The Famous Toboggan Run top to bottom, and the Tropical Gardens has its own 9 minute film which it fully deserves. You can walk along the front to the cable car and go up to the gardens. All seen on the films including the contact for a motorbike and side-car tour.
  • 16 JANUARY – St. Lucia – After crossing the Atlantic you can zip line down through the rain forests, though you might want to laze on a beach. However, we found the rain forest in St Lucia the best tour.
  • 18 JAN – Aruba – The A of the ABC islands.
  • 20 JAN – Panama Canal – full transit – the subject of our first Doris Visits book, which if you know us as movie producers you can see that we have a film in mind with this book. A heist on board a ship, which is more like The Sting in the way it shifts and turns.
  • 23 JAN – Huatulco, Mexico – Party time
  • 26 JAN – Cabo San Lucas – more party time
  • 29-30 JAN- San Francisco, USA – the city that deserves an overnight
  • 04-05 FEB – Honolulu, Hawaii – is where we joined the world cruise last year and we have many films from Pearl Harbour by public bus, to the 
  • 08 FEB – International Date Line – Meet Neptune in a party on board.
  • 11 FEB – Apia
  • 13 FEB – Lautoka – In Fiji a place we know well because we were there months filming the movie Bula Quo with the rock band Status Quo.
  • 15 FEB – Port Vila
  • 17 FEB- Noumea – 
  • 20-21 FEB- Sydney, Australia
  • 23 FEB – Brisbane
  • 25 FEB – Great Barrier Reef –
  • 26 FEB – Cairns –
  • 28 FEB – Kiriwina –
  • 01 MAR – Rabaul –
  • 07 MAR – Kagoshima –
  • 08 MAR – Nagasaki, Japan –
  • 11-12 MAR – Hong Kong –
  • 14 MAR – Hoi An –
  • 17-18 MAR – Singapore –
  • 19 MAR- Kuala Lumpur –
  • 20 MAR – Langkawi –
  • 23 MAR – Colombo
  • 26 MAR – Mumbai
  • 29-30 MAR – Dubai – overnight stay we have over 10 films on Dubai from shopping to beaches as our son lived there for years. Films cover eating in Dubai, Shopping in Dubai, and Near to Dubai Cruise Terminal. There are others from the beach to Marina and The Madinat, as well one from the SkyBar on the 124th floor of the Tallest building in the world. All films show you how to get there via the Metro.
  • 31 MAR – Muscat
  • 06 APR – Suez Canal transit
  • 07 APR – Limassol
  • 08 APR – Haifa
  • 13 APR Cadiz
  • 16 APR – Southampton – Home again and ready to book something even more adventurous?
We will be on the ship in Samoa to tell you about our work in Fiji.
A great way of exploring where you are going is to see the tours available. Tours tend to feature what a destination has to offer, so without the need to purchase, they form great research. The tour site we use is fantastic for gather information.



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