There are a lot of cruise lines-, that are offering long term around the world trips, but clearly the longest of the longest is the Grand Voyage by Victoria Cruises.
Until 2021, before Victoria Cruises, the longest cruise was by Viking Cruise Line with 138 days. Second place was Holland American Line (HAL) and MSC Cruises with 128 days, and the final was Princess Cruises with 55 days.
Only one of them (Viking) can be compared with Victoria Cruises, who are welcoming passengers on board over-the age of 18. Victoria Cruises is the most adult friendly as well, their passengers are generally aged 40-50.
On top of this, VCL is the best deal rental costs starting from $132/day/person with all inclusive pampering in a premium cabin,- while the others are pricier-
Viking $435, HAL $176, Princess $142.
Benefits of long term cruising:
You have enough time to discover places-, and learn the culture, not just the ports
You don't need to rush,
VCL also buy daily fresh seafood directly from fishermen at the port
You can live on boat, like normally at home, don't need to moving around with heavy luggages, getting tired from long traveling time.
On board you have homecare service, if you need some help
VCL have the strictest healthcare protocol, so you don't need to worry about anything
Between ports you have enough time to relax, learn or be entertained
The whole world is your home
Its really depends on how many days the cruise lasts and which company you choose. Average cost is $201.20/person/day.
55-day cruise $7,790
128-day cruise between $15,490-$22,499
138-day cruise: $55,995
800-day cruise (just only offered by VCL): $7,999 (monthly/starting price)
Prices around $70,000-$120,000/1-2 years / person.
You can book this type of world adventure only with Victoria Cruises Line at https://victoria.cruises/booking/ .
(The round-the-world trip takes about 27 months, the time spent in ports is about 540 days.)
They offering premium suites, cabins and luxury staterooms only for adults, only over 50 years of age. The ship functions like a luxurious houseboat or an elite retirement home. Passengers can live their normal everyday life while traveling around the world.
It doesn't matter if you are single or not, the best deal is Victoria Cruises.
They are prepared and focused for the needs of seniors, which means the following:
Wellness and spa
Fresh premium selection foods and drinks
Every cabin and stateroom has a luxurious interior, high quality textiles and beautycare products
Adult and senior friendly entertainment options
Adult friendly company aboard, no children, no adults under the age of 40.
The average lasts 6 months-unlimited months, dependings on how flexible you are.
You can live on the boat like at home, or you can enjoy a holiday, its up to you.
If you want to make a really cool decision, move to the Victoria Majestic or Victoria Amazing and be different!
I wrote more about this in my previous article (RETIREMENT HOME VS. CRUISE SHIP LUXURY RESIDENCE?) here, but take a look at this chart:
As you can see, you can live your retirement years on a cruise ship from $132-$417 daily.
For this price, you don’t need to pay bills, clean your apartment, shop, cook, clean the dishes, wash your clothes, pay for holidays, pay for homecare services, pay to move around, or use your car or public transport daily. You have much more time to enjoy your life, take your time, read books, play games or whatever you truly want.
There are very few cruise lines that are happy to host their passengers every day for years, and Victoria Cruises is one of them, offering the longest, most sustainable cruise.
The answer is then yes, you can!
You can rent a stateroom for 6-18 or even more months-, and live normal “land life” on the sea.
In 2022-2023, an 27 months world cruise with Victoria Cruises costs roughly $5,000-$20,000. You can stay longer aboard if you want, after 800 days it's not nessesary to move, just simply start a new expedition!
You can live normally like on land-, for more than a year if you want. lt's not just a holiday, not just a world cruise, it's a luxurious lifestyle
Author: Vivien H.