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The Ultimate Adventure: Exploring the Wonders of the World on a Cruise

11 Apr, 2023

Embark on an unforgettable journey and explore all the New Seven Wonders of the World with Azamara Onward’s 155-night world cruise, departing on January 5, 2024. The voyage, aptly named "The Wonders of the World," offers guests the unique opportunity to visit the most iconic landmarks of our time. From Chichen Itza in Mexico to the Colosseum in Rome, explore iconic landmarks and UNESCO World Heritage Sites while enjoying unique overnight stays in 22 destinations. Read on and learn more about this extraordinary journey in Cruise Industry News' Guide to World Cruises.

Why go on a Cruise?

Traveling is one of the most enriching experiences a person can have. There's nothing quite like seeing the world, exploring new cultures, and creating unforgettable memories. One of the best ways to do this is by going on a cruise. Cruises offer a unique and convenient way to explore the world, with many benefits that can make your trip unforgettable.

Cruises allow you to visit multiple destinations in one trip, making it an ideal choice for those who want to see more of the world in a limited amount of time. This means you can visit several countries, islands, or cities, without having to worry about transportation, accommodation, or planning your itinerary. Furthermore, cruises offer a variety of shore excursions that allow you to experience each destination in a unique and memorable way.

Exploring the Wonders of the World on a Cruise

Starting with Chichen Itza in Mexico, the Azamara Onward will take you to the Mayan ruins of the Temple of Kukulkan or El Castillo, a pyramid with 365 steps, followed by Machu Picchu in Peru, and La Ciudadela built for Incan Emperor Pachacuti. Also on the itinerary is a visit to Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer statue, standing tall with arms outstretched atop a mountain.

Chichen Itza, Mexico
Chichen Itza, Mexico

The Great Wall of China awaits you, where you'll have three nights to explore the capital city of Beijing and visit the infamous Tiananmen Square. Savor a special Peking duck dinner, a traditional Chinese dish that has been around since the imperial era.

The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China

The Taj Mahal, one of the most photographed and visited landmarks in India, is also part of this world wonder itinerary. You'll have the chance to marvel at the magnificent 1632-built structure and witness the changing hues of the monument based on the sun's movement.

Taj Mahal, India
Taj Mahal, India

Petra, or the Red Rose City, is another highlight of this voyage. Begin your journey at the Siq, the city's main entrance, and hike through the ancient city, stopping at landmarks such as the Greek Theatre, the Temple of Qasr Al-Bint, the Royal Tombs, Colonnaded Street, and more.

Petra, Jordan
Petra, Jordan

Finally, the Colosseum in Rome awaits you, where you'll be awestruck by the 2,000-year-old amphitheater's architecture. A local guide will share fascinating stories about this ancient wonder.

Colosseum, Rome
Colosseum, Rome

The Azamara Onward will also take you to several iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites during your journey. From Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona, you'll be treated to a unique adventure with 22 overnight stays that allow for further exploration of each destination visited.

Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Prices for the Azamara Onward's 155-night 2024 world cruise start from $36,379.

Here's an overview of the cruise itinerary:

  • Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Cozumel, Mexico
  • Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
  • Transit Panama Canal-Cruise Only
  • Manta, Ecuador
  • Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru
  • Lima (Callao) Peru
  • Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
  • Adamstown, Pitcairn, UK
  • Fakarava, French Polynesia
  • Moorea, French Polynesia
  • Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
  • Raiatea, French Polynesia
  • Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  • Aituataki, Cook Islands
  • Bay of Islands, New Zealand
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Napier, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Picton, New Zealand
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Eden, Australia
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Mooloolaba, Australia
  • Airlie Beach, Australia
  • Cairns, Australia
  • Alotau, Papua New Guinea
  • Madang, Papua New Guinea
  • Koror, Palau
  • Manila, Philippines
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Halong Bay, Vietnam
  • Hue (Da Nang), Vietnam
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Bangkok (Klong Toey), Thailand
  • Koh Samui, Thailand
  • Singapore
  • Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia
  • Sabang, Indonesia
  • Hambantota, Sri Lanka
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Cochin, India
  • Mumbai, India
  • Muscat, Oman
  • Doha, Qatar
  • Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Salalah, Oman
  • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Aqaba (Petra), Jordan
  • Safaga (Luxor), Egypt
  • Suez (Ain Sokhna), Egypt
  • Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel
  • Haifa, Israel
  • Bodrum, Turkey
  • Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Varna, Bulgaria
  • Constanta, Romania
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Canakkale (Kepez), Turkey
  • Athens (Piraeus), Greece
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Olympia (Katakolon), Greece
  • Corfu, Greece
  • Venice, Italy
  • Koper, Slovenia
  • Zadar, Croatia
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Kotor, Montenegro
  • Sorrento, Italy
  • Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
  • Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Barcelona, Spain.


In conclusion, going on a cruise is an excellent way to explore the world, offering convenience, comfort, and a variety of unique experiences. With the opportunity to visit multiple destinations, indulge in culinary delights, and participate in onboard activities and entertainment, a cruise provides a memorable vacation that is sure to please travelers of all ages and interests. However, it is essential to consider health and safety, sustainability, and budget-friendly options when planning a cruise. With the right preparation and research, a cruise can be an unforgettable experience that you'll cherish for a lifetime.

Source: Cruise Industry News

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