Imagine if you could tell Sir Francis Drake that someday, people could sail around the world in under 100 days, with open bars, nightly comedy shows, and no scurvy. He’d probably ask, “What’s a comedy show?” then follow up with “Yeah, OK, and what’s next? Vacations on Mars?” Though leisure trips to the red planet quite aren’t quite yet a thing, once-unattainable round-the-world cruises most certainly are.
More than a dozen cruise lines now offer months-long itineraries, stopping in more countries than most people see in a lifetime. If you have the time, money, and an affinity for buffets, there might not be a more efficient way to see the world. Curious? Here are the round-the-world cruises with space available, sailing now through January 2020.