So it turns out Jules Verne was full of crap, because if you really want to go around the world in style, it's going to take you more like one hundred and eighty days. Thanks to Oceania Cruises, it's also not going to mean getting in one of those super dangerous, old-time-y hot air balloons.
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You'll start out in Miami on January 10th, 2015, travel due East, and end up back in Miami on July 8th. During the 180 days in between, you'll hit five continents, 44 countries, and 89 ports of call. You'll also cross the equator four times, sail through all 24 time zones, and pass three oceans, ten seas, 45 islands, and 47 UNESCO World Heritage Sites... But what might matter most to you is this: the ship's got all-you-can-eat buffets!
That's the Insignia, on which you and 683 others will be spending an ENTIRE HALF YEAR OF YOUR LIFE eating said all-you-can-eat buffets. It's really nice.
UNESCO World Heritage sites are going to become old-hat by the time you get to the Great Wall of China... You'll also hit the Great Barrier Reef, Komodo National Park in Indonesia, and 44 others.
The most important places in human history not your thing? There'll also be a load of ungodly tropicalness, including stops in Borneo, the Maldives, and Grenada.
Stops besides those ones are also pretty cool... Thailand even has neat golden Buddha shrines!
There'll also be plenty of big city ports of call, some of which will include one- or two-night hotel stays. So, it really is a good thing you're not trying to do this via hot air balloon, since, let's face it -- that thing would totally pop if you got too close to that needle-y building in Shanghai.