- British cruise line Cunard has opened bookings for a 118-night cruise that will travel to 16 countries starting in 2022.
- Cunard's Queen Mary 2 ship will depart from New York City on January 3, 2022, and will travel to Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia before returning to New York City on May 1, 2022.
- The ship even has a planetarium so guests can stargaze in the middle of the ocean.
- Ticket prices for the Queen Mary cruise range from $15,149 to $72,899 per person, with an additional $1,710 charge for taxes, fees, and port expenses.
- The CDC's no-sail order for cruise ships continues through October 31 at the time of writing. Additionally, the CDC warns that "travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19" and states that "staying home" is the best way to protect others from and stay protected from COVID-19.
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You could spend four months traveling the world on a new cruise, but you'll have to wait until 2022.
Two weeks ago, British cruise line Cunard announced a new voyage on the Queen Mary 2 that will take passengers on a 118-night journey around the world. The cruise will depart from New York City on January 3, 2022, and will travel to 16 countries around the world before returning to New York City on May 1.
Among the ports of call are hotspot destinations like Seville, Spain; Athens, Greece; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Sydney, Australia.
Throughout the trip, passengers will also get the opportunity to visit 33 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The 1,132-foot-long ship can accommodate 2,691 guests and 1,292 crew members, and the cruise will allow pets onboard.
The ship even has a planetarium so guests can stargaze in the middle of the ocean throughout their nearly four-month voyage.
Tickets for the cruise don't come cheap — prices range from $15,149 to $72,899 per person at the time of writing.
Passengers must also pay an additional $1710.74 for taxes, fees and port expenses.
The least expensive accommodation is a single room without windows, while the most expensive booking comes with a bedroom, living room, and large windows.
Travelers can book the whole 118-night trip or one of six two to three-week-long legs of the journey.
The new cruise comes after a similar Queen Mary 2 voyage was cut short in March due to COVID-19, according to the BBC. As of August, Cunard has halted sailings until 2021, as reported by USA Today.
On September 30, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) extended its ban on cruises through October 31. The no-sail order began on March 14.
Before planning a trip, travelers should check for COVID-19-related travel updates via the CDC. The CDC warns that "travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19" and states that "staying home" is the best way to protect others from and stay protected from COVID-19, the disease that's caused by the novel coronavirus.
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