A 6-month cruise that will sail around the world in 2024 with tickets starting at nearly $50,000 sold out in 30 minutes — see what it'll be like on board

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The Insignia sailing on water surrounded by tall cliffs.
The Insignia in Ha Long Bay.Oceania Cruises
  • Norwegian Cruise Line Holding's Oceania Cruises has unveiled a 180-day 2024 around-the-world cruise.

  • Staterooms and suites range from about $48,500 to nearly $174,000.

  • The cruise sold out in 30 minutes, according to the cruise line.

If sailing around the world is at the top of your bucket list, Oceania Cruises has the perfect trip for you.

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The Insignia.Oceania Cruises

The Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings brand has unveiled its latest "2024 Around the World in 180 Days" world cruise starting at $48,500 per person, giving travelers the chance to circumnavigate the globe.

The Insignia sailing on a body of water in front of a city at night.
The Insignia in China.Oceania Cruises

Source: Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises has become known for its grand six-month sailings, and so far, customers have been loving them.

Glasses of wine and water in between two plates of food at a dining table. There are views of the ocean in the back.
Toscana aboard the Insignia.Oceania Cruises

Months at sea may seem monotonous, but these cruises have recently become a hot option for travelers.

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The Insignia.Oceania Cruises

Monthslong cruises sold out in as fast as three hours throughout 2021, and Oceania is no exception.

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The Insignia in Sydney, Australia.Oceania Cruises

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Oceania's previously announced 2023 six-month world cruise sold out in one day.

Oceania Cruises Insignia
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And this 2024 itinerary was even more successful: The upcoming sailing, which will hit 96 ports across 34 countries, sold out within a record breaking 30 minutes, according to Oceania Cruises.

The Insignia sailing on water surrounded by tall cliffs.
The Insignia in Ha Long Bay.Oceania Cruises

Source: Oceania Cruises

Almost half of the bookings came from people new to the brand, while a little over 40% of passengers sailing on the ongoing 2022 world cruise also booked the 2024 itinerary.

A chef serving food on a table. There's a plate of food in the front of the frame.
A chef aboard the Insignia.Oceania Cruises

Source: Oceania Cruises

Passengers on the upcoming 2024 global cruise will get to spend their half-year sailing the world aboard Oceania's 684-guest Insignia vessel, which will also be used for the 2023 world cruise.

A wide view of a living room with a dining table, couch, and large windows with views of blue skies.
An Owners Suite aboard the Insignia.Oceania Cruises

The cruise will start in Los Angeles before heading west towards stops like Hawaii, New Zealand Australia, Japan, Vietnam …

Two lounge chairs on a balcony with a small table holding glasses and a bottle facing the water.
A Concierge Level Veranda aboard the Insignia.Oceania Cruises

… India, Oman, Greece, France, and Iceland before finally ending in New York.

The Insignia ship sailing on water.
The Insignia.Oceania Cruises

The 180-day cruise will also include 24 overnight stays in countries like Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia.

A burger on a plate.
A burger.Oceania Cruises

Folks without their sea legs may shudder at the thought of sailing for six months, but the Insignia has plenty of onboard venues to keep passengers entertained, including a spa, art workshops, putting greens …

A putting green on the side of the ship with views of the ocean.
The putting green.Oceania Cruises

… bars, a casino, a pool, and a library.

An empty pool deck with a pool, smaller pools, and lounge chairs.
The pool deck.Oceania Cruises

Guests looking to splurge could've booked one of Insignia's suites ranging from $101,500 to up to $174,000.

A bottle of wine and empty glasses on a coffee table by a couch.
An Owners Suite aboard the Insignia.Oceania Cruises

Source: Oceania Cruises

Or they could've added on one of the "Grand Voyages," four 72 to 82-day extensions aboard other vessels. These supplements are an additional $15,200 to $21,200.

The Insignia sailing by an empty beach.
The Insignia.Oceania Cruises

This price tag may seem hefty, but at least it comes with half of your year planned out for you, roundtrip airfare, laundry, and internet.

The Insignia in frigid waters.
The Insignia.Oceania Cruises

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