What to buy now New 2023 world cruise visits 31 countries in 111 days By TTG Asia / Posted on 29 January, 2021 14:31 Princess Cruises has unveiled its 2023 world cruise itinerary, sailing to 50 destinations across 31 countries and six continents, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, South America and North America. Sailing roundtrip from North America, the 111- or 97-day journey from both Ft. Lauderdale and Los Angeles sets sail in January 2023, onboard Island Princess. Princess Cruises’ 2023 world cruise will sail roundtrip from North America onboard Island Princess The 111-day roundtrip voyage from Ft. Lauderdale departs on January 5, 2023, and from Los Angeles on January 19, 2023. Meanwhile, the 97-day world cruise from Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale sets sail on January 19, 2023. Highlights of the 2023 world cruise include a maiden port call to Gythion, Greece, famously known as the port for ancient Sparta; and visits to 21 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the archaeological city of Petra, Mount Etna, and the ancient Greek city of Ephesus in Turkey. The cruise will also offer overnight visits in Dubai and Venice, and 10 “More Ashore” late-night calls including Singapore, Casablanca, Barcelona, Sydney, Tahiti and Honolulu. Destinations visited include Panama Canal, Puntarenas (Costa Rica), Monte Carlo, Valetta (Malta), Muscat (Oman), Phuket, Langkawi, Komodo Island, and Bora Bora. The 2023 world cruise’s rates start at US$19,199/person. Guests booking the 97- or 111-day world cruise by August 31, 2021 receive early booking perks, including a premier beverage package, unlimited Wi-Fi, and US$500 per guest (for the first two guests) to spend on board. Island Princess, sailing her second world cruise, features more than 700 balconies, a princess luxury bed in each stateroom, as well as specialty and casual dining options. Guests can delight in the Encounters with Discovery speaker series, culinary demos, cooking classes, special-themed menus, foreign movies and regional folkloric shows.