Top 6 Reasons to join Vista's 2026 Around The World Cruise

Explore the far reaches of the world on Oceania Cruises 2026 Around The World Cruise. 

Oceania Cruises' annual Around the World voyage is the ultimate global circumnavigation. In 2026 the bar is being raised even higher – you can cruise for up to 197 days aboard Vista, their newest ship, which debuted in the summer of 2023. Never before has a new luxury ship sailed on a world cruise as epic as this one.


With the 180-day journey departing Miami on January 6, 2026, this journey of discovery will visit 43 countries on six continents and more than 100 fascinating ports. Two additional departure options offer additional choice and flexibility – the 197-day journey departing from Los Angeles on December 20, 2025, and the 120-day voyage departing from San Diego on March 7, 2026.


Below is a list of top reasons to join this incredible 2026 Around the World cruise.
1. Discover Destinations in Depth

For many, a world cruise is a once-in-a-lifetime, bucket-list vacation. This 2026 itinerary promises to be a truly immersive adventure. A seasoned team of itinerary planners has included a number of extended port stays and overnight visits to provide extra time for in-depth shoreside discoveries. A number of optional Mid-Cruise Overland Programs will be offered, providing ample opportunity to explore each destination even more extensively. Perhaps you will journey to Luxor and the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes from Safaga. Delve deeper into one of the world’s most celebrated wine-producing regions: Bordeaux. Explore Ayers Rock and the Australian outback from the port of Darwin. Or just appreciate a glorious sunset from a seaside café in Santorini, Pago Pago or Honolulu.


2. Explore 81 UNESCO Sites

From the uninhabited former penal colony of Devil’s Island in the French Caribbean to Mumbai, India’s bustling metropolis of 23 million residents, one of the top reasons to choose a world cruise is the sheer diversity of cultural experiences and natural wonders to behold. There are more than 80 must-see UNESCO World Heritage sites that are accessible within driving distance of our ship. Whether you are lured by the legendary rainforests in Brazil and Costa Rica or the opportunity to island hop from one idyllic South Pacific and Caribbean atoll to the next, this voyage offers a kaleidoscopic array of destinations, both near and far, including ancient treasures, scenic splendor, coveted coastal resorts and iconic world capitals throughout Asia, South America and Europe. Even better, a multitude of shore excursions will be offered to make the best of your time in every port.


3. Indulge in Luxury Aboard Vista

The stunning new Vista is ideally sized to navigate the world’s vast oceans in comfort. With a crew of 800 staff and carrying just 1,200 guests, you will be pampered with personalized service. The bartender will most assuredly remember whether your martini is shaken or stirred and if you prefer olives or a twist. The accommodations are incredibly luxurious, resplendent with every five-star luxury, including ample storage and spacious bathrooms. Yes, your home away from home for six amazing months.


4. Savor Multiple Dining Sensations

Whether you are new to Oceania Cruises or are a loyal Oceania Club member not familiar with Vista, the epicurean experiences are a culinary tour de force. And wherever you dine, all of the cuisine is prepared à la minute, our hallmark and the reason we are renowned for The Finest Cuisine at Sea®. Your gourmet dining experiences aboard Vista include:


- The Grand Dining Room, for memorable multi-course meals

- Red Ginger, our popular Pan-Asian specialty restaurant

- Polo Grill, our classic steakhouse specializing in steaks and seafood

- Toscana, serving indulgent Italian regional dishes

- Ember, where the focus is on elevated American classics with a modern twist

- Aquamar Kitchen, offering wellness-inspired, yet indulgent, breakfast and lunch selections

- Terrace Café, featuring a world of options and both indoor and al fresco seating

- Waves Grill, an open-air eatery with Wagyu burgers, filet mignon and lobster for lunch and late afternoon dining

- The Pizzeria at Waves Grill, an authentic Neapolitan trattoria serving up hand-tossed pizzas, dry-rubbed wings, burrata and more for dinner

- The Bakery at Baristas, serving freshly baked French and Italian pastries


Depending on your preferred palate pleaser, you can join a range of wine and spirits tastings and immersive mixology experiences throughout the voyage. An array of wine pairing lunches and dinners are also on offer to mark special moments or simply celebrate the journey.


5. Enjoy Compelling Onboard Enrichment

While the destinations are no doubt the main attraction of this voyage, the experiences on board this ship have also been thoughtfully curated. By day you might opt to participate in a hands-on cooking class in The Culinary Center or watch one of their chefs demonstrate their mastery. The Artist Loft is where you might join a painting class or create a special memento inspired by a recent destination you explored. Passionate Guest Speakers will be on board to share insights on history and culture of the destinations to enrich your journey between ports.


In the evenings, Vista comes alive. An energetic ensemble of singers and dancers will entertain you with lively cabaret-style shows, featuring a variety of music, song and dance performances. Throughout the world cruise, musicians will regale you with classical, jazz and dance music. And the line-up will surely feature guest comedians, headliners and local performers.


6 . Save With Complimentary Amenities

Your six-month adventure will be complemented by a host of complimentary amenities for the ultimate globe-roaming luxury voyage. Oceania's valuable simply MORE amenities include Champagne, wine and beer during lunch and dinner at onboard restaurants, a shore excursion credit of up to $9,600 per guest and free unlimited Starlink WiFi. Plus, Around the World cruise guests will enjoy free first-class roundtrip air transportation and free airport transfers.


Moreover, you will also receive the generous amenities included with the Exclusive Prestige Package such as a free one-night luxury hotel stay before the cruise, free laundry services, a free Visa package, free luggage delivery, free pre-paid gratuities, free exclusive shoreside events and more.


All of this is in addition to their always-included amenities, such as free dining at gourmet specialty restaurants, free room service 24 hours a day, free fitness classes and so much more.


Will 2026 be the year you take Oceania Cruises’ life-changing Around the World voyage? 


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