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Spend your 2017 in the decadent, luxury comfort of one of these fabulous cruises.
Seven continents cruise
Departing from Miami (pictured) in 2017 is the most lavish, most extensive, most extravagant cruise that we've ever come across. Spanning seven continents over a remarkable 357 days, the £125,000 round-the-world trip by Mundy Cruising is officially the longest cruise in the world; and seven cruises in one. There's surely no better way to whittle away at that bucket list than this fabulous new experience.
For a less opulent, decadent, and time-consuming experience, Royal Caribbean have released some stunning offers for 2017, including 50% on children's fares. The beautiful Harmony of the Seas will be setting sail on May 14 for a week-long jaunt around the Mediterranean. From Barcelona to Florence, from Rome to Naples; this short cruise will take you to some of Europe's most beautiful cities. And for just £810. Not quite £125,000.
For those who want to explore the delights of Scandinavia, its long, unending days, its jaw-dropping scenery, its unkempt wilderness, Royal Caribbean has come up trumps once again. For just £15 more than their Mediterranean excursion, the company's boat, Serenade of the Seas, will transport you around the Scandi wonders and major cities over ten nights ending on June 3.
National Geographic Quest
While the cushy comforts of a first-class Caribbean cruise journey appeal to many, there will be those of you out there in search of exhilaration and exploration. Where better to start, then, than with National Geographic. Launching a new ship "Quest" in June 2017, this 100-passenger vessel will venture into the icy waters of Alaska's Inside Passage before plunging south to the tropical coasts of Central America, then through to Belize. Geared towards nature and wildlife experiences, the Quest is the pinnacle for active travellers.
Around the world in 141 days
From the company that brought you the "Star", in 2017 they'll be singing "Here Comes the Sun". Viking Line cruises' newest boat is offering a round-the-world cruise that will visit a stunning 66 destinations in 141 days; for a measly £30,000. Setting sail late in the year (December), Viking Sun will embark on its epic journey from Miami to London via the likes of Cuba, Tahiti and Malta. Visiting five separate continents, it is the company's first ever global mission.