Oceania Cruises sells out its 180-day 2023 world cruise in a single day

Aaron Saunders

It may last for 180 days, but Oceania's 2023 World Cruise took only a single day to sell out.

In a sign of the pent-up demand for cruise travel, the line's "Around the World in 180 Days" world cruise departing aboard Insignia sold out on Jan. 27, the same day it was opened to bookings from the general public.

Oceania estimates more than one-third of all bookings came from first-time cruisers who had never before sailed with the line, while roughly 20% of all passengers booked on the journey opted to extend their voyage to 218 days.

Departing on Jan. 5, 2023, aboard Insignia, the 180-day voyage departs from San Francisco and visits South America, Antarctica, Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Asia, Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, and concludes by sailing the Bering Sea, Alaska and the U.S. West Coast.

Additional segments were offered, including a 200-day journey ending in New York; or a 218-day exploration departing Miami on Dec. 28, 2022, and concluding in New York.

Oceania's "Around the World in 180 Days" voyages are among the industry's longest world cruises. The average voyage around the world lasts about 120 days.

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