Crystal Cruises’ 26th annual world cruise is now open for booking.

The 139-night Ancient Dynasties & World Wonders itinerary sets sail on 5 January 2021, on the Crystal Serenity.

It will follow a route through the Caribbean, Hawaiian Islands, South Pacific, Australia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, the Far East, India, the UAE and the Mediterranean.

The full cruise offers guests alternate embarkation and disembarkation cities and dates. Segments of 12-21 nights are also available for booking, with focused itineraries along the gulfs of Oman and Aden; Southeast Asia and Vietnam; springtime in Japan; and the Arabian Gulf across the Bay of Bengal.

“We are delighted to present the world’s most discerning travellers with one of Crystal Cruises’ most extensive world cruise journeys ever,” said Carmen Roig, Crystal’s senior vice president of marketing and sales.

“Whether guests choose the complete 139-night odyssey or any combination of segments, they’re in for the journey of a lifetime as a Crystal world cruise is truly something special.”

Guests can choose to sail the complete itinerary from Miami to Dover (5 January to 24 May, 139 nights); from Los Angeles to Dover (21 January to 24 May, 123 nights); Miami to Rome (5 January to 12 May, 127 nights); or Los Angeles to Rome (21 January to 12 May, 111 nights).

Book Now Savings fares for the full world cruise start at £35,500pp, based on the 111-night option from Los Angeles to Rome (expiring 31 October 2018).