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Grand Circle Pacific, sail the Ring of Fire in 2026

Got any plans for 2026? If you’re one of the lucky Mildrovers anticipating a life of leisure, with the SMSF to match, you could start the year with a very cruisy 131 day sail around the Pacific and the Ring of Fire. It’s a Grey Nomad timescale but instead of setting up your camper and boiling your billy, you just unpack your clothes for all seasons in your stateroom and you’re set. Over four months at sea aboard a luxury ship exploring every nook and cranny of the Pacific Ocean and 63 destinations in 14 countries in ultimate style. The campsites and red dust can wait.

Australian small ship cruise specialist, Cruise Traveller, has just released one of its longest packages yet – a luxe, live-it-up, 131-night holiday in 2026 with premium line, Seabourn, that offers earlybirds 10 per cent savings, free Business Class flights, a bonus US$3000 in onboard spending money per person and an exclusive A$1000 per stateroom saving on any future Seabourn cruise.

Cruise Traveller’s new, five-star ‘Grand Circle Pacific – Ring of Fire’ package begins in style on January 4, 2026, with a Business Class flight from Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth to Los Angeles where guests will spend two, complimentary nights in a hotel before boarding the plush and elegant 458-guest Seabourn Sojourn  for an epic and indulgent 129-night voyage that circles the world’s biggest ocean, taking in destinations across the Pacific Ocean, Australia, Asia and Alaska before ending in Vancouver back in North America in the middle of May, 2026.

The spaciously sleek Seabourn Sojourn boasts sleek teak decks, deluxe bars and lounges, European-style cafes, fine dining restaurants, pools and jacuzzis, wellness centre and show theatre. Pampered guests also enjoy complimentary beverages onboard as well as luxury bathroom products including an exclusive signature scent created for Seabourn by Molten Brown London.

From Los Angeles, the grand journey will take in beautiful islands in Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji and Vanuatu before exploring New Zealand, semi-circling Australia – including spectacular coastal cruising in the Kimberley – and then heading north to Bali, The Philippines, Hong Kong and a string of ports in Japan. The once-in-a-lifetime journey then heads east to the glaciers and frontier hamlets of Alaska before ending in Vancouver, Canada, for the free Business Class flight back to Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth or Sydney.

‘Grand Circle Pacific – Ring of Fire’ – three highlights

  • Overnight stays in port in Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Busan, (Pusan) (South Korea), Kanazawa, Yokohama (Japan).
  • Ringside seat to spectacular scenery in Fiordland National Park, New Zealand, Inside Passage, Alaska and many many other stunning islands and coastlines.
  • A tipping-free environment onboard where gratuities are neither required or expected. This is very reassuring for Aussies on a US ship!

‘Grand Circle Pacific – Ring of Fire’ – the basic bits

  • Begins January 4, 2026, with a Business Class flight from Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth to Los Angeles
  • Two free nights in Los Angeles pre-cruise
  •  129-night voyage from Los Angeles to Vancouver, circling the Pacific aboard Seabourn Sojourn
  •  Includes onboard, complimentary, premium spirits and fine wines, world-class dining, onboard WiFi and free onboard spending money of between US$3000 and US$5000 per guest, depending on cabin
  • Two special Grand Voyage events and pillow gifts plus unlimited laundry and pressing onboard
  • Business Class flight from Vancouver to Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth or Sydney
  • Exclusive offer of A$1000 per stateroom future booking credit on any subsequent Seabourn cruise booked through Cruise Traveller

The 131-night package is available from A$101,880 per person, twin-share, in an Oceanview Suite – a saving of 10 per cent.  The savings, free Business Class flights, onboard spending bonus and future cruise credit are for bookings made with Cruise Traveller by February 29, 2024 (unless sold out or withdrawn).

For all the juicy details CLICK HERE or call Cruise Traveller on 1800 507 777

Michael G Browne
Michael G Browne
Michael G Browne is a crime author (Money Bags), comedy writer an inveterate traveller.

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