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For a fifth consecutive year, Oceania is going around the world in 180 days

Insignia will visit Sydney on its 2018 world cruise (Photo: Oceania Cruises)
Oceania Cruises announced its fifth consecutive 180-day world cruise, in 2018. The itinerary includes 87 ports in 40 countries while traversing more than 39,000 nautical miles.

Insignia is scheduled to sail from Port Miami on Jan. 3 and return on July 1.

The ship first calls at eight Caribbean islands, then sails along South America's Atlantic coast for stops at French Guiana and Brazil, before crossing to Africa. Togo, Benin, Namibia, South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Tanzania and Kenya are among the destinations before Insignia continues across the Indian Ocean to the Seychelles, Maldives and India.

From there the ship will explore numerous destinations in Asia, from Myanmar to Vietnam, China to Japan, before heading to Australia, New Zealand and islands in the South Pacific, from Tonga to Tahiti.

Heading back to the Americas via Hawaii, Insignia will visit Los Angeles and San Diego, then head south to Mexico and Central America before transiting the Panama Canal en route to Miami.

Among the destinations are 20 national capitals and 56 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There will be overnight stays in 13 destinations including Bora Bora, French Polynesia; Bali, Indonesia; Yangon, Myanmar; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and Cape Town, South Africa.

Fares start at $39,999.

The day by day itinerary is here.