8 hot cruises you’ll need to book at least 1 year in advance – maybe even 2!

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers. You may think that with all

the cruise ships out there — many carrying thousands of passengers — you have all the time in the world to book your cruise. The reality is that some itineraries, and certain

cabin categories on many sailings, sell out a year or more before the ship leaves the pier. Don’t get left behind on dry land when you could be relaxing at sea. If you’re

interested in the following cruises, you’ll need to plan a year or more in advance. For more cruise news, reviews and tips, sign up for TPG’s cruise newsletter .

In This Post  World cruises Even before COVID-19, world cruises were a hot seller, so much so that fans carefully checked emails, newsletters and social media, and

checked in with their travel agents so they would know exactly when their favorite cruise line was putting out its latest multi-month itinerary, often years in advance. The plan:

Book immediately to ensure you get your preferred cabin category. Pent-up demand to see the world has increased the stakes. Lines such as Viking, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

and Oceania Cruises, for instance, are reporting world cruises selling out in days, hours — even minutes. “Sometimes the cruises sell out even before they are publicly

announced,” says Rob Clappers, president of Q Cruise & Travel in Chicago.