When you see these figures, you’ll definitely want to opt for a virtual vacation! I have done some of these routes (and others) that involve 12-20 hour flights and that is not the whole journey. The longest flights I have had were to South Africa, Australia, and the HolyLand. Also, that is not it for flight time. I have had shorter flights to get to departure city and internal flights once there. So I am all too familiar with lengthy airport layovers and long flights. And when you have departure delays that makes it all the more challenging…
#1 LONGEST FLIGHT IN THE WORLD is New York-Singapore. This 9,537-mile flight lasts 19 hours and 35 minutes. Note: This flight was temporarily suspended but is resuming at the end of 2017.
#2 Auckland (NZ) – Dubai (UAE) is 8,819 miles or 17 hours and 15 minutes.
#3 Dallas/Fort Wort (TX) – Sydney (AU) is 8,576 miles or 16 hours and 55 minutes.
#4 Atlanta (GA) – Johannesburg (SA) is 8,434 miles or 16 hours and 57 minutes.
#5 Los Angeles (CA) – Abu Dhabi (UAE) is 8,375 miles or 16 hours and 40 minutes.
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While cruises are far more enjoying than flying, I don’t like cruises that last more than two weeks. I have had enough by then and my pants are starting to feel fairly snug so I am ready to disembark.
#1 LONGEST CRUISE IN THE WORLD is on Spirit of Oceanus. You will set sail for 335 days. That is nearly a full year! During this time you will visit 242 ports, see 59 countries (6 continents), and explore 85 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The cost? A mere $250,000…
#2 Regent Seven Seas takes passengers on a 139-day cruise that originates in Auckland and ends in Copenhagen. $79,000 – $262,000, depending on cabin.
#3 Silver Whisper sails for 124 days starting in L.A. and ending in Miami. Passengers will visit 28 countries with exotic port calls in Maldives, Mauritis, Malaysia, and French Polynesia. The Dom Perignon is free flowing and passengers are flown to departure port on a private plane and then transported by Rolls Royce. The cost is just $1.6 million per couple!
#4 Silverseas takes passengers on a 116-day cruise that spends 63 days in port. The ship departs from Miami and sails to South Africa, Egypt, Jordan, Namibia and other exciting destinations before arriving in Monte Carlo. The price tag is $60,000 – $214,000, depending on cabin.
#5 The MS Amsterdam sails 112 days, which includes 53 days at sea and 59 ports. Depart and return to Fort Lauderdale and see many exotic places, such as Rio de Janeiro, Antarctica and the Falklands, Chilean Fjords, Easter Island, Tahiti, Thailand, Jordan, Egypt, Buenos Aires, Mediterranean, Riveria, and Vietnam. This is absolutely the best deal with all these great destinations and a price tag of just $19,000 per person!
Please share using comment box! What is the longest flight, cruise and/or trip that you’ve been on? Would you do it again? Why or why not?