January 4, 2011: P&O Cruises Asian Grand Voyage on the Artemis is a round-trip from Southampton, England. The 98-night cruise sails to Asia and back.
January 5, 2011: Holland America world cruise on the ms Amsterdam is a round-trip out of Fort Lauderdale. 110-day voyage follows the traditional route.
January 5, 2011: Seabourn world cruise on the Seabourn Sojourn goes from Los Angeles to England. The 111-day grand voyage follows the traditional westward route.
January 9, 2011: P&O Cruises South America and Pacific Grand Voyage on the Aurora is a round-trip from Southampton, England. The 95-night cruise sails around South America and the South Pacific.
January 13, 2011: Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 world cruise departs New York. The 103-day cruise takes a unique eastward route.
January 17, 2011: Crystal world cruise from Los Angeles to London. A luxury trip that follows a westward route.
January 20, 2011: The Silversea cruise around the world on the Silver Spirit goes from Los Angeles to Southampton, England.
January 21, 2011: Princess world cruise on the Pacific Princess departs from Fort Lauderdale and ends at Rome. The 107-day trip transits the Panama Canal but not the Suez.
May 25, 2011: Princess Cruises world cruise on the Dawn Princess is a round-trip from Sydney. The 104-day trip follows the traditional route.
April 12, 2011: P&O Cruises Grand Alaska Voyage on the Arcadia is a round-trip from Southampton, England. The 72-night cruise goes to Alaska and back.
Another grand cruise option is a cruise to Japan from the USA.
See our complete coverage of world cruises 2012.