Viking Plans the World’s Longest Continuous Cruise: 8 Months and 6 Continents

May 2, 2018

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Viking Cruises is rolling out the longest-ever continuous world cruise itinerary with its new ‘Ultimate World Cruise‘— an eight-month voyage throughout six continents, 59 countries and 113 ports. 

The eight-month world cruise will be aboard the Viking Sun ship and will depart from London in August 2019. The cruise, which accommodates 930 guests, will feature overnight stays in 23 cities as well as excursions in every port. Some of the destinations on the itinerary include Norway, Ireland, Bermuda, Brazil, Argentina, Vietnam, India, Egypt and many more.

World Cruise itinerary
World Cruise itinerary

For those looking for less time on the high seas, Viking is also offering two new shorter leg voyages. The shorter itineraries include a 127-day sailing from London to Los Angeles that visits 33 countries and a 119-day journey from Los Angeles to London that visits 29 countries. Prices for Viking’s Ultimate World Cruise start $92,990 per person, with the shorter voyages running travelers $45,995 to $47,995 per person.

Included in the price, passengers will receive complimentary shore excursions in each port, free unlimited Wi-Fi, and World Cruise guests will be eligible to receive Business Class airfare with all gratuities and service fees. Cruise-goers who book the full cruise by Dec. 31 will receive a $4,000 credit toward extra-charge shore excursions and land programs as well as a $2,000 on-board credit.

“For more than 20 years we have been offering guests the most culturally immersive journeys available in the industry and we are pleased to announce the most extensive itinerary in our history,” Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking, said in a statement. “Our World Cruises offer guests the rare opportunity to unpack once and explore dozens of the best destinations on earth – at a value that is unprecedented in the travel industry.”

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