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Around the World in 245 Days With Viking Cruises (VIDEO)

All due respect to Jules Verne, but 80 days isn’t nearly enough time for a world cruise. Thanks to Viking Cruises, intrepid vacationers can now spend the better part of a year at sea enjoying everything from the cool mists of London to the extravagant hanging gardens of Mumbai.

On May 1st, Viking  announced the Ultimate World Cruise, a 245-day cruise spanning six continents, 59 countries, and 113 ports. Beginning August 21, 2019 in London, Viking Sun and her passengers will embark on a journey unprecedented in its ambition and unmatched in its scale.

World Cruise

Viking Sun Naming Ceremony in Singapore

245 days is the longest-ever continuous cruise itinerary, so Viking offers numerous amenities like free wifi, a complimentary shore excursion at every port, and numerous other perks to ensure guests are happy and engaged throughout the adventure.

Staying entertained is not difficult aboard Viking Sun

Complete with a library, shopping plaza, fitness room, spa/sauna, and private dining rooms, Viking Sun embodies the luxury experience. She holds just 930 passengers for a more intimate, relaxing atmosphere.

There are five different stateroom options to choose from, each with a private veranda, king-size bed, in-room entertainment, and even heated floors. 

Guests looking for the most exclusive way to travel the globe should upgrade to one of the 14 Explorer Suites on board. These two-room luxury suites afford guests the most amenities and privileges aboard the ship.

Plan Your World Cruise Today

Viking Cruises is known for offering programs and itineraries designed for those with a thirst for knowledge. From art and music to history and cuisine, Viking challenges guests to immerse themselves in the local culture at each stop for a truly enriching experience.

Some of the most noteworthy stops along the way include:

  • Quebec City, Canada
  • Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Hobart, Tasmania
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Luxor, Egypt
  • Cagliari, Italy
  • Many More

The Ultimate World Cruise does come at a hefty price tag, totaling more than $92,000 per guest. For the experience and amenities however, most would say the trip is well worth the cost if it’s in your price range.

Is 245 days at sea too long? There are shorter options with many of the same destinations and amenities. Viking operates a number of ships and itineraries so you can plan the perfect vacation for almost everyone.

Check out the Viking Cruises website and learn more.

— Evan Gove

READ MORE: In Brief: Viking Sun in Shanghai, new river ships, and more….

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