Viking Cruises Announces New 161-Day World Cruise

If a world cruise to six continents and 75 ports in a mere 161 days sounds like a dream…newsflash:  it’s reality.  And twice as long as it took Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne’s novel.

Viking Cruises World Cruise will send their 930-passenger Viking Sun literally chasing the sunset.  On December 14, 2020, Viking Sun begins an amazing westward voyage from Miami en route to London, arriving nearly five and one-half months later.

Viking Star funnel

Viking World Cruise itinerary

After a Panama Canal transit, making the transition from the Atlantic to Pacific Ocean, Viking Sun will set sail for Hawai’i with first-ever visits to Honolulu, Oahu and Nawiliwili, Kauai.

In a nutshell, Viking Sun will continue on from Hawai’i into the South Pacific; Asian ports that include Hong Kong and Bangkok and then through the Suez Canal and onto the Middle East.  Here, port calls include cities in Oman, Jordan, Egypt and Israel.  Onto the Mediterranean and finally through the Straits of Gibraltar, making a right turn and the final stretch to London, England.

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Viking Cruises includes shore excursions in every port.

  “With the announcement of our newest World Cruise, we remain firm in our commitment to offer travelers the most immersive and culturally enriching itineraries available,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking. “We are a destination-focused travel company, and it has always been our priority to help our guests connect to the destination. It is evident in everything we do – it is why we offer an included excursion in every port; why we have the most extensive Resident Historian program in the industry; and why our ships are smaller to bring travelers to more intimate ports.”

If you don’t have the time (or money!) for the 161-day cruise, you can also choose a shorter, 140-day segment of the sailing.  This Viking World Discoveries cruise departs from Los Angeles on January 4, 2021.  It will visit 27 countries and 66 ports.

Highlights of the 2020-2021 Viking World Cruise

Viking’s World Cruise offers overnight stays in 11 cities to give guests more time to delve deeper in the destinations.  Highlights of the new 2020-2021 Viking World Cruise itinerary include:

  • Oahu (Honolulu), Hawaii
  • Kauai (Nawiliwili), Hawaii
  • Moorea (Opunohu Bay), French Polynesia
  • Hue (Chan May), Vietnam
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Mumbai, India
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • London (Greenwich), England

Price tag

The least expensive (and still luxurious) accommodation is $59,995 for a Veranda stateroom.  If you reserve by February 28, 2019, you’ll also get free business class air + transfers, $2,000 per person shore excursions credit (for the optional tours), $1,000 per person shipboard credit, reduced deposit, complimentary visa service, Silver Spirits Beverage Package, wi-fi and more.

Read more:  My Viking Star review – sister ship to Viking Sun

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