While most cruise lines divide their world cruises into several shorter segments, often using Dubai as a turnaround port, Viking Cruises have instead offered Viking Sun’s World Cruise as a 161-day or 140-day voyage.
The longer itinerary sails from Miami on December 14th, 2020 and arrives in London on May 22nd, 2021. The shorter Los Angeles to London itinerary departs LA on January 4th, 2021.
“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,” he added.
“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,” said Hagen.
After departing Miami, Viking Sun will explore islands of the Caribbean and the South Pacific; and then move to Asia, from Hong Kong to Bangkok; explore countries of the Middle East, including Oman, Jordan, Egypt and Israel; and sail through the Mediterranean before concluding in London.
Viking Sun will visit six new ports of call for Viking on this World Cruise, including Honolulu and Nawiliwili, marking the cruise line’s inaugural visit to the Hawaiian Islands. Other new ports include Oahu, Kauai, Moorea, and Hue.
Destination highlights are expected to be Sydney, Mumbai and Istanbul. In each of these ports Viking Sun will stay overnight, giving guests two days in the city. In Mumbai, Hong Kong and Auckland, she’ll spend a full two nights and three days in port.
Other night port calls on the World Cruise include Hobart, Tasmania; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Bangkok, Thailand; Singapore; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Venice, Italy; Barcelona, Spain and London.
Pricing for the 161-day 2020-2021 Viking World Cruise starts at US $59,995 per person and the 140-day 2021 Viking World Discoveries starts at US $52,995 per person, based on double-occupancy.
Both of Viking’s new world cruise itineraries include Business Class international air, transfers to and from the ship, all gratuities and service fees, complimentary visa services, the Silver Spirits Beverage Package, and free luggage shipping services for embarkation.