Viking Publicizes New 180-Day World Cruise


Viking has introduced its 2024-2025 World Cruise itineraries, together with the brand new Viking World Voyage I that can sail world wide in 180 days, visiting 85 ports in 37 nations.

Setting sail on December 19, 2024 from Fort Lauderdale, the itinerary will embrace ports throughout 5 continents, and can fully circumnavigate the globe when it returns to the USA for its closing port in New York Metropolis on June 17, 2025.

(Picture courtesy of Viking)

Crusing aboard Viking Sky, friends will discover ports in Central America; transit the Panama Canal; journey up the west coast of North America earlier than crossing the Pacific and calling in Hawaii and French Polynesia; traverse New Zealand and Australia; and sail by means of Asia, the Center East, the Mediterranean, and northern Europe earlier than crossing the Atlantic and concluding the voyage in New York.

A shorter 163-day portion of the crusing, referred to as Viking World Voyage II, departs from Los Angeles on January 5, 2025 and visits 78 ports in 29 nations earlier than ending in New York. Company may additionally select the 138-day Viking World Cruise itinerary from Fort Lauderdale to London, or the 121-day Viking World Journeys which departs LA and visits 23 nations earlier than ending in London.

“For 25 years, we’ve been dedicated to offering our friends with immersive and culturally enriching experiences whereas touring the world in consolation,” stated Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking. “Our earlier World Cruises offered out in a matter of weeks, and we proceed to see robust demand from our friends for prolonged voyages. Our seamless World Cruises are the best of all adventures and permit friends to discover extra of the world with us.”

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Viking Star in London (Picture courtesy of Viking)

Viking’s new world cruise itineraries embrace in a single day stays in 13 ports, reminiscent of Sydney, Haifa, Singapore, and Istanbul, with double overnights in Auckland, Bali, Ho Chi Minh, Yangon, Mumbai, and Bergen. Highlights of those 2025 world cruise itineraries embrace:

  • Auckland, New Zealand: Set between the harbors of Waitematā and Manukau, friends will expertise three days in Auckland, recognized for its award-winning wines, tree-lined parks, and enthusiastic boating tradition.
  • Singapore: Witness the cultural variety of Singapore throughout an in a single day keep. Take a tour of town’s eclectic neighborhoods, from Little India to Arab Avenue, go to the futuristic horticultural park showcasing over 1,000,000 vegetation, or get pleasure from an evening safari on the world’s first nocturnal wildlife park.
  • Mumbai, India: Whereas in port in Mumbai for 3 days, friends have extra time ashore to be taught concerning the life and legacy of activist Mahatma Gandhi, benefit from the Hanging Gardens, and discover the range of Mumbai’s neighborhoods.
  • Istanbul, Turkey: Company will get pleasure from ample time to expertise this historic metropolis throughout an in a single day keep. Straddled throughout two continents and the Bosporus Strait, Istanbul has a wealth of non secular websites to discover such because the Blue Mosque and legendary Hagia Sophia, and boasts scrumptious fusion delicacies that blends recent Mediterranean fare with spices from the Far East and Asia.
  • London, England: Company will get pleasure from exploring the historic Royal Borough of Greenwich, London on the Thames River, permitting easy accessibility to the capital’s iconic sights together with the Tower of London, Homes of Parliament, Large Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
  • New York Metropolis, New York: The epic Viking World Voyage I and II journeys conclude in New York Metropolis, the place friends can take within the streets of decrease Manhattan’s monetary district and the Greenwich Village space.
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Entrance to Explorer’s Lounge on Viking Sky

From now by means of March 31, 2023, Viking is providing particular financial savings for World Cruise friends together with enterprise class air, floor transfers to and from the ship, all onboard gratuities and repair charges, complimentary visa service, and the Silver Spirits beverage package deal, which incorporates almost all drinks on board.

All World Cruise friends will obtain $2,000 per particular person in shore excursions credit score, which can be utilized in the direction of non-compulsory shore excursions or overland excursions, in addition to $1,000 per particular person in onboard credit score for spa companies, onboard outlets, and laundry. Viking Explorer Society members will obtain a further $1,000 per particular person in onboard credit score.

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