Picture 128 days out at sea, crossing over five continents, visiting 21 countries, stopping by 44 ports and enjoying evening events in 10 cities.

That’s what Viking Cruises is planning for its second World Cruise setting off in 2019.

Before commencing its first worldwide sailing on Viking Sun, the cruise line has confirmed plans for a second World Cruise to depart two years time.

Once again being held on Viking Sun, the 3 January 2019 itinerary will offer guests the chance to explore South America and the South Pacific along with Africa, the Strait of Magellan, Tasman Sea, Indian Ocean, and Europe.

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Highlights for the second voyage include an overnight stay in the city of Rio de Janeiro where guests can visit the Corcovado Mountain and the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. They can also visit Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands, which is renowned for its maritime history.

Cruisers will have the chance to perch on a steep hill on the southernmost tip of South America in Argentina and dig into the mystery of Easter Island’s Moai stone head statues.

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There’ll also be an opportunity to sail the waterway of New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park in Milford Sound and visit Australia’s island state of Tasmania.

Viking Cruises’ Chairman, Torstein Hagen, said the World Cruise itinerary is designed “for explorers” and give them the “most extensive and culturally immersive journeys”.

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“Our guests are experienced travellers who want to explore the world in comfort.”

Torstein Hagen, Viking Cruises Chairman

“As we continue to expand our offerings around the world, we will remain true to our guestswith an award-winning fleet design, the highest industry accolades and far more included value than any competitor.”

Travellers keen to board the 2019 World Cruises are looking at a starting fare of AU$75,995 per person, which covers the cost of their Business Class air ticket, transfers to and from the ship, all gratuities and service fees, complimentary visa service, free luggage shipping services for embarkation, unlimited Wi-Fi and Viking’s Silver Spirits beverage package covering virtually all drinks on board.

Would you be up for a World Cruise?