If you’ve ever thought “Who goes on these long world cruises and why?” prepared to have your mind blown at what the Viking journey of a lifetime promises.
Viking Sun is currently attempting to break the record for the world’s longest continuous passenger cruise with a 245-day sailing to six continents, 51 countries and 111 ports.
The Ultimate World Cruise sailed into Aussie waters earlier this month, marking day-160 of her epic global circumnavigation.
Having set sail from London at the end of August 2019, she’ll return to the UK in May 2020, completing her historic journey (after eight months) and having nearly doubled the length of the previous world record.
“It’s the most extensive itinerary available in the industry,” said Viking Cruises’ Chairman, Torstein Hagen, as it connects travellers to “culturally immersive experiences that allow them to explore the world in comfort”.
WHERE DO YOU GO?
Amazing! But sound like a bit much?
No worries! Viking also offers a selection of Grand Voyages ranging between 22 and 161 days. These itineraries are unique or one-off voyages, often a fusion of two or more of Viking’s most popular cruise itineraries, which mean you can explore an incredible variety of destinations during one seamless journey. And the best bit? No repeat ports.
The 37-day Far East & Alaska voyage from Hong Kong to Vancouver (or vice versa) is the perfect example of a Grand Voyage and makes for one epic journey across the Pacific Ocean, where east meets west. The voyage is a fusion of two shorter Viking itineraries – North Pacific Passage and Far East Horizons – and explores China, Japan, Russia, Alaska and Canada; including six overnight stays for maximum destination immersion.
Or check out the 41-day Jewels of Australia & Asia sailing from Sydney to Singapore, via the Whitsundays, Thursday Island and Darwin in Australia; as well as multiple calls in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia, for the ultimate Australasian odyssey.
WHY CRUISE WITH VIKING?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’d know that Viking offers highly inclusive and impeccable service. They’re renowned for being the ‘Thinking Person’s Cruise’ and it’s what they are NOT that make them stand out in port.
On Viking, you won’t have the three C’s – No Casinos, Children or extra Charges. They pride themselves on being destination focused and culturally enriching.
There’s a reason why Viking has such a high repeat client base, they’re simply a cut above the rest.
Viking’s inclusive value means you’ll enjoy everything you need and nothing you don’t in your Viking fare. For example, Viking includes beer, wine and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner, includes one shore excursion in each port, unlimited Wi-Fi, no charges for speciality restaurants, self-service laundry, gratuities and port taxes as well as access to their top-rated spa and state of the art fitness centre. Plus: Keep an eye out for the line’s incredible bonus offers, which can include free economy and business class flights!
AROUND THE WORLD WITH VIKING
This article was written by KARRYON contributor Jess Buchan.
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