Viking Ocean Cruises has announced that their soon to be completed cruise ship, Viking Sun, will sail a second epic 128 day cruise world cruise that will visit five continents, 21 countries, 44 ports, and 10 overnight port stops.
Departing on January 3, 2019 on the soon-to-be delivered fourth vessel in Viking’s award-winning ocean fleet, this grand journey will mark Viking Sun’s second voyage around the world. The ship will spend much of her maiden season on Viking’s first World Cruise, which departs from Miami on December 15, 2017.
Sailing from Miami to London, the new 2019 World Cruise itinerary allows guests to explore South America and the islands of the South Pacific; call upon ports in Africa, from Cape Town to Dakar; and cruise the Strait of Magellan, Tasman Sea, and Indian Ocean, before concluding in London. As with all Viking itineraries, guests receive a complimentary shore excursion in each of the 44 ports and free unlimited Wi-Fi; World Cruise guests also receive Business Class airfare and all gratuities and service fees, along with an extensive list of added-value included features in their cruise fare.
2019 World Cruise Highlights
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Peak of Brazilian Culture
- Port Stanley, Falkland Islands: Islas Malvinas
- Ushuaia, Argentina: “End of the World”
- Easter Island, Chile: Isolated in Mystery
- Milford Sound, New Zealand: Astonishing Landscape
- Hobart, Tasmania: An Island of History and Wilderness
- Maputo, Mozambique: Wildlife Abounds
- Cape Town, South Africa: Cultural Riches
Prices for Viking’s World Cruise start at $49,995 per person and include Business Class air, transfers to and from the ship, all gratuities and service fees, complimentary visa service, free luggage shipping services for embarkation, and Viking’s Silver Spirits beverage package covering virtually all drinks on board.
From now through September 30, 2017, each guest who books the World Cruise will also receive $2,000 in shipboard credit, which can be used toward optional tours, spa services, onboard shops and beverages. Viking Explorer Society members receive an additional $1,000 in onboard credit and added exclusive Viking Explorer Society member savings, if they book before September 30, 2017. Combined with Viking’s other inclusions, this represents a value of more than $20,000 per guest.
Viking’s ocean ships have a gross tonnage of 47,800 tons, with 465 staterooms that can accommodate 930 guests. Viking will welcome three more sister ships in the next two years to its award-winning fleet, including Viking Sun. By 2019 it will be the largest small ship ocean cruise line. Two additional ships are also on order for delivery in 2021 and 2022.
Designed for discerning travelers with interests in history, art, music and cuisine, Chairman Torstein Hagen often says Viking offers guests “the thinking person’s cruise” as an alternative to mainstream cruises. Ships are small to get guests closer to their destination, with more time in port and more overnights. On board, guests find serene Scandinavian spaces, where every room is both beautiful and functional, quiet and filled with light.
With the most al fresco dining opportunities at sea, featuring regional cuisines and always-available American classics, Viking’s guests can truly dine in their destination. A focus on cultural enrichment brings immersive experiences ashore and on board. And only The Viking Way of Exploration provides guests with itineraries that feature Local Life, Working World and Privileged Access experiences.
In addition, Viking offers the best value at sea, with each cruise fare including much more than what competitors offer—an included value of more than $200 per person per day for an average cruise. Every cruise fare includes an exterior stateroom, a complimentary shore excursion in each port of call, all onboard meals, and all port charges and government taxes.
Guests also enjoy many complimentary amenities as part of their fare, including: beer and wine with lunch and dinner service; alternative restaurant dining; Wi-Fi; self-service laundry; access to the Thermal Suite in the LivNordic Spa; and 24-hour room service.