Viking Announces 245-Day Ultimate World Cruise for 2019

A birds eye view of London and the River Thames
The World Cruise will depart from London. // Photo by Mark_Thomas_Photo/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Viking has announced the new Ultimate World Cruise, which will span 245 days, six continents, 59 countries and 113 ports, with 22 port overnights and a full circumnavigation of the globe – making it the longest-ever continuous world cruise itinerary, the cruise line said.

Departing from London on August 31, 2019, on Viking Sun, this eight-month journey will mark Viking’s third voyage around the globe and will nearly double the length of the company’s previous World Cruise itineraries. Within the 245-day Ultimate World Cruise itinerary, Viking will also offer guests an option to sail one of two shorter segments during the cruise. Guest can choose between Viking World Treasures, a 127-day sailing from London to Los Angeles that visits 33 countries and 61 ports, or Viking World Wonders, a 119-day journey from Los Angeles to London that visits 29 countries and 55 ports. 

As with all Viking itineraries, guests receive a complimentary shore excursion in each port 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.

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Pricing for Viking Ultimate World Cruise start $92,990 per person, Viking World Treasures starts at $47,995 per person, and pricing for Viking World Wonders start at $45,995 per person. All three of Viking’s new world cruise itineraries include Business Class international air, transfers to and from the ship, all gratuities and service fees, three complimentary visa services, free luggage shipping services for embarkation and Viking’s Silver Spirits beverage package covering virtually all drinks on board.

From now through December 31, 2018, each guest who books the Viking Ultimate World Cruise will also receive $4,000 in shore excursion credit for any optional land programs and $2,000 in shipboard credit, which can be used toward optional tours, spa services, onboard shops and beverages. Guests who book Viking World Treasures or Viking World Wonders before December 31, 2018 will receive $2,000 in shore excursion credit per person for any optional land programs and $1,000 in shipboard credit, which can be used toward optional tours, spa services, onboard shops and beverages.

Viking Explorer Society members sailing on Viking Ultimate World Cruise will receive an additional $2,000 in shipboard credit per person, and members sailing on Viking World Treasures or Viking World Wonders will receive an additional $1,000 in shipboard credit per person.

For more information, visit www.vikingcruises.com.

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