Viking has released its 2024 -2025 World Cruise itineraries, including the new Viking World Voyage I, which sails around the world in 180 days, visiting 37 countries and 85 ports, with overnight stays in 13 iconic cities.
Setting sail on December 19, 2024, from Fort Lauderdale, the itinerary will include ports of call across five continents and will completely circumnavigate the globe when it returns to the United States for its final port in New York on June 17, 2025.
Guests sailing on Viking’s award-winning 930-guest ship, the Viking Sky, will explore ports of call in Central America; transit the Panama Canal; journey up the West Coast of North America before crossing the Pacific Ocean and calling upon the Hawaiian islands and French Polynesia; traverse New Zealand and Australia; and sail through Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean and Northern Europe before crossing the Atlantic and concluding in New York.
A shorter 163-day portion of the sailing, Viking World Voyage II, departs from Los Angeles on January 5, 2025 and visits 29 countries and 78 ports before ending in New York. Guests may also choose the 138-day Viking World Cruise itinerary from Ft. Lauderdale to London or the 121-day voyage, Viking World Journeys which departs from Los Angeles and visits 23 countries before ending in London.
Viking’s newest World Cruise itineraries visit dozens of the world’s most iconic cities, alongside lesser-known destinations, in one continuous itinerary. Overnight stays in 13 ports, such as Sydney, Haifa, Singapore and Istanbul, and double overnights in Auckland, Bali, Ho Chi Minh, Yangon, Mumbai and Bergen, allow guests to delve deeper. While on board, Viking offers cultural enrichment through onboard lectures and entertainment – such as the Viking Resident Historian program, which provides guests with a high-level historical and cultural education specific to their journey. Guests will also be able to immerse themselves in the world’s rich cultures during included excursions that provide unmatched insight into daily life, as well as Privileged Access visits to cultural institutions. Highlights include experiencing three days in New Zealand’s cosmopolitan city of Auckland, known for its award-winning wines, tree-lined parks and love of boating; taking a tour of Singapore’s eclectic neighborhoods, from Little India to Arab Street, as well as enjoying a Night Safari at the world’s first nocturnal wildlife park; learning about the life and legacy of activist Mahatma Gandhi explore the diversity of Mumbai’s neighbourhoods, from the picturesque narrow streets of Old Mumbai to the colourful markets in the city’s centre; and visiting Istanbul’s spectacular Blue Mosque or the legendary Hagia Sophia.
Guests can also explore the historic Royal Borough of Greenwich, London on the Thames River, allowing easy access to the regal capital’s iconic sights, including the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and St. Paul’s Cathedral; and in the Big Apple, take in the exhilarating streets of Lower Manhattan’s financial district to the intimate warrens of Greenwich Village. The city features something for all guests with culture, cuisine and architectural beauty.
Viking’s ocean ships have a gross tonnage of 47,800 tons, with 465 staterooms that can host 930 guests. Viking’s award-winning ocean fleet includes the Viking Star, Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Orion, Viking Jupiter, Viking Venus, Viking Mars and Viking Neptune. The Viking Saturn will join the fleet in 2023. Highlights of the vessels include all veranda staterooms, two-room Explorer Suites, a pair of pools to choose from, an indulgent Scandinavian-themed spa, and a host of dining options – all with no additional charge or fee – from fine dining in The Restaurant, which serves three full meals and a variety of culinary options, and the World Café, which features international fare and regional specialties including a sushi and seafood cold bar, to intimate alternative dining experiences at The Chef’s Table, which offers a multi-course tasting menu with wine pairings, and Manfredi’s, which features freshly prepared pasta and Italian favourites