Viking has outlined its 2020-2021 World Cruise, which will span 161 days, 6 continents, 33 countries and 75 ports, with overnight stays in unique ports of call. Departing Miami on December 14, 2020, on Viking Sun, this epic journey will visit the Caribbean, Americas, Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
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, Shipboard Credit, Complimentary VISA Service, Silver Spirits Beverage Package and all gratuities and service fees, along with a list of added-value included features in their cruise fare.
“For more than 20 years we have been offering guests the most culturally immersive journeys available in the industry and we are pleased to announce the most extensive itinerary in our history,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking. “Our World Cruises offer guests the rare opportunity to unpack once and explore dozens of the best destinations on earth – at a value that is unprecedented in the travel industry.”
Viking’s World Cruise Highlights
Viking’s World Cruise visits dozens of cities, ports, and islands in one journey. Included excursions in every port allow guests to immerse themselves in the world’s cultures, and The Viking Way of exploration offers additional, optional excursions that provide insight into Local Life, Working World and offer Privileged Access visits to cultural institutions.
Overnight stays in 13 cities allow guests to delve deeper into destinations; and Viking’s Culture Curriculum offers regional entertainment and lectures, as well as learning opportunities as part of the Viking Resident program.
Auckland, New Zealand
Known as the “City of Sails” due to the rich boating culture, Auckland is a captivating destination nestled between two harbors. This cultural capital includes timeless vineyards and olive groves, spectacular views from the southern hemisphere’s tallest freestanding structure, and vibrant neighborhoods with spectacular local cuisine.
The diverse cultures and rich history of Manila provide a variety of activities for guests. Embark on a wooden canoe for an exhilarating river ride to Pagsanjan Falls, tour historic sites reminiscent of the former Spanish colonial days, or join Viking’s chef on a culinary adventure at local markets.
Hong Kong, China
This beautiful city is home to cultural treasures, centuries-old traditions and lively night markets. Enjoy traditional dim sum, tour the exotic wet market and jump on a vintage tram for a scenic ride along the northern side of Hong Kong.
An Island of History and Wilderness — The capital of Australia’s island state of Tasmania, Hobart offers guests the chance to learn about its aborigine history and explore its wilderness area, including Mt. Wellington, which the city is nestled under.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Vibrant Saigon – This city, home to a mix of modern skyscrapers, French colonial buildings, and palaces, offers a variety of experiences for guests, including the Cu Chi Tunnels, the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Reunification Palace.
The Front Door to India – The city of Mumbai, formerly Bombay, is the financial, commercial, and entertainment capital of India. While in port, guests can learn about the iconic activist Gandhi at the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and visit the Hanging Gardens.
Temples and Tombs – The site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor is dense with historical monuments for guests to explore, including the Temple of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings & Valley of the Queens, which house the tombs of the Pharaohs and their wives.
Six All-New Ports + Pre and Post Cruise Extensions
Guests will visit six maiden ports of call on this voyage and have the opportunity to extend their cruise by adding a 2-night pre-cruise tour of Miami or a 2-night post-cruise tour in London.
A shorter 140-day segment is available from Los Angeles on January 4, 2021. The segment visits 66 ports in 27 countries.
This is sure to be a journey you won’t soon forget, aboard a world-class ship.
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