Have you Seen The World Yet?

By on July 28, 2020
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Viking has a new World Cruise, which will span 136 days, 27 countries, and 56 ports. Overnight stays in 11 iconic cities will help you to see the world. Setting sail on December 24, 2021, from Fort Lauderdale, the itinerary includes three new ports of call, Phillip Island, Eden, Australia, and Yangon, Myanmar.

Sailing on Viking’s award-winning 930-guest Viking Star®, the epic voyage will explore ports of call in Central America. Transit through the Panama Canal from the Eastern side of Central America to the West before journey up the West Coast of North America. Cross the Pacific Ocean, calling upon Hawaii before traversing New Zealand and Australia. Sail through Asia, the Middle East, and then onto the Mediterranean before concluding in London.

Viking is offering guests a shorter, 119-day portion of the sailing. Rather than leaving from Florida, the shorter sailing departs from Los Angeles on January 10, 2022, visiting 22 countries and 49 ports before ending in London. All Viking World Cruise guests will also receive the complimentary option to remain on board for three additional days and disembark in the ship’s homeport of Bergen, Norway.

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For more than 20 years, Viking has been committed to providing guests with immersive and culturally enriching experiences while traveling the world in comfort.  Although 2020 has been an unusual year for all travelers, Viking remains focused on the future and are pleased to offer us a new destination-focused World Cruise that allows for extensive exploration in 2021-2022. 

2021-2022 Viking World Cruise Highlights

The newest Viking World Cruise itinerary visits iconic cities and ports of call in one seamless itinerary. Overnight stays in 11 iconic cities allow guests to explore further in;

  • Yangon, Myanmar
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Mumbai, India
  • Luxor, Egypt
  • Haifa, Israel
  • Istanbul, Turkey

While onboard, Viking offers cultural enrichment through onboard lectures and entertainment, such as Viking’s Resident Historian® program, which provides guests with a high-level historical and cultural education specific to their journey. Highlights of the new 2021-2022 Viking World Cruise itinerary include:

  • Phillip Island, Australia (NEW Viking Port): Guests will enjoy some of Australia’s most dramatic scenery and diverse wildlife including the island’s famed Little Penguins. At sunset each evening on Summerland Beach, the Little Penguins return to shore and guests can watch them waddle in procession safely from elevated viewing points.
  • Eden, Australia (NEW Viking Port): Set in Twofold Bay, the town of Eden was once home to Australia’s whaling industry. Guests will explore today’s Eden and the Sapphire Coast, which is now famed for its conservation efforts protecting the whale population.  
  • Yangon, Myanmar (NEW Viking Port): Guests will experience three days in Yangon, Myanmar, which was once the British colony known as Burma. In Myanmar’s largest city, guests may visit the Shwedagon Paya, a golden monument and one of Buddhism’s most sacred sites, explore the colonial architecture or take in the beautiful scenery. From magnificent temples, the floating villages of Inle Lake, and the royal city of Mandalay, there are activities for everyone during this port of call.
  • Oahu (Honolulu), Hawaii: Guests can enjoy everything from historic landmarks to world-class shopping on the island of Oahu. Soak up the sun along Waikiki Beach’s pristine beaches or visit Pearl Harbor to see where the tragic events of December 7, 1941, unfolded.
  • Komodo Island, Indonesia: Guests will enjoy a day ashore visiting Komodo National Park and the Tamarind Woods, home to the famed Komodo dragon. Beyond wildlife viewing, guests will have an opportunity to explore and play at Pink Beach, so-called for the rose-hued coral sand.
  • London (Tilbury), England: Guests will end their sailing in the 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.

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Viking Star

Viking was voted a #1 Ocean Cruise Line for the fifth consecutive year by Travel + Leisure readersViking Star is part of the award-winning fleet of sister ships, which also includes Viking SeaViking SkyViking SunViking Orion, and Viking Jupiter, each with 465 staterooms that can host 930 guests. The company’s seventh 930-guest ocean ship Viking Venus is scheduled to debut in early 2021. Viking’s ocean fleet features a modern Scandinavian design with elegant touches, intimate spaces, and attention to detail. Highlights include:

  • All Veranda Staterooms: Guests can choose from five stateroom categories, starting from 270 sq. ft. Veranda Staterooms, all with private verandas, sweeping views of the destination, and premium amenities. King-size beds with luxury linens, generously proportioned closets, and large interactive flat-screen LCD TVs for movies-on-demand. Wi-Fi is included for the room. Award-winning bathrooms with large showers, premium Freyja bath products, and heated floors.
  • Explorer Suites: The ships feature 14 Explorer Suites, which are two-room suites ranging from 757 to 1,163 sq. ft. With expansive views from the wraparound private verandas. The Explorer Suites offer the ultimate sanctuary and come with the most amenities and privileges of any category on board the ship.
  • Two Pool Choices: The Main Pool has a retractable roof permitting any-season swimming. There is also a first-of-its-kind glass-backed Infinity Pool cantilevered off the stern. This breathtaking pool allows guests to swim surrounded by their destination.

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  • LivNordic Spa: In keeping with Viking’s Nordic heritage, The Spa onboard is designed with the holistic wellness philosophy of Scandinavia in mind—from the centuries-old tradition of the sauna to a Snow Grotto where snowflakes gently descend from the ceiling through chilled air. Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships 2017 named it one of the “5 best cruise ship spas.”
  • Explorers’ Lounge and Mamsen’s: Share a cocktail with friends. Linger over a Norwegian breakfast and a nautical history book. The Explorers’ Lounge and Mamsen’s gourmet deli are thoughtful spaces. Located at the bow of the ship and designed to represent the Scandinavian spirit. Relax and marvel at the sweeping views through double-height windows.
  • The Wintergarden: Guests looking for serenity will find it in the Wintergarden. In this elegant space under a canopy of Scandinavian trellised wood, guests can indulge in afternoon tea service.
  • Dining Choices: Viking’s ships offer eight dining options, all with no additional charge or fee. Fine dining in The Restaurant, which serves three full meals and a variety of culinary options. The World Café features international fare and regional specialties including a sushi and seafood cold bar. The intimate dining experience can be found at The Chef’s Table, which offers a multi-course tasting menu with wine pairings. Manfredi’s features freshly prepared pasta and Italian favorites, and the Pool Grill specializes in gourmet burgers. Afternoon tea and scones are best, and found in the Wintergarden. Mamsen’s serves Norwegian deli-style fare, and complimentary 24-hour room service allows all guests to enjoy many signature dishes in the comfort of their stateroom. There is nothing better than outdoor eating on a cruise, and Viking’s ocean ships offer the most al fresco dining at sea. 
  • Cultural Enrichment: Viking experiences from ship to shore are designed for unparalleled access and cultural enrichment. Viking Resident Historians deliver high-level historical and cultural education specific to the journey. Invaluable insight into the rich history of the destination is shared with the guests. Guest Lecturers, experts in their fields, shed light on a destination’s art, architecture, music, geopolitics, and more. Destination Performances represent the most iconic cultural performing arts of the region—whether it be Italian opera or Portuguese fado. Resident Classical Musicians—pianists, guitarists, violinists, and flutists—perform classical compositions throughout the ships. And Culinary Classes in The Kitchen Table, Viking’s onboard cooking school, focus on regional cuisine.
  • Nordic Inspiration: Even the smallest details take their inspiration from the exploratory spirit of the original Vikings. Light wood grains, touches of slate and teak, Swedish limestone, and fragrant juniper appear throughout the public spaces and Spa. The Clinker-built design of the Viking Bar mirrors the construction style of the original Viking Longships. A Viking Heritage Center provides history and context from the Viking Age. Characters from Norse Mythology are subtly incorporated into the design of the ships. The designs provide curious guests with inspiration to further explore Viking’s Nordic heritage.
  • Sustainable Features: Designed to be environmentally friendly. Viking’s ships feature energy-efficient hybrid engines, hydro-dynamically optimized streamlined hull, and bow for maximum fuel efficiency. The equipment reduces exhaust pollution and meets the strictest worldwide environmental regulations.

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