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Viking® (www.viking.com) today unveiled its World Cruise itineraries for 2024-2025, including the new Viking World Voyage I, which voyages around the world in 180 days, visiting 37 nations and 85 ports and staying overnight in 13 historic cities. Setting sail from Fort Lauderdale on December 19, 2024, the itinerary will include ports of call on five continents and will entirely round the world when it returns to the United States on June 17, 2025, for its last port in New York.
The unveiling of the new World Cruises comes at a time when Viking is experiencing record sales, with the debut of Viking’s new 25th Anniversary Sale on January 1 bringing in the most bookings in one week in the company’s history. Viking had its best single sales day ever on January 9. Guests sailing on Viking’s award-winning 930-guest ship, the Viking Sky®, will visit Central American ports, transit the Panama Canal, travel up the West Coast of North America before crossing the Pacific Ocean and visiting the Hawaiian islands and French Polynesia, check Out New Zealand and Australia, and cruise through Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and Northern Europe before traversing the Atlantic and arriving in New York.
Viking World Voyage II, a shorter 163-day segment of the voyage, left Los Angeles on January 5, 2025 and visits 29 nations and 78 ports before arriving in New York. Guests can also opt for the 138-day Viking World Cruise itinerary from Ft. Lauderdale to London, or the 121-day Viking World Journeys itinerary, which leaves from Los Angeles and covers 23 countries before arriving in London. In one continuous route, Viking’s newest World Cruise plans visits dozens of the world’s most recognizable cities as well as lesser-known places.
Overnight stays in 13 ports, including Sydney, Haifa, Singapore, and Istanbul, as well as double overnights in Auckland, Bali, Ho Chi Minh City, Yangon, Mumbai, and Bergen, allow passengers to explore more. Viking delivers cultural enrichment on board via onboard lectures and entertainment, such as the Viking Resident Historian® program, which gives guests with an elevated historical and cultural education tailored to their journey. During included excursions that provide unparalleled insight into daily living, as well as Privileged Access® visits to cultural sites, guests will engage themselves in the world’s various cultures.
The following are highlights of the new Viking World Cruise itinerary for 2024-2025:
Auckland, New Zealand: Cultural Capital of New Zealand Located between the Waitemata and Manukau bays, travellers will spend three days in Auckland, New Zealand’s cosmopolitan metropolis famed for its prize-winning wines, tree-lined parks, and love of boating.
Singapore, Singapore: A Melting Pot of Cultures During an overnight stay, you can witness Singapore’s unique cultural diversity. Take a tour of the city’s many neighborhoods, from Little India to Arab Street, or go on a Night Safari in the world’s first nocturnal wildlife park, which features over one million plants.
From now until March 31, 2023, Viking is offering World Cruise guests special savings on business class air, ground transfers to and from the ship, all onboard gratuities and service fees, complimentary visa service, Silver Spirits beverage package, which includes virtually all drinks on board, and free luggage shipping services for embarkation.