This 180-day World Cruise Departs in 2024, Sailing to 5 Continents, 37 Countries, and 85 Ports

Viking just announced its 2024-2025 lineup of World Cruises.

<p>Courtesy of Viking Cruises</p>

Courtesy of Viking Cruises

The year may have just begun, but Viking is already looking to the future.

On Thursday, the cruise line announced its 2024 to 2025 World Cruise itineraries, which will take guests (you guessed it) around the world. The longest cruise is the new Viking World Voyage I, departing on Dec. 19, 2024 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It will sail for 180 days visiting 85 ports of call across 37 countries on five continents.

“For 25 years, we have been committed to providing our guests with immersive and culturally enriching experiences while traveling the world in comfort,” Torstein Hagen, the chairman of Viking, shared in a statement provided to Travel + Leisure. “Our previous World Cruises sold out in a matter of weeks, and we continue to see strong demand from our guests for extended voyages. Our seamless World Cruises are the greatest of all adventures and allow guests to explore more of the world with us.”

<p>Courtesy of Viking Cruises</p>

Courtesy of Viking Cruises

On each world cruise, Viking will offer guests deep cultural enrichment programs, including onboard lectures and locally focused entertainment, all meant to inspire an even deeper appreciation for its ports of call. Viking noted in the press release announcing these cruises that this includes the Viking Resident Historian program, which “provides guests with a high-level historical and cultural education specific to their journey.”

For those who can’t make the entire 180-day trip, Viking is offering a shorter version of the world cruise on Viking Sky. The 163-day Viking World Voyage II departs Los Angeles on January 5, 2025, and visits 29 countries before returning to New York. Guests who board the 930-person Viking Sky in New York will sail Mexico, transit the Panama Canal, and explore South America. Passengers will then embark in Los Angeles, at which point Viking Sky will cross the Pacific, visiting both the Hawaiian Islands and French Polynesia along the way. It will then explore New Zealand and Australia and sail onward through Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and Northern Europe, before returning to New York.

Alternatively, guests can hop on the 121-day voyage Viking World Journeys on the brand-newViking Neptune, which departs Los Angeles on Jan. 9, 2023, and visit 23 countries before guests disembark in London four months later.

As for what to expect on board, identical ocean ships Neptune and Sky both feature Scandinavian design across their Veranda Staterooms that start from 270 square feet, all the way to the 14 Explorer Suites, which range from 757 to 1,163 square feet for those who want a little more space for their around-the-world journey.

Those who want to book their trip ASAP will be rewarded, as now through March 31, 2023, Viking is offering exclusive savings, including free business-class airfare, ground transfers, visa service, and a top-shelf beverage package. And, all World Cruise guests will receive $2,000 per person in shore excursion credits, so they can get to know the world just a little bit better with every stop. Learn more and book your sailing here

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