Viking Announces World Cruise for Its Fourth Ocean Ship | Cruise News – May 3, 2016
Viking Announces World Cruise for Its Fourth Ocean Ship
Cruise News – May 3, 2016
Just days before its second ship, Viking Sea, is christened in Greenwich on the Thames River in London on May 5, Viking Ocean Cruises has announced that its fourth ship, Viking Sun, will spend her maiden season sailing the company’s first-ever World Cruise, spanning 141 days and visiting five continents, 35 countries, and 66 ports, with 12 port overnights.
Departing December 15, 2017, this epic journey from Miami to London will allow guests to explore Cuba and the Caribbean; sail the Panama Canal and the South Pacific; call upon ports in Asia, from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City; and see the Arabian, Red, and Mediterranean seas, before concluding in the North Atlantic.
Like on all Viking itineraries, World Cruise guests will enjoy a complimentary shore excursion in each of the 66 ports, free unlimited Wi-Fi, Business Class airfare, and all gratuities and service fees, along with an extensive list of added-value inclusions in their cruise fare.
“Ever since our first ship [Viking Star] set sail last year, we have been focused on bringing the destination back to ocean cruising,” said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking Cruises. “Our unique, award-winning approach allows our guests to explore comfortably, with experiences that enrich their lives along the way. This World Cruise is the most extensive and culturally immersive itinerary we have ever offered.”
Viking’s ocean ships have a gross tonnage of 47,800 tons, boast 465 cabins, and accommodate 930 passengers. Viking Sun will be the company’s fourth ship in the fleet and will be delivered in late 2017; the two remaining yet-to-be-named ships will be delivered in 2018 and 2020, respectively.
Photo: Viking Ocean Cruises
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