World’s longest cruise to set sail next year

The Viking Sun will visit 59 countries over eight months on the world’s longest cruise

At 245 days on the sea and visiting all continents except for Antarctica, Norwegian cruise operator Viking has revealed an ambitious plan.

In August 2019, the company will launch the world’s longest continuous cruise from London. Over eight months, the ship called Viking Sun will stop at 113 ports in 59 different countries.

“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.”

The cruise will set sail from Greenwich, and before crossing the Atlantic to arrive in Greenland, passengers will sail around the UK and Norway.

The ship will proceed to Canada with a stop in Montreal, and then to New York City and Bermuda. Before a call to the Amazon river and South America, the vessel will pay a visit to Barbados.

Voyagers will also have the opportunity to visit Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, China, Singapore, Thailand and India.

To ensure enough comfort and entertainment for the passengers, the cruise ship is equipped with eight restaurants featuring a range of world cuisines, two swimming pools, and a Nordic spa.

The cruise is open up to 930 customers, however, the ticket is rather pricey, as it begins at $91,000 for the cheapest room which has been already sold out.

The more expensive rooms for the ones who desire more comfort. Ranging from $110,000 to $135,000 penthouse suites will be available, and for $263,000 guests can book the Owner’s Suite featuring a private a living room, dining area, and personal library.