Viking Releases Details of New 2024-25 World Cruises

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Viking Cruises 2023

18 January, 2023

Viking has announced its 2024/25 World Cruise itineraries, including the new “Viking World Voyage I,” which sails around the world in 180 days, visiting 37 countries and 85 ports, with overnight stays in 13 cities. Setting sail on December 19, 2024, from Fort Lauderdale, the itinerary will include ports of call across five continents and will completely circumnavigate the globe when it returns to the U.S. for its final port in New York on June 17, 2025. The announcement of the new World Cruises comes at a time of record sales for the line, with its 25th anniversary sale on January 1 resulting in the highest number of bookings in one week in the company’s history.

Guests sailing on Viking’s 930-guest ship, the Viking Sky, will explore ports of call in Central America; transit the Panama Canal; journey up the West Coast of North America before crossing the Pacific Ocean and calling upon the Hawaiian islands and French Polynesia; traverse New Zealand and Australia; and sail through Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean and Northern Europe before crossing the Atlantic and concluding in New York.

A shorter 163-day portion of the sailing, “Viking World Voyage II,” departs from Los Angeles on January 5, 2025 and visits 29 countries and 78 ports before ending in New York. Guests may also choose the 138-day “Viking World Cruise” itinerary from Ft. Lauderdale to London or the 121-day voyage, “Viking World Journeys,” which departs from Los Angeles and visits 23 countries before ending in London.

Viking’s newest World Cruise itineraries visit popular cities alongside lesser-known destinations. Guests can enjoy overnight stays in 13 ports, such as Sydney, Haifa, Singapore and Istanbul, and double overnights in Auckland, Bali, Ho Chi Minh, Yangon, Mumbai and Bergen. Viking offers onboard lectures and entertainment, including the “Viking Resident Historian” program. Guests can also enjoy included excursions and “Privileged Access” visits to cultural institutions.

Highlights of the new 2024-2025 Viking World Cruise itineraries include:

  • Auckland: Set between the harbors of Waitematā and Manukau, guests will experience three days in New Zealand’s cosmopolitan city known for its wines, tree-lined parks and boating
  • Singapore: During an overnight stay, guests can explore the city’s neighborhoods, from Little India to Arab Street, visit the futuristic horticultural park showcasing more than a million plants, or enjoy a night safari at the nocturnal wildlife park
  • Mumbai: For three days, guests can discover what the Indian city has to offer, be it the Hanging Gardens or the diversity of its neighborhoods, from the picturesque narrow streets of Old Mumbai to the colorful markets in the city’s center
  • Istanbul: Guests will enjoy ample time to experience this historic city during an overnight stay. They can visit cultural sites such as the Blue Mosque or the Hagia Sophia, and enjoy fusion cuisine, combining fresh Mediterranean fare with spices from the Far East and Asia
  • London: Guests can explore popular attractions such as the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • New York City: Both “Viking World Voyage I” and “Viking World Voyage II” conclude in New York City. Guests can take in the streets of Lower Manhattan’s financial district to the intimate warrens of Greenwich Village

Deal: Until March 31, 2023, Viking is offering special savings for World Cruise guests. This includes business class air, ground transfers to and from the ship, all onboard gratuities and service fees, complimentary visa service and “Silver Spirits” beverage package, which includes nearly all drinks on board, and free luggage shipping services. World Cruise guests will also receive $2,000 per person shore excursions credit, which can be used towards optional shore excursions, besides $1,000 per person shipboard credit for spa services, onboard shops and laundry. Viking Explorer Society Members will receive an additional $1,000 per person shipboard credit.

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