The “Ultimate World Cruise” just left Greenwich, London on August 31st for a 245-day trip, around the globe, hosting 930 guests in 465 state rooms, each of whom paid some $124,000 for the experience.
The trip is being described as the longest continuous luxury cruise of all time and Viking has applied to the Guinness Book of Records for official status. The adventure will take almost twice as long as previously comparable cruises. Passengers who paid for the full trip will be hitting 59 countries and 113 ports. Not all of them will need to take the full trip; Viking is also offering passengers the chance to hop on and hop off for shorter segments.
The impressive itinerary, which must read like a copy of National Geographic, will take in the Caribbean, South America, the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, the Mediterranean and Europe. Trip highlights will include stops in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Ushuaia, Argentina; Hobart, Tasmania; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Mumbai, India; Luxor, Egypt; as well as eight ports in South America.
In Canada alone, the Viking Sun will take in Quebec City, Montreal, the St. Lawrence River, the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Halifax and more. From Canada, it will head to Boston and points south.
For their $124,000, passengers will also receive business class airfares, meals and shore excursions at each place the cruise ship stops. Oh, and the WiFi is included.
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