Viking has announced its 2024-2025 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 Dec. 19, 2024, from Fort Lauderdale, the itinerary will include ports of call across five continents and will circumnavigate the globe when it returns to the United States for its final port in New York on June 17, 2025.
The announcement comes with the launch of Viking’s 25th Anniversary Sale on Jan. 1, which the company says resulted in the highest number of bookings ever in one week.
“For 25 years, we have been committed to providing our guests with immersive and culturally enriching experiences while traveling the world in comfort,” said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking. “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.”
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.
From now through March 31, 2023, Viking is offering special savings for World Cruise guests including 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 virtually all drinks on board, as well as free luggage shipping services for embarkation.
Also, all World Cruise guests receive $2,000 per person shore excursions credit, which can be used towards optional shore excursions or overland tours, as well as $1,000 per person shipboard credit for spa services, onboard shops and laundry.
Viking Explorer Society Members receive an additional $1,000 per person shipboard credit.