The world’s longest cruise has set sail from London and will travel for eight months around the globe.
According to CNN Travel, the Viking Sun sailed went on its maiden voyage from London’s Greenwich Pier on August 31 and will be visiting six continents, 51 countries, and 111 ports. Throughout the voyage, passengers will be staying overnight in 23 cities due to the ship’s months-long itinerary. The fares for the cruise start at $92,990 per person and includes business class airfare, meals, and a free excursion at each port. The cruise only allowed adults 18 and over to board the ship.
The ship offers 10 fine dining venues, a spa, swimming pool, libraries, a theatre, and a panoramic explorers lounge.
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Chairman Torstein Hagen says the experience will be memorable for travelers due to the various cultures they will be exposed to.
“For more than 20 years we have been committed to connecting travelers to culturally immersive experiences that allow them to explore the world in comfort,” said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking, in a statement.
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“Our Ultimate World Cruise is the most extensive itinerary available in the industry, nearly double the length of our previous world cruise itineraries. I am pleased to offer such a unique experience for our guests.”
The Norwegian-based cruise line faced backlash after one of their ships’ engine failed and caused the evacuation of 1,300 passengers and crew members in May.
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