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Invading Manfredi’s and The Chef’s Table Aboard Viking Cruises

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Every cruise ship has one of these, if not two or three. Only on the most expensive cruises does the food come free in these alternative venues. Even premium lines like Celebrity and Holland America charge their paying guests a premium.

Not so on the recently launched Viking Ocean Cruise Ships, Viking Star and Viking Sea, though. Here, the rules have changed and passengers can choose to eat in not one, but two specialty restaurants without shelling out so much as a sou. They’re part of an array of inclusions that make Viking Ocean stand apart from its competitors: free excursions, free access to the spa, free wine and beer at every meal, and not an inside cabin on the ship — or, for that matter, a cabin without a balcony.

Side by side, Manfredi’s and The Chef’s Table are situated in beautiful rooms with large windows overlooking the sea, plenty of tables for two, and some of the best food we’ve ever eaten onshore or off.

Manfredi’s is Viking’s entry into the “Italian restaurant at sea” category. Virtually every cruise line from Princess (Sabatini’s) to Disney (Palo) has one, but Manfredi’s stands apart, and not just for its complete lack of a surcharge. The restaurant walls are lined with Italy’s most famous movie stars, the club-like room is loaded with atmosphere, and there’s an entire open kitchen that produces sublime plates of antipasto. The choices in every course make it impossible to leave hungry. Do not miss the pasta selection, which changes frequently and is reliably delicious. Or choose the crispy calamari with an-out-of-this-world balsamic dipping sauce. Then there are the meats. Viking just went from choice to prime in all its dining venues, and it also upped the portion size on steaks from seven ounces to nine ounces. This means your Bistecca Fiorentina will not just be better, but bigger. The fish is also perfection, the veal outstanding, and, if you can, leave room for dessert — including a Nutella panna cotta, a simply phenomenal tiramisu, and a pistachio torta so good that we’re sharing the recipe for it. The restaurant is open every day from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Right next door is The Chef’s Table. If I had to choose the finest restaurant at sea, this would be it. Every three days a new menu appears. Five courses are served around one of seven themes, all of which are carefully explained on each menu. These menus cover an extraordinary amount of culinary geography. From a menu called “Asian Panorama” and a new entry called “Xiang” (which salutes China’s Cantonese and Huaiyang cuisine), the chef’s menus take diners along the Silk Road in “La Route des Indes,” to Venice and to Western Europe, ending in the brand new “Erling’s Scandinavian Bistro,” which is a proud salute to the line’s Norwegian roots. In between, there’s an amusing menu called “Sweet & Salty,” which pairs those two flavors on every plate. With each course, a new wine is presented and paired with whatever is being served. The food is remarkable and consistently excellent. “Venice Carnival” presented us with a roasted pepper and tomato jelly amuse bouche, followed by beef carpaccio, a bellini granita, cod filet, and finished with a mascarpone mousse filled with passion fruit. Sweet & Salty lived up to its name with a tomato and watermelon gazpacho, and grilled scallops with beets and passion fruit. Even the dessert delivered on its sweet and salty components: A Grand Marnier Bavarian cream was accompanied by basil jelly and strawberry sauce finished with black Hawaiian lava salt.

While initially the menus were served at two separate seatings, now guests can reserve a table for anytime they choose between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.


You Can Now Take a 245 Day Cruise

Viking has announced their most comprehensive itinerary to date, with the new Ultimate World Cruise. The approximately 8 month voyage will be 245 days, visiting 113 ports in 59 countries on six continents. There will be 22 overnights and a full circumnavigation of the globe, making it the longest-ever continuous world cruise.

Departing from London on August 31, 2019 aboard Viking Sun, this grand journey will mark the line’s third voyage around the globe, and will nearly double the length of Viking’s previous World Cruise voyages. Within the Ultimate World Cruise schedule, the line will also offer guests the chance to sail one of two shorter segments during the sailing.

Travelers can choose between Viking World Treasures, a 127-day cruise from London to Los Angeles that visits 33 countries and 61 ports, or Viking World Wonders, a 119-day sailing from Los Angeles to London that visits 29 countries and 55 ports. As with all Viking cruises, guests receive an included excursion in each port and free unlimited wifi. World Cruise guests also receive business class airfare and all gratuities and service fees, along with an extensive list of added-value features.

photo: Viking Ocean Cruises

Ultimate World Cruise Highlights

This special World Cruise visits dozens of legendary cities, charming ports, and idyllic islands in one epic journey. Overnights in 22 cities also allow guests to dive deeper, exploring what the nightlife has to offer in these places. Onboard, there will be regional entertainment and lectures, as well as learning opportunities as part of the Viking Resident program.

Highlights of the cruise include:

  • Greenwich: London at Your Door – Dock in the historic Royal Borough of Greenwich, London, which allows guests easy access to the regal capital’s iconic sights, including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Peak of Brazilian Culture – One of the 22 overnight stays on this itinerary occurs in the historic city of Rio de Janeiro, where guests can witness the larger-than-life Christ the Redeemer statue or relax on the scenic Copacabana and Ipanema beaches of this coastal metropolis.
  • Ushuaia, Argentina: “End of the World” – Commonly referred to as the “End of the World,” guests will visit Ushuaia, a city perched on a steep hill on the southernmost tip of South America, and explore its lush scenery through excursions to the nearby Escondido and Fagnano Lakes or the Tierra del Fuego National Park, which was first inhabited by humans 10,000 years ago.
  • Hobart, Tasmania: An Island of History and Wilderness — The capitol of Australia’s island state of Tasmania, Hobart offers guests the chance to learn about its aborigine history and explore its unique wilderness area, including Mt. Wellington, which the city is nestled under.
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Vibrant Saigon – This eclectic city, home to a mix of modern skyscrapers, French colonial buildings and ornate palaces, offers a variety of experiences for guests, including the Cu Chi Tunnels, the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Reunification Palace.
  • Mumbai, India: The Front Door to India – The bustling city of Mumbai, formerly Bombay, is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. While in port, guests can learn about the iconic activist Gandhi at the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and visit the Hanging Gardens, one of the prized few parks found in the busy metropolis.
  • Luxor, Egypt: Temples and Tombs – The site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor is dense with historical monuments for guests to explore, including the Temple of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings & Valley of the Queens, which house the tombs of the Pharaohs and their wives.
  • Eight All-New Ports in South America – Guests will visit eight all-new Viking ports while in South America, including Roseau, Dominica, two ports in Chile (La Serena (Coquimbo) and Iquique), three ports in Peru (Arequipa (Matarani), Pisco (General San Martín) and Lima (Callao)) and finally guests will explore Quito (Manta), Ecuador and Panama City (Fuerte Amador), Panama

Map of the Ultimate World Cruise – Image: Viking

Viking Sun

Viking’s ocean ships are small, just 47,800 gross tons with 465 staterooms. There are five cabin categories to choose from, and all have private verandahs, large showers, and heated floors. There are two pools onboard, one with a retractable roof for swimming no matter the weather and an infinity pool cantilevered off the ship’s stern.

In keeping with Viking’s Nordic heritage, the spa onboard is designed with the holistic wellness philosophy of Scandinavia in mind. There’s everything from a sauna to a snow grotto. For afternoon tea, guests head to The Wintergarden, an elegant space under a canopy of trellised wood.

For dining, Viking Sun has eight options, all included in the price of the cruise. There’s the main dining room, World Café with international fare, The Chef’s Table, and Manfredi’s featuring freshly prepared pastas and Italian favorites. The Pool Grill specializes in gourmet burgers, The Kitchen Table specializes in market-to-table regional dishes, and afternoon tea and scones are available in the Wintergarden. Mamsen’s serves Norwegian deli-style fare, and guests can always indulge in complimentary room service.

Pricing and Credits

Pricing for Viking’s Ultimate World Cruise starts at $92,990 per person. World Treasures starts at $47,995 per person, and World Wonders starts at $45,995 per person. All three of the new world cruise itineraries include business class airfare, transfers to and from the ship, all gratuities and service fees, tree complimentary visa services, free luggage shipping services for embarkation, and Viking’s Silver Spirits beverage package covering nearly all drinks onboard. From now through December 31, 2018, each guest who books the Ultimate World Cruise will also receive $4,000 in shore excursion credit for any optional land programs and $2,000 in onboard credit, which can be used for optional tours, spa services, onboard shops, and drinks that aren’t covered in the package.

Those who book one of the two segment cruises before December 31 will receive $2,000 in shore excursion credit per person and $1,000 in onboard credit. Viking Explorer Society members sailing on the Ultimate World Cruise will also receive an additional $2,000 in onboard credit per person, and those on a segment will receive an additional $1,000 onboard credit per person.


You Can Now Take a 245 Day Cruise

Viking has announced their most comprehensive itinerary to date, with the new Ultimate World Cruise. The approximately 8 month voyage will be 245 days, visiting 113 ports in 59 countries on six continents. There will be 22 overnights and a full circumnavigation of the globe, making it the longest-ever continuous world cruise.

Departing from London on August 31, 2019 aboard Viking Sun, this grand journey will mark the line’s third voyage around the globe, and will nearly double the length of Viking’s previous World Cruise voyages. Within the Ultimate World Cruise schedule, the line will also offer guests the chance to sail one of two shorter segments during the sailing.

Travelers can choose between Viking World Treasures, a 127-day cruise from London to Los Angeles that visits 33 countries and 61 ports, or Viking World Wonders, a 119-day sailing from Los Angeles to London that visits 29 countries and 55 ports. As with all Viking cruises, guests receive an included excursion in each port and free unlimited wifi. World Cruise guests also receive business class airfare and all gratuities and service fees, along with an extensive list of added-value features.

photo: Viking Ocean Cruises

Ultimate World Cruise Highlights

This special World Cruise visits dozens of legendary cities, charming ports, and idyllic islands in one epic journey. Overnights in 22 cities also allow guests to dive deeper, exploring what the nightlife has to offer in these places. Onboard, there will be regional entertainment and lectures, as well as learning opportunities as part of the Viking Resident program.

Highlights of the cruise include:

  • Greenwich: London at Your Door – Dock in the historic Royal Borough of Greenwich, London, which allows guests easy access to the regal capital’s iconic sights, including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Peak of Brazilian Culture – One of the 22 overnight stays on this itinerary occurs in the historic city of Rio de Janeiro, where guests can witness the larger-than-life Christ the Redeemer statue or relax on the scenic Copacabana and Ipanema beaches of this coastal metropolis.
  • Ushuaia, Argentina: “End of the World” – Commonly referred to as the “End of the World,” guests will visit Ushuaia, a city perched on a steep hill on the southernmost tip of South America, and explore its lush scenery through excursions to the nearby Escondido and Fagnano Lakes or the Tierra del Fuego National Park, which was first inhabited by humans 10,000 years ago.
  • Hobart, Tasmania: An Island of History and Wilderness — The capitol of Australia’s island state of Tasmania, Hobart offers guests the chance to learn about its aborigine history and explore its unique wilderness area, including Mt. Wellington, which the city is nestled under.
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Vibrant Saigon – This eclectic city, home to a mix of modern skyscrapers, French colonial buildings and ornate palaces, offers a variety of experiences for guests, including the Cu Chi Tunnels, the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Reunification Palace.
  • Mumbai, India: The Front Door to India – The bustling city of Mumbai, formerly Bombay, is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. While in port, guests can learn about the iconic activist Gandhi at the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and visit the Hanging Gardens, one of the prized few parks found in the busy metropolis.
  • Luxor, Egypt: Temples and Tombs – The site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor is dense with historical monuments for guests to explore, including the Temple of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings & Valley of the Queens, which house the tombs of the Pharaohs and their wives.
  • Eight All-New Ports in South America – Guests will visit eight all-new Viking ports while in South America, including Roseau, Dominica, two ports in Chile (La Serena (Coquimbo) and Iquique), three ports in Peru (Arequipa (Matarani), Pisco (General San Martín) and Lima (Callao)) and finally guests will explore Quito (Manta), Ecuador and Panama City (Fuerte Amador), Panama

Map of the Ultimate World Cruise – Image: Viking

Viking Sun

Viking’s ocean ships are small, just 47,800 gross tons with 465 staterooms. There are five cabin categories to choose from, and all have private verandahs, large showers, and heated floors. There are two pools onboard, one with a retractable roof for swimming no matter the weather and an infinity pool cantilevered off the ship’s stern.

In keeping with Viking’s Nordic heritage, the spa onboard is designed with the holistic wellness philosophy of Scandinavia in mind. There’s everything from a sauna to a snow grotto. For afternoon tea, guests head to The Wintergarden, an elegant space under a canopy of trellised wood.

For dining, Viking Sun has eight options, all included in the price of the cruise. There’s the main dining room, World Café with international fare, The Chef’s Table, and Manfredi’s featuring freshly prepared pastas and Italian favorites. The Pool Grill specializes in gourmet burgers, The Kitchen Table specializes in market-to-table regional dishes, and afternoon tea and scones are available in the Wintergarden. Mamsen’s serves Norwegian deli-style fare, and guests can always indulge in complimentary room service.

Pricing and Credits

Pricing for Viking’s Ultimate World Cruise starts at $92,990 per person. World Treasures starts at $47,995 per person, and World Wonders starts at $45,995 per person. All three of the new world cruise itineraries include business class airfare, transfers to and from the ship, all gratuities and service fees, tree complimentary visa services, free luggage shipping services for embarkation, and Viking’s Silver Spirits beverage package covering nearly all drinks onboard. From now through December 31, 2018, each guest who books the Ultimate World Cruise will also receive $4,000 in shore excursion credit for any optional land programs and $2,000 in onboard credit, which can be used for optional tours, spa services, onboard shops, and drinks that aren’t covered in the package.

Those who book one of the two segment cruises before December 31 will receive $2,000 in shore excursion credit per person and $1,000 in onboard credit. Viking Explorer Society members sailing on the Ultimate World Cruise will also receive an additional $2,000 in onboard credit per person, and those on a segment will receive an additional $1,000 onboard credit per person.


You Can Now Take a 245 Day Cruise

Viking has announced their most comprehensive itinerary to date, with the new Ultimate World Cruise. The approximately 8 month voyage will be 245 days, visiting 113 ports in 59 countries on six continents. There will be 22 overnights and a full circumnavigation of the globe, making it the longest-ever continuous world cruise.

Departing from London on August 31, 2019 aboard Viking Sun, this grand journey will mark the line’s third voyage around the globe, and will nearly double the length of Viking’s previous World Cruise voyages. Within the Ultimate World Cruise schedule, the line will also offer guests the chance to sail one of two shorter segments during the sailing.

Travelers can choose between Viking World Treasures, a 127-day cruise from London to Los Angeles that visits 33 countries and 61 ports, or Viking World Wonders, a 119-day sailing from Los Angeles to London that visits 29 countries and 55 ports. As with all Viking cruises, guests receive an included excursion in each port and free unlimited wifi. World Cruise guests also receive business class airfare and all gratuities and service fees, along with an extensive list of added-value features.

photo: Viking Ocean Cruises

Ultimate World Cruise Highlights

This special World Cruise visits dozens of legendary cities, charming ports, and idyllic islands in one epic journey. Overnights in 22 cities also allow guests to dive deeper, exploring what the nightlife has to offer in these places. Onboard, there will be regional entertainment and lectures, as well as learning opportunities as part of the Viking Resident program.

Highlights of the cruise include:

  • Greenwich: London at Your Door – Dock in the historic Royal Borough of Greenwich, London, which allows guests easy access to the regal capital’s iconic sights, including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Peak of Brazilian Culture – One of the 22 overnight stays on this itinerary occurs in the historic city of Rio de Janeiro, where guests can witness the larger-than-life Christ the Redeemer statue or relax on the scenic Copacabana and Ipanema beaches of this coastal metropolis.
  • Ushuaia, Argentina: “End of the World” – Commonly referred to as the “End of the World,” guests will visit Ushuaia, a city perched on a steep hill on the southernmost tip of South America, and explore its lush scenery through excursions to the nearby Escondido and Fagnano Lakes or the Tierra del Fuego National Park, which was first inhabited by humans 10,000 years ago.
  • Hobart, Tasmania: An Island of History and Wilderness — The capitol of Australia’s island state of Tasmania, Hobart offers guests the chance to learn about its aborigine history and explore its unique wilderness area, including Mt. Wellington, which the city is nestled under.
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Vibrant Saigon – This eclectic city, home to a mix of modern skyscrapers, French colonial buildings and ornate palaces, offers a variety of experiences for guests, including the Cu Chi Tunnels, the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Reunification Palace.
  • Mumbai, India: The Front Door to India – The bustling city of Mumbai, formerly Bombay, is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. While in port, guests can learn about the iconic activist Gandhi at the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and visit the Hanging Gardens, one of the prized few parks found in the busy metropolis.
  • Luxor, Egypt: Temples and Tombs – The site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor is dense with historical monuments for guests to explore, including the Temple of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings & Valley of the Queens, which house the tombs of the Pharaohs and their wives.
  • Eight All-New Ports in South America – Guests will visit eight all-new Viking ports while in South America, including Roseau, Dominica, two ports in Chile (La Serena (Coquimbo) and Iquique), three ports in Peru (Arequipa (Matarani), Pisco (General San Martín) and Lima (Callao)) and finally guests will explore Quito (Manta), Ecuador and Panama City (Fuerte Amador), Panama

Map of the Ultimate World Cruise – Image: Viking

Viking Sun

Viking’s ocean ships are small, just 47,800 gross tons with 465 staterooms. There are five cabin categories to choose from, and all have private verandahs, large showers, and heated floors. There are two pools onboard, one with a retractable roof for swimming no matter the weather and an infinity pool cantilevered off the ship’s stern.

In keeping with Viking’s Nordic heritage, the spa onboard is designed with the holistic wellness philosophy of Scandinavia in mind. There’s everything from a sauna to a snow grotto. For afternoon tea, guests head to The Wintergarden, an elegant space under a canopy of trellised wood.

For dining, Viking Sun has eight options, all included in the price of the cruise. There’s the main dining room, World Café with international fare, The Chef’s Table, and Manfredi’s featuring freshly prepared pastas and Italian favorites. The Pool Grill specializes in gourmet burgers, The Kitchen Table specializes in market-to-table regional dishes, and afternoon tea and scones are available in the Wintergarden. Mamsen’s serves Norwegian deli-style fare, and guests can always indulge in complimentary room service.

Pricing and Credits

Pricing for Viking’s Ultimate World Cruise starts at $92,990 per person. World Treasures starts at $47,995 per person, and World Wonders starts at $45,995 per person. All three of the new world cruise itineraries include business class airfare, transfers to and from the ship, all gratuities and service fees, tree complimentary visa services, free luggage shipping services for embarkation, and Viking’s Silver Spirits beverage package covering nearly all drinks onboard. From now through December 31, 2018, each guest who books the Ultimate World Cruise will also receive $4,000 in shore excursion credit for any optional land programs and $2,000 in onboard credit, which can be used for optional tours, spa services, onboard shops, and drinks that aren’t covered in the package.

Those who book one of the two segment cruises before December 31 will receive $2,000 in shore excursion credit per person and $1,000 in onboard credit. Viking Explorer Society members sailing on the Ultimate World Cruise will also receive an additional $2,000 in onboard credit per person, and those on a segment will receive an additional $1,000 onboard credit per person.


You Can Now Take a 245 Day Cruise

Viking has announced their most comprehensive itinerary to date, with the new Ultimate World Cruise. The approximately 8 month voyage will be 245 days, visiting 113 ports in 59 countries on six continents. There will be 22 overnights and a full circumnavigation of the globe, making it the longest-ever continuous world cruise.

Departing from London on August 31, 2019 aboard Viking Sun, this grand journey will mark the line’s third voyage around the globe, and will nearly double the length of Viking’s previous World Cruise voyages. Within the Ultimate World Cruise schedule, the line will also offer guests the chance to sail one of two shorter segments during the sailing.

Travelers can choose between Viking World Treasures, a 127-day cruise from London to Los Angeles that visits 33 countries and 61 ports, or Viking World Wonders, a 119-day sailing from Los Angeles to London that visits 29 countries and 55 ports. As with all Viking cruises, guests receive an included excursion in each port and free unlimited wifi. World Cruise guests also receive business class airfare and all gratuities and service fees, along with an extensive list of added-value features.

photo: Viking Ocean Cruises

Ultimate World Cruise Highlights

This special World Cruise visits dozens of legendary cities, charming ports, and idyllic islands in one epic journey. Overnights in 22 cities also allow guests to dive deeper, exploring what the nightlife has to offer in these places. Onboard, there will be regional entertainment and lectures, as well as learning opportunities as part of the Viking Resident program.

Highlights of the cruise include:

  • Greenwich: London at Your Door – Dock in the historic Royal Borough of Greenwich, London, which allows guests easy access to the regal capital’s iconic sights, including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Peak of Brazilian Culture – One of the 22 overnight stays on this itinerary occurs in the historic city of Rio de Janeiro, where guests can witness the larger-than-life Christ the Redeemer statue or relax on the scenic Copacabana and Ipanema beaches of this coastal metropolis.
  • Ushuaia, Argentina: “End of the World” – Commonly referred to as the “End of the World,” guests will visit Ushuaia, a city perched on a steep hill on the southernmost tip of South America, and explore its lush scenery through excursions to the nearby Escondido and Fagnano Lakes or the Tierra del Fuego National Park, which was first inhabited by humans 10,000 years ago.
  • Hobart, Tasmania: An Island of History and Wilderness — The capitol of Australia’s island state of Tasmania, Hobart offers guests the chance to learn about its aborigine history and explore its unique wilderness area, including Mt. Wellington, which the city is nestled under.
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Vibrant Saigon – This eclectic city, home to a mix of modern skyscrapers, French colonial buildings and ornate palaces, offers a variety of experiences for guests, including the Cu Chi Tunnels, the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Reunification Palace.
  • Mumbai, India: The Front Door to India – The bustling city of Mumbai, formerly Bombay, is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. While in port, guests can learn about the iconic activist Gandhi at the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and visit the Hanging Gardens, one of the prized few parks found in the busy metropolis.
  • Luxor, Egypt: Temples and Tombs – The site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor is dense with historical monuments for guests to explore, including the Temple of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings & Valley of the Queens, which house the tombs of the Pharaohs and their wives.
  • Eight All-New Ports in South America – Guests will visit eight all-new Viking ports while in South America, including Roseau, Dominica, two ports in Chile (La Serena (Coquimbo) and Iquique), three ports in Peru (Arequipa (Matarani), Pisco (General San Martín) and Lima (Callao)) and finally guests will explore Quito (Manta), Ecuador and Panama City (Fuerte Amador), Panama

Map of the Ultimate World Cruise – Image: Viking

Viking Sun

Viking’s ocean ships are small, just 47,800 gross tons with 465 staterooms. There are five cabin categories to choose from, and all have private verandahs, large showers, and heated floors. There are two pools onboard, one with a retractable roof for swimming no matter the weather and an infinity pool cantilevered off the ship’s stern.

In keeping with Viking’s Nordic heritage, the spa onboard is designed with the holistic wellness philosophy of Scandinavia in mind. There’s everything from a sauna to a snow grotto. For afternoon tea, guests head to The Wintergarden, an elegant space under a canopy of trellised wood.

For dining, Viking Sun has eight options, all included in the price of the cruise. There’s the main dining room, World Café with international fare, The Chef’s Table, and Manfredi’s featuring freshly prepared pastas and Italian favorites. The Pool Grill specializes in gourmet burgers, The Kitchen Table specializes in market-to-table regional dishes, and afternoon tea and scones are available in the Wintergarden. Mamsen’s serves Norwegian deli-style fare, and guests can always indulge in complimentary room service.

Pricing and Credits

Pricing for Viking’s Ultimate World Cruise starts at $92,990 per person. World Treasures starts at $47,995 per person, and World Wonders starts at $45,995 per person. All three of the new world cruise itineraries include business class airfare, transfers to and from the ship, all gratuities and service fees, tree complimentary visa services, free luggage shipping services for embarkation, and Viking’s Silver Spirits beverage package covering nearly all drinks onboard. From now through December 31, 2018, each guest who books the Ultimate World Cruise will also receive $4,000 in shore excursion credit for any optional land programs and $2,000 in onboard credit, which can be used for optional tours, spa services, onboard shops, and drinks that aren’t covered in the package.

Those who book one of the two segment cruises before December 31 will receive $2,000 in shore excursion credit per person and $1,000 in onboard credit. Viking Explorer Society members sailing on the Ultimate World Cruise will also receive an additional $2,000 in onboard credit per person, and those on a segment will receive an additional $1,000 onboard credit per person.


You Can Now Take a 245 Day Cruise

Viking has announced their most comprehensive itinerary to date, with the new Ultimate World Cruise. The approximately 8 month voyage will be 245 days, visiting 113 ports in 59 countries on six continents. There will be 22 overnights and a full circumnavigation of the globe, making it the longest-ever continuous world cruise.

Departing from London on August 31, 2019 aboard Viking Sun, this grand journey will mark the line’s third voyage around the globe, and will nearly double the length of Viking’s previous World Cruise voyages. Within the Ultimate World Cruise schedule, the line will also offer guests the chance to sail one of two shorter segments during the sailing.

Travelers can choose between Viking World Treasures, a 127-day cruise from London to Los Angeles that visits 33 countries and 61 ports, or Viking World Wonders, a 119-day sailing from Los Angeles to London that visits 29 countries and 55 ports. As with all Viking cruises, guests receive an included excursion in each port and free unlimited wifi. World Cruise guests also receive business class airfare and all gratuities and service fees, along with an extensive list of added-value features.

photo: Viking Ocean Cruises

Ultimate World Cruise Highlights

This special World Cruise visits dozens of legendary cities, charming ports, and idyllic islands in one epic journey. Overnights in 22 cities also allow guests to dive deeper, exploring what the nightlife has to offer in these places. Onboard, there will be regional entertainment and lectures, as well as learning opportunities as part of the Viking Resident program.

Highlights of the cruise include:

  • Greenwich: London at Your Door – Dock in the historic Royal Borough of Greenwich, London, which allows guests easy access to the regal capital’s iconic sights, including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Peak of Brazilian Culture – One of the 22 overnight stays on this itinerary occurs in the historic city of Rio de Janeiro, where guests can witness the larger-than-life Christ the Redeemer statue or relax on the scenic Copacabana and Ipanema beaches of this coastal metropolis.
  • Ushuaia, Argentina: “End of the World” – Commonly referred to as the “End of the World,” guests will visit Ushuaia, a city perched on a steep hill on the southernmost tip of South America, and explore its lush scenery through excursions to the nearby Escondido and Fagnano Lakes or the Tierra del Fuego National Park, which was first inhabited by humans 10,000 years ago.
  • Hobart, Tasmania: An Island of History and Wilderness — The capitol of Australia’s island state of Tasmania, Hobart offers guests the chance to learn about its aborigine history and explore its unique wilderness area, including Mt. Wellington, which the city is nestled under.
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Vibrant Saigon – This eclectic city, home to a mix of modern skyscrapers, French colonial buildings and ornate palaces, offers a variety of experiences for guests, including the Cu Chi Tunnels, the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Reunification Palace.
  • Mumbai, India: The Front Door to India – The bustling city of Mumbai, formerly Bombay, is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. While in port, guests can learn about the iconic activist Gandhi at the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and visit the Hanging Gardens, one of the prized few parks found in the busy metropolis.
  • Luxor, Egypt: Temples and Tombs – The site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor is dense with historical monuments for guests to explore, including the Temple of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings & Valley of the Queens, which house the tombs of the Pharaohs and their wives.
  • Eight All-New Ports in South America – Guests will visit eight all-new Viking ports while in South America, including Roseau, Dominica, two ports in Chile (La Serena (Coquimbo) and Iquique), three ports in Peru (Arequipa (Matarani), Pisco (General San Martín) and Lima (Callao)) and finally guests will explore Quito (Manta), Ecuador and Panama City (Fuerte Amador), Panama

Map of the Ultimate World Cruise – Image: Viking

Viking Sun

Viking’s ocean ships are small, just 47,800 gross tons with 465 staterooms. There are five cabin categories to choose from, and all have private verandahs, large showers, and heated floors. There are two pools onboard, one with a retractable roof for swimming no matter the weather and an infinity pool cantilevered off the ship’s stern.

In keeping with Viking’s Nordic heritage, the spa onboard is designed with the holistic wellness philosophy of Scandinavia in mind. There’s everything from a sauna to a snow grotto. For afternoon tea, guests head to The Wintergarden, an elegant space under a canopy of trellised wood.

For dining, Viking Sun has eight options, all included in the price of the cruise. There’s the main dining room, World Café with international fare, The Chef’s Table, and Manfredi’s featuring freshly prepared pastas and Italian favorites. The Pool Grill specializes in gourmet burgers, The Kitchen Table specializes in market-to-table regional dishes, and afternoon tea and scones are available in the Wintergarden. Mamsen’s serves Norwegian deli-style fare, and guests can always indulge in complimentary room service.

Pricing and Credits

Pricing for Viking’s Ultimate World Cruise starts at $92,990 per person. World Treasures starts at $47,995 per person, and World Wonders starts at $45,995 per person. All three of the new world cruise itineraries include business class airfare, transfers to and from the ship, all gratuities and service fees, tree complimentary visa services, free luggage shipping services for embarkation, and Viking’s Silver Spirits beverage package covering nearly all drinks onboard. From now through December 31, 2018, each guest who books the Ultimate World Cruise will also receive $4,000 in shore excursion credit for any optional land programs and $2,000 in onboard credit, which can be used for optional tours, spa services, onboard shops, and drinks that aren’t covered in the package.

Those who book one of the two segment cruises before December 31 will receive $2,000 in shore excursion credit per person and $1,000 in onboard credit. Viking Explorer Society members sailing on the Ultimate World Cruise will also receive an additional $2,000 in onboard credit per person, and those on a segment will receive an additional $1,000 onboard credit per person.


You Can Now Take a 245 Day Cruise

Viking has announced their most comprehensive itinerary to date, with the new Ultimate World Cruise. The approximately 8 month voyage will be 245 days, visiting 113 ports in 59 countries on six continents. There will be 22 overnights and a full circumnavigation of the globe, making it the longest-ever continuous world cruise.

Departing from London on August 31, 2019 aboard Viking Sun, this grand journey will mark the line’s third voyage around the globe, and will nearly double the length of Viking’s previous World Cruise voyages. Within the Ultimate World Cruise schedule, the line will also offer guests the chance to sail one of two shorter segments during the sailing.

Travelers can choose between Viking World Treasures, a 127-day cruise from London to Los Angeles that visits 33 countries and 61 ports, or Viking World Wonders, a 119-day sailing from Los Angeles to London that visits 29 countries and 55 ports. As with all Viking cruises, guests receive an included excursion in each port and free unlimited wifi. World Cruise guests also receive business class airfare and all gratuities and service fees, along with an extensive list of added-value features.

photo: Viking Ocean Cruises

Ultimate World Cruise Highlights

This special World Cruise visits dozens of legendary cities, charming ports, and idyllic islands in one epic journey. Overnights in 22 cities also allow guests to dive deeper, exploring what the nightlife has to offer in these places. Onboard, there will be regional entertainment and lectures, as well as learning opportunities as part of the Viking Resident program.

Highlights of the cruise include:

  • Greenwich: London at Your Door – Dock in the historic Royal Borough of Greenwich, London, which allows guests easy access to the regal capital’s iconic sights, including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Peak of Brazilian Culture – One of the 22 overnight stays on this itinerary occurs in the historic city of Rio de Janeiro, where guests can witness the larger-than-life Christ the Redeemer statue or relax on the scenic Copacabana and Ipanema beaches of this coastal metropolis.
  • Ushuaia, Argentina: “End of the World” – Commonly referred to as the “End of the World,” guests will visit Ushuaia, a city perched on a steep hill on the southernmost tip of South America, and explore its lush scenery through excursions to the nearby Escondido and Fagnano Lakes or the Tierra del Fuego National Park, which was first inhabited by humans 10,000 years ago.
  • Hobart, Tasmania: An Island of History and Wilderness — The capitol of Australia’s island state of Tasmania, Hobart offers guests the chance to learn about its aborigine history and explore its unique wilderness area, including Mt. Wellington, which the city is nestled under.
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Vibrant Saigon – This eclectic city, home to a mix of modern skyscrapers, French colonial buildings and ornate palaces, offers a variety of experiences for guests, including the Cu Chi Tunnels, the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Reunification Palace.
  • Mumbai, India: The Front Door to India – The bustling city of Mumbai, formerly Bombay, is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. While in port, guests can learn about the iconic activist Gandhi at the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and visit the Hanging Gardens, one of the prized few parks found in the busy metropolis.
  • Luxor, Egypt: Temples and Tombs – The site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor is dense with historical monuments for guests to explore, including the Temple of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings & Valley of the Queens, which house the tombs of the Pharaohs and their wives.
  • Eight All-New Ports in South America – Guests will visit eight all-new Viking ports while in South America, including Roseau, Dominica, two ports in Chile (La Serena (Coquimbo) and Iquique), three ports in Peru (Arequipa (Matarani), Pisco (General San Martín) and Lima (Callao)) and finally guests will explore Quito (Manta), Ecuador and Panama City (Fuerte Amador), Panama

Map of the Ultimate World Cruise – Image: Viking

Viking Sun

Viking’s ocean ships are small, just 47,800 gross tons with 465 staterooms. There are five cabin categories to choose from, and all have private verandahs, large showers, and heated floors. There are two pools onboard, one with a retractable roof for swimming no matter the weather and an infinity pool cantilevered off the ship’s stern.

In keeping with Viking’s Nordic heritage, the spa onboard is designed with the holistic wellness philosophy of Scandinavia in mind. There’s everything from a sauna to a snow grotto. For afternoon tea, guests head to The Wintergarden, an elegant space under a canopy of trellised wood.

For dining, Viking Sun has eight options, all included in the price of the cruise. There’s the main dining room, World Café with international fare, The Chef’s Table, and Manfredi’s featuring freshly prepared pastas and Italian favorites. The Pool Grill specializes in gourmet burgers, The Kitchen Table specializes in market-to-table regional dishes, and afternoon tea and scones are available in the Wintergarden. Mamsen’s serves Norwegian deli-style fare, and guests can always indulge in complimentary room service.

Pricing and Credits

Pricing for Viking’s Ultimate World Cruise starts at $92,990 per person. World Treasures starts at $47,995 per person, and World Wonders starts at $45,995 per person. All three of the new world cruise itineraries include business class airfare, transfers to and from the ship, all gratuities and service fees, tree complimentary visa services, free luggage shipping services for embarkation, and Viking’s Silver Spirits beverage package covering nearly all drinks onboard. From now through December 31, 2018, each guest who books the Ultimate World Cruise will also receive $4,000 in shore excursion credit for any optional land programs and $2,000 in onboard credit, which can be used for optional tours, spa services, onboard shops, and drinks that aren’t covered in the package.

Those who book one of the two segment cruises before December 31 will receive $2,000 in shore excursion credit per person and $1,000 in onboard credit. Viking Explorer Society members sailing on the Ultimate World Cruise will also receive an additional $2,000 in onboard credit per person, and those on a segment will receive an additional $1,000 onboard credit per person.


You Can Now Take a 245 Day Cruise

Viking has announced their most comprehensive itinerary to date, with the new Ultimate World Cruise. The approximately 8 month voyage will be 245 days, visiting 113 ports in 59 countries on six continents. There will be 22 overnights and a full circumnavigation of the globe, making it the longest-ever continuous world cruise.

Departing from London on August 31, 2019 aboard Viking Sun, this grand journey will mark the line’s third voyage around the globe, and will nearly double the length of Viking’s previous World Cruise voyages. Within the Ultimate World Cruise schedule, the line will also offer guests the chance to sail one of two shorter segments during the sailing.

Travelers can choose between Viking World Treasures, a 127-day cruise from London to Los Angeles that visits 33 countries and 61 ports, or Viking World Wonders, a 119-day sailing from Los Angeles to London that visits 29 countries and 55 ports. As with all Viking cruises, guests receive an included excursion in each port and free unlimited wifi. World Cruise guests also receive business class airfare and all gratuities and service fees, along with an extensive list of added-value features.

photo: Viking Ocean Cruises

Ultimate World Cruise Highlights

This special World Cruise visits dozens of legendary cities, charming ports, and idyllic islands in one epic journey. Overnights in 22 cities also allow guests to dive deeper, exploring what the nightlife has to offer in these places. Onboard, there will be regional entertainment and lectures, as well as learning opportunities as part of the Viking Resident program.

Highlights of the cruise include:

  • Greenwich: London at Your Door – Dock in the historic Royal Borough of Greenwich, London, which allows guests easy access to the regal capital’s iconic sights, including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Peak of Brazilian Culture – One of the 22 overnight stays on this itinerary occurs in the historic city of Rio de Janeiro, where guests can witness the larger-than-life Christ the Redeemer statue or relax on the scenic Copacabana and Ipanema beaches of this coastal metropolis.
  • Ushuaia, Argentina: “End of the World” – Commonly referred to as the “End of the World,” guests will visit Ushuaia, a city perched on a steep hill on the southernmost tip of South America, and explore its lush scenery through excursions to the nearby Escondido and Fagnano Lakes or the Tierra del Fuego National Park, which was first inhabited by humans 10,000 years ago.
  • Hobart, Tasmania: An Island of History and Wilderness — The capitol of Australia’s island state of Tasmania, Hobart offers guests the chance to learn about its aborigine history and explore its unique wilderness area, including Mt. Wellington, which the city is nestled under.
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Vibrant Saigon – This eclectic city, home to a mix of modern skyscrapers, French colonial buildings and ornate palaces, offers a variety of experiences for guests, including the Cu Chi Tunnels, the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Reunification Palace.
  • Mumbai, India: The Front Door to India – The bustling city of Mumbai, formerly Bombay, is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. While in port, guests can learn about the iconic activist Gandhi at the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and visit the Hanging Gardens, one of the prized few parks found in the busy metropolis.
  • Luxor, Egypt: Temples and Tombs – The site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor is dense with historical monuments for guests to explore, including the Temple of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings & Valley of the Queens, which house the tombs of the Pharaohs and their wives.
  • Eight All-New Ports in South America – Guests will visit eight all-new Viking ports while in South America, including Roseau, Dominica, two ports in Chile (La Serena (Coquimbo) and Iquique), three ports in Peru (Arequipa (Matarani), Pisco (General San Martín) and Lima (Callao)) and finally guests will explore Quito (Manta), Ecuador and Panama City (Fuerte Amador), Panama

Map of the Ultimate World Cruise – Image: Viking

Viking Sun

Viking’s ocean ships are small, just 47,800 gross tons with 465 staterooms. There are five cabin categories to choose from, and all have private verandahs, large showers, and heated floors. There are two pools onboard, one with a retractable roof for swimming no matter the weather and an infinity pool cantilevered off the ship’s stern.

In keeping with Viking’s Nordic heritage, the spa onboard is designed with the holistic wellness philosophy of Scandinavia in mind. There’s everything from a sauna to a snow grotto. For afternoon tea, guests head to The Wintergarden, an elegant space under a canopy of trellised wood.

For dining, Viking Sun has eight options, all included in the price of the cruise. There’s the main dining room, World Café with international fare, The Chef’s Table, and Manfredi’s featuring freshly prepared pastas and Italian favorites. The Pool Grill specializes in gourmet burgers, The Kitchen Table specializes in market-to-table regional dishes, and afternoon tea and scones are available in the Wintergarden. Mamsen’s serves Norwegian deli-style fare, and guests can always indulge in complimentary room service.

Pricing and Credits

Pricing for Viking’s Ultimate World Cruise starts at $92,990 per person. World Treasures starts at $47,995 per person, and World Wonders starts at $45,995 per person. All three of the new world cruise itineraries include business class airfare, transfers to and from the ship, all gratuities and service fees, tree complimentary visa services, free luggage shipping services for embarkation, and Viking’s Silver Spirits beverage package covering nearly all drinks onboard. From now through December 31, 2018, each guest who books the Ultimate World Cruise will also receive $4,000 in shore excursion credit for any optional land programs and $2,000 in onboard credit, which can be used for optional tours, spa services, onboard shops, and drinks that aren’t covered in the package.

Those who book one of the two segment cruises before December 31 will receive $2,000 in shore excursion credit per person and $1,000 in onboard credit. Viking Explorer Society members sailing on the Ultimate World Cruise will also receive an additional $2,000 in onboard credit per person, and those on a segment will receive an additional $1,000 onboard credit per person.


You Can Now Take a 245 Day Cruise

Viking has announced their most comprehensive itinerary to date, with the new Ultimate World Cruise. The approximately 8 month voyage will be 245 days, visiting 113 ports in 59 countries on six continents. There will be 22 overnights and a full circumnavigation of the globe, making it the longest-ever continuous world cruise.

Departing from London on August 31, 2019 aboard Viking Sun, this grand journey will mark the line’s third voyage around the globe, and will nearly double the length of Viking’s previous World Cruise voyages. Within the Ultimate World Cruise schedule, the line will also offer guests the chance to sail one of two shorter segments during the sailing.

Travelers can choose between Viking World Treasures, a 127-day cruise from London to Los Angeles that visits 33 countries and 61 ports, or Viking World Wonders, a 119-day sailing from Los Angeles to London that visits 29 countries and 55 ports. As with all Viking cruises, guests receive an included excursion in each port and free unlimited wifi. World Cruise guests also receive business class airfare and all gratuities and service fees, along with an extensive list of added-value features.

photo: Viking Ocean Cruises

Ultimate World Cruise Highlights

This special World Cruise visits dozens of legendary cities, charming ports, and idyllic islands in one epic journey. Overnights in 22 cities also allow guests to dive deeper, exploring what the nightlife has to offer in these places. Onboard, there will be regional entertainment and lectures, as well as learning opportunities as part of the Viking Resident program.

Highlights of the cruise include:

  • Greenwich: London at Your Door – Dock in the historic Royal Borough of Greenwich, London, which allows guests easy access to the regal capital’s iconic sights, including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Peak of Brazilian Culture – One of the 22 overnight stays on this itinerary occurs in the historic city of Rio de Janeiro, where guests can witness the larger-than-life Christ the Redeemer statue or relax on the scenic Copacabana and Ipanema beaches of this coastal metropolis.
  • Ushuaia, Argentina: “End of the World” – Commonly referred to as the “End of the World,” guests will visit Ushuaia, a city perched on a steep hill on the southernmost tip of South America, and explore its lush scenery through excursions to the nearby Escondido and Fagnano Lakes or the Tierra del Fuego National Park, which was first inhabited by humans 10,000 years ago.
  • Hobart, Tasmania: An Island of History and Wilderness — The capitol of Australia’s island state of Tasmania, Hobart offers guests the chance to learn about its aborigine history and explore its unique wilderness area, including Mt. Wellington, which the city is nestled under.
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Vibrant Saigon – This eclectic city, home to a mix of modern skyscrapers, French colonial buildings and ornate palaces, offers a variety of experiences for guests, including the Cu Chi Tunnels, the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Reunification Palace.
  • Mumbai, India: The Front Door to India – The bustling city of Mumbai, formerly Bombay, is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. While in port, guests can learn about the iconic activist Gandhi at the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and visit the Hanging Gardens, one of the prized few parks found in the busy metropolis.
  • Luxor, Egypt: Temples and Tombs – The site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor is dense with historical monuments for guests to explore, including the Temple of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings & Valley of the Queens, which house the tombs of the Pharaohs and their wives.
  • Eight All-New Ports in South America – Guests will visit eight all-new Viking ports while in South America, including Roseau, Dominica, two ports in Chile (La Serena (Coquimbo) and Iquique), three ports in Peru (Arequipa (Matarani), Pisco (General San Martín) and Lima (Callao)) and finally guests will explore Quito (Manta), Ecuador and Panama City (Fuerte Amador), Panama

Map of the Ultimate World Cruise – Image: Viking

Viking Sun

Viking’s ocean ships are small, just 47,800 gross tons with 465 staterooms. There are five cabin categories to choose from, and all have private verandahs, large showers, and heated floors. There are two pools onboard, one with a retractable roof for swimming no matter the weather and an infinity pool cantilevered off the ship’s stern.

In keeping with Viking’s Nordic heritage, the spa onboard is designed with the holistic wellness philosophy of Scandinavia in mind. There’s everything from a sauna to a snow grotto. For afternoon tea, guests head to The Wintergarden, an elegant space under a canopy of trellised wood.

For dining, Viking Sun has eight options, all included in the price of the cruise. There’s the main dining room, World Café with international fare, The Chef’s Table, and Manfredi’s featuring freshly prepared pastas and Italian favorites. The Pool Grill specializes in gourmet burgers, The Kitchen Table specializes in market-to-table regional dishes, and afternoon tea and scones are available in the Wintergarden. Mamsen’s serves Norwegian deli-style fare, and guests can always indulge in complimentary room service.

Pricing and Credits

Pricing for Viking’s Ultimate World Cruise starts at $92,990 per person. World Treasures starts at $47,995 per person, and World Wonders starts at $45,995 per person. All three of the new world cruise itineraries include business class airfare, transfers to and from the ship, all gratuities and service fees, tree complimentary visa services, free luggage shipping services for embarkation, and Viking’s Silver Spirits beverage package covering nearly all drinks onboard. From now through December 31, 2018, each guest who books the Ultimate World Cruise will also receive $4,000 in shore excursion credit for any optional land programs and $2,000 in onboard credit, which can be used for optional tours, spa services, onboard shops, and drinks that aren’t covered in the package.

Those who book one of the two segment cruises before December 31 will receive $2,000 in shore excursion credit per person and $1,000 in onboard credit. Viking Explorer Society members sailing on the Ultimate World Cruise will also receive an additional $2,000 in onboard credit per person, and those on a segment will receive an additional $1,000 onboard credit per person.


You Can Now Take a 245 Day Cruise

Viking has announced their most comprehensive itinerary to date, with the new Ultimate World Cruise. The approximately 8 month voyage will be 245 days, visiting 113 ports in 59 countries on six continents. There will be 22 overnights and a full circumnavigation of the globe, making it the longest-ever continuous world cruise.

Departing from London on August 31, 2019 aboard Viking Sun, this grand journey will mark the line’s third voyage around the globe, and will nearly double the length of Viking’s previous World Cruise voyages. Within the Ultimate World Cruise schedule, the line will also offer guests the chance to sail one of two shorter segments during the sailing.

Travelers can choose between Viking World Treasures, a 127-day cruise from London to Los Angeles that visits 33 countries and 61 ports, or Viking World Wonders, a 119-day sailing from Los Angeles to London that visits 29 countries and 55 ports. As with all Viking cruises, guests receive an included excursion in each port and free unlimited wifi. World Cruise guests also receive business class airfare and all gratuities and service fees, along with an extensive list of added-value features.

photo: Viking Ocean Cruises

Ultimate World Cruise Highlights

This special World Cruise visits dozens of legendary cities, charming ports, and idyllic islands in one epic journey. Overnights in 22 cities also allow guests to dive deeper, exploring what the nightlife has to offer in these places. Onboard, there will be regional entertainment and lectures, as well as learning opportunities as part of the Viking Resident program.

Highlights of the cruise include:

  • Greenwich: London at Your Door – Dock in the historic Royal Borough of Greenwich, London, which allows guests easy access to the regal capital’s iconic sights, including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Peak of Brazilian Culture – One of the 22 overnight stays on this itinerary occurs in the historic city of Rio de Janeiro, where guests can witness the larger-than-life Christ the Redeemer statue or relax on the scenic Copacabana and Ipanema beaches of this coastal metropolis.
  • Ushuaia, Argentina: “End of the World” – Commonly referred to as the “End of the World,” guests will visit Ushuaia, a city perched on a steep hill on the southernmost tip of South America, and explore its lush scenery through excursions to the nearby Escondido and Fagnano Lakes or the Tierra del Fuego National Park, which was first inhabited by humans 10,000 years ago.
  • Hobart, Tasmania: An Island of History and Wilderness — The capitol of Australia’s island state of Tasmania, Hobart offers guests the chance to learn about its aborigine history and explore its unique wilderness area, including Mt. Wellington, which the city is nestled under.
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Vibrant Saigon – This eclectic city, home to a mix of modern skyscrapers, French colonial buildings and ornate palaces, offers a variety of experiences for guests, including the Cu Chi Tunnels, the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Reunification Palace.
  • Mumbai, India: The Front Door to India – The bustling city of Mumbai, formerly Bombay, is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. While in port, guests can learn about the iconic activist Gandhi at the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and visit the Hanging Gardens, one of the prized few parks found in the busy metropolis.
  • Luxor, Egypt: Temples and Tombs – The site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor is dense with historical monuments for guests to explore, including the Temple of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings & Valley of the Queens, which house the tombs of the Pharaohs and their wives.
  • Eight All-New Ports in South America – Guests will visit eight all-new Viking ports while in South America, including Roseau, Dominica, two ports in Chile (La Serena (Coquimbo) and Iquique), three ports in Peru (Arequipa (Matarani), Pisco (General San Martín) and Lima (Callao)) and finally guests will explore Quito (Manta), Ecuador and Panama City (Fuerte Amador), Panama

Map of the Ultimate World Cruise – Image: Viking

Viking Sun

Viking’s ocean ships are small, just 47,800 gross tons with 465 staterooms. There are five cabin categories to choose from, and all have private verandahs, large showers, and heated floors. There are two pools onboard, one with a retractable roof for swimming no matter the weather and an infinity pool cantilevered off the ship’s stern.

In keeping with Viking’s Nordic heritage, the spa onboard is designed with the holistic wellness philosophy of Scandinavia in mind. There’s everything from a sauna to a snow grotto. For afternoon tea, guests head to The Wintergarden, an elegant space under a canopy of trellised wood.

For dining, Viking Sun has eight options, all included in the price of the cruise. There’s the main dining room, World Café with international fare, The Chef’s Table, and Manfredi’s featuring freshly prepared pastas and Italian favorites. The Pool Grill specializes in gourmet burgers, The Kitchen Table specializes in market-to-table regional dishes, and afternoon tea and scones are available in the Wintergarden. Mamsen’s serves Norwegian deli-style fare, and guests can always indulge in complimentary room service.

Pricing and Credits

Pricing for Viking’s Ultimate World Cruise starts at $92,990 per person. World Treasures starts at $47,995 per person, and World Wonders starts at $45,995 per person. All three of the new world cruise itineraries include business class airfare, transfers to and from the ship, all gratuities and service fees, tree complimentary visa services, free luggage shipping services for embarkation, and Viking’s Silver Spirits beverage package covering nearly all drinks onboard. From now through December 31, 2018, each guest who books the Ultimate World Cruise will also receive $4,000 in shore excursion credit for any optional land programs and $2,000 in onboard credit, which can be used for optional tours, spa services, onboard shops, and drinks that aren’t covered in the package.

Those who book one of the two segment cruises before December 31 will receive $2,000 in shore excursion credit per person and $1,000 in onboard credit. Viking Explorer Society members sailing on the Ultimate World Cruise will also receive an additional $2,000 in onboard credit per person, and those on a segment will receive an additional $1,000 onboard credit per person.


You Can Now Take a 245 Day Cruise

Viking has announced their most comprehensive itinerary to date, with the new Ultimate World Cruise. The approximately 8 month voyage will be 245 days, visiting 113 ports in 59 countries on six continents. There will be 22 overnights and a full circumnavigation of the globe, making it the longest-ever continuous world cruise.

Departing from London on August 31, 2019 aboard Viking Sun, this grand journey will mark the line’s third voyage around the globe, and will nearly double the length of Viking’s previous World Cruise voyages. Within the Ultimate World Cruise schedule, the line will also offer guests the chance to sail one of two shorter segments during the sailing.

Travelers can choose between Viking World Treasures, a 127-day cruise from London to Los Angeles that visits 33 countries and 61 ports, or Viking World Wonders, a 119-day sailing from Los Angeles to London that visits 29 countries and 55 ports. As with all Viking cruises, guests receive an included excursion in each port and free unlimited wifi. World Cruise guests also receive business class airfare and all gratuities and service fees, along with an extensive list of added-value features.

photo: Viking Ocean Cruises

Ultimate World Cruise Highlights

This special World Cruise visits dozens of legendary cities, charming ports, and idyllic islands in one epic journey. Overnights in 22 cities also allow guests to dive deeper, exploring what the nightlife has to offer in these places. Onboard, there will be regional entertainment and lectures, as well as learning opportunities as part of the Viking Resident program.

Highlights of the cruise include:

  • Greenwich: London at Your Door – Dock in the historic Royal Borough of Greenwich, London, which allows guests easy access to the regal capital’s iconic sights, including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Peak of Brazilian Culture – One of the 22 overnight stays on this itinerary occurs in the historic city of Rio de Janeiro, where guests can witness the larger-than-life Christ the Redeemer statue or relax on the scenic Copacabana and Ipanema beaches of this coastal metropolis.
  • Ushuaia, Argentina: “End of the World” – Commonly referred to as the “End of the World,” guests will visit Ushuaia, a city perched on a steep hill on the southernmost tip of South America, and explore its lush scenery through excursions to the nearby Escondido and Fagnano Lakes or the Tierra del Fuego National Park, which was first inhabited by humans 10,000 years ago.
  • Hobart, Tasmania: An Island of History and Wilderness — The capitol of Australia’s island state of Tasmania, Hobart offers guests the chance to learn about its aborigine history and explore its unique wilderness area, including Mt. Wellington, which the city is nestled under.
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Vibrant Saigon – This eclectic city, home to a mix of modern skyscrapers, French colonial buildings and ornate palaces, offers a variety of experiences for guests, including the Cu Chi Tunnels, the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Reunification Palace.
  • Mumbai, India: The Front Door to India – The bustling city of Mumbai, formerly Bombay, is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. While in port, guests can learn about the iconic activist Gandhi at the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and visit the Hanging Gardens, one of the prized few parks found in the busy metropolis.
  • Luxor, Egypt: Temples and Tombs – The site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor is dense with historical monuments for guests to explore, including the Temple of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings & Valley of the Queens, which house the tombs of the Pharaohs and their wives.
  • Eight All-New Ports in South America – Guests will visit eight all-new Viking ports while in South America, including Roseau, Dominica, two ports in Chile (La Serena (Coquimbo) and Iquique), three ports in Peru (Arequipa (Matarani), Pisco (General San Martín) and Lima (Callao)) and finally guests will explore Quito (Manta), Ecuador and Panama City (Fuerte Amador), Panama

Map of the Ultimate World Cruise – Image: Viking

Viking Sun

Viking’s ocean ships are small, just 47,800 gross tons with 465 staterooms. There are five cabin categories to choose from, and all have private verandahs, large showers, and heated floors. There are two pools onboard, one with a retractable roof for swimming no matter the weather and an infinity pool cantilevered off the ship’s stern.

In keeping with Viking’s Nordic heritage, the spa onboard is designed with the holistic wellness philosophy of Scandinavia in mind. There’s everything from a sauna to a snow grotto. For afternoon tea, guests head to The Wintergarden, an elegant space under a canopy of trellised wood.

For dining, Viking Sun has eight options, all included in the price of the cruise. There’s the main dining room, World Café with international fare, The Chef’s Table, and Manfredi’s featuring freshly prepared pastas and Italian favorites. The Pool Grill specializes in gourmet burgers, The Kitchen Table specializes in market-to-table regional dishes, and afternoon tea and scones are available in the Wintergarden. Mamsen’s serves Norwegian deli-style fare, and guests can always indulge in complimentary room service.

Pricing and Credits

Pricing for Viking’s Ultimate World Cruise starts at $92,990 per person. World Treasures starts at $47,995 per person, and World Wonders starts at $45,995 per person. All three of the new world cruise itineraries include business class airfare, transfers to and from the ship, all gratuities and service fees, tree complimentary visa services, free luggage shipping services for embarkation, and Viking’s Silver Spirits beverage package covering nearly all drinks onboard. From now through December 31, 2018, each guest who books the Ultimate World Cruise will also receive $4,000 in shore excursion credit for any optional land programs and $2,000 in onboard credit, which can be used for optional tours, spa services, onboard shops, and drinks that aren’t covered in the package.

Those who book one of the two segment cruises before December 31 will receive $2,000 in shore excursion credit per person and $1,000 in onboard credit. Viking Explorer Society members sailing on the Ultimate World Cruise will also receive an additional $2,000 in onboard credit per person, and those on a segment will receive an additional $1,000 onboard credit per person.


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