A CRUISE MIGHT sound like the last place you want to be right now, but COVID-19 isn’t keeping this 136-day cruise from embarking in 2021. The Viking World Cruise is scheduled to set sail from Fort Lauderdale, FL, on December 24, 2021, and travel the seas for a whopping 136 days. During its epic voyage, the ship will visit 27 countries and 56 ports, with overnight stays in 11 cities.
Passengers will first cruise down to Mexico and Colombia before crossing the Panama Canal, sailing up the west coast of Central and North America, and then across the Pacific Ocean with a couple of stops in Hawaii before heading to New Zealand, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, and eventually the Mediterranean, before ending in London.
If passengers can’t manage to get 136 days of PTO, they can opt for the slightly shorter 119-day route, called 2022 Viking World Horizons. This trip departs from Los Angeles on January 10, 2022, and stops in 22 countries and 29 ports before ending in London. You can also choose to stay onboard for three additional days, and end your journey in Bergen, Norway, where the company is based.
Passengers will certainly have their plates full with all the destinations they’ll be visiting, but to pass the hours onboard, Viking Cruises will offer lectures and entertainment, including an educational program with experts discussing the history and culture of each destination.
The cruise accommodates 930 passengers, and tickets start at $49,995 per person. The shorter World Horizons cruise starts at $45,995 per person.
To book, or just fantasize about booking, visit Viking Cruises’ official website.