Demand for bucket-list travel continues to stay high coming off of the pandemic.
Viking this week announced it is adding a second of its trademark World Cruises for the 2023-2024 season because of strong demand among guests for the ones for both this year and next.
For the first time ever, Viking will offer two different World Cruises in 2023-2024, one on Viking Sky, departing on Dec. 20, and another on Viking Neptune, departing on Dec. 23. The ships will sail identical itineraries in parallel, both leaving out of Ft. Lauderdale and spanning 130+ days, 28 countries, and 57 different ports of call.
"We are delighted to once again offer explorers the opportunity to circumnavigate the world in comfort. Our previous World Cruises sold out in a matter of weeks, and we are now seeing more interest in these extended voyages than ever before," said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking.
The itinerary will take guests to just about every corner of the world, with highlights that include Kauai, Sydney, Singapore, Mumbai, Istanbul, and London. From Ft. Lauderdale, guests will head through the Panama Canal to Los Angeles, before crossing the Pacific Ocean to visit Hawaii, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, and more.
Aside from embarkation in Ft. Lauderdale, Viking is also offering guests the chance to board in Los Angeles and sail a shorter, 121-day itinerary.
Both ships off all veranda staterooms, 14 Explorer Suites, two pools, the LivNordic Spa, multiple dining choices, and an all-inclusive fare.
Pricing starts at $54,995 per person and includes business class international air, transfer to and from the ship, gratuities, visa services, and luggage shipping.