This 245-day, 51 country voyage is vying to be world's longest cruise (VIDEO)

Sep 5 2019, 5:14 pm

The world’s longest cruise that will span 245 days has set sail from Greenwich Pier in London.

The Viking Sun departed on August 31 and will travel to 6 continents, 51 countries, and 111 ports returning to London in May 2020.

The cruise is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for “longest continuous passenger cruise.”

Scandinavia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Tonga, Fiji, India,  New Zealand, Tasmania, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, China Egypt, Spain, and Australia are just a few of the stops. The full itinerary can be viewed here.

If this ultra-marathon of sea voyage doesn’t appeal, shorter excursions are available for passengers who don’t want to take the full 245-day journey.

Built in 2017, the Viking Sun can carry only 930 guests, making it much smaller and intimate than average cruises.


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Tickets start at USD $117,995 per person and include business class airfare, free Wi-Fi, and shore excursions.

Viking doesn’t permit kids under 18 to travel on its cruises, so guests looking to relax for a full 245 days of relaxation will definitely get that experience.

“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 release.

“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.”

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