How long do you think you would need to cruise the world for in order to set a Guinness World Record? 245 days! Yes, you read that right! You would need to spend 2/3 of your year onboard a ship to attempt to set such a record. That doesn't sound like a hardship to me! 245 days of constant pampering from you delightful crew; 245 days of delicate cuisine prepared by expert chefs and most importantly 245 days of exploration and cultural discovery! This is what some 930 fortunate Viking Cruises’ guests have signed up for when embarking the Viking Sun and setting sail from London, UK, on August 31. By offering this out of the ordinary circumnavigation around the globe, Viking is attempting to set a new record for the “longest continuous passenger cruise”. Guests of this Ultimate World Cruise will get to explore the wonders of 53 countries before returning to London, UK, in May 2020. On this 8-month voyage, guests will immerse themselves in the cultures and delights of Scandinavia, the Caribbean, South America, the tropical islands of the South Pacific, along the stunning coast of Australia and through Asia before cruising back towards the Mediterranean and Europe. Upon the Viking Sun’s arrival in London, an official Guinness World Record Adjudicator will be confirming the successful attempt with a certificate presentation.
If you have a curious mind, you will want to check out this map as it is tracking the ship’s location. The Viking Sun should have now reached the port of Nanortalik, Greenland!
What if you were part of the next Ultimate World Cruise? Viking has just launched its 2020-2021 World Cruise from Miami, USA, to London, UK, departing December 14, 2020. Contact Jen Craig for more information on this 161 day voyage that promises to be an absolute delight!
If booking by September 30, 2019, you will also take advantage of the below great benefits, amongst others!
- Free business class air including private car transfers to/from the ship
- All onboard gratuities and service fees
- Free luggage shipping services for embarkation and disembarkation
- CAD $2,500pp shore excursion credit
- CAD $1,250pp shipboard credit
- Complimentary visa service
- Silver Spirits beverage package including all drinks on board
- Unlimited WiFi
See you onboard the Viking Sun!
Photo courtesy of Viking Cruises