Viking will offer a brand-new 2021-2022 Viking World Cruise that will span 27 countries and 56 ports over 136 days. Setting sail on 24 December 2021 from Fort Lauderdale, the itinerary will include three brand-new ports of call for Viking, including Phillip Island in Victoria and Eden in NSW, as well as Yangon, Myanmar.
The 930-guest Viking Star will explore ports of call in Central America; transit through the Panama Canal; journey up the West Coast of North America before calling upon Hawaii; traverse New Zealand and Australia; and sail through Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean before concluding in London.
Guests may also choose a shorter, 119-day portion of the sailing, 2022 Viking World Horizons, which departs from Los Angeles on 10 January 2022 and visits 22 countries and 49 ports before ending in London.
All Viking World Cruise guests will also receive the complimentary option to remain on board for three additional days and disembark in the ship’s homeport of Bergen, Norway.
“For more than 20 years, we have been committed to providing our guests with immersive and culturally enriching experiences while travelling the world in comfort,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking.
“This has been an unusual year for all travellers, but we remain focused on the future and are pleased to offer our guests a new destination-focused World Cruise that allows for extensive exploration in 2021-2022,” he added.
During February and March 2022, Viking’s 2021-2022 World Cruise will visit a number of Australian ports of call, including Sydney and Eden in NSW; Melbourne and Phillip Island in Victoria; Hobart in Tasmania; and Brisbane, Cairns, Thursday Island and Airlie Beach in Queensland.
2021-2022 Viking World Cruise Highlights
The newest Viking World Cruise itinerary visits iconic cities and ports of call in over 25 countries, in one seamless itinerary. Overnight stays in 11 iconic cities allow guests to explore further in Yangon, Myanmar; Auckland, New Zealand; Singapore, Singapore; and Istanbul, Turkey. While onboard, Viking offers cultural enrichment through onboard lectures and entertainment, such as Viking’s Resident Historian program, which provides guests with a high-level historical and cultural education specific to their journey.
Highlights of the new itinerary include:
- Phillip Island, Australia (NEW Viking Port): Guests will enjoy some of Australia’s most dramatic scenery and diverse wildlife including the island’s famed little penguins. At sunset each evening on Summerland Beach, the little penguins return to shore and guests can watch them waddle in procession safely from elevated viewing points.
- Eden, Australia (NEW Viking Port): Set in Twofold Bay, the town of Eden was once home to Australia’s whaling industry. Guests will explore today’s Eden and the Sapphire Coast, which is now famed for its conservation efforts protecting the whale population.
- Yangon, Myanmar (NEW Viking Port): Guests will experience three days in Yangon, Myanmar, which was once the British colony known as Burma. In Myanmar’s largest city, guests may visit the Shwedagon Paya, a golden monument and one of Buddhism’s most sacred sites, explore the colonial architecture or take in the beautiful scenery. From magnificent temples, the floating villages of Inle Lake and the royal city of Mandalay, there are activities for everyone during this port of call.
- Oahu (Honolulu), Hawaii: Guests can enjoy everything from historic landmarks to world-class shopping on the island of Oahu. Soak up the sun along Waikiki Beach’s pristine beaches or visit Pearl Harbor to see where the tragic events of December 7 1941 unfolded.
- Komodo Island, Indonesia: Guests will enjoy a day ashore visiting Komodo National Park and the Tamarind Woods, home to the famed Komodo dragon. Beyond wildlife viewing, guests will have an opportunity to explore and play at Pink Beach, so-called for the rose-hued coral sand.
- London (Tilbury), England: Guests will end their sailing in the allowing easy access to the regal capital’s iconic sights, including the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Pricing for the 136-day 2021-2022 Viking World Cruise from Fort Lauderdale to London starts at AU$75,995 per person and 119-day 2022 World Cruise Horizons from Los Angeles to London starts at AU$69,995 per person, based on double occupancy.
Both of Viking’s new world cruise itineraries include business class international air, transfers to and from the ship, all gratuities and service fees, complimentary visa services and the Silver Spirits Beverage Package.
Guests who book between now and 30 September 2020 will receive an additional USD$2,000 per person in shore excursion credit for any optional land programs and USD$1,000 per person in shipboard credit which can be used toward optional tours, spa services, onboard shops and beverages.
Viking Explorer Society members who book the 2021-2022 Viking World Cruise or 2022 World Cruise Horizons by 30 September 2020 will receive an additional USD$1,000 in shipboard credit per person.