After the past two Viking World Cruises in 2021 and 2022 sold out in record time, Viking has announced dual world voyages for 2023/24, sailing on identical itineraries just three days apart.
Viking Sky will depart Fort Lauderdale, Florida on her 138-day sailing, visiting 28 countries and nearly 60 ports on 20 December and Viking Neptune will disembark on 23 December 2023.
From Florida, guests will journey to Central America, before transiting the Panama Canal and sailing up the West Coast of North America. A shorter 121-day Viking World Journeys itinerary is also available, allowing guests to join in Los Angeles and cross the Pacific Ocean to call in Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand, before exploring ports of call in Asia and the Middle East. The ships will journey through the Mediterranean and conclude the voyage in London.
“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. “Like me, our guests are curious people; we view travel as an opportunity to discover, learn and grow. With that Viking spirit of exploration, our seamless World Cruises are possibly the greatest of all adventures.”
2023-2024 Viking World Cruise Highlights:
Viking’s newest World Cruise itinerary visits dozens of the world’s most iconic cities, alongside lesser-known destinations, in one continuous itinerary.
Overnight stays in 11 ports, such as Sydney, Haifa, and Istanbul, and double overnights in Auckland, Bali, Ho Chi Minh, Yangon, and Mumbai allow guests to delve deeper.
Highlights of the new 2023-2024 Viking World Cruise itinerary include:
- Kauai (Nawiliwili), Hawaii: The Garden Island – Explore the lush vegetation of tropical Kauai, nicknamed Hawaii’s “Garden Island.” Guests can embark on a scenic drive to Wailua, known as the “Land of the Kings,” to admire stunning nature including the 150-foot high ʻŌpaekaʻa Falls, visit Nawilliwilli’s Old Town and enjoy a walk along the beach, or peruse the shops of nearby Anchor Cove.
- Sydney, Australia: Iconic Harbour – Experience Sydney’s magnificent harbour, the world’s largest, and enjoy an overnight stay allowing ample time to explore this culture-rich city, from its world-class opera house to the natural wonders of the nearby Blue Mountains.
- Singapore, Singapore: A Melting Pot of Cultures – Witness the remarkable cultural diversity of Singapore during an overnight stay. Take a tour of the city’s eclectic neighbourhoods, from Little India to Arab Street, visit the futuristic horticultural park showcasing more than one million plants, or enjoy a Night Safari at the world’s first nocturnal wildlife park.
- Mumbai, India: A City of Old and New – While in port in the bustling metropolis of Mumbai for two nights, guests have more time ashore to learn about the life and legacy of activist Mahatma Gandhi, enjoy the Hanging Gardens, one of the prized few parks found in the city, and explore the diversity of its neighbourhoods, from the picturesque narrow streets of Old Mumbai to the colourful markets in the city’s centre.
- Istanbul, Turkey: Where East Meets West – Guests will enjoy ample time to experience this historic city during an overnight stay. Straddled across two continents and the Bosporus Strait, Istanbul offers a wealth of religious sites to explore such as the spectacular Blue Mosque or the legendary Hagia Sophia, and boasts delicious fusion cuisine, combining fresh Mediterranean fare with spices from the Far East and Asia.
- London (Greenwich), England: The Royal Borough – The journey concludes in the historic Royal Borough of Greenwich, London on the Thames River, 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 2023/24 Viking World Cruise starts at AU$79,995 per person; pricing for the 2024 Viking World Journeys itinerary starts at AU$74,995 per person, based on double-occupancy.
Both of Viking’s new World Cruise itineraries offer up to US$50,000 per couple in Viking Value, including Business Class international air, transfers to and from the ship, all shipboard gratuities and service fees, complimentary visa services, the Silver Spirits Beverage Package.
Guests who book between now and 30 September 2021 will receive an additional US$2,000 per person in shore excursion credit for any optional land programs and US$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 2023/24 Viking World Cruise or Viking World Journeys through 30 September 2021 will receive an additional US$1,000 in shipboard credit per person.