The World’s Longest Cruise, Viking sets sail from London on Sunday. The epic 245 days journey will span six continents, 51 countries, 111 ports and covering 55,700 nautical miles before returning to London in May 2020. The cruise Viking will also attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the “longest continuous passenger cruise," according to a press release. The new record will be confirmed successful upon the return of Viking Sun to London next year by an official Adjudicator.
“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’’.
The eight-month sail will explore Scandinavia, the Caribbean, South America, the south Pacific, Australia and Asia before returning to the Mediterranean and Europe. There will be overnight stays on land in 23 cities including Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Ushuaia in Argentina, Hobart in Tasmania, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Mumbai in India and Luxor in Egypt.
However, to embark on the record eight-month cruise customers have to fork out a hefty £82,999 making it a £1,400 per country they visit.
Torstein Hagen, the chair of Viking, said, “Our ultimate world cruise is the most extensive itinerary available in the industry, nearly double the length of our previous world cruise itineraries.”