Setting sail on December 24, 2021 from Fort Lauderdale, the itinerary will include three new ports of call for Viking, including Phillip Island and Eden, Australia, as well as Yangon, Myanmar.
It will take place on the 930-guest Viking Star and explore ports of call in Central America; transit through the Panama Canal; head up the West Coast of North America before calling upon Hawaii.
It will then head to New Zealand and Australia; sail through Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean before concluding in London.
Guests can also choose a 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 home port 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.”
Last week, it was announced that Viking will launch a new ship, the 80-guestViking Saigon on its Magnificent Mekong itinerary next summer.
The ship is scheduled to debut on August 30 2021, and will between Kampong Cham, Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
“For many of our guests, Vietnam and Cambodia remain top destinations because of their significance in world history,” said Hagen. “We have led the river cruise industry with our fleet development and experiences that bring travellers closer to the cultures of the world for more than two decades. This will be the most modern vessel on the Mekong and will feel like ‘home’ to our loyal Viking guests who are familiar with the comfortable design of our ships.”
The Viking Saigon is purpose-built for the Mekong and will host 80 guests in 40 outside staterooms, all of which will have floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with a veranda or French balcony. The three-deck ship will also enjoy a spa and fitness centre, infinity pool and open-air Sky Bar on the upper deck.