Viking has announced that its fourth ship, Viking Sun, will spend its maiden season sailing the company’s first-ever world cruise.
The voyage will span 141 days and visit five continents, 35 countries and 66 ports, with 12 port overnights.
Departing on December 15, 2017, the Sun will sail from Miami to London, allowing guests to explore Cuba and the Caribbean.
It will sail the Panama Canal and the South Pacific, call upon ports in Asia – including Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh City – and visit the Arabian, Red and Mediterranean seas.
Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking Cruises, said: “Ever since our first ship set sail last year, we have been focused on bringing the destination back to ocean cruising.
“Our unique, award-winning approach allows our guests to explore comfortably, with experiences that enrich their lives along the way.
“This World Cruise is the most extensive and culturally immersive itinerary we have ever offered, and we are pleased by the early interest in pre-sales we have seen from our guests and industry partners.”
Guests can choose the 141-day cruise from Miami to London, which includes 21 days of sailing from Miami to Los Angeles; or a 120-day itinerary from Los Angeles to London.
Highlights include a call at Havana, the Panama Canal, Bangkok and Auckland.
Viking launched its first ocean ship, Viking Star, in 2015 (pictured main). Viking Sun will follow Viking Sea and Sky when it is delivered in late 2017.
The cruise line’s ocean ships have a gross tonnage of 47,800 tonnes, boast 465 cabins and accommodate 930 passengers.