Viking Sun® will continue to sail the globe on the company’s second World Cruise, which will span 128-days, five continents, 21 countries and 44 ports, with 10 port overnights. Departing on January 3, 2019, this will mark Viking Sun’s second voyage around the world. Read on to learn more about the ship’s World Cruise.
Where Will Viking Sun® Sail in 2019?
Sailing from Miami to London, the new 2019 World Cruise itinerary allows you to explore South America and the islands of the South Pacific; call upon ports in Africa, from Cape Town to Dakar; and cruise the Strait of Magellan, Tasman Sea, and Indian Ocean, before concluding in London.
Viking’s 2019 World Cruise visits dozens of celebrated cities, charming ports and idyllic islands in one grand voyage. Highlights include:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Peak of Brazilian Culture—During an overnight stay in the historic city of Rio de Janeiro, guests can visit Corcovado Mountain and the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue before relaxing on the scenic Copacabana and Ipanema beaches of the coastal metropolis.
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands: Islas Malvinas—This remote archipelago, also known as Islas Malvinas, is comprised of nearly 200 small islands and home to less than 4,000 people. Renowned for their maritime history, guests can learn the rich history of the Falkland Islands while visiting the capital, Port Stanley, and experience the abundant wildlife of the surrounding waters including penguins, dolphins, seals, and orcas.
Ushuaia, Argentina: “End of the World”—Perched on a steep hill on the southernmost tip of South America, commonly referred to as the “End of the World,” guests can explore the scenery of Ushuaia through excursions to the nearby Escondido and Fagnano Lakes, and the Tierra del Fuego National Park, which was first inhabited by humans 10,000 years ago.
Easter Island, Chile—Isolated in Mystery—Resting 1,200 miles from its nearest neighbors, Easter Island is the world’s most remote inhabited island. Guests will visit the island’s famed archaeological sites, including the nearly 900 monumental Moai stone head statues, part of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Rapa Nui National Park.
Milford Sound, New Zealand—Astonishing Landscape—Guests will have the opportunity to sail the breathtaking waterway of New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park in Milford Sound. Stretching for almost 10 miles, from the Tasman Sea into a wonderland of alpine peaks, the landscape features monolithic granite walls and waterfalls as tall as skyscrapers.
Hobart, Tasmania—An Island of History and Wilderness—Capital of Australia’s island state of Tasmania, Hobart sits nestled amongst the foothills of Mount Wellington and at the entrance to the Derwent River, and offers guests the chance to learn about its UNESCO World Heritage sites, including historic convict locations and a unique wilderness area.
Maputo, Mozambique: Wildlife Abounds—While visiting this Indian Ocean port, guests can experience the preserved Portuguese colonial architecture and local markets in this historic city, before venturing to Kruger National Park for an overnight safari and a chance to view the “Big 5:” lions, African elephants, African leopards, Cape buffalo, and rhinoceros.
Cape Town, South Africa: Cultural Riches—An overnight stay in Cape Town helps guests explore this city in-depth. Guests can appreciate the picturesque landscape from the monolithic wonder, Table Mountain, enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting at the Vineyards of Stellenbosch, or stay in the city to witness an array of historic architecture and delicious cuisine.
As with all Viking itineraries, you’ll receive a complimentary shore excursion in each of the 44 ports and free unlimited Wi-Fi; World Cruise guests also receive Business Class airfare and all gratuities and service fees, along with an extensive list of added-value included features in their cruise fare.
Take a Viking Ocean Cruise and Discover “The Viking Difference”
Classified by Cruise Critic as “small ships,” Viking’s ocean fleet features a modern Scandinavian design with elegant touches, intimate spaces, and attention to detail. For instance, you have the option of All Veranda Staterooms or Explorer Suites. The latter are two-room suites ranging from 757 to 1,163 sq. ft. that offer expansive views from wrap-around private verandas as well as the most amenities and privileges of any category on board.
You can also expect the following:
• LivNordic Spa
• Explorers’ Lounge and Mamsen’s
• The Wintergarden
• Dining Choices
• Cultural Enrichment
• Nordic Inspiration
• Sustainable Features
Viking’s itineraries are designed for explorers, and their World Cruises are the most-intensive and culturally immersive journeys available in the industry. Ships are small to get you closer to your destination, with more time in port and more overnights.
Contact a Travel Planners International agent today about booking your Viking Ocean Cruise on Viking Sun®.