Cruise Line Announces 4-Month Trip That Will Take You to 27 Countries in 2021
2020 may not have been the most ideal year for travel, but it’s looking like 2021 is going to have some major vacation potential, especially if you enjoy cruises.
Like, really, really long cruises.
Viking World Cruises has recently announced the cruise of a lifetime set to depart in 2021and won’t’ come back for 136 days. That’s right, it’s a four and a half month cruise.
So where are you going? The cruise will take you to a whopping 27 countries. That’s more than some people visit in their entire lifetime! Allow Viking World Cruises to explain the itinerary themselves. It sounds, in their words, pretty epic:
Embark on an epic journey on board Viking Star as she cruises across the globe. Explore six continents and visit dozens of the world’s preeminent cities, including Los Angeles, Sydney, Singapore, Istanbul, Rome and Barcelona. Engage with local cultures during overnight stays in unique ports. With stops in the Caribbean, the Americas, Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Europe, the breadth of our new world cruise is beyond compare.
You’ll depart from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and end, four and a half months later, in London, England. From Florida, you’ll head off to Mexico, followed by the Caribbean, Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and so on. You can find the entire itinerary here (there are so many amazing places awaiting you!).
Of course, for such a lengthy trip, you’re going to have to dig into your life savings: it starts at $49,955 per person.
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, you’d better hurry. Though pricy, the cruise is expected to sell out, even with the ship being able to hold 930 passengers.
You might think that Viking is making up for all the lost time that we weren’t able to experience traveling, but Viking is actually knowing for their long cruises. They once hosted an even longer cruise—a 245-day extravaganza that wound up setting a record in the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s “longest continuous passenger cruise.”
Pack your bags! What do you think—is an over four-month cruise enough to make up for all the time you weren’t able to travel in 2020? Do you think travel bans will be lifted by then and it will be safe to sail off with strangers?
Does this sound like something you might want to do, or would you prefer a shorter cruise? Where is the first place you’re going to travel once the pandemic is over?