Viking Announces Parallel 2023-24 World Cruises

Viking has announced its "2023-2024 Viking World Cruise," which will span 138 days, 28 countries and 57 ports, with overnight stays in 11 cities. The cruise line will offer a choice of two departure dates for this voyage. Guests may choose to sail on Viking Skywhich will depart on December 20, 2023, from Ft. Lauderdale, or on Viking Neptunewhich will depart Ft. Lauderdale on December 23, 2023; both ships will sail the identical itinerary in parallel.

From Florida, guests on the "2023-2024 Viking World Cruise" will sail to Central America, before transiting the Panama Canal and sailing up the West Coast of North America. A shorter 121-day "Viking World Journeys" itinerary is also available, allowing guests to embark at Los Angeles and cross the Pacific Ocean to call in Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand, before exploring ports of call in Asia and the Middle East. Finally, the ships will journey through the Mediterranean and conclude the voyage in London.

The trip includes overnight stays in 11 ports, such as Sydney, Haifa, and Istanbul, and double overnights in Auckland, Bali, Ho Chi Minh, Yangon and Mumbai. Onboard lectures and entertainment—such as the "Viking Resident Historian" program—provides guests with a high-level historical and cultural education specific to their journey. They will also have Privileged Access visits to cultural institutions. Highlights of the new "2023-2024 Viking World Cruise" itinerary include Kauai, Hawaii; Sydney, Australia; Singapore; Mumbai, India; Istanbul, Turkey; and London, England.

Good to know: Both World Cruise itineraries offer up to $50,000 per couple in "Viking Value," including Business Class international flights, transfers to and from the ship, all shipboard gratuities and service fees, complimentary visa services, the "Silver Spirits Beverage Package," and free luggage shipping services for embarkation.

Deal: Bookings made between now and September 30, 2021 will receive an additional $2,000 per person in-shore excursion credit for any optional land programs and $1,000 per person in shipboard credit which can be used toward optional tours, spa services, on-board shops and beverages. Viking Explorer Society members who book the "2023-2024 Viking World Cruise" or "Viking World Journeys" through September 30, 2021 will receive an additional $1,000 in shipboard credit per person.

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