Passengers off on epic eight-month voyage
By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva
An epic event is about to happened. Viking® is attempting to break a Guinness World Record with a 245-day Ultimate World Cruise. The eight-month voyage, which begins in London August 31 on the Viking Sun and spans six continents, 51 countries and 111 ports is billed as the longest cruise ever.
Some of the highlights of this epic odyssey include:
- Docking at the historic Royal Borough of Greenwich, London with visits to the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.
- Over-nighting in Rio de Janeiro–a throbbing city set alongside scenic Copacabana and Ipanema beaches.
- Visiting Ushuaia. This city sits on a steep hill on the southernmost tip of South America. Excursions take passengers Escondido and Fagnano Lakes or the Tierra del Fuego National Park,
- Exploring Tasmania amd learn about its aborigine history and explore its unique wilderness area, including Mt. Wellington.
- Stopping in Ho Chi Minh City. What an opportunity checking out Saigon’s eclectic architecture of modern skyscrapers, French colonial buildings and ornate palaces.
- Strolling around bustling Mumbai– the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India.
- Tiptoeing through temples and tombs of Luxor, Egypt. The site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor is dense with historical monuments for guests to explore, including the Temple of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings & Valley of the Queens, which house the tombs of the Pharaohs and their wives.
The Viking Difference
Viking caters to such a discerning and cerebral clientele that company Chairman Hagen calls it “the thinking person’s cruise.”
More bang for your buck
Viking is very competitive with other cruise lines. It offers fares that include tips, beer and wine at lunch and dinner and more.
To book a future Viking cruise contact a Pavlus travel specialist.