Setting sail on Dec. 24, 2021, from Fort Lauderdale, the voyage will include three new ports for Viking: Phillip Island and Eden, Australia, and Yangon, Myanmar.
The 930-passenger Viking Star will first explore Central America, then transit the Panama Canal and journey up the West Coast of North America before crossing the Pacific Ocean and calling at Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia. The voyage continues through Asia and the Middle East to the Mediterranean before concluding at London Tilbury.
119-day option from Los Angeles
A 119-day version embarks in Los Angeles on Jan. 10, 2022 and visits 22 countries and 49 ports before ending in London Tilbury.
The day-by-day itinerary is here.
Option to stay on, free, until Bergen
All world cruise travelers are invited to remain on board for three additional days, at no charge, and disembark at Viking Sun’s homeport, Bergen, Norway.
Overnights in port
Overnight stays in 11 destinations further exploration in and around Yangon, Ho Chi Minh City, Bali, Colombo, Auckland, Singapore, Mumbai, Luxor, Haifa, Istanbul and London.
Aboard ship, enrichment includes Viking’s Resident Historian program, featuring high-level historical and cultural education specific to the journey.
Among the voyage highlights is new Viking port Phillip Island, where passengers can see some of Australia’s most dramatic scenery and diverse wildlife including the island’s famed little penguins. At sunset each evening on Summerland Beach, the little penguins return to shore in a procession that can be seen from elevated viewing points.
And at new Viking port Eden, passengers can explore the town that once was home to Australia’s whaling industry, and the Sapphire Coast, now famed for its whale conservation efforts.
Three days at Yangon give time to visit Shwedagon Paya, a golden monument and one of Buddhism’s most sacred sites, see colonial architecture, visit the floating villages of Inle Lake or travel to Mandalay.
In Indonesia, passengers will be able to spend a day at Komodo National Park and the Tamarind Woods, home to the famed Komodo dragon.
Fares start at $49,995 per person, double occupancy for the 136-day voyage and $45,995 for the 119-day version. Both include business class international air, transfers to and from the ship, all gratuities and service fees, visa services, the Silver Spirits Beverage Package and free luggage shipping services for embarkation.
Travelers who book by Sept. 30, 2020, 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 by Sept. 30 will receive an additional $1,000 in shipboard credit per person. For a limited period, Viking is offering a reduced deposit.