The 930-guest Viking Neptune, which will join Viking’s ocean fleet in late 2022, will sail the cruise line’s 2022-2023 Viking World Cruise, departing on Dec. 22, 2022 from Ft. Lauderdale and spanning 138 days, 28 countries and 58 ports, with overnight stays in 11 cities.
After embarking in Florida, the World Cruise will journey 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 your clients to join Viking Neptune in 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 ship will journey through the Mediterranean and conclude the voyage in London.
Highlights include overnight stays in 11 ports, such as Sydney, Haifa, and Istanbul, and double overnights in Auckland, Bali, Ho Chi Minh, Yangon, and Mumbai. The ship will, among other ports, call at Kauai, where guests can embark on a scenic drive to Wailua to admire the 150-ft. high Opaekaʻa Falls, visit Nawilliwilli’s Old Town and enjoy a walk along the beach; Singapore, home to a futuristic horticultural park showcasing more than one million plants; and London, the final stop, with its world-renowned attractions.
“World Cruises are truly special voyages, and they continue to be one of our most sought-after offerings. Our 2021-2022 World Cruise has already sold out more than a year in advance, which speaks to the enthusiasm of our guests as they look forward to the return of international travel,” said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking, in a press release statement.
Viking Neptune, with 465 staterooms, features two pool choices, including the glass-backed Infinity Pool cantilevered off the stern; the LivNordic Spa where guests will find the Snow Grotto; The Wintergarden, where afternoon tea is served; and eight dining choices. There are five stateroom categories, starting from the 270-sq.-ft. Veranda Staterooms and 14 two-bedroom Explorer Suites ranging from 757 to 1,163 sq. ft.
Pricing for the 2022-2023 Viking World Cruise starts at $49,995 per person; pricing for the 2023 Viking World Journeys itinerary starts at $46,995 per person, based on double-occupancy. Guests who book between now and Feb. 28, 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 that can be used toward optional tours, spa services, onboard shops and beverages.
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