That 128-day voyage will depart from Miami and visit five continents, 21 countries and 44 ports, with 10 port overnights, before arriving at its final stop, London.
The fouth ship in Viking's ocean-going fleet, Viking Sun is nearing delivery from Fincantieri's Ancona yard. It will spend much of its maiden season on Viking’s first world cruise, which departs from Miami Dec. 15.
The newly announced 2019 world itinerary will explore South America and the islands of the South Pacific, call at ports in Africa, from Cape Town to Dakar, and cruise the Strait of Magellan, Tasman Sea and Indian Ocean. As with all Viking cruises, a shore excursion is included at each port, and passengers get free, unlimited Wi-Fi.
World cruisers also receive business class air, and all gratuities and service fees, along with an extensive list of added-value features, are included in the fare.
'Our first world cruise is 100% sold out, and we are pleased with the initial response to our second world cruise itinerary among new and returning guests,' Viking chairman Torstein Hagen said.
Highlights of the 2019 voyage include an overnight stay at Rio de Janeiro, a visit to Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands, Ushuaia at the southern tip of South America and Easter Island. Futher highlights include New Zealand's scenic Milford Sound, Tasmania's Hobart with its UNESCO World Heritage sites, including historic convict locations and a wilderness area, Mozambique's Maputo for an overnight safari in Kruger National Park and an overnight at Cape Town.
The 47,800gt Viking Sun can accommodate 930 passengers in all-veranda staterooms.
Viking Sun's sister, Viking Spirit, is coming in 2018, while two additional ships are on order for delivery in 2021 and 2022.