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Viking Neptune to operate 138-day 2022-23 world cruise

Viking's 2022-23 world cruise will span 138 days, 28 countries and 58 ports, with overnight stays in 11 cities.

Travelers will sail on Viking's newest 930-passenger ship, Viking Neptune, set to join the fleet in late 2022. The journey begins Dec. 22 from Fort Lauderdale and ends in London (Greenwich).

Sailing westward, the cruise heads to Central America before transiting the Panama Canal and sailing up the West Coast of North America. A shorter, 121-day itinerary is also available, embarking at Los Angeles and crossing the Pacific Ocean to call at Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand, before exploring ports in Asia and the Middle East. Finally, Viking Neptune will sail through the Mediterranean.

'Our 2021-22 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,' Viking Chairman Torstein Hagen said.

Overnights and double overnights

The 2022-23 voyage visits dozens of the world’s most iconic cities, alongside lesser-known destinations. Overnight stays are planned in 11 ports such as Sydney, Haifa and Istanbul, and double overnights in Auckland, Bali, Ho Chi Minh, Yangon and Mumbai.

The Resident Historian program provides a high-level historical and cultural education specific to the journey. Shoreside, Viking offers Privileged Access visits to cultural institutions.

The day-to-day itinerary is here.

Fares start at $49,995/$46,995

Fares start at $49,995 per person, double occupancy, while the 121-day itinerary is priced starting at $46,995 per person. Both itineraries offer up to $50,000 per couple in 'Viking Value,' including business class international air, transfers to and from the ship, all shipboard gratuities and service fees, visa services, the Silver Spirits Beverage Package and free luggage shipping services for embarkation.

Travelers who book by 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 which can be used toward optional tours, spa services, on-board shops and beverages. Viking Explorer Society members who book either cruise by Feb. 28, 2021, will receive an additional $1,000 in shipboard credit per person.