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Viking Cruises: Viking Ultimate World Cruise

Viking Cruises: Viking Ultimate World Cruise


– [Narrator] Embrace your inner
explorer on an epic voyage, an adventure that would make
even the original vikings envious, the ultimate world
cruise, on the Viking Sun. This globe-spanning eight-month adventure, the longest continuous world cruise ever, circumnavigates the Earth,
visiting the most storied cities, cultures, and landmarks. 245 days, six continents, 53 countries, and 112 spectacular ports, with 22 overnight stays
in mesmerizing cities around the globe. Departing from London, the
world unfolds before you like a colorful tapestry. You’ll first explore the verdant
British Isles and Ireland, along with the remote
Orkney and Shetland Islands, before sailing north toward
traditional viking waters and the breathtaking shores of Norway, Iceland, and Greenland. Across the Atlantic lie
the beguiling provinces of Eastern Canada, bucolic Newfoundland, and French-influenced Quebec
with magnificent Montreal, and European-style Quebec City. Along America’s eastern
seaboard you’ll enjoy Boston’s historic treasures
and the Big Apple, New York City, before
setting your compass south to the sunny isles of the Caribbean, where European colonial influences merge with white sand beaches
and warm tropical breezes. Intriguing South America beckons. Brazil will enchant you
with her vibrant cities, and delight your senses with
the awe-inspiring Amazon River. In Montevideo, Uruguay,
discover stately architecture in this charming capital city, followed by the distinctive character
of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Prepare to be awestruck
as you round Cape Horn and sail through the
breathtaking Chilean fjords, before exploring Pacific coastal cities and memorable sights in
Chile, Peru, and Ecuador. As the Viking Sun continues northward, inviting ports in Central America, Mexico, and California are a delightful prelude to one of the world’s fascinating regions, the majestic South Pacific. Here you’ll be immersed in
the magnificent azure hues of sea and sky, punctuated
by the emerald palm forest and ivory sands of storied, tropical isles like Tahiti, Tonga, and Fiji. More splendors await in New Zealand, where scenic shores welcome you to a delightful blend of
sparkling modern cities, British colonial architecture, and the legendary Maori people. Vast Australia has it all,
vibrant, world-class cities, including Melbourne and Sydney, immense natural wonders,
and one of the most intriguing cultures on the planet. In Southeast Asia, a kaleidoscope
of island experiences are yours to discover. Meet the world’s largest living lizard on the isle of Komodo, step
into sacred temples in Bali, enjoy the vibrant markets
of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, and the historic sights of
Manila in the Philippines. In China, the confluence
of ancient traditions and modern ways is evident at every turn, while Vietnam, Thailand,
and the Malay Peninsula will spark your curiosity
with a seemingly endless procession of extraordinary
sights and sensations. Sri Lanka and India simply
defy categorization. They’re utterly fascinating
cultural melting pots, an enticing, ever-evolving
blend of European influences and timeless Eastern traditions, resulting in one of the most captivating of all destinations. Like a vision from Arabian Nights, the Middle East offers a
host of alluring sights. The domes and minarets of Muscat, Aqaba, made famous by TE
Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia, and the majesty of
Egypt’s temples of Luxor. Your return to Europe is
hardly the end of your voyage as some of the most
enchanting ports lie ahead. Sailing the glorious Mediterranean. In Algiers, explore the
palaces of the ancient Casbah. Malta brings narrow streets
and baroque landmarks in historic Valletta. Take in the beauty of
Sardinia, and the splendor of the Moorish Alhambra
citadel in Granada, Spain. Then it’s on to London,
gliding up the River Thames, through the barrier, and
in to maritime Greenwich, of Greenwich Mean Time fame, as close to the heart of London as we can get. A fitting place to
celebrate the conclusion of this remarkable, unforgettable
eight-month adventure. The Viking ultimate world cruise.


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