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An upcoming cruise will sail around the world in 180 days for up to $300,000 — see what it’ll be like

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A Viking Ocean ship in Iceland. The cruise line's ocean cruise ships are all identical.A Viking Ocean ship in Iceland. The cruise line’s ocean cruise ships are all identical.

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  • Viking has announced a 180-day cruise that will circumavigate the globe from 2024 to 2025.
  • The cruise will travel to 85 ports across 37 countries and five continents.
  • The vacation ranges from around $80,000 to $300,000 depending on the stateroom or suite.
Why rush to travel around the world in 80 days when you can do so in 180 days aboard a luxurious cruise ship?A Viking Ocean ship in Tromso, Norway. The cruise line's ocean cruise ships are all identical.A Viking Ocean ship in Tromso, Norway. The cruise line’s ocean cruise ships are all identical.

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Viking has announced its latest Viking World Voyage I, a 2024 to 2025 cruise that will sail around the world in 180 days.A Viking Ocean ship in New York. The cruise line's ocean cruise ships are all identical.A Viking Ocean ship in New York. The cruise line’s ocean cruise ships are all identical.

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And if this itinerary sells as well as the cruise line’s past global sailings, this 180-day vacation could be fully booked in the coming weeks.The Viking Sky.The Viking Sky.

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Over the last two years, Viking’s world cruises have booked exceptionally well.A Viking Ocean ship in Iceland. The cruise line's ocean cruise ships are all identical.A Viking Ocean ship in Iceland. The cruise line’s ocean cruise ships are all identical.

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Its previous 2021 and 2022 around the world cruises sold out in a few weeks, records for the cruise line.A Viking Ocean ship in Tromso, Norway. The cruise line's ocean cruise ships are all identical.A Viking Ocean ship in Tromso, Norway. The cruise line’s ocean cruise ships are all identical.

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Demand for extended sailings has continued to stay “strong,” Torstein Hagen, the company’s chairman, said in a press release.A Viking Ocean ship in Monte Carlo. The cruise line's ocean cruise ships are all identical.A Viking Ocean ship in Monte Carlo. The cruise line’s ocean cruise ships are all identical.

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And very few itineraries are as “extended” as an around the world cruise.A Viking Ocean ship's Wintergarden. The cruise line's ocean cruise ships are all identical.A Viking Ocean ship’s Wintergarden. The cruise line’s ocean cruise ships are all identical.

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In December 2024, the 930-guest Viking Sky will depart from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and begin its 180-day journey.A Viking Ocean ship's pool. The cruise line's ocean cruise ships are all identical.A Viking Ocean ship’s pool. The cruise line’s ocean cruise ships are all identical.

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The vessel and its passengers will then visit 37 countries across five continents …A Viking Ocean ship in London. The cruise line's ocean cruise ships are all identical.A Viking Ocean ship in London. The cruise line’s ocean cruise ships are all identical.

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… stopping at a total of 85 ports with 13 one to two-night stays in destinations like Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.Bach Dang Wharf Aerial view on Saigon River.Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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After departing Florida, the ship will travel through ports in Central America before heading through the Panama Canal and up the US West Coast.Panama CanalThe Panama Canal.

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From the US mainland, the ship will sail through the Pacific Ocean with stops in Hawaii and French Polynesia on its way to New Zealand and Australia.A Viking Ocean ship in Bora Bora, French Polynesia. The cruise line's ocean cruise ships are all identical.A Viking Ocean ship in Bora Bora, French Polynesia. The cruise line’s ocean cruise ships are all identical.

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After, it’ll begin its long trek through Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and northern Europe …SingaporeSingapore.

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… before traversing the Atlantic Ocean to its final destination: New York in June 2025.A Viking Ocean ship in New York. The cruise line's ocean cruise ships are all identical.A Viking Ocean ship in New York. The cruise line’s ocean cruise ships are all identical.

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Along the way, guests will get to explore destinations like Cartagena, Colombia, Yangon, Myanmar, Lisbon, Portugal, and Reykjavik, Iceland.reykjavikReykjavik, Iceland.

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But if living on a cruise ship for six months seems too long, travelers can also join the sailing when it stops in Los Angeles for a 163-day vacation.A Viking Ocean ship's Aquavit Terrace. The cruise line's ocean cruise ships are all identical.A Viking Ocean ship’s Aquavit Terrace. The cruise line’s ocean cruise ships are all identical.

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There’s also the option for an even shorter 138-day and 121-day leg that will sail from Florida and Los Angeles, respectively, to London.A Viking Ocean ship's living room. The cruise line's ocean cruise ships are all identical.

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There will be about 60 days at sea with no ports of call on the full 180-day itinerary.A Viking Ocean ship in Sydney. The cruise line's ocean cruise ships are all identical.A Viking Ocean ship in Sydney. The cruise line’s ocean cruise ships are all identical.

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To stave off boredom, travelers can spend time exploring the cruise ship’s amenities …A Viking Ocean ship's spa. The cruise line's ocean cruise ships are all identical.A Viking Ocean ship’s spa. The cruise line’s ocean cruise ships are all identical.

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… which include two pools, a spa, and several dining, lounge, and bar venues.A Viking Ocean ship's main pool. The cruise line's ocean cruise ships are all identical.

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And unlike most modern mega cruise ships, the Viking Sky’s eight restaurants are all included at no extra cost.A Viking Ocean ship's Mamsen's. The cruise line's ocean cruise ships are all identical.A Viking Ocean ship’s Mamsen’s. The cruise line’s ocean cruise ships are all identical.

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But this doesn’t mean it’ll be a budget cruise.A Viking Ocean ship's infinity pool The cruise line's ocean cruise ships are all identical.

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The sailing starts at almost $80,000 per person for the 270-square-foot veranda stateroom.A Viking Ocean ship's deluxe veranda stateroom. The cruise line's ocean cruise ships are all identical.A Viking Ocean ship’s deluxe veranda stateroom. The cruise line’s ocean cruise ships are all identical.

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This price then shoots up to nearly $300,000 for the owners’ suite.A Viking Ocean ship's owner's suite. The cruise line's ocean cruise ships are all identical.A Viking Ocean ship’s owner’s suite. The cruise line’s ocean cruise ships are all identical.

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But if you’re thinking of booking these ultra-luxurious accommodations, you’re already too late. The 1,448-square-foot stateroom is already sold out, according to Viking’s website.A Viking Ocean ship's explorers lounge. The cruise line's ocean cruise ships are all identical.

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