Viking aims to set a Guinness World Record with a non-stop 245-day roundtrip journey which embarked from London, UK, on 1 September 2019. Guests on the Ultimate World Cruise on Viking’s 930-guest Viking Sun, will visit six continents, 51 countries and 111 ports. The cruise will fully circumnavigate the globe, bringing guests to some of the world’s most legendary cities, landmarks and far-flung destinations, returning to London in May 2020.
Viking is attempting to set the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous passenger cruise. Upon the return of Viking Sun to London next year, an official Guinness World Record adjudicator will confirm success with a certificate presentation.
“For more than 20 years we have been committed to connecting travellers to culturally immersive experiences that allow them to explore the world in comfort,” said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking. “Our Ultimate World Cruise is the most extensive itinerary available in the industry, nearly double the length of our previous world cruise itineraries. I am pleased to offer such a unique experience for our guests.”
Viking says its ships are small to get guests closer to their destination, with more time in port and more overnights. The interior focuses on creating serene Scandinavian spaces, balancing beauty and function, and offering quiet spaces and light.
Viking’s Ultimate World Cruise offers an eight-month journey, allowing guests to explore Scandinavia, the Caribbean and destinations throughout South America before calling on the remote tropical islands of the South Pacific. Viking Sun will then continue its journey along the coast of Australia and through Asia before returning to the Mediterranean and Europe.