Viking Cruises is trying to set a record for the world's longest cruise with a 245-day journey that costs over $90,000 per person. Here's what the ship it's using looks like.

Viking CruisesViking Cruises’ Viking Sun cruise ship.
  • Viking Cruises is attempting to set the record for the world’s longest continuous passenger cruise with its Viking Sun ship.
  • Its “ultimate world cruise,” which set sail on August 31 from London, will spend a total of 245 days visiting 51 countries across six continents.
  • Destinations include Brazil, Vietnam, and Tasmania.
  • The ship will return to London next year.
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Viking Cruises is attempting to set the record for the world’s longest continuous passenger cruise.

Its “ultimate world cruise,” which set sail on August 31 from London, will spend a total of 245 days visiting 51 countries across six continents. Tickets for the cruise cost over $US90,000 per person.

The cruise line is using its Viking Sun ship for the record attempt.

Here’s what it looks like:


The cruise set sail from London on August 31.

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It will last for 245 days and return to London next year.

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The cruise will stop in 111 ports in 51 countries.

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Destinations include Brazil, Vietnam, and Tasmania.

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It will be the longest continuous passenger cruise, according to Viking.

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Tickets started at over $US90,000 per person, according to Viking’s website.

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Business-class plane tickets were included with reservations for the record-seeking cruise.

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The Viking Sun debuted in 2017.

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The ship has room for 930 passengers.

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This is the “deluxe veranda” stateroom.

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All passengers get free Wi-Fi.

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The “explorer” suite has a veranda.

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Passengers can eat at several of the ship’s restaurants.

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Or they can order room service, which is available 24 hours per day.

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The ship has an infinity pool.

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This is what the ship’s spa looks like.

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The spa has what Viking calls a “snow grotto,” which is set to a below-freezing temperature.

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Source: USA Today


According to Viking’s website, cruises on the Viking Sun start at $US2,199 per person.

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And some cruises start at nearly $US60,000 per person.

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