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Viking Cruises to Set Guinness World Record

By ,   August 30, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

On Saturday, August 31, Viking Cruises' passengers will embark on the line's new Ultimate World Cruise itinerary, which is a 245-day voyage spanning 6 continents, 51 countries, 111 ports, Transatlantic crossing (RepositionCruises.com) and passing through Suez Canal.

Departing from London UK (Greenwich) on the 930-passenger liner Viking Sun, the longest-ever continuous voyage will fully circumnavigate the world bringing cruiser tourists to some of the most legendary cities, far-flung destinations, and iconic landmarks, before returning to London UK in May 2020.

Viking Sun cruise ship

In beginning the journey, Viking Cruises will attempt to set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the "longest continuous passenger cruise." An official GUINNESS WORLD RECORD Adjudicator is expected to confirm the successful attempt with a certificate presentation upon the return of the ship to London in 2020.  

Date / TimePort
31 AugDeparting from London Greenwich, England
02 SepDover, England
04 SepDublin, Ireland
05 SepLiverpool, England
06 SepHolyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales
07 SepBelfast, Northern Ireland
08 SepUllapool, Scotland
09 SepKirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland
10 SepLeith-Edinburgh, Scotland
11 SepInvergordon, Scotland
12 SepLerwick, Mainland Shetland, Scotland
13-15 SepBergen, Norway
16 SepLerwick, Mainland Shetland, Scotland
17 SepTorshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
19 SepReykjavik, Iceland
21 SepNanortalik, Greenland
22 SepQaqortoq, Greenland
24 SepL'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland Canada
26 SepSaguenay, Quebec Canada
27 SepQuebec City, Canada
28-29 SepMontreal, Quebec Canada
30 SepQuebec City, Canada
01 OctSaguenay, Quebec Canada
03 OctGaspe, Quebec Canada
05 OctHalifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
07-08 OctBoston, Massachusetts
09-11 OctNew York, Cape Liberty Bayonne NJ-NYC
13-14 OctSt George, Bermuda
17 OctSt Johns, Antigua
18 OctRoseau, Dominica
19 OctBasseterre, St Kitts Island
20 OctPhilipsburg, St Maarten Island
21 OctTortola Island, Road Town, BVI
22 OctSaint Thomas Island, Charlotte Amalie, USVI
23-25 OctSan Juan, Puerto Rico
27 OctBridgetown, Barbados
29 OctIles du Salut, French Guiana
01 NovSantarem, Brazil Amazon
02 NovParintins, Brazil Amazon
03-04 NovManaus, Brazil Amazon
09 NovRecife, Brazil
11 NovSalvador de Bahia, Brazil
13-14 NovRio de Janeiro, Brazil
17 NovMontevideo, Uruguay
18-19 NovBuenos Aires, Argentina
20 NovMontevideo, Uruguay
23 NovPuerto Madryn, Argentina
25-26 NovPort Stanley, East Falkland Island
28 NovUshuaia, Argentina
01 DecPunta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
04 DecPuerto Chacabuco, Chile
06 DecPuerto Montt, Chile
08-10 DecValparaiso, Santiago, Chile
11 DecCoquimbo, La Serena, Chile
13 DecIquique, Chile
14 DecMatarani, Peru
16 DecPisco, Portuario General San Martín, Peru
17 DecCallao, Lima, Peru
20 DecManta, Ecuador
22 DecPanama City, Fuerte Amador, Balboa
24 DecPuntarenas, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
26 DecPuerto Quetzal, Guatemala
30 DecCabo San Lucas, Baja California Mexico
02 JanSan Diego, California
03-04 JanLos Angeles, California
12 JanMarquesas Islands, French Polynesia
14-15 JanPapeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia
16 JanBora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia
18 JanRarotonga Island, Cook Islands NZ
21 JanNukualofa, Tongatapu, Tonga
23 JanSuva, Fiji
26 JanBay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
27-28 JanAuckland, New Zealand
29 JanTauranga, Rotorua, New Zealand
30 JanNapier, New Zealand
31 JanWellington, New Zealand
01 FebChristchurch, Lyttelton, New Zealand
02 FebDunedin, Port Chalmers, New Zealand
06 FebHobart, Tasmania
08 FebMelbourne, Victoria Australia
10-11 FebSydney, NSW Australia
13 FebBrisbane, Queensland Australia
15 FebHamilton Island, Queensland Australia
16 FebCairns, Queensland Australia
18 FebThursday Island, Queensland Australia
21 FebDarwin, NT Australia
23 FebPulau Komodo Island, Indonesia
24 FebBenoa, Bali, Indonesia
26 FebSemarang, Java, Indonesia
01-02 MarKota Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia
03-04 MarManila, Luzon Island, Philippines
06 MarXiamen, China
07-09 MarHong Kong, China
12-14 MarSaigon, Vietnam
16 MarSihanoukville, Cambodia
17-18 MarLaem Chabang, Bangkok, Thailand
19 MarKoh Samui Island, Thailand
21 MarSingapore
22 MarKlang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
23 MarPulau Penang Island, Malaysia
24 MarPhuket, Thailand
27 MarChennai, Madras, India
30 MarCochin, Kochi, India
01 AprMormugao, Goa, India
02 AprMumbai, Bombay, India
05 AprMuscat, Oman
12 AprAqaba, Jordan
13 AprSafaga, Egypt
16 AprAlexandria, Egypt
19-20 AprValletta, Malta
21 AprCagliari, Sardinia, Italy
22 AprAlgiers, Algeria
23 AprCartagena, Spain
24 AprMalaga, Spain
26 AprPorto-Leixoes, Portugal
29 AprDover, England
01 MayArriving in London Greenwich, England

The Ultimate World Cruise of Viking offers an 8-month journey, allowing passengers to explore Scandinavia, the Caribbean as well as destinations throughout South America prior to calling on the remote South Pacific islands. Viking Sun will continue her journey along the Australian coast and through Asia prior to returning to the Mediterranean and Europe.