It sounds like a Jules Verne novel, but the first-ever round-the-world cruise is now actually a reality.
Los Angeles-based Viking Cruises has announced plans for a remarkable 141-day cruise around the world that will stop off in 66 ports and 35 countries. The sensational trip will end up taking almost five months. The Viking Sun is due to set sail on 15 December 2017 leaving from Miami.
One of the first stops on the cruise is Havana, Cuba where it will dock for two days, before returning through the Panama Canal. From there, the ship is set to undertake a truly remarkable voyage that will stop off in LA, New Zealand, Tahiti and Australia before heading towards Asia with stops in China, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
However, it should be borne in mind that Viking Cruises has mentioned that the itinerary is subject to change. The epic journey is due to end in Greenwich, London in 2018.
The price for the round-the-world cruise starts at £31,000 per passenger. The Viking Sun is set to have cabins with king-size beds, heated bathroom floors, and flat-screen TVs with on-demand movies.