VIKING Cruises has been forced to cancel its 2020-21 World Cruise and all associated segments due to the ongoing risks associated with COVID-19.
The 161-day sailing, which was originally slated to cruise from Miami to London on 14 December this year, was canned after the line said it could no longer guarantee the quality of experience it typically offers it guests.
But the disappointment was tempered by news that Viking had recently unveiled details of its 2021/22 World Cruise, which is scheduled to visit 27 countries, 56 ports, including two new Australian ports of call at Phillip Island in Victoria and Eden in NSW.
The epic journey will sail aboard Viking Star and explore Central and North America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe, with Yangon, Myanmar also added as a new port.
Viking Chairman Torstein Hagen said that despite the challenges posed by the global pandemic, the cruise line’s World Voyage would continue to showcase its focus on cultural experiences.