Today involved a spur of the moment visit to Viking Sun in Greenwich.
Indulging my cruise geekiness so close to home!
The Viking Sun is operated by Viking Ocean cruise, she is 47,842 GT, a length of 228.2m and a beam of 28.8m. She entered service in 2017 and can take 930 passengers and 480 crew. She looks magnificent.
Today, she is docked at Greenwich, London, UK and will soon begin the longest passenger world cruise, 245 days, visiting 6 continents, 51 countries and 111 ports! A fabulous cruise for the 54 lucky people embarking to do the whole cruise, I don’t like to do the envy, jealously thing, but today I am immensely envious!!
She sets sail from Greenwich tomorrow, planning to return to London on 2nd May 2020!
Initially she cruises around the British isles, then on to Scandinavia, ensuring to visit her home port of Bergen. She then heads westwards taking in the Faroe isles, Iceland and Greenland as she crosses the Atlantic Ocean. Heading down Canada to the Caribbean. Then she cruises around South America, the West coast of the USA, before heading to explore the tropical islands of the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia. She then sails through Asia, before heading to the Mediterranean en route to returning to London.
Viking are spot on when they bill the cruise as ‘the journey of a lifetime’
I did try the Euromillions yesterday with the hope of tagging along, I got rather excited when I woke up to an email promising news about my ticket, unfortunately it was for £5.70 , for now, I shall keep dreaming!