The longest, cruise, lasting an impressive eight months, departs from Greenwich, London on August 13th 2019 with a schedule to visit 59 countries in 6 of the 7 continents.
The catch? A staggering £67,000 ticket price.
With that said, a voyage of 245 days witnessing some of the world’s most incredible sites is a once in a lifetime opportunity and with only 930 spaces available, it is sure to sell out fast. The aptly-named Ultimate World Cruise aboard Viking Cruises’ ‘Viking Sun’ will set sail across the seas, stopping off at 113 different cities and ports.
Completing its journey in May 2020, the all-inclusive cost consists of business-class fares for those flying into London, food (a choice of eight on-board restaurants), ship transfers, gratuities and service fees, complimentary visa services, free luggage freight, not forgetting accommodation and ‘Top the Tipple’ – Viking’s Silver Spirits beverage package.
The only thing that’s left to sort is Travel Insurance, and finding a suitable travel insurance policy to cater for this journey of a lifetime will take some research. The majority of travel insurers are not likely to cover a cruise for this length of time, or offer enough cancellation cover for the ticket price, so you will need to look for specialist cruise travel insurance cover. It is also advisable to speak to the insurer direct so you can be sure you are buying a cruise travel insurance policy that is suitable for your needs.
If you are off on a cruise holiday, even if it is one less extravagant than this, when buying travel insurance, as well as cancellation, medical expenses and personal possessions cover, it is a good idea to make sure the policy will cover for cabin confinement, missed ports and missed pre-paid excursions.