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Viking Sun luxury cruise vessel began a record 245-day trip

Viking Cruises has just launched its "Ultimate World Cruise," a 245-day luxury journey aimed at setting the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous passenger cruise.

The 930-guest Viking Sun departed from London and will hit six continents, 51 countries and 111 ports along the way. Along the way, passengers will stay overnight in 23 cities. "Our Ultimate World Cruise is the most extensive itinerary available in the industry, nearly double the length of our previous world cruise itineraries. I am pleased to offer such a unique experience for our guests." Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking, said in a statement. For instance, guests can take in world-class guest lectures from experts, including "everyone from authors and archaeologists to former diplomats and news correspondents."

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Viking Sun during another cruise

The cruise is limited to passengers 18 or older. There are no casinos on the vessel. But there are a Nordic-inspired spa, swimming pool, panoramic Explorers’ Lounge, carefully curated libraries and a theater featuring world-class performances.The cost for this cruise start from $92,990 per person, which includes business class airfare, meals and a free excursion in each port of call. Viking Cruises has won numerous industry awards over the years. When Viking Sun returns to port next year, an official of Guinness World Records will verify the achievement and is expected to present the cruise line with a certificate.

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