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Viking Ultimate World Cruise 2018

This 245-Day Cruise Visits 59 Countries and Costs More Than a Brand-New Tesla

Some people might look at $100,000 and consider putting a down-payment on a house. But if that's not quite your style — perhaps you already have a house, or you're afraid of commitment — then there's a cruise that's made for you. Meet the Viking Ultimate World Cruise, a 245-day expedition that visits 59 countries, 113 ports of call, and every continent except Antarctica. According to Condé Nast Traveler, the 930-passenger cruise will take place from August 2019 until May 2020.

You can read the full itinerary of stops here, and it certainly sounds like a world traveler's dream come true. But the price tag is a hefty one; pricing starts at around $93K per passenger for the trip. Currently, this includes perks like business-class airfare to and from London (the start and end port), a liquor package, unlimited WiFi, and complimentary Visa service. If you feel like this might be the trip for you, you can read up on the full experience on Viking's website.

If you're considering the trip, here are some of our suggested traits before embarking:

  • No fear of spending eight months with the same group of (at least initially) strangers
  • No history of motion sickness
  • No history of homesickness
  • Sensible packing skills

Bon voyage!

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