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1. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1362 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Are there any TP members amongst the guests on the Viking Sun, heading out of Greenwich today on "the longest continuous round-the-world cruise ever"? At over GBP66000 for the cheapest ticket, it'll be beyond the means of most people - there are only 54 staying on board for the full 245 days. Unlike some of the Caribbean cruises, it's a pretty small ship with room for just 930 guests but they get the chance to 'tick off' 51 countries.

2. Posted by littlesam1 (Budding Member 60 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

I am checking into to this thread to see the replies. I would love to hear from anyone who would even consider this trip. Personally about half way into the 245 days I would probably want to knock someone overboard...lol

3. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1362 posts) 2w 1 Star this if you like it!

Quoting littlesam1

Personally about half way into the 245 days I would probably want to knock someone overboard...lol

Half-way's pretty good going - I was thinking three days!:):)

We're going on a Caribbean cruise in January with around 4000 passengers - I'm not sure I'll survive the seven days.

4. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1215 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

245 days on a floating city sounds like a nightmare. And they pay for it . . . ????

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5400 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Borisborough

At over GBP66000 for the cheapest ticket, it'll be beyond the means of most people

And still, this is for the "little people" compared to owning a residence on The World.
'course, the people who have a residence there just heli out instead of pushing others overboard.

6. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1362 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Sander

And still, this is for the "little people" compared to owning a residence on The World.
'course, the people who have a residence there just heli out instead of pushing others overboard.

And no prices listed on the website. My dad always said, "If you have to ask the price, you can't afford it!" and I'm sure I can't afford The World, even if I wanted to. Obscene!

7. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1720 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

I think I read that on The World you buy the apartment, plus ongoing charges.

Boris, will your 4000 pax be Americans, Brits, or who? Those sort of numbers are going to make for noisy crowded public areas. I much prefer small ships, and even then cruising can be a compromise due to not having long enough to see a place fully. Equally it can be a bore if every place is just beaches and selling opportunities.

8. Posted by goodfish (Full Member 175 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

The curious (and really bored) can follow the daily commentary on this thing from a couple passengers doing either end of it...which is still a really looooong cruise.

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2691518-ultimate-world-cruise-245-days-and-all-the-parts-ongoing-review-questions-opinion/

9. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1204 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

This itinerary isn't one that I would pick and I don't know whether I would like the ship as I am prejudiced against Viking. Also I don't much care for really rich people who I assume would be the ones on this trip. I have sailed on a smaller ship and like it but the food tends to get boring.

But I have considered doing parts of one of these cruises. I'd really like to see NZ and I just don't want to do that long a flight. A trip on a cruise ship would take care of that and eliminate jet lag.THere's a nice 40 day cruise from Seattle to NZ that would take care of that nicely.

10. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1720 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting greatgrandmaR

I'd really like to see NZ and I just don't want to do that long a flight. A trip on a cruise ship would take care of that and eliminate jet lag.THere's a nice 40 day cruise from Seattle to NZ that would take care of that nicely.

So long as you could leave the cruise at NZ and not be limited to just seeing their ports of call. A lot of NZ is away from the ports, and you do need to allow a lot of time to see what's there, since there's such a variety of things there.