The pandemic has played a spoilsport on our travel plans, but it seems like we can keep our hopes sailing. A luxurious ship by Viking Cruise can take you through an epic global tour across a span of 136 days. Scheduled to cover 27 countries, the cruise package starts at ₹ 3738751, as per the cruise line’s website.
The Cruise’s Itinerary Covers Six Continents
Viking Cruises announced its plan to launch the 2021-2022 Viking World Cruise package on July 22. The Viking Star ship will depart from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 24, 2021. The trip will cover 27 countries, with overnight stays in 11 major cities, including Mumbai, Istanbul, and Rome among others.
Traversing through six continents, the voyage will end in London, according to the itinerary revealed by the cruise line.
Taiwan Resumes Cruise With Covid-19 Safety Measures In Place
Several cruise operations across the globe came to a screeching halt with the coronavirus spreading rapidly. Seychelles, for instance, has already banned all cruises till 2021. However, Taiwan resumed its cruises from July 26 to give a boost to its tourism industry. The cruise ship, Explorer Dream, sailed to only domestic ports in Taiwan. Additionally, it ensured that all the safety measures were taken, like thermal screening, social distancing and maintenance of a separate Covid-19 quarter on-board.
Cruise Tourism In Odisha On The Cards
Back home in India, the state government of Odisha announced its plans to start day-cruise services. The cruise facility will be available at five gorgeous locations in the state. These include Chilika lake, Bhitarkanika mangroves, Hirakud Reservoir, River Mahanadi and Satkosia gorge. Meanwhile, you can check out this luxurious cruise that sails from Mumbai to Goa:
While physical travelling is still a risky affair, one can only keep their future travel hopes afloat. Till then, stay safe and continue to watch this space for more.