Viking Cruises sails from Duluth to Antarctica on a 71-day world cruise

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Viking Cruises has unveiled a new world cruise, scheduled to depart from Duluth next year on a 71-day voyage to Antarctica.

When a ship from the Switzerland-based luxury cruise line docked in the port of Duluth last week, it marked the first time a leisure cruise had visited the city in nearly a decade.

Viking Cruises’ newest itinerary, called the Longitudinal World Cruise IIsignals that the port will become a more frequent destination for ship visitors on the cruise line’s global voyages.

Fares start at $49,995 for a mid-size ride Viking Polaris.

Penthouses and full suites ranging in price from $75,995 to $159,995 are already sold out. according to the Viking website.

The most affordable rooms are 215-square-foot cabins with a floor-to-ceiling window overlooking a private balcony.

The most expensive multi-room stateroom — the sold-out Owner’s Suite — spans 1,238 square feet and offers panoramic ocean views, a private library, and a whirlpool tub and shower on the balcony.

The travel route

The itinerary covers 9 counties including stops in the Canadian Maritimes and Fjords of Chile en route to the ‘Last Continent’.

Courtesy of Viking Cruises.

Courtesy of Viking Cruises.

The three-continent voyage concludes in Ushuaia, Argentina, where cruise passengers will visit the Tierra del Fuego Andes and navigate the Beagle Channel.

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