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Viking Sun, cruise ship, began the world's longest cruise, lasting for 245 days, on a westward voyage starting and ending in Greenwich. Typically, the usual round-the-world cruises last three to four months, but Viking's cruise will take more than twice as long.

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Viking Sun, cruise ship, began the world's longest cruise, lasting for 245 days, on a westward voyage starting and ending in Greenwich. Typically, the usual round-the-world cruises last three to four months, but Viking's cruise will take more than twice as long.

Specifically, the cruise company has booked its berths in two 120-day segments. The cruise ship will sail to 51 countries across six continents, with visits to 111 ports and overnight stops in 23 cities.

The routes the vessel will follow allows guests to explore Scandinavia, the Caribbean and destinations throughout South America before calling on the remote tropical islands of the South Pacific.

According to Forbes, following the cruise vessel's arrival, the Guiness Book of World Records is expected to certify the cruise as the world's longest upon the Sun's return to England.

Viking Sun is a nearly-new vessel built in 2017, with 465 all-veranda staterooms and capacity for up to 930 passengers. She is not fitted with water slides, but rather with spas, libraries and a live theater.

Normally, any world cruise needs time and money; Thus, cruise companies promote a 20 to 30-day segment, so that passengers are able to embark and disembark along the way. On the contrary, the Viking Sun is a 245-day cruise.

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