In a ground-breaking announcement, Viking, the iconic cruise line, has introduced its latest majestic venture – the India and Europe Grand Passage voyage. Promising an unparalleled experience, this voyage charts a lavish path from the bustling streets of Mumbai to the art-filled lanes of Barcelona, and vice versa.
With just two sailings slated for December 2024 and January 2025, this 35-day sojourn promises exclusivity. Following a triumphant amalgamation of three of Viking’s acclaimed itineraries: Iconic Western Mediterranean, Journey to Antiquities, and Passage to India, travelers will set sail across 12 unique nations, with 20 enriching onshore excursions awaiting their arrival.
Diverse and immersive experiences lie at every port. Whether it’s savoring the delectable street foods of Mumbai, tracing the footsteps of ancient civilizations in the Middle East, witnessing Italy’s treasured Renaissance marvels, or beholding the architectural wonders of Barcelona, Rome, and Luxor, guests will traverse both the Mediterranean and Arabian Seas in grandeur.
The acclaim for extended travel adventures has grown exponentially, and Viking stands at the vanguard. Michelle Black, Viking ANZ’s Managing Director, highlighted the enthusiastic reception of their three new Grand Voyage itineraries. “Australian voyagers express an avid yearning to explore the world at length, but in the lap of luxury,” she remarked. “Our India and Europe Grand Passage satiates this very longing, offering a seamless and enriching journey from Mumbai to Barcelona, incorporating the hot-favorite Egyptian destinations.”
With an introductory fare starting from $24,295pp for a Veranda Stateroom, patrons are privy to the Heart of Exploring sale, ensuring savings up to $1,600 per couple and a flight credit of $2,500 for 2024 and 2025 sailings, provided bookings are secured by 30 November 2023.
Highlights of this esteemed voyage include traversing timeless trade routes of the Mediterranean and Arabian Seas. Discovering Athens, the cradle of democracy, experiencing the hospitality of Middle Eastern nations like Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Oman, and the vivid culture of Mumbai are just a few tantalizing previews. Extended stays in five ports – including Barcelona, Pisa, and Athens – promise in-depth explorations.
From the historic magnificence of Rome’s Colosseum and Sistine Chapel to the majestic temples of Luxor and Karnak in Luxor, and the intricate Islamic relics of Muscat, Oman, every moment on this voyage is curated to astonish and delight.
For bookings and more information, enthusiasts are urged to contact their dedicated Viking agent, ensuring a spot on this unprecedented journey.
Note: It’s important to check with Viking for the actual availability of the mentioned itinerary and its details.