Spend Christmas Day on the high seas and New Year’s Eve on the Panama Canal with Viking’s new, one-off, 18-day itinerary which departs Fort Lauderdale on 24 December 2021.

Your holiday on board the 930-passenger Viking Star will visit six countries and call at exotic destinations such as Cozumel and Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, Cartagena in Columbia, Puntarenas in Costa Rica, Leon in Nicaragua and Colon in Panamas. The journey ends in Los Angeles.

The highlight – a transit of the 80-km Panama Canal as the ship travels through different locks, a journey which could take up to 10 hours.

Viking has also unveiled a new 11-day Classic Panama Canal Passage voyage which departs on 6 and 16 November next year visiting Key West in the US, Cozumel in Mexico, Belize City in Belize, Roatan in Honduras, San Jose in Puerto Rico and Colon in Panama.

The new voyages are in addition to the line’s regular 15-day Panama Canal and Central America itinerary cruising round-trip from Fort Lauderdale with departures in October, November and December next year.

“No matter where they sail, on a Viking ocean ship, guests won’t find any children, casinos, inside staterooms or crowds. Instead, they will be greeted by serene, open spaces filled with natural light, alfresco dining areas, all-veranda staterooms, a residential historian and likeminded travellers,” Viking said.

Prices for the 18-day Panama Canal and Coastal Holiday start from $7995 pp for a veranda stateroom. The 15-day Panama Canal and Central America cruise start from $6545 pp and prices for the 11-day Classic Panama Canal Passage itinerary start from $5495pp.

All bookings are backed by the line’s Risk-Free Guarantee where guests can change or postpone their cruise up to 24-hours before departure.

For more information visit vikingcruises.com.au or call 138 747.