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

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Viking Cruises has unveiled a new world cruise that will depart from Duluth next year for a 71-day voyage to Antarctica.

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

Viking Cruises’ new itinerary, dubbed the Longitudinal World Cruise IIsignals that the port will become a more frequent destination for cruise passengers on the cruise line’s worldwide voyages.

Fare starts at $49,995 for the medium-sized trip polaris viking.

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

The cheapest rooms are 215-square-foot cabins with floor-to-ceiling windows opening onto a private balcony.

The priciest multi-room cabin — the sold-out Owner’s Suite — is 1,238 square feet and offers panoramic ocean views, a private library, and a balcony Jacuzzi and shower.

The route

The trip’s itinerary spans 9 counties, including stops in the Canadian Maritimes and the fjords of Chile en route to the ‘last continent’.

Courtesy of Viking Cruises.

Courtesy of Viking Cruises.

The trip across three continents ends in Ushuaia, Argentina, where cruise passengers will visit the Fuegian Andes and sail the Beagle Channel.

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