Viking Cruises has launched an around-the-world luxury cruise, complete with a LivNordic spa, making it the longest spa break in the world.

The Viking Sun will span 59 countries during a 245-day journey, which will reach every continent excluding Antarctica – and will cost £67,690 (US$90,389; €77,293) per person. The wellbeing experience will depart from London on the 31 August 2019 and return to the British capital on 2 May 2020.

The spa aboard The Viking Sun was created and designed by LivNordic. The Scandinavian spa features its own Nordic sauna and Snow Grotto, offering guests the chance to enjoy a traditional Nordic bathing experience, which exposes the body to hot and cold temperatures.

The contrast between the hot and cold is said to detox the body, improves the skin’s elasticity, provide relief from aches and pains, relax tired muscles, boost circulation and enhance happiness and improved wellbeing.

The LivNordic spa also has an array of therapists on board offering spa treatments including facials, massages, body wraps and scrubs.