Viking Expeditions will set sail starting in January 2022 with its first vessel, Viking Octantis, embarking on voyages to Antarctica and North Americaís Great Lakes. A second expedition vessel, Viking Polaris, will debut in August 2022, sailing to Antarctica and the Arctic. Viking’s new ships are purpose-built for expeditionsósmall enough to navigate remote polar regions and the St. Lawrence River, while large enough to provide superior handling and stability in the roughest seas. This is the latest in Viking’s legacy of award-winning ships designed to dock in ports where larger ships cannot.


  • All meals
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water*
  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Complimentary use of Viking Excursion Gear (boots, binoculars, waterproof pants, trekking poles, snowshoes, and skis)
  • Free WiFi (connection speed may vary)
  • Two six-guest submarines
  • Two, 12-seater oceangoing RIBs (rigid inflatable boats)
  • Military Pro Zodiacs
  • Arctic-tested Kayaks
  • Viking Tour Director and Naturalist Guides
  • Access to top-rated spa & state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Self-service launderettes*

Viking – Expedition Cruises


Destination focused. Culturally enriching. Carefully curated..

Viking Expeditions - Antarctica

It is a profound experience to set eyes upon Antarctica for the first time. Breathtaking vistas, otherworldly wildlife and the journey itself leave an indelible mark on visitors. Here is a land of paradoxes: the world's biggest desert that is also the world's largest ice sheet, nearly two miles thick. Virtually unexplored just 150 years ago, this continent belongs to no nation, and is protected by an international treaty for peaceful scientific pursuit.

Viking Expeditions - Arctic

Explore the top of the world and experience the stark beauty of the Arctic, where polar bears reign and blue ice floats serenely on the horizon. Here it is silent and still one moment, a cacophony of migrating birds, barking seals and crackling icebergs the next. From the seas surrounding Svalbard to thr far northern Norwegian archipelago of frozen tundra, dramatic fjords and remote human settlements witness this world awakening from winter slumber to the midnight sun.

Viking Expeditions - Galapagos Islands

Equal parts culture, archaeology and wildlife, this spectacular journey highlights Peru's Incan past and the natural splendor of the Galapagos. On your Galapagos cruise you will journey ashore to encounter unique wildlife from the Galapagos albatross and Santa Fe iguana to the red-footed and blue-footed boobies.

Viking Expeditions - Grand Journeys

From the Caribbean and Brazilian coast to Northern Europe and across the Atlantic Ocean, our new, purpose-built expedition ships provide the means to discover these destinations as never before. Our experienced Expedition Team and Viking Resident Scientists provide enrichment, and guests can participate in a range of included excursions from kayaking and RIB cruising to submarine dives and nature hikes. Onboard enrichment lectures, Laboratory and citizen science programs further enable discovery and immersion.

Viking Expeditions - Great Lakes and Canada

Discover natural wonders: from outstanding beauty to historic cities and a deep connection to nature, the Great Lakes are an undiscovered treasure, boasting stunning national parks best explored via tranquil kayaking and hiking. This area is also rich in culture, with world-class museums, vibrant cities and areas steeped in First Nations traditions.


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Terms and Conditions

Cruise fare includes all normal shipboard services and facilities plus, all meals, all nonalcoholic beverages, select wines, beers, during lunch and dinner and shore excursions. The cruise fare does not include cruise port, security, navigation, berthing, stevedoring, and baggage handling/storage charges, fuel surcharges, fees or charges imposed by governmental or quasi-governmental authorities, sightseeing or meals ashore, taxes, gratuities, visa fees, laundry or valet service, or any item or service whatsoever of a personal nature, such as any massage or salon services which may be provided onboard and for which separate charges may be imposed. Transfers between the airport and ship on the day of embarkation and disembarkation are not included.