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Viking has expanded its destination-focused travel experiences with the launch of Viking Expeditions, which will begin sailing in January 2022 with its first vessel, Viking Octantis, embarking on voyages to Antarctica and North America’s Great Lakes.

“In creating ‘the thinking person’s expedition,’ we are perfecting polar expedition cruising, and we will usher in a new era of comfortable exploration,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking.

A second expedition vessel, Viking Polaris, will debut in August 2022, sailing to Antarctica and the Arctic.

To develop the new expedition voyages, Viking has partnered with some of the world’s most prestigious scientific institutions, including Cambridge University’s Scott Polar Research Institute.

This relationship is underpinned by a

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