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If it’s summer, it must be Arctic expedition season: Viking has created three new adventures aboard their two luxurious Polar Class ships, Viking Octantis and Viking Polaris. The new itineraries sail out in July 2025.

“Our guests are curious travelers who are eager to explore new and different regions of the world, in Viking comfort,” said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking, in a press statement. “From the time of Leif Eriksson and the original Vikings, Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic have fascinated intrepid explorers. Today, there is no better way to experience this pristine area of the world than from the comfort of our purpose-built expedition ships.” Each ship has 189 staterooms and can host up to 378 travelers.

Arctic Itineraries for Viking’s Summer Expeditions

Viking’s Arctic adventures range from 13 to 7 days and will take your clients through the polar north in Greenland and Canada. Two of the three itineraries go as far as the Canadian High Arctic, all three sail between July through September 2025. The 13-day Into the Northwest Passage departs roundtrip from Nuuk, Greenland, giving your clients the opportunity to immerse themselves in Inuit traditions, kayak through fjords and explore off-the-beaten-path locations. The 15-day Canada & Greenland Explorer departs Toronto to the rugged shores of these two countries, sailing between icebergs into the deepest reaches of the Arctic. The 27-day Canada & the Northwest Passage is a combination of the previous two itineraries, giving your clients nearly an entire month of adventure and exploration.

The line is also offering world cruises between the Great Lakes (Milwaukee) and Ushuaia, also known as “the end of the world” aboard the Viking Octantis. The 70-day Longitudinal World Cruise III departs in September 2023. The Viking Polaris will head out on the 71-day Longitudinal World Cruise II from Duluth to Ushuaia the same month; the same vessel will also sail the 62-day Longitudinal World Cruise IV from Milwaukee to Ushuaia in October 2024. You can book your clients on the reverse voyage in February 2024–Buenos Aires to Milwaukee–on the 65-day Longitudinal World Cruise I. 

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