Viking’s Polar Expeditions Ships

Viking Ocean Cruises, which sent its Viking Sun on an epic 245-night voyage around the world this past summer, will name its two new expedition ships being built by Fincantieri’s VARD subsidiary Viking Octantis and Viking Polaris when they are delivered in 2022.

The 30,150-gt Polar Class vessels, which have been specifically designed for work in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, will carry 378 passengers and a crew of 260. One of the ships is expected to operate to Arctic destinations from Tromsø, Norway while the other will be based at Ushuaia, Argentina for trips to Antarctica

By Pacific Maritime