Niagara & the Great Lakes on Viking Octantis

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Niagara & the Great Lakes
Toronto to Milwaukee

From urban skylines to uninhabited islands, discover North America’s wilderness alongside renowned cultural attractions while cruising the striking waterways of the Great Lakes. Immerse in the lakes’ compelling shipping history, experience the power of thundering Niagara Falls and keep watch for scores of migratory birds at Point Pelee. Led by a team of experts, explore sheltered bays and woodlands to uncover complex ecosystems and hidden treasures.

From urban skylines to uninhabited islands, discover North America’s wilderness alongside renowned cultural attractions while cruising the striking waterways of the Great Lakes. Immerse yourself in the lakes’ compelling shipping history, experience the power of thundering Niagara Falls and keep watch for scores of migratory birds at Point Pelee. Led by a team of experts, explore sheltered bays and woodlands to uncover complex ecosystems and hidden treasures.



About Viking Octantis
About Viking Expeditions
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Expedition Ships and Itineraries

Viking will launch new expedition voyages in 2022, with its first two 378-guest sister ships, Viking Octantis and Viking Polaris, with voyages that range from 8 to 44 days.

To develop the new expedition voyages, Viking has partnered with some of the world’s most prestigious scientific institutions. The lead partner is the University of Cambridge’s Scott Polar Research Institute. This relationship is underpinned by a major Viking endowment for scientific research into the polar regions, The Viking Chair of Polar Marine Geoscience, a Cambridge University full professorship based at the Scott Polar Research Institute, as well as a sponsorship fund supporting the Institute’s graduate students. As part of this endowment, the Institute’s scientists will undertake fieldwork onboard Viking expedition vessels and join voyages to share their expertise with guests. Viking has also partnered with The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, a globally recognized bird research facility, whose ornithologists will regularly be on board the expedition ships, providing guest advice and interaction.

Designed by the same experienced nautical architects and engineers that designed Viking ocean ships, the ships are optimally sized and built for expeditions – small enough to navigate remote polar regions and the St. Lawrence River, while large enough to provide superior handling and stability in the roughest seas. The ships will feature public spaces that are familiar to Viking’s ocean cruise guests but that have been reimagined for expeditions, as well as new public spaces created specifically for expeditions. Straight bows, longer hulls and state-of-the-art fin stabilizers will allow the ships to glide over the waves for the calmest possible journey; ice-strengthened Polar Class 6 hulls will provide the safest way to explore; and U-tank stabilizers will significantly decrease rolling by up to 50 percent when the ships are stationary.

Apr 25, 2024 through
May 02, 2024
Apr 24, 2024 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$5,995.00 (USD)
Per Person
Category: N2
Inside
N/A
Outside
N/A
Balcony
$5,995.00
Cat:N2
$856.43 per night
Suite
$7,995.00
Cat:NP
$1,142.14 per night
Sep 01, 2023 through
Sep 08, 2023
Aug 31, 2023 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$7,595.00 (USD)
Per Person
Category: DN3
Inside
N/A
Outside
N/A
Balcony
$7,595.00
Cat:DN3
$1,085.00 per night
Suite
$11,995.00
Cat:NS
$1,713.57 per night
May 09, 2024 through
May 16, 2024
May 8, 2024 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$6,495.00 (USD)
Per Person
Category: N2
Inside
N/A
Outside
N/A
Balcony
$6,495.00
Cat:N2
$927.86 per night
Suite
$8,495.00
Cat:NP
$1,213.57 per night
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Toronto, Ontario
2 Niagara Falls (Port Colborne), Ontario
3 Point Pelee
4 Detroit, Michigan
5 Alpena, Michigan
6 Mackinac Island, Michigan
7 Milwaukee
8 Milwaukee
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.