Antarctic Explorer on Viking Polaris

Cruise, Small Ship/Yacht
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Antarctic Explorer

This ultimate adventure takes you to the Antarctic peninsula, where you will witness towering glaciers, snow-covered landscapes, immense icebergs and once-in-a-lifetime wildlife viewing. In the footsteps of explorers such as Amundsen, Shackleton and Scott, you will be one of the few to discover the world’s last truly wild frontier. Each day brings new surprises and the opportunity to change plans to maximize wildlife sightings and adapt to ever-changing weather.

About Viking Polaris
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.

Nov 19, 2024 through
Dec 01, 2024
Nov 18, 2024 7:00 PM
12 Nights from
$12,295.00 (USD)
Per Person
Category: DN3
Feb 20, 2024 through
Mar 03, 2024
Feb 19, 2024 7:00 PM
12 Nights from
$13,995.00 (USD)
Per Person
Category: N2
Nov 30, 2024 through
Dec 12, 2024
Nov 29, 2024 7:00 PM
12 Nights from
$13,195.00 (USD)
Per Person
Category: N1


Day Destination
1 Buenos Aires
2 Ushuaia
3 Sail the Drake Passage
4 Explore Antarctica
5 Explore Antarctica
6 Explore Antarctica
7 Explore Antarctica
8 Explore Antarctica
9 Explore Antarctica
10 Explore Antarctica
11 Sail the Drake Passage
12 Scenic Sailing: Cape Horn
13 Ushuaia
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.