Viking Expeditions Viking Octantis Cruise Reviews

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"A lot of what the ship has to offer you do on sea days because you are busy once you get to Antarctica.During the two year wait we learned a lot about what to expect, mostly from a Facebook group for Viking Expedition Antarctica Cruises...."Read More
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18-day South America Cruise with Unexpected Ending

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AvgMom2
10+ Cruises • Age 20s

My husband and I took Viking Octantis’ repositioning cruise in March – going from Valparaiso (Chile) to Fort Lauderdale (Florida). This is Viking’s expedition ship and can accommodate only 378 passengers. We like the small size of this ship because it allowed us to walk anywhere without having to take elevator and the staff to passenger ratio was great! We got to know many staff members and ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Viking truly is #1

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D.A.C.
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We have taken approximately 50 ocean voyages on several different cruise lines, trying each of those lines multiple times in our attempt to develop rounded and fair assessments. We're in our 70s, so some cruise lines - while perfect for families or the younger partying set - don't appeal to us. We have developed a short list of our favorites and longer list of our "never agains". Prior to this ...
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Sail Date: February 2024

Cabin Type: Deluxe Nordic Balcony


Consider CAREFULLY before you go on this

Review for a Antarctica Cruise on Viking Octantis

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wolfsob
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Going to Antarctica was a lifelong dream, and when I saw there was a South Georgia itinerary, we decided - "Let's go for it". Definitely a once in a lifetime expedition for us as we're getting older. Although we are well warned, anything can happen on an expedition cruise, and before you make a $60,000 commitment (included Patagonia extension and Viking trip insurance, + room upgrade), I ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Cabin Type: Nordic Penthouse (with Balcony)


The cruise that everyone wants to take, but few do.

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winter45
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I have taken 59 cruises. This exploration has completed our trip around the world. We have been to all seven continents. The staff and crew on the ship were excellent. The food was excellent. Our cabin was a good size with plenty of space. The window allowed us to see what was going on outside all of the time. The trips on the Zodiac and the Special Operation Boat provided us ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Cabin Type: Nordic Penthouse (with Balcony)


Adventure and Luxury

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HappyActive
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I had high expectations and they were exceeded. The scenery was stunning. The outings were well executed. The staterooms and public spaces were beautiful and comfortable. And the food was outstanding. I was especially delighted with the number and quality of vegetable choices. Many meat choices as well. I was able to eat healthy delicious food, as good as I cook at home. We had one or ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


Wonderful Antarctic adventure

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LP111
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We selected Viking based on early reviews, reputation, excursions that were offered and size of the ship (not too large or small). All the staff were great, very friendly, helpful and with a true desire to make the cruise an exceptional one. The food was excellent, whether one of the 2 restaurants or the buffet. On multiple days, there was lobster tail, varied steaks, and numerous specialties. ...
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Sail Date: December 2023

Cabin Type: Nordic Junior Suite


Fabulous once in a lifetime cruise

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Kilngodess
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Everything about this cruise was better than anticipated (except for one thing). SHIP The ship was beautiful. It was simultaneously elegant and comfortable. I loved the public spaces to relax and enjoy the view, a good book, or a delicious cappuccino. This was a smooth sailing ship Even through the large swells of the Drake Passage, the ship gave a smooth quiet ride. We felt the ...
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Sail Date: December 2023

Cabin Type: Nordic Junior Suite (ADA)


Most memorable cruise ever?

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Mr. 2E
First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

This was my first Viking cruise. It was a journey I had wanted to do for a very long time and I choose Viking because it made coordinating two adults from two different locations stress free (oh, there were the numerous Viking veteran recommendations). Immediately, Viking made it obvious that this was not their first rodeo: Every detail, from making air port connections, going through customs, ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Trip Of A Lifetime

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LtGv LtGv107
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I are seasoned travelers who have taken numerous cruises with several different cruise lines. This Viking Cruise was the absolute best of all. We took our son and daughter/in-law with us on this expedition cruise to Antartica as a Christmas trip because visiting that continent has been my lifelong dream. This cruise certainly did not disappoint us. From our arrival in Buenos Aires ...
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Sail Date: December 2023

Cabin Type: Explorer Suite


Amazing First Time Cruise Experience

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JainaRenee
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

This was my first ever cruise and I really didn’t know what to expect, but Viking has left me with some really high expectations for any future cruises I take. The staff were incredible. I have never seen such a positive and on top of it staff anywhere before this. The traveling to and from the ship was very well organized and (as an anxious traveler) I really appreciated how smooth the ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


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