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Viking Expeditions Viking Polaris Cruise Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
79 reviews
Me with Chief Engineer after his very interesting talk the last day of our cruise. Fascinating.
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Afternoon Tea at the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island.
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Taking the kayaks and Zodias out in Ontario Lake - Toronto harbor. Doing scheduled excursions here due to weather delay.
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Ship overlooking penguins
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"The excursion crew was excellent and ensured everyone was safe and able to experience Antarctica 1st hand, including many sightings of penguins, sea lions and birds.The ship was able to navigate in and out of the peninsulas of Antarctica...."Read More
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Beautiful ship but not an expedition experience.

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caradara
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The ship is beautiful and very spacious. All of the staff, everywhere, was attentive and friendly. The food and drinks were plentiful and delicious. It's not really an expedition cruise although the scientists did release a weather balloon which was interesting. Due to the weather we were unable to go on a zodiac ride and the special ops boats were full before we could sign up. The ...
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Sail Date: June 2024


Lots of wonderful experiences and memories

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Phantoms Nana
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

Our cruise was not without its problems - weather delay - but when you travel anything can happen. You just have to relax and take it in stride. Our captain made the right decisions and his crew responded as well. The ship is just beautiful and there were plenty of activities to keep us busy, not to mention the fact that relaxing on the ship was very enjoyable. We very much enjoyed the Drain the ...
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Sail Date: June 2024


Best Cruise Ever

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Prof-Chop
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We have done a number of cruises, but this was by far the best ever. The entire experience was first class, with excellent staff, facilities and equipment, and programming. Viking continued to amaze us as they dealt with unforeseen issues (including adding an additional day on the front end to get a large number of patrons on board earlier for the start of the cruise). The Polaris was the ...
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Sail Date: June 2024


Perfect Balance of Exploration and Enjoyment

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Grannie Loves to Travel
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

The cruise was way more interactive than expected and as physically active as we desired. Mackinac Island was fun to explore by horse carriage. The remote locations on Georgian Bay we visited were varied and beautiful and the expedition options were the way that anyone could explore at their own activity level and pace. Zodiacs and Special Operations Boats provided up close views of wildlife ...
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Sail Date: June 2024


good but needs improvement.

Review for a Canada & New England Cruise on Viking Polaris

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KJDD
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

Everything was great except for the ship credit. we signed up for 3 new trips & got ship credits that we were not able to use as there was not any thing we wanted to use it on this trip & was not able to have it credited to the next trip which would have been better as this will be a longer trip & much more informative. we also were not informed that this credit had to be used on this trip & ...
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Sail Date: April 2024

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A Memorable Viking Experience

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Bardophile
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our first cruise with Viking, and it was very memorable, The ship is impressive. The decor is attractive and comfortable. None of the public spaces ever seemed crowded; we could always find space to relax, either alone or with friends. The food was delicious and plentiful. We had no trouble getting reservations on board for Manfredi’s or The Restaurant where we dined several times, ...
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Sail Date: April 2024


Learn while cruising in first class environment

Review for a South America Cruise on Viking Polaris

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Valkyrie rider
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This expedition cruise aboard the Viking Polaris fulfilled a dream to visit Patagonia. We flew into Buenos Aires and were housed at the Intercontinental Hotel by Viking. My traveling companion and I had booked a spot on a free walking tour of the city to pass the afternoon before check-in. The next morning we were flown by Viking charter to Ushuaia, Argentina, where we boarded the Polaris. It ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Wonderful Glacier Experience

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drb1030
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Chose this cruise for the experience of up close viewing of the glaciers. Riding on the zodiacs and the Special Operations Boat was great fun. The science staff was informative on the area and explained what is happening to the world glaciers. The staff was great and helpful in making this expedition cruise enjoyable. All the glaciers were different. The foul weather boots and pants were great ...
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Sail Date: March 2024

Cabin Type: Nordic Balcony


Great Expedition Cruise to Antarctica

Review for a Antarctica Cruise on Viking Polaris

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C. Mcleod
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We always were interest in a trip to Antarctica. This one fit our schedule and the price was good when the sale opened up. We really lucked out having good weather for our expeditions and the drake passage was smooth both going down and coming back. It was nice to having all the expeditions so well planned and organized. The science discussions and work on the ship was a very nice touch and ...
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Sail Date: February 2024

Cabin Type: Deluxe Nordic Balcony


it was spectacular, the food, the cabin and the entire boat and especially the excursions

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Margaret Hirsch
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We had been told it was for adults only and that you didnt have to Dress for dinner! Also it was an expedition boat so that we could go onto the land and I also wanted to kayak so I thought we would get some exercise. I also enjoyed the spa and the staff there were spectacular however I only discovered the hairdresser on the last day! I looked at the cabin and it seemed spacious as did the ...
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Sail Date: February 2024

Cabin Type: Deluxe Nordic Balcony


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