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Viking Expeditions Viking Octantis Cruise Reviews

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"We wanted to see a very unique part of the World and we knew from past experience that if we traveled with Viking that we would have the best possible experience!The entire Octantis Personnel, from the Captain to the Chef in Manfredi's Restaurant, were far and away above anything we have ever encountered, except on every other Viking Ship we have been on...."Read More
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Highly successful daily planning by Captain and Expedition Manager to avoid bad weather and enjoy new experiences.

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Robinfm
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We have traveled with Viking River, and Viking Ocean, about 7 or 8 trips so far and have always been impressed with the Viking experience. This Viking Expedition trip did not disappoint. on the very first day we had a briefing from the Expedition Manager. After a consultation with the Captain the Expedition Manager informed all the guests that the original plan for our first day after crossing the ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Nordic Junior Suite


Landings were excellent including crossing the Antarctic circle. Great wildlife sightings and excellent scientific staff and crew.

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cbill
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I mainly went to Antarctica for the adventure and it did not disappoint. We were well informed about each landing and what to expect. Staff were knowledgeable and helped point out interesting findings including wildlife and geology when off the ship and they also gave fascinating lectures in the Aula on their specializations. Ship was excellent including well designed rooms and activities. I ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Nordic Balcony


Trip of a Lifetime

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rgoodby
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

An absolutely magical experience. Incredible scenery and wildlife, scientists on board and leading expeditions, incredible food, very attentive and helpful staff and crew. The boat supports important research by faculty and grad students studying climate change, ornithology, geology, marine mammals, and a very significant study collecting data on the presence of microplastics in the Antarctic ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Nordic Balcony


The most amazing trip ever.

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jblacey
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I have had the privilege to travel to some fantastic places in my lifetime, but this trip under Captain Joergen Cardestig and crew was without a doubt way over the top of any of my other trips. The Captain made sure we had the absolute best trip ever. There were approximately 340 passengers and a crew of 273 and everyone of them just wanted you to have a great time. I spoke to cooks, servers, room ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Antarctica in Comfort.

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BJKb
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Antarctica had been on our bucket list for a while, and so when our Russian River Cruise was canceled and Viking announced the launch of their two new expedition ships the choice for us was a "no-brainer." The most stressful part of the journey was getting to and from the Viking Octantis. Our southbound trip from Flagstaff required three flights, twenty-nine (29) hours of travel and gaining ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Nordic Balcony


Icebergs and penguins and whales, Oh My!

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JanmaO
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Our previous cruise experiences have centered around jazz cruises--once to Alaska, but most in the Caribbean. When I read about the special discounts being offered by Viking for their expedition/adventure cruises to Antarctica, and shared the information with my husband, we decided it was the PERFECT gift for our birthdays/Christmas! We usually head to warmer climes in the winter (I'm normally NOT ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Nordic Balcony


Excellent exciting adventure with one MAJOR disappointment

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E Pearlman
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

I have traveled with Viking on three European river cruises in the past and looked forward to gathering my family in a reunion on this trip which promised to be most exciting. We spent almost a year planning this trip. I purchased six slots (three cabins) to bring us all together and to introduce them to what I knew was the quality of a Viking adventure. The Antarctic expedition cruise was ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Nordic Balcony


A trip of a lifetime

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kakc
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I have always wanted to travel to the far south on our wonderful planet. This cruise was a dream come true. We had lots of indescribeable moments. The quietness of the areas. The purity of the envirnoment. Surprises along the way . Animals that we encountered were an abundance of whales, penguins, seals and birds. The Octantis is a wonderful cruise ship. Very comfortable, great ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Nordic Balcony


Adventure in style!

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Newsteadkm
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My husband and I are experienced travelers and we look for travel places that offer adventure along with photographic beauty. This cruise did it all. This was our third Viking trip and they did not disappoint. The crew, while doing all they are responsible for in perfect detail, make you feel like family. I don’t know their training details, but it reminds me of how Disney trains their ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Nordic Balcony


Excellent Adventure

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ALLTHENAMESHAVEBEENTAKEN
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We were looking for a different adventure, not your typical luxury cruise. Viking did not disappoint. The new Octantis is luxury in every respect and crew was very attentive and experts in their fields. Flexibility is key in the Antarctic as weather changes quickly and this means the activities planned for each day also change. The expedition staff was excellent, each knew their jobs and gave ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Nordic Balcony


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