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Viking Octantis Review

5.0 / 5.0
133 reviews

Beyond all expectations

Review for Antarctica Cruise on Viking Octantis
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2022
Cabin: Nordic Balcony

I had been researching expeditions to Antarctica for decades, as it has always been the top of the list of adventures for me since the third grade. Of course work and finances played a part on when this dream adventure would occur. I had narrowed it down to A&K or Silversea. Small ship, but great amenities. National Geographic expeditions are highly overrated and expensive also. They don't deliver - they just deliver the name. Sorry for the sideline, but true. Anyway, having cruised Viking Ocean cruises, which I adore, suddenly I saw Viking was building a ship for the Antarctic! I saw the video on the concept, and immediately knew this was the ship for me. My husband and I booked the first passenger-paid Antarctic cruise. To say the ship was stunning was an understatement. Viking has a way of modernizing design with warmth and beauty. Just breathtaking all around. The hanger was something out of a James Bond movie! That is where they launch the Special Operations Boats, and where the submarines are. Now, having been on the first passenger expedition, I expected some hiccups. However, I must say that the Octantis was absolutely splendid from the crew members, the scientists, the food (crab, sushi and lobster regularly), the landings, the Captain, the equipment provided, and the accommodations! Warming closets in the rooms!!! Brilliant! Cannot say enough. Understand that I believe my opinion counts, as I have traveled to 105 countries now. Have been to the mountains of Mongolia and stayed with the Kazakh (eagle hunters of Mongolia) nomad family, been hiking in the Himilayas, been jungle trekking into the wilds of Africa where Mountain Gorillas are. Can honestly say that anyone who complains about the Antarctic Expedition on the Viking Octantis should just stay at home and watch TV.

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Nordic Balcony

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