Viking Polaris Review

INCREDIBLE 14-Day Patagonian Shores & Chilean Fjords cruise onboard Viking Polaris in October

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Sail Date: Oct 2023
Cabin: Nordic Penthouse (with Balcony)
Viking Polaris on Chilean Fjords.
Nordic Penthouse.
Onboard Zodiac getting back to Viking Polaris.
Thermal Spa
Colorful stilt houses in Castro, Chile.
Cape Horn.
Special Operation Boats (SOBs), Zodiacs, & Kayaks store onboard the ship.
Snacks at the end of a trail in Punta Arena - El Calafate Pisco Sour and mini empanadas.
Walking in Agostini Glacier Nat'l Park and drinking champagne.
Daily briefing for the following day's events.
Beautiful snow-capped mountains near Puerto Chacabuco, Chile, from the ship.
Room TV shows map, temperature, and whereabouts of the ship.

My husband and I were onboard Viking Polaris in October, going from Valparaiso in Chile to Ushuaia in Argentina. We saw many beautiful fjords and glaciers; we visited fascinating cities and hiked an unscheduled trail that turned out more stunning than the original trail in Punta Arena. (The original hike was changed by the local operator due to the weather.) But the biggest surprise on this cruise was the room upgrade we got just before we left home! We cruise with Viking often and this was the first room upgrade we ever received. Needless to say, we were excited to start our adventure in South America!


We booked our cruise when Viking was offering free air promo. They arranged our roundtrip international flights. We booked the domestic flights in Argentina on our own to take advantage of our long flight getting there and to explore the Patagonia region after we disembarked in Ushuaia. We paid Viking $100 pp deviation fee to change the end date of our itinerary.

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Nordic Penthouse (with Balcony)

Lots of storage space and more room to walk around.

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