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Viking Polaris Overview

Viking’s ships have conquered the rivers of Europe, the vast oceans, and now with Viking Polaris they are set to explore the rest of the world. An intimate ship, holding just 378 guests, Viking Polaris will feature the clean, Scandinavian design elements for which Viking is known. Guests will have the luxury of enjoying familiar public spaces, like the Explorer’s Lounge, while being treated to experiences that can only be had with Viking Expeditions. For one of these, walk down to the all-new Hangar area, the gateway to your very first Viking expedition cruise. While exploring remote regions, Viking’s expedition cruises stay true to being “the thinking man’s cruise” with unmatched onboard programming. Passengers can attend a lecture from world-renowned experts before a hands-on experience in the onboard laboratory, or an adventure in the expedition vessels (Zodiacs, kayaks, etc.), which are free for use of the guests. For more information on Viking Polaris and her incredible expedition cruise itineraries, please call The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383!

  • Passenger Capacity: 378 (double occupancy)
  • Year Built: 2021
  • Last Refurbished: N/A



Junior Suite with a Nordic Balcony
  • Nordic Balcony Staterooms
    Featured in staterooms from 222 to over 1,200 square feet, the Nordic Balcony is a revolutionary way for expedition cruisers to soak in the scenery and look for wildlife. At first glance, these balconies are simply sunrooms with panoramic windows, but the press of a button lowers the glass in front of your eyes to elbow level, where you can sit, protected from the elements, with your binoculars perched in search of polar bears.




Entrance to The Laboratory
  • The Laboratory
    Viking Resident Scientists have a dedicated area onboard in which Viking Polaris is not a cruise ship, but a research vessel. Guests will be privy to supervised access, where they can engage with experts from Cambridge University as they work on various studies. This is an experience only available with Viking Expeditions.




A Zodiac launching from Viking Polaris
  • Expedition Equipment
    On Viking Polaris, there is a variety of expedition equipment onboard to allow cruisers to explore more when they leave the ship. Zodiacs, arctic-tested kayaks and a private submarine are on hand to take guests deep into their destinations. Even better, all the expedition apparel you need is provided. This means boots, parkas, binoculars, waterproof pants and even a comprehensive survival kit are free for use while exploring these remote destinations with Viking Expeditions.




The Aula showing a nature movie
  • The Aula & Finse Terrace
    The Aula is a breathtaking auditorium that doubles as an entertainment venue and a lecture hall, where panoramic windows and sliding glass doors lead to the Finse Terrace, where lava rock fire pits keep you warm while taking in the sights. Maybe you will get lucky and catch a view of the Northern Lights!




A relaxing view from the Spa
  • Nordic Spa
    Inspired by the holistic wellness mindset of Scandinavia, this all-new spa is complete with a sauna, a snow grotto, and a warmed hydrotherapy pool lined with panoramic windows.




A photography lesson on Viking Polaris
  • Onboard Enrichment
    In an effort to be the “thinking man’s expedition,” every voyage on Viking Polaris will be accompanied by a team of over 25 experts on a variety of subjects. Guests can assist researchers in citizen science programs onboard, in which they can aid in the collection of samples, identifying wildlife, or simply accompanying a photographer to learn the best practices for working with remote landscapes. What is that weird bird? Ask an ornithologist from Cornell University!




Mamsen's restaurant on Viking Polaris
  • Mamsen's
    A familiar sight on Viking cruise ships, Mamsen’s is a classic eatery with exquisite cuisine hailing from, you guessed it, Scandinavia.




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Viking Polaris Cruise Destinations

Glaciers, Great Lakes and everything in between is on the table with a Viking Expedition cruise. Whether you want to meet penguins hopping on the front of your Zodiac in Antarctica or explore the northernmost parts of civilization from Tromso, Viking Expeditions delivers a luxurious experience, unmatched by any of their competitors. With itineraries and ships designed to take guests to exclusive ports for Viking-only experiences, a cruise with Viking Expeditions is truly a treat that you deserve. You can even visit the Great Lakes with Viking Expeditions! Continue below to learn more about the various destinations within reach when you choose to cruise with Viking Expeditions:

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Viking Polaris Departure Ports

With Viking Expeditions, you may have never heard of some of the remote ports from which your cruise will begin. From the southernmost tip of Argentina in Ushuaia to the gateway to the North Pole in Norway, these ports are so much more than just a place of embarkation. Embarkation ports like Rio de Janeiro and New York City are destinations in themselves (perhaps you need a few days before your cruise to explore…) and offer Viking guests experiences of a lifetime. But these are just a few of the ports from which your Viking Expeditions cruise might begin. Continue below to check out all of the places you can begin a Viking Expedition cruise or call us at 1-800-377-9383 for more information.

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