Debuting in June 2023, the 15-day Great Lakes Collection itinerary is due to sail between Toronto (Ontario Canada) - Duluth MN (Minnesota USA), providing passengers with a complete view of the region and call ports in all 5 Great Lakes.
Due to strong demand, Viking Cruises has also announced 2023 dates for 4 existing Great Lakes expeditions: the 8-day Great Lakes Explorer, Undiscovered Great Lakes, Niagara & the Great Lakes itineraries, as well as the 13-day Canadian Discovery.
3 additional expedition cruises in North & South America are also due to debut in summer 2023.
The new, 16-day Canada & the Atlantic Coastline itinerary will expand offerings along St Lawrence River and Atlantic coastline, featuring destinations including Quebec City, Charleston SC, Norfolk VA, Trois-Rivieres (Quebec), and more. Vacationers can discover the beauty of Patagonia while sailing out of Santiago (Valparaiso, Chile) to Ushuaia (Argentina) on the new 2-week Patagonian Shores & Chilean Fjords itinerary, while passengers looking to explore destinations in North, Central & South America, can choose the new 18-day Panama & Scenic South America itinerary.
The Polar Class Viking Octantis and Viking Polaris are expected to host 378 passengers in a total of 189 staterooms. Designed by the nautical architects and engineers who designed Viking's ocean ships, the vessels are optimally sized and constructed for expeditions. They are small enough to navigate remote polar regions and St. Lawrence River, while big enough to provide stability and superior handling in the roughest seas.