New Viking ‘expedition’ cruise ship makes grand entrance on Seaway

Viking Octanis (December 2021)After spending most of the winter in the southern hemisphere sailing the Antarctic, Viking’s first purpose-built expedition ship, the Octantis, sailed up the St. Lawrence River on Thursday, turning heads and leaving a cool factor in her wake by the people who witnessed the vessel.

Earlier this month, Octantis stopped in New York City to be officially named by her ceremonial godmother, Liv Arnesen, the world-renowned Norwegian explorer and educator. In 1994, she became the first woman in the world to ski solo and unsupported to the South Pole. She was aboard the cruise ship’s first two expeditions to Antarctica.

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