Admire vintage automobiles at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Detroit, the first US city to be deemed a "City of Design" by UNESCO. Kayak over the remains of a submerged silver mine on Lake Superior. Or marvel at thundering Niagara Falls. Join Viking on a journey across the Great Lakes and you can discover the best of this magnificent region's vibrant cities and breathtaking natural landscapes. Enjoy FREE roundtrip airfare and a FREE Silver Spirits Beverage Package when you book a voyage to one of North America's most fascinating destinations.
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Expedition Ships and Itineraries
Viking will launch new expedition voyages in 2022, with its first two 378-guest sister ships, Viking Octantis and Viking Polaris, with voyages that range from 8 to 44 days.
To develop the new expedition voyages, Viking has partnered with some of the world’s most prestigious scientific institutions. The lead partner is the University of Cambridge’s Scott Polar Research Institute. This relationship is underpinned by a major Viking endowment for scientific research into the polar regions, The Viking Chair of Polar Marine Geoscience, a Cambridge University full professorship based at the Scott Polar Research Institute, as well as a sponsorship fund supporting the Institute’s graduate students. As part of this endowment, the Institute’s scientists will undertake fieldwork onboard Viking expedition vessels and join voyages to share their expertise with guests. Viking has also partnered with The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, a globally recognized bird research facility, whose ornithologists will regularly be on board the expedition ships, providing guest advice and interaction.
Designed by the same experienced nautical architects and engineers that designed Viking ocean ships, the ships are optimally sized and built for expeditions – small enough to navigate remote polar regions and the St. Lawrence River, while large enough to provide superior handling and stability in the roughest seas. The ships will feature public spaces that are familiar to Viking’s ocean cruise guests but that have been reimagined for expeditions, as well as new public spaces created specifically for expeditions. Straight bows, longer hulls and state-of-the-art fin stabilizers will allow the ships to glide over the waves for the calmest possible journey; ice-strengthened Polar Class 6 hulls will provide the safest way to explore; and U-tank stabilizers will significantly decrease rolling by up to 50 percent when the ships are stationary.
Offer valid on bookings made from Mar 8 to Mar 31, 2023. FREE roundtrip airfare and complimentary Silver Spirits Beverage Package valid on select Apr-Jul 2023 departures of Niagara & the Great Lakes; select May-Jul 2023 departures of Undiscovered Great Lakes; select May & Jun 2023 departures of Great Lakes Explorer. Call for details. Prices are in US dollars and for US residents only. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise/tour offer. All fares reflect cruise taxes, port taxes and fees. Additional restrictions may apply. Airfares vary on other itineraries, gateways and departures. Air offers not valid on Alaska, Hawaii, San Juan and Mexico City; call for details. Book by Mar 31, 2023; pay in full at time of booking. Offer expires Mar 31, 2023. Rates are per person, based on double occupancy in the stateroom category specified, cruise only, in USD, select itineraries, and subject to availability. The offer applies to new bookings only. Certain restrictions apply. COVID notice: Prior to booking, please consult all applicable U.S. Centers for Disease Control travel advisories, warnings, or recommendations relating to cruise travel, at http://cdc.gov/travel/notices. If a certain threshold level of COVID-19 is detected onboard the ship during your voyage, the voyage will end immediately, the ship will return to the port of embarkation, and your subsequent travel, including your return home, may be restricted, or delayed. Health and safety protocols, guest conduct rules, and regional travel restrictions vary by ship and destination and are subject to change without notice. Due to evolving health protocols, imagery and messaging may not accurately reflect onboard and destination experiences, offerings, features, or itineraries. These may not be available during your voyage, may vary by ship and destination, and may be subject to change without notice.