Vard has floated out the first purpose-built expedition cruise ship to be ordered by Viking Cruises.
Scheduled to debut in early 2022, Viking Octantis will have capacity for 378 guests as well as a small hangar for rigid inflatable boats (RIBs), two-seat kayaks, and two six-person submersibles.
The vessel will spend its maiden season sailing voyages to Antarctica and North America’s Great Lakes.
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