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Viking Polaris (new ship)

First, we invented modern river cruising. Then, we redefined ocean cruising. Now, experience all the comfort and elegance of our award-winning fleet with an expedition ship built specifically to explore the world’s most remote destinations and allow you to immerse yourself in these regions.

  • 387 GUESTS
  • 256 CREW
  • Polar Class 6 CLASS
  • 2022 YEAR BUILT
  • 665 ft. LENGTH
  • 77 ft. BEAM

Explore the wilderness on Viking Expedition
Discover Expedition Ships

Small enough to navigate remote polar regions, yet large enough to provide superior handling and stability, our right-sized, purpose-built expedition vessels are designed for profound voyages of discovery.

Expeditions Ship Design
To optimize guest safety and comfort, Chairman Torstein Hagen called upon the expertise and collaboration of Viking teams, including maritime architects, interior designers, and nautical and technical staff. After the traditional steel cutting, the ceremonial keel laying ushered in the next milestone of the ship construction process.
The Aula & Finse Terrace
The world’s most advanced venue for learning at sea, The Aula is a stunning panoramic auditorium. Inspired by the University of Oslo’s famed ceremonial hall where the Nobel Peace Prize was historically awarded, The Aula will offer a dynamic venue for lectures and entertainment, with floor-to-ceiling windows and 270-degree views.
Nordic Balcony
SUITE & BALCONY SIZE 215 SQF

  • Ocean-view stateroom with private Nordic Balcony: floor-to-ceiling distortion-free glass at your ship’s edge, for optimal cozy viewing. Or lower the top panoramic glass for a sheltered, al fresco lookout.
  • 11 AM Embarkation
  • 3 PM stateroom access
  • Expedition activity reservations 47 days prior to departure
  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 55" OLED flat-screen TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, beIN Sports
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated floor, anti-fog mirror & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Purified water refilled daily
  • Mini-bar with soft drinks, water & snacks
  • Binoculars
  • Traditional Norwegian Marius-weave blanket
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour room service
  • Floor-to-ceiling drying closet
  • Spacious drawers & closet with wooden hangers
  • Under-bed suitcase storage space
  • Keepsake Viking expedition jacket (on polar itineraries)
  • All Viking excursion gear needed for any relevant excursions

Deluxe Nordic Balcony
SUITE & BALCONY SIZE 215 SQF

  • Ocean-view stateroom with private Nordic Balcony: floor-to-ceiling distortion-free glass at your ship’s edge, for optimal cozy viewing. Or lower the top panoramic glass for a sheltered, al fresco lookout.
  • 11 AM Embarkation
  • 2 PM stateroom access
  • Expedition activity reservations 47 days prior to departure
  • 1 guaranteed priority reservation at each alternative restaurant 60 days prior to departure
  • Priority spa treatment bookings 60 days prior to departure
  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 55" OLED flat-screen TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, beIN Sports
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated floor, anti-fog mirror & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Purified water refilled daily
  • Mini-bar with soft drinks, water & snacks (replenished once daily)
  • Binoculars
  • Traditional Norwegian Marius-weave blanket
  • Personal coffee machine with premium coffee & tea selections
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour room service
  • Floor-to-ceiling drying closet
  • Spacious drawers & closet with wooden hangers
  • Under-bed suitcase storage space
  • Keepsake Viking expedition jacket (on polar itineraries)
  • All Viking excursion gear needed for any relevant excursions

Nordic Penthouse
SUITE & BALCONY SIZE 269 SQF

  • Ocean-view stateroom with private Nordic Balcony: floor-to-ceiling distortion-free glass at your ship’s edge, for optimal cozy viewing. Or lower the top panoramic glass for a sheltered, al fresco lookout.
  • 11 AM Embarkation
  • 1 PM stateroom access
  • Expedition activity reservations 57 days prior to departure
  • 2 guaranteed priority reservations at each alternative restaurant 70 days prior to departure
  • Priority spa treatment bookings 70 days prior to departure
  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 55" OLED flat-screen TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, beIN Sports
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated floor, anti-fog mirror & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Purified water refilled daily
  • Welcome bottle of champagne
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks (replenished once daily)
  • Binoculars
  • Traditional Norwegian Marius-weave blanket
  • Personal coffee machine with premium coffee & tea selections
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary pressing & shoe shine services
  • Floor-to-ceiling drying closet
  • Spacious drawers & closet with wooden hangers
  • Under-bed suitcase storage space
  • Keepsake Viking expedition jacket (on polar itineraries)
  • All Viking excursion gear needed for any relevant excursions

Nordic Junior Suite
SUITE & BALCONY SIZE 322 SQF

  • Ocean-view stateroom with private Nordic Balcony: floor-to-ceiling distortion-free glass at your ship’s edge, for optimal cozy viewing. Or lower the top panoramic glass for a sheltered, al fresco lookout. Plus, additional storage and seating features.
  • Wheelchair Accessible (#4025, #4026)
  • 11 AM Embarkation
  • 11 AM priority stateroom access
  • Expedition activity reservations 57 days prior to departure
  • 3 guaranteed priority reservations at each alternative restaurant 80 days prior to departure
  • Priority spa treatment bookings 80 days prior to departure
  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 55" OLED flat-screen TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, beIN Sports
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, double-sink vanity, heated floor, anti-fog mirror & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Purified water refilled daily
  • Welcome bottle of champagne
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks (replenished once daily)
  • Binoculars
  • Traditional Norwegian Marius-weave blanket
  • Personal coffee machine with premium coffee & tea selections
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary laundry, dry cleaning, pressing  & shoe shine services
  • Floor-to-ceiling drying closet
  • Spacious drawers & closet with wooden hangers
  • Under-bed suitcase storage space
  • Keepsake Viking expedition jacket (on polar itineraries)
  • All Viking excursion gear needed for any relevant excursions
  • View the Nordic Junior Suite (NS) in our 360° Tour

Explorer Suite
SUITE & BALCONY SIZE 548 SQF

  • Ocean-view two-room suite, 80% larger than junior suites, with private Nordic Balcony, private veranda, separate dining area for 4, additional storage and seating features, plus private access to Explorer Suites Garden.
  • 11 AM Embarkation
  • 11 AM priority stateroom access
  • Expedition activity reservations 67 days prior to departure
  • 3 guaranteed priority reservations at each alternative restaurant 90 days prior to departure
  • Priority spa treatment bookings 90 days prior to departure
  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 55" OLED flat-screen TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, beIN Sports
  • Additional 42" flat-screen interactive LCD TVs in living area
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, bathtub, double-sink vanity, heated floor, anti-fog mirror & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Purified water refilled daily
  • Welcome bottle of champagne
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks (replenished once daily)
  • Binoculars
  • Traditional Norwegian Marius-weave blanket
  • Personal coffee machine with premium coffee & tea selections
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour room service, including service from any restaurant during open hours
  • Complimentary laundry, dry cleaning, pressing  & shoe shine services
  • Silver Spirits beverage package included
  • Floor-to-ceiling drying closet
  • Spacious drawers & closet with wooden hangers
  • Under-bed suitcase storage space
  • Keepsake Viking expedition jacket (on polar itineraries)
  • All Viking excursion gear needed for any relevant excursions
  • View the Explorer Suite (ES) in our 360° Tour

Owner’s Suite
SUITE & BALCONY SIZE 1,238 SQF

  • Panoramic ocean-view, multi-room suite with private Nordic Balcony, private garden lounge area with badenstamp, separate dining area/boardroom seating six, and private library, wine & music collections curated by Chairman Torstein Hagen.
  • Priority Embarkation
  • 11 AM priority stateroom access
  • Expedition activity reservations 67 days prior to departure
  • 4 guaranteed priority reservations at each alternative restaurant 100 days prior to departure
  • First priority spa treatment bookings 100 days prior to departure
  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 55" OLED flat-screen TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, beIN Sports
  • Two additional 42" flat-screen interactive LCD TVs with intuitive remote & complimentary Movies on Demand in suite
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Large master bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, double-sink vanity, heated floor, anti-fog mirror & hair dryer, plus guest bathroom
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Purified water refilled daily
  • Welcome bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & premium snacks (replenished once daily)
  • Binoculars
  • Traditional Norwegian Marius-weave blanket
  • Personal coffee machine with premium coffee & tea selections
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour room service, including service from any restaurant during open hours
  • Daily personalized tea or pre-dinner cocktail & canapés on request
  • Dinner & guided tour with ship officers (subject to availability)
  • Complimentary laundry, dry cleaning, pressing  & shoe shine services
  • Silver Spirits beverage package included
  • Floor-to-ceiling drying closet
  • Spacious walk-in closet with wooden hangers & drawers
  • Under-bed suitcase storage space
  • Keepsake Viking expedition jacket (on polar itineraries)
  • All Viking excursion gear needed for any relevant excursions

MANFREDI’S® ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Manfredi’s offers the best of Italian cuisine, whether the farm-inspired heartiness of Tuscany or the famed flavors of Rome. Subdued, ambient lighting creates a warm, welcoming air in this traditional restaurant recalling Italy’s beloved trattorias.

THE RESTAURANT
Our elegant dining venue, The Restaurant offers our ultimate onboard dining experience. Regional cuisine and always-available classics are served surrounded by sweeping exterior views.

MAMSEN’S®
Named for “Mamsen,” the Hagen family matriarch, this venue offers Norwegian specialties including waffles according to Mamsen’s original recipe, open-faced sandwiches and split pea soup.

World Café
With live cooking, an open kitchen and premium seafood/sushi choices and a grill, the casual World Café provides a vibrant interactive experience and a wide range of international flavors.

THE SCIENCE LAB
Our 380-square-foot wet and dry lab, developed in partnership with the University of Cambridge and Akvaplan-niva, allows our scientists to conduct meaningful research and encourages guest interaction.

THE HANGAR
An industry first, this enclosed in-ship marina permits the launch of small excursion craft through the ship’s slipway. Guests can embark on Special Operations Boats shielded from wind and waves from a flat, stable surface inside the ship and glide into the water to depart on their excursion. They re-enter The Hangar after excursions via the slipway to the protected marina before disembarking their Special Operations Boats.

EXPEDITION CENTRAL
Manned by our Expedition Team, Expedition Central is a key onboard area for guests at which they can plan and book their excursions, verify landing and “go to gate” times or get answers to questions about upcoming excursions and landings. Guests can also learn more about their destination by viewing a real time ship tracker, examining the chart table highlighting the areas through which we sail, and reviewing AECO and IAATO information about landing regulations and biosecurity standards for the sensitive environments to which we sail.

FINSE TERRACE
An outdoor lounge area just above sea level with recessed, heated couches and lava rock “firepits,” the Finse Terrace was designed to allow our guests the comforts of the ship al fresco while enjoying the dramatic scenery. Named after the Finse Plateau in Norway, where some of the greatest polar explorers, including Nansen and Amundsen, did their expedition training in preparation for their North and South Pole expeditions.

THE AULA
The world’s most advanced venue for learning at sea. The Aula is a stunning panoramic auditorium inspired by the University of Oslo’s famed ceremonial hall, the former venue for the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. Used for lectures, daily briefings, and films, this unique space features an 4K laser-projected panoramic screen which can retract to expose floor-to ceiling windows and 270° views.

THE NORDIC SHOP
A variety of onboard shops have everything you need to make your voyage comfortable and convenient, plus signature Viking keepsakes including books, clothing and jewelry.

EXPLORERS’ LOUNGE
Inspired by the trade routes of Vikings, the Explorers’ Lounge is the ideal place for guests to share their discoveries over an aquavit or a craft beer while sampling fine Scandinavian fare. Located high on the ship with floor-to-ceiling windows, the Explorers’ Lounge provides guests an ideal space to take in the magnificent scenery, share discoveries with fellow travelers or to enjoy a drink.

AQUAVIT TERRACE®
Enjoy mulled wine, hot chocolate or ship-matured aquavit and relax with new friends in this Viking-inspired, light-filled space while taking in the stunning beauty that surrounds you.

THE LIVING ROOM
Located to maximize views through the floor-to-ceiling windows, with a library that informs even the best-read explorers. The ideal setting for relaxation and conversation

THE POOLS
Admire the scenery of vast wilderness—from polar ice fields to coniferous forests—from this heated sanctuary of three different temperature pools, including an “inside-out” pass-through swimming experience.

FITNESS CENTER
Maintain your health and wellness at the best health club at sea. Treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bicycles, an open space for yoga and Pilates, personal trainers and more are available throughout your cruise.

HAIR SALON
Visit our Hair Salon, where you can pamper yourself with an array of hair, nail and grooming services. Our experienced stylists offer wash, cut, blow dry and styling, as well as our soothing Royal Nordic Hair ritual.

THE NORDIC SPA
Experience the ultimate healthy Scandinavian traditions from the Sauna and Snow Grotto to a relaxing massage.

THE LIBRARY
Located next to the Explorer’s Lounge Upper Level, the Library is specially curated by London bookshop Heywood Hill and Cambridge University (Scott Polar Research Institute) to enrich and enhance your Expedition experience. Feel free to browse and borrow any of the selections; we only ask that you please return them at the end of your cruise.

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