This previous week, Viking took supply of and christened their latest expedition cruise ship, Viking Polaris. Whereas the ship was in Amsterdam for the christening ceremony, I used to be capable of board the ship for one night time to get a primary take a look at the vessel.
I’ve taken many Viking cruises previously however this was my first time on both of their expedition cruise ships. For my one night time on board, I stayed in cabin 4004, a Nordic Penthouse.
The cabin incorporates a infinite balcony which I actually cherished because it added extra space to the room. The wraparound sofa provided nice views outdoors and appears to be the right spot to soak up the sights when touring to a number of the most distant components of the world.
The toilet was similar to Viking’s ocean ships with a spacious bathe, anti-fog mirror, and heated flooring.
On the aft of the ship close to the Aquavit Bar, there was a small pool the place you could possibly swim outdoors.
Exterior this space there was a sizzling tub and a cooler plunge pool on each side of the principle pool.
The Hangar is an enclosed marina with a slipway behind the ship to securely launch the boats for exploration of distant areas. Additionally included within the Hangar are the ship’s two submarines that every maintain six passengers.
The Nordic Spa, which is included in all cruise fares, provided the right spot to calm down with flooring to ceiling home windows on one facet. There’s additionally a steam room, sauna, and snow room on this space.
There are three heated stone loungers tucked within the nook for individuals who need to calm down away from the pool.
The spa additionally has an “outside” sizzling tub.
Throughout the ship, there are espresso machines with mugs and to go cups.
The Aula is the ship’s “theater” however has two story flooring to ceiling home windows. There’s a large display that may be lowered for enrichment lectures or port talks.
Exterior of the Aula is Finse Terrace.
The lounge is the social hub of the ship and as with every part else on the vessel, additionally has flooring to ceiling home windows.
The 2 story Explorers’ Lounge is situated on the entrance of the ship, identical to on Viking’s ocean ships.
The Disguise is situated on deck 1 on the entrance of the ship that acts as a speakeasy.
On the highest deck in the midst of the ship, there are a number of dozen loungers and chairs.
Viking Polaris sails to Antarctica and on the Nice Lakes, relying on the season.