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12-night Antarctic Explorer Cruise
January 12, 2022
Viking Cruises: Viking Octantis
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Cruise Inclusions

  • At least one complimentary excursion in every port of call/landing site
  • Kayaks, zodiacs, RIBs & submarine excursions (where available)
  • A Viking Expedition Kit with a variety of equipment to explore at no extra charge
  • All Viking Excursion Gear needed for any relevant excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Alternative restaurant dining at no extra charge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Access to top-rated spa & state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Self-service launderettes
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase
  • Viking-arranged charter flights to select destinations
YOUR STATEROOM INCLUDES:
  • Nordic Balcony
  • Floor-to-ceiling drying closet
  • Keepsake Viking Expedition Jacket (on polar itineraries)
  • King-sized Viking Explorer Bed with luxury linens & pillows
  • Separate seating area
  • 42" flat-screen LCD TV with intuitive remote & complimentary Movies On Demand
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Spacious closet & drawers
  • Mini-bar; security safe; hair dryer
  • Spacious glass-enclosed shower
  • Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries, plus robes & slippers
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

Available Add-Ons

  • Optional air add-ons are available from Viking Cruises' designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees and taxes.
  • Pre- or Post- cruise hotel stay
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires 01/12/2022

Arrive in Buenos Aires and meet your expedition leaders and fellow guests; relax during an overnight stay in your hotel. Time permitting, you may wish to explore Argentina's cosmopolitan capital. Influences from Spain, France, and Italy all converge here, creating one of the Americas' most engaging and energetic cities. Yet, it is often easy to forget you are in a big city, as the many barrios, or neighborhoods, of Buenos Aires exude an intimate atmosphere.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Buenos Aires - Full Day Sightseeing Tour - 7 hours
Meet your local guide at local pier and start with your visit. 
Explore some of the most recognizable landmarks in Buenos Aires. Find out about the history and culture of this city, as you take in some of the most significant spots.
Start at the most important square in the country: Plaza de Mayo. The country was founded here in 1580, and today the most important governmental buildings are located here including Casa Rosada (Government House), Cabildo (City Hall) and Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral). Government Palace opens to visitors if you're keen on taking a look inside.
Continue to the cobblestoned streets of San Telmo neighborhood, where the original porteños (Buenos Aires residents) settled in the early days. The next stop-off is picturesque La Boca, home to Caminito, perhaps the city's most photographed area thanks to its corrugated iron and brightly-colored houses. This block houses one of the few outdoor museums in the world, where artists exhibit works related to the influence of mainly Italian citizens who arrived at this port at the end of the 19th century. Also stop by at the famous Bombonera stadium, home to legendary football soccer giants Boca Juniors, whose colors of blue and yellow adorn most of the houses and stores in this barrio.
Drive towards Palermo, passing through Puerto Madero, a regenerated area where redbrick warehouses have been transformed into trendy restaurants and bars. Once in the northern area of the city, drive past Palermo Chico with its impressive townhouses, tree-lined boulevards and parks. Palermo Soho, meanwhile, combines the flavor of an old, working-class neighbourhood with contemporary nods including ethnic restaurants, design stores and bars. The bohemian atmosphere makes it popular with Argentines as well as foreign visitors, and restaurants cater to all palates. Continue to Recoleta, one of the most elegant and sophisticated districts, and visit Nuestra Señora del Pilar Church and Recoleta Cemetery, known for its rich architecture and famous personalities whose mortal remains it treasures.

After the sightseeing you will be transferred back to the pier.

Tour highlights: 
- May square
- Old quarters at San Telmo neighborhood
- Caminito street at La Boca 
- Palermo neighborhood and parks
- Recoleta Cemetery  

 
Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver
  • Lunch 
Buenos Aires sightseeing south with Colon Theatre
Meet your local guide at local pier and start with your visit. 

Explore the highlights of magnificent Buenos Aires in a four-hour guided sightseeing tour. This excursion kicks off in one of the city's most significant spots: Plaza de Mayo square, the political heart of the city laid out by Don Juan de Garay in 1580 during the second founding of Buenos Aires. Continue to San Telmo neighborhood, with its cobblestoned streets, where the original porteños (Buenos Aires residents) settled in the early days. After a short drive south, stop off at picturesque La Boca, the colorful working-class port neighborhood, and walk along Caminito Street, where local artists display their artwork to the tune of tango performed on the street. Pass through Puerto Madero and see this regenerated area where redbrick warehouses have been transformed into trendy restaurants and bars before finishing the tour in Recoleta and its renowned cemetery to glimpse stunning mausoleums, the final resting place for many of Argentina's key

Before returning to the pier, visit of the world's greatest opera houses, its interior is resplendent, with every marble tile, piece of furniture and crystal, imported from Europe. The theater took 80 years to complete and opened in 1908. It combines many European architectural styles and influences including Greek columns, French stained glass and Italian marble. The main salon seats up to 2,500 people and the Colón has hosted opera luminaries such as Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas and Placido Domingo. Guided tours (50 minutes). 

Tour highlights: 
- May square
- Old quarters at San Telmo neighborhood
- Caminito street at La Boca 
- Colón Theatre  


Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
  • Visit to Colon Theatre (shared-group)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver
  • Lunch 
Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour North - half day
Meet your local guide at local pier and start with your visit. 
Familiarize yourself with some of the most recognizable landmarks in the northern area of Buenos Aires. Stop off in Palermo, a district with several faces such as classic Palermo Chico and contemporary Palermo Hollywood. Head towards Palermo Chico with its impressive townhouses, tree-lined boulevards and parks, then continue to Bosques de Palermo woods for the Japanese Garden and Rose Garden and their wonderful sculptures and lakes as well as the race track and polo grounds. Palermo Soho, meanwhile, fuses the flavor of a working-class neighborhood with contemporary twists such as ethnic restaurants, design stores and bars. Its bohemian atmosphere makes it popular with Argentines as well as foreign visitors. Gastronomy options appeal to all palates. Finally, visit Recoleta neighborhood, home to many a mansion, which takes you back to Argentina's grander days. The tour ends at Recoleta Cemetery, renowned for its rich architecture and sculptures that makes it more of an open-air museum than a place of rest.

After tour you will be transferred back to the pier.

Tour highlights: 
- Palermo trendy area
- Japanese and Rose garden in Palermo
- Recoleta cemetery


Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver
  • Lunch 
01/12/2022 01/12/2022
Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires 01/13/2022

At the very tip of South America, Ushuaia prides itself on being the world's southernmost city, surrounded by subantarctic forests, crystal-clear lakes, pristine glaciers, and rich peat bogs. You will arrive today by private charter flight. Board your Viking Expedition ship and take time to get to know your ship and expedition team.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Buenos Aires - Full Day Sightseeing Tour - 7 hours
Meet your local guide at local pier and start with your visit. 
Explore some of the most recognizable landmarks in Buenos Aires. Find out about the history and culture of this city, as you take in some of the most significant spots.
Start at the most important square in the country: Plaza de Mayo. The country was founded here in 1580, and today the most important governmental buildings are located here including Casa Rosada (Government House), Cabildo (City Hall) and Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral). Government Palace opens to visitors if you're keen on taking a look inside.
Continue to the cobblestoned streets of San Telmo neighborhood, where the original porteños (Buenos Aires residents) settled in the early days. The next stop-off is picturesque La Boca, home to Caminito, perhaps the city's most photographed area thanks to its corrugated iron and brightly-colored houses. This block houses one of the few outdoor museums in the world, where artists exhibit works related to the influence of mainly Italian citizens who arrived at this port at the end of the 19th century. Also stop by at the famous Bombonera stadium, home to legendary football soccer giants Boca Juniors, whose colors of blue and yellow adorn most of the houses and stores in this barrio.
Drive towards Palermo, passing through Puerto Madero, a regenerated area where redbrick warehouses have been transformed into trendy restaurants and bars. Once in the northern area of the city, drive past Palermo Chico with its impressive townhouses, tree-lined boulevards and parks. Palermo Soho, meanwhile, combines the flavor of an old, working-class neighbourhood with contemporary nods including ethnic restaurants, design stores and bars. The bohemian atmosphere makes it popular with Argentines as well as foreign visitors, and restaurants cater to all palates. Continue to Recoleta, one of the most elegant and sophisticated districts, and visit Nuestra Señora del Pilar Church and Recoleta Cemetery, known for its rich architecture and famous personalities whose mortal remains it treasures.

After the sightseeing you will be transferred back to the pier.

Tour highlights: 
- May square
- Old quarters at San Telmo neighborhood
- Caminito street at La Boca 
- Palermo neighborhood and parks
- Recoleta Cemetery  

 
Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver
  • Lunch 
Buenos Aires sightseeing south with Colon Theatre
Meet your local guide at local pier and start with your visit. 

Explore the highlights of magnificent Buenos Aires in a four-hour guided sightseeing tour. This excursion kicks off in one of the city's most significant spots: Plaza de Mayo square, the political heart of the city laid out by Don Juan de Garay in 1580 during the second founding of Buenos Aires. Continue to San Telmo neighborhood, with its cobblestoned streets, where the original porteños (Buenos Aires residents) settled in the early days. After a short drive south, stop off at picturesque La Boca, the colorful working-class port neighborhood, and walk along Caminito Street, where local artists display their artwork to the tune of tango performed on the street. Pass through Puerto Madero and see this regenerated area where redbrick warehouses have been transformed into trendy restaurants and bars before finishing the tour in Recoleta and its renowned cemetery to glimpse stunning mausoleums, the final resting place for many of Argentina's key

Before returning to the pier, visit of the world's greatest opera houses, its interior is resplendent, with every marble tile, piece of furniture and crystal, imported from Europe. The theater took 80 years to complete and opened in 1908. It combines many European architectural styles and influences including Greek columns, French stained glass and Italian marble. The main salon seats up to 2,500 people and the Colón has hosted opera luminaries such as Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas and Placido Domingo. Guided tours (50 minutes). 

Tour highlights: 
- May square
- Old quarters at San Telmo neighborhood
- Caminito street at La Boca 
- Colón Theatre  


Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
  • Visit to Colon Theatre (shared-group)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver
  • Lunch 
Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour North - half day
Meet your local guide at local pier and start with your visit. 
Familiarize yourself with some of the most recognizable landmarks in the northern area of Buenos Aires. Stop off in Palermo, a district with several faces such as classic Palermo Chico and contemporary Palermo Hollywood. Head towards Palermo Chico with its impressive townhouses, tree-lined boulevards and parks, then continue to Bosques de Palermo woods for the Japanese Garden and Rose Garden and their wonderful sculptures and lakes as well as the race track and polo grounds. Palermo Soho, meanwhile, fuses the flavor of a working-class neighborhood with contemporary twists such as ethnic restaurants, design stores and bars. Its bohemian atmosphere makes it popular with Argentines as well as foreign visitors. Gastronomy options appeal to all palates. Finally, visit Recoleta neighborhood, home to many a mansion, which takes you back to Argentina's grander days. The tour ends at Recoleta Cemetery, renowned for its rich architecture and sculptures that makes it more of an open-air museum than a place of rest.

After tour you will be transferred back to the pier.

Tour highlights: 
- Palermo trendy area
- Japanese and Rose garden in Palermo
- Recoleta cemetery


Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver
  • Lunch 
01/13/2022 01/13/2022
Air Travel

Air Travel 01/13/2022

At the very tip of South America, Ushuaia prides itself on being the world's southernmost city, surrounded by subantarctic forests, crystal-clear lakes, pristine glaciers, and rich peat bogs. You will arrive today by private charter flight. Board your Viking Expedition ship and take time to get to know your ship and expedition team.,
01/13/2022 01/13/2022
Cruise Starts (Embarkation)

Cruise Starts (Embarkation) 01/13/2022

At the very tip of South America, Ushuaia prides itself on being the world's southernmost city, surrounded by subantarctic forests, crystal-clear lakes, pristine glaciers, and rich peat bogs. You will arrive today by private charter flight. Board your Viking Expedition ship and take time to get to know your ship and expedition team.,
01/13/2022 01/13/2022
Ushuaia

Ushuaia 01/13/2022

At the very tip of South America, Ushuaia prides itself on being the world's southernmost city, surrounded by subantarctic forests, crystal-clear lakes, pristine glaciers, and rich peat bogs. You will arrive today by private charter flight. Board your Viking Expedition ship and take time to get to know your ship and expedition team.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Ushuaia: National Park Tour - 4 hours
Take a short drive to Tierra del Fuego National Park to discover the secrets of nature were the mountains are accessible from the sea and the fresh water of rivers and lakes mix with the forest by the sea.
Get to Ensenada Bay and start a moderate seven kilometers trek along the coast-line. Steamer ducks, upland gooses, and Magellanic woodpecker are some of the birds that you may spot during this three hour walk, that also enhance the opportunity of discovering old native middens left by the ancient dwellers of the area, the yamanas.
After the walk, learn all about this emblematic ecosystem, while you seat for a coffee and snack in a beautiful view point.
 
Please keep in mind that due to weather conditions the order of the itinerary may have to be altered.

Tour highlights: 
Lapataia bay 
- The pedestrian crosswalks within the National Park
  
Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver 
  • National Park entrance fee
  • Lunch
Ushuaia – National Park, Trekking & Canoas (7 hours - Active sightseeing)
Meet your local guide at local pier and start with your visit. 
After breakfast, take a short drive to Tierra del Fuego National Park to discover the secrets of this unique park, were the Andes are accessible from the sea and the fresh water of rivers and lakes mix with ocean water from the Beagle channel in pristine forests.
Arrive at Ensenada Bay and start a moderate seven kilometers trek along the coast-line. Steamer ducks, upland gooses, and Magellanic woodpecker are some of the birds that you may spot during this three hour walk, that also enhance the opportunity of discovering old native middens left by the ancient dwellers of the area, the yamanas.
After a warm lunch in a dome in the park your guide will provide paddling technique and safety briefing, rubber boots, over-pants and life-jackets before rowing downstream Lapataia River in comfortable inflatable canoes.
Floating at leisure down the Lapataia river will allow you explore an area seldom visited by men and concentrate on every attraction the place has to offer involving ornithology, geology, ecology and photography . After some ninety minutes of gentle paddling arrive at Lapataia Bay.
Please keep in mind that due to weather conditions the order of the itinerary may have to be altered. Please keep in mind that due to weather conditions the order of the itinerary may have to be altered.
After the tour you will be transferred back to the pier.

Tour highlights: 
  • Beagle Channel
  • Lapataia Bay
  • Roca Lake
  • Do trekking and canoing at the NP
 
Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
  • Box-Lunch
 
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver
01/13/2022 01/13/2022
Drake Passage

Drake Passage 01/14/2022

Named after its discoverer, Sir Francis Drake, this legendary route takes you from the tip of South America into the Antarctic Convergence, where sea temperatures plunge to near freezing in just a few hours' sailing. Here, in the solitary beauty of the Southern Ocean, you may glimpse your first iceberg. Relax, enjoy one of many onboard dining options and take part in briefings by your Viking Expedition Team as you prepare for the adventures ahead.,
01/14/2022 01/14/2022
Antarctica
01/15/2022 01/15/2022
Antarctica
01/16/2022 01/16/2022
Antarctica
01/17/2022 01/17/2022
Antarctica
01/18/2022 01/18/2022
Antarctica
01/19/2022 01/19/2022
Antarctica
01/20/2022 01/20/2022
Antarctica

Antarctica 01/21/2022

Explore the "White Continent", covered in ice and teeming with penguins, seals, whales, and other wildlife. On exposed land, colorful lichens, basalt cliffs, and rocky beaches provide refuge for a variety of breeding petrels and penguins. Stand within sight of Antarctica's majestic mountains. Watch glaciers calve into the sea while seals nap and penguins squabble as they tend to their stony nests. From the comfort of your ship, simply marvel at the majesty of your surroundings.,
01/21/2022 01/21/2022
Drake Passage

Drake Passage 01/22/2022

Bid farewell to Antarctica by crossing the Drake Passage back to South America. As you sail, you may wish to learn more about this historic waterway, continue your studies about Antarctica, simply relax in The Nordic Spa, or share your experiences with fellow guests in the Aquavit Bar.,
01/22/2022 01/22/2022
Cape Horn

Cape Horn 01/23/2022

Cape Horn: Headland of Chile's Tierra del Fuego archipelago at the southern tip of South America, Cape Horn straddles the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Dutch sailor Willem Schouten, who named the cape after the Dutch city of Hoorn, first rounded it in 1616, and to this day, rounding the cape is a milestone reserved for experienced sailors. On your Viking Expedition ship, you will join the ranks of other intrepid seafarers who have completed this legendary passage between the two oceans.,
01/23/2022 01/23/2022
Ushuaia

Ushuaia 01/24/2022

Often referred to as the "End of the Earth", Ushuaia is the world's southernmost city. Depart Ushuaia by charter flight to Buenos Aires. Continue your journey home or choose to explore more with one of the post-cruise land extension packages.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Ushuaia: National Park Tour - 4 hours
Take a short drive to Tierra del Fuego National Park to discover the secrets of nature were the mountains are accessible from the sea and the fresh water of rivers and lakes mix with the forest by the sea.
Get to Ensenada Bay and start a moderate seven kilometers trek along the coast-line. Steamer ducks, upland gooses, and Magellanic woodpecker are some of the birds that you may spot during this three hour walk, that also enhance the opportunity of discovering old native middens left by the ancient dwellers of the area, the yamanas.
After the walk, learn all about this emblematic ecosystem, while you seat for a coffee and snack in a beautiful view point.
 
Please keep in mind that due to weather conditions the order of the itinerary may have to be altered.

Tour highlights: 
Lapataia bay 
- The pedestrian crosswalks within the National Park
  
Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver 
  • National Park entrance fee
  • Lunch
Ushuaia – National Park, Trekking & Canoas (7 hours - Active sightseeing)
Meet your local guide at local pier and start with your visit. 
After breakfast, take a short drive to Tierra del Fuego National Park to discover the secrets of this unique park, were the Andes are accessible from the sea and the fresh water of rivers and lakes mix with ocean water from the Beagle channel in pristine forests.
Arrive at Ensenada Bay and start a moderate seven kilometers trek along the coast-line. Steamer ducks, upland gooses, and Magellanic woodpecker are some of the birds that you may spot during this three hour walk, that also enhance the opportunity of discovering old native middens left by the ancient dwellers of the area, the yamanas.
After a warm lunch in a dome in the park your guide will provide paddling technique and safety briefing, rubber boots, over-pants and life-jackets before rowing downstream Lapataia River in comfortable inflatable canoes.
Floating at leisure down the Lapataia river will allow you explore an area seldom visited by men and concentrate on every attraction the place has to offer involving ornithology, geology, ecology and photography . After some ninety minutes of gentle paddling arrive at Lapataia Bay.
Please keep in mind that due to weather conditions the order of the itinerary may have to be altered. Please keep in mind that due to weather conditions the order of the itinerary may have to be altered.
After the tour you will be transferred back to the pier.

Tour highlights: 
  • Beagle Channel
  • Lapataia Bay
  • Roca Lake
  • Do trekking and canoing at the NP
 
Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
  • Box-Lunch
 
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver
01/24/2022 01/24/2022
Cruise Ends (Debarkation)

Cruise Ends (Debarkation) 01/24/2022

Often referred to as the "End of the Earth", Ushuaia is the world's southernmost city. Depart Ushuaia by charter flight to Buenos Aires. Continue your journey home or choose to explore more with one of the post-cruise land extension packages.,
01/24/2022 01/24/2022
Air Travel

Air Travel 01/24/2022

Often referred to as the "End of the Earth", Ushuaia is the world's southernmost city. Depart Ushuaia by charter flight to Buenos Aires. Continue your journey home or choose to explore more with one of the post-cruise land extension packages.,
01/24/2022 01/24/2022
Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires 01/24/2022

Often referred to as the "End of the Earth", Ushuaia is the world's southernmost city. Depart Ushuaia by charter flight to Buenos Aires. Continue your journey home or choose to explore more with one of the post-cruise land extension packages.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Buenos Aires - Full Day Sightseeing Tour - 7 hours
Meet your local guide at local pier and start with your visit. 
Explore some of the most recognizable landmarks in Buenos Aires. Find out about the history and culture of this city, as you take in some of the most significant spots.
Start at the most important square in the country: Plaza de Mayo. The country was founded here in 1580, and today the most important governmental buildings are located here including Casa Rosada (Government House), Cabildo (City Hall) and Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral). Government Palace opens to visitors if you're keen on taking a look inside.
Continue to the cobblestoned streets of San Telmo neighborhood, where the original porteños (Buenos Aires residents) settled in the early days. The next stop-off is picturesque La Boca, home to Caminito, perhaps the city's most photographed area thanks to its corrugated iron and brightly-colored houses. This block houses one of the few outdoor museums in the world, where artists exhibit works related to the influence of mainly Italian citizens who arrived at this port at the end of the 19th century. Also stop by at the famous Bombonera stadium, home to legendary football soccer giants Boca Juniors, whose colors of blue and yellow adorn most of the houses and stores in this barrio.
Drive towards Palermo, passing through Puerto Madero, a regenerated area where redbrick warehouses have been transformed into trendy restaurants and bars. Once in the northern area of the city, drive past Palermo Chico with its impressive townhouses, tree-lined boulevards and parks. Palermo Soho, meanwhile, combines the flavor of an old, working-class neighbourhood with contemporary nods including ethnic restaurants, design stores and bars. The bohemian atmosphere makes it popular with Argentines as well as foreign visitors, and restaurants cater to all palates. Continue to Recoleta, one of the most elegant and sophisticated districts, and visit Nuestra Señora del Pilar Church and Recoleta Cemetery, known for its rich architecture and famous personalities whose mortal remains it treasures.

After the sightseeing you will be transferred back to the pier.

Tour highlights: 
- May square
- Old quarters at San Telmo neighborhood
- Caminito street at La Boca 
- Palermo neighborhood and parks
- Recoleta Cemetery  

 
Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver
  • Lunch 
Buenos Aires sightseeing south with Colon Theatre
Meet your local guide at local pier and start with your visit. 

Explore the highlights of magnificent Buenos Aires in a four-hour guided sightseeing tour. This excursion kicks off in one of the city's most significant spots: Plaza de Mayo square, the political heart of the city laid out by Don Juan de Garay in 1580 during the second founding of Buenos Aires. Continue to San Telmo neighborhood, with its cobblestoned streets, where the original porteños (Buenos Aires residents) settled in the early days. After a short drive south, stop off at picturesque La Boca, the colorful working-class port neighborhood, and walk along Caminito Street, where local artists display their artwork to the tune of tango performed on the street. Pass through Puerto Madero and see this regenerated area where redbrick warehouses have been transformed into trendy restaurants and bars before finishing the tour in Recoleta and its renowned cemetery to glimpse stunning mausoleums, the final resting place for many of Argentina's key

Before returning to the pier, visit of the world's greatest opera houses, its interior is resplendent, with every marble tile, piece of furniture and crystal, imported from Europe. The theater took 80 years to complete and opened in 1908. It combines many European architectural styles and influences including Greek columns, French stained glass and Italian marble. The main salon seats up to 2,500 people and the Colón has hosted opera luminaries such as Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas and Placido Domingo. Guided tours (50 minutes). 

Tour highlights: 
- May square
- Old quarters at San Telmo neighborhood
- Caminito street at La Boca 
- Colón Theatre  


Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
  • Visit to Colon Theatre (shared-group)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver
  • Lunch 
Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour North - half day
Meet your local guide at local pier and start with your visit. 
Familiarize yourself with some of the most recognizable landmarks in the northern area of Buenos Aires. Stop off in Palermo, a district with several faces such as classic Palermo Chico and contemporary Palermo Hollywood. Head towards Palermo Chico with its impressive townhouses, tree-lined boulevards and parks, then continue to Bosques de Palermo woods for the Japanese Garden and Rose Garden and their wonderful sculptures and lakes as well as the race track and polo grounds. Palermo Soho, meanwhile, fuses the flavor of a working-class neighborhood with contemporary twists such as ethnic restaurants, design stores and bars. Its bohemian atmosphere makes it popular with Argentines as well as foreign visitors. Gastronomy options appeal to all palates. Finally, visit Recoleta neighborhood, home to many a mansion, which takes you back to Argentina's grander days. The tour ends at Recoleta Cemetery, renowned for its rich architecture and sculptures that makes it more of an open-air museum than a place of rest.

After tour you will be transferred back to the pier.

Tour highlights: 
- Palermo trendy area
- Japanese and Rose garden in Palermo
- Recoleta cemetery


Inclusions
  • Transfers to/from the pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide and driver
  • Lunch 
01/24/2022 01/24/2022
Viking Cruises: Viking Octantis
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2022
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Tonnage (GRT)
30150
Guests (Lowers)
378
Total Guests
378
Passenger Decks
7
Number of Crew
260
Officers' Nationality
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
Total Rooms
189
Suites
51
Balconies
138
Ocean/River View
Interior
Accessible

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of January 2020. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Suite

Owner's Suite (OS) Call for Price
Owner's Suite
  • Category: OS
  • Deck 6
Explorer Suite (ES) Call for Price
Explorer Suite
  • Category: ES
  • Deck 6
Nordic Junior Suite (NS) Call for Price
Nordic Junior Suite
  • Category: NS
  • Deck 4
Nordic Penthouse (NP) Call for Price
Nordic Penthouse
  • Category: NP
  • Deck 4

Balcony

Deluxe Nordic Balcony (DN1) Call for Price
Deluxe Nordic Balcony
  • Category: DN1
  • Deck 4
Deluxe Nordic Balcony (DN2) Call for Price
Deluxe Nordic Balcony
  • Category: DN2
  • Deck 3
Deluxe Nordic Balcony (DN3) Call for Price
Deluxe Nordic Balcony
  • Category: DN3
  • Deck 3
Nordic Balcony (N1) Call for Price
Nordic Balcony
  • Category: N1
  • Deck 2
Nordic Balcony (N2) Call for Price
Nordic Balcony
  • Category: N2
  • Deck 2

All fares and offers are for new bookings only, as of May 1, 2014, are subject to availability, may not be combinable with other offers except Viking Explorer Society Travel Credit and Referral Rewards Credit, are capacity-controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice.

Cruise fares listed are cruise only in U.S. dollars, per person, based on double occupancy. Cruise fares listed are valid for U.S. and Canadian residents only. Cruise ship fuel surcharge may apply. 2-for-1 fares are based upon published full brochure fares; cruise fares do not include pre-paid charges, optional facilities and service fees, and personal charges, as defined in the terms and conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract. Full brochure fares may not have resulted in actual sales in all stateroom categories and may not have been in effect during the last 90 days. Promotional fares may remain in effect after the expiration date. Viking reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. Please call for the most up-to-date prices, as pricing and availability may change at any time. The cruise ship fuel surcharge is additional revenue to Viking River Cruises, as are any additional charges relating to currency fluctuation other than for fully paid cruise fares and full fares, which fluctuations are beyond our control. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Complete terms and conditions may be found in the Passenger Ticket Contract.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deck 6

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (OS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES)
Deck 5
Deck 4

Stateroom Key

  • Nordic Junior Suite (NS)
  • Nordic Penthouse (NP)
  • Deluxe Nordic Balcony (DN1)
Deck 3

Stateroom Key

  • Deluxe Nordic Balcony (DN2)
  • Deluxe Nordic Balcony (DN3)
Deck 2

Stateroom Key

  • Nordic Balcony (N1)
  • Nordic Balcony (N2)
Deck 1
Deck A
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