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The Americas & Antarctic Explorer

Ship: Viking Octantis   
Departure: Friday, October 25, 2024
Nights: 41 nights
Returns: Ushuaia
+ Viking Inclusive Value Offer
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
41
Nights
Days at Sea
24
Sea Days
Ports
14
Ports
Countries Visted
8
Countries
  • Itinerary

    The Americas & Antarctic Explorer

    Ports of call

    To find out more about the itinerary for this cruise, select the itinerary items below.

    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Friday, October 25, 2024 Fort Lauderdale, USA Embark 6:00 PM
    View of Fort Lauderdale, USA

    Fort Lauderdale is a city on the Atlantic coast of the U.S. in the state of Florida. As well as being a major yachting centre, it has a large and intricate canal system that results in its also being known as the ‘Venice of America’. Read more about Fort Lauderdale, USA

    2 Saturday, October 26, 2024 Scenic Sailing: Gulf Of Mexico
    3 Sunday, October 27, 2024 Cozumel, Mexico 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Cozumel, Mexico

    Cozumel is a Caribbean island just off the Yucatan Peninsula in SE Mexico. It has grown steadily over the years since Jacques Cousteau first put the island on the map as a sea turtle sanctuary. While it has great beaches, friendly people and safe streets, with prices comparable to other Mexican tourist destinations, most visitors travel to Cozumel to see what is under the water. Read more about Cozumel, Mexico

    4 Monday, October 28, 2024 Sail The Caribbean Sea
    5 Tuesday, October 29, 2024 Sail The Caribbean Sea
    6 Wednesday, October 30, 2024 Colon
    7 Thursday, October 31, 2024 Fuerte Amador, Panama 6:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Fuerte Amador, Panama

    Fuerte Amador (Fort Amador, located at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, is part of an artificial peninsula jutting out into the Pacific from Balboa, which connects four small islands to the mainland. On the west side of Fuerte Amador is the Pacific entrance to the Canal, and on the east side is Panama Bay facing Panama City. The surrounding ocean is always filled with vessels patiently awaiting their turn to transverse the Canal, while on the skyline a few kilometres to the north are the skyscrapers of Panama City. Read more about Fuerte Amador, Panama

    8 Friday, November 1, 2024 Sail The Pacific Ocean
    9 Saturday, November 2, 2024 Manta, Ecuador 6:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Manta, Ecuador

    Manta is a major commercial and holiday resort centre and the second major port of Ecuador. It is possibly best known for the Playa (beach) Murciélago area of the Malecón, where not only is the seafood excellent, but also on offer is great music, beach aerobics, parties, and general night life ambience. Gathering momentum among tourists is the fact that this is the home of seeds of particular palms that are almost indistinguishable from ivory after they have been dried. Read more about Manta, Ecuador

    10 Sunday, November 3, 2024 Sail The Pacific Ocean
    11 Monday, November 4, 2024 Sail The Pacific Ocean
    12 Tuesday, November 5, 2024 Lima (Callao), Peru 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Lima (Callao), Peru

    Lima, although a sprawling desert city, is the capital and largest city of Peru. The Historic centre of Lima is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its large number of historical buildings dating from the Spanish colonial era. In particular, visit the Plaza Mayor with the 16th century Cathedral and the Presidential Palace. Read more about Lima (Callao), Peru

    13 Wednesday, November 6, 2024 Sail The Pacific Ocean
    14 Thursday, November 7, 2024 Sail The Pacific Ocean
    15 Friday, November 8, 2024 Iquique, Chile 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Iquique, Chile

    Iquique is a city in northern Chile, capital of Tarapacá Region, on the Pacific coast. It is located on a rocky peninsula in the rainless Atacama Desert with its unbelievable landscape that has a lagoon in the middle of the driest desert in the world, and overlooks the Pacific Ocean. You can find beautiful topography in the Isluga Volcano National Park, with high mountains and attractions like native flora, geysers, lagoons and rivers. Read more about Iquique, Chile

    16 Saturday, November 9, 2024 Sail The Pacific Ocean
    17 Sunday, November 10, 2024 Sail The Pacific Ocean
    18 Monday, November 11, 2024 Santiago (Valparaiso), Chile 7:00 AM 9:00 PM
    View of Santiago (Valparaiso), Chile

    Santiago is the capital of Chile, 90 minutes drive from its port Valparaiso. Santiago has easy access both to ski slopes just 50 km to the Andes, and beaches 100 km to the Pacific. Chile's steady economic growth has transformed Santiago into one of Latin America's most modern metropolitan areas, with dozens of shopping centers and impressive high-rises. Read more about Santiago (Valparaiso), Chile

    19 Tuesday, November 12, 2024 Sail The Pacific Ocean
    20 Wednesday, November 13, 2024 Chilean Fjords, Chile 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Chilean Fjords, Chile

    Strikingly rich in natural and historical attractions, the narrow fjords on the west coast of Chile penetrate deeply into the mountains of the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, a major part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. This is the largest of the protected areas in Chile, and with no large rivers in the area the fjords drain water from outlet glaciers of the ice-capped, storm-swept elevations. It is a large area of uninhabited islands, deep sounds, breathtaking glaciers, and narrow passages. Read more about Chilean Fjords, Chile

    21 Thursday, November 14, 2024 Castro, Chile 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Castro, Chile

    Castro, situated on the east coast of Chiloe Island, sits on a bluff above its sheltered estuary and is the capital of the Chiloe Archipelago, in Chile. Castro is famous for its brightly painted traditional wooden stilt houses, so the greatest single attraction is simply walking down the streets and around the central Plaza de Armas. With its well-kept park that is surrounded by many shops and restaurants, it presents a great opportunity to absorb the local culture. Read more about Castro, Chile

    22 Friday, November 15, 2024 Chacabuco, Chile 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Chacabuco, Chile

    Chacabuco - aka Puerto Chacabuco - is a Chilean town located at the head of Aisén Fjord in Aisén commune. Ships anchor in the bay of Chacabuco and passengers are tendered to shore. This is a small isolated settlement with no clearly defined town centre, consisting of one main road, a fish processing facility, and a pier. Read more about Chacabuco, Chile

    23 Saturday, November 16, 2024 Chilean Fjords, Chile 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Chilean Fjords, Chile

    Strikingly rich in natural and historical attractions, the narrow fjords on the west coast of Chile penetrate deeply into the mountains of the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, a major part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. This is the largest of the protected areas in Chile, and with no large rivers in the area the fjords drain water from outlet glaciers of the ice-capped, storm-swept elevations. It is a large area of uninhabited islands, deep sounds, breathtaking glaciers, and narrow passages. Read more about Chilean Fjords, Chile

    24 Sunday, November 17, 2024 Explore Chilean Glaciers
    25 Monday, November 18, 2024 Explore Chilean Glaciers
    26 Tuesday, November 19, 2024 Chilean Fjords, Chile 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Chilean Fjords, Chile

    Strikingly rich in natural and historical attractions, the narrow fjords on the west coast of Chile penetrate deeply into the mountains of the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, a major part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. This is the largest of the protected areas in Chile, and with no large rivers in the area the fjords drain water from outlet glaciers of the ice-capped, storm-swept elevations. It is a large area of uninhabited islands, deep sounds, breathtaking glaciers, and narrow passages. Read more about Chilean Fjords, Chile

    27 Wednesday, November 20, 2024 Punta Arenas, Chile 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Punta Arenas, Chile

    Punta Arenas, overlooking the Strait of Magellan in southern Patagonia, Chile, bustles with windswept trekkers en route to glacier-filled Torres del Paine National Park or an Antarctic cruise. Before leaving, be sure to take note of the mansion-lined main square, Plaza Muñoz Gamero where local vendors sell homemade crafts, the City Cemetery with its elaborate tombs, the Sara Braun Palace, and Braun Menendez Residence that presents great insight of the city's wealthy pioneer past. The city is also home to the former British Navy base and early Spanish colony of Puerto Hambre, and a popular ski centre that overlooks the Strait of Magellan. Read more about Punta Arenas, Chile

    28 Thursday, November 21, 2024 Explore Chilean Glaciers
    29 Friday, November 22, 2024 Baia Garibaldi, Chile 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Baia Garibaldi, Chile

    Bahia Garibaldi is a fjord that branches off the Noroeste arm of the Beagle Channel. The Beagle Channel is a strait in Tierra del Fuego Archipelago on the extreme southern tip of South America. between Chile and Argentina. Read more about Baia Garibaldi, Chile

    30 Saturday, November 23, 2024 Scenic Sailing: Cape Horn
    31 Sunday, November 24, 2024 Ushuaia, Argentina 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Ushuaia, Argentina

    Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city, is located on the Beagle Channel, where soaring mountains, ice-blue glaciers, and an historic lighthouse create an ideal backdrop. The capital of the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego, it was first settled by British missionaries. During the first half of the 20th C the major building of the city was a prison, built by the Argentinian government for repeat offenders and serious criminals, as the subpolar oceanic climate made escape difficult. Read more about Ushuaia, Argentina

    32 Monday, November 25, 2024 Drake Passage, Antarctica 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Drake Passage, Antarctica

    Drake Passage is the body of water between the southern tip of South America at Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. Named after the sixteenth century English explorer Sir Francis Drake, although he never actually sailed the passage, it connects the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, and is the shortest crossing from Antarctica to the rest of the world’s land, about 860 km. Conditions can change instantly in the Drake Passage, owing to strong winds, large waves, strong currents, and icebergs: hence notorious as ‘sailors’ graveyard.’ Until the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 large ships had to sail this passage. Read more about Drake Passage, Antarctica

    33 Tuesday, November 26, 2024 Explore Antarctica
    34 Wednesday, November 27, 2024 Explore Antarctica
    35 Thursday, November 28, 2024 Explore Antarctica
    36 Friday, November 29, 2024 Explore Antarctica
    37 Saturday, November 30, 2024 Explore Antarctica
    38 Sunday, December 1, 2024 Explore Antarctica
    39 Monday, December 2, 2024 Explore Antarctica
    40 Tuesday, December 3, 2024 Drake Passage, Antarctica 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Drake Passage, Antarctica

    Drake Passage is the body of water between the southern tip of South America at Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. Named after the sixteenth century English explorer Sir Francis Drake, although he never actually sailed the passage, it connects the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, and is the shortest crossing from Antarctica to the rest of the world’s land, about 860 km. Conditions can change instantly in the Drake Passage, owing to strong winds, large waves, strong currents, and icebergs: hence notorious as ‘sailors’ graveyard.’ Until the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 large ships had to sail this passage. Read more about Drake Passage, Antarctica

    41 Wednesday, December 4, 2024 Scenic Sailing: Cape Horn
    42 Thursday, December 5, 2024 Ushuaia, Argentina 12:00 AM Disembark
    View of Ushuaia, Argentina

    Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city, is located on the Beagle Channel, where soaring mountains, ice-blue glaciers, and an historic lighthouse create an ideal backdrop. The capital of the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego, it was first settled by British missionaries. During the first half of the 20th C the major building of the city was a prison, built by the Argentinian government for repeat offenders and serious criminals, as the subpolar oceanic climate made escape difficult. Read more about Ushuaia, Argentina

  • Ship

    Viking Octantis Overview

    Viking Octantis

    Viking Octantis is an elegant expedition vessel designed to take you on an unforgettable journey through the world's most remote and captivating destinations, the ship sets new standards of luxury and exploration, combining Scandinavian elegance with cutting-edge technology. Expert naturalists, scientists, and historians are onboard to enrich your journey, providing valuable insights into the destinations you visit. The ship boasts a reinforced hull designed to navigate through icy waters, allowing you to venture into polar regions with ease and safety. A state-of-the-art laboratory provides an interactive space for learning and discovery, enriching your understanding of the environment and wildlife you encounter. Viking is committed to environmentally responsible cruising. The ship is equipped with state-of-the-art hybrid engines, reducing fuel consumption and minimizing its impact on the environment. The onboard sustainability program focuses on conservation and education, fostering a deeper appreciation for our planet's delicate ecosystems.

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    Size including Private Lounge Area: 1,238 sq. ft.Features: 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 amp; music collections curated by Chairman Torstein Hagen. King-size Viking Explorer Bed with luxury linens amp; pillows. 55quot; OLED flat-screen TV. Two additional 42quot; flat-screen interactive LCD TVs with intuitive remote amp; complimentary Movies on Demand in suite. 110/220 volt outlets amp; USB ports. Large master bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, double-sink vanity, heated floor, anti-fog mirror amp; hair dryer, plus guest bathroom. Premium Freyjareg; toiletries. Plush robes amp; slippers. Direct-dial satellite phone amp; 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 amp; premium snacks (replenished once daily). Binoculars. Traditional Norwegian Marius-weave blanket. Personal coffee machine with premium coffee amp; tea selections. Stateroom steward amp; twice-daily housekeeping. 24-hour room service, including service from any restaurant during open hours. Daily personalized tea or pre-dinner cocktail amp; canapeacute;s on request. Dinner amp; guided tour with ship officers (subject to availability). Complimentary laundry, dry cleaning, pressing amp; shoe shine services. Silver Spirits beverage package included. Floor-to-ceiling drying closet. Spacious walk-in closet with wooden hangers amp; drawers. Under-bed suitcase storage space.

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    Size including Nordic Balcony: 269 sq. ft.Features: Ocean-view stateroom with private Nordic Balcony: floor-to-ceiling distortion-free glass at your shiprsquo;s edge, for optimal cozy viewing. Or lower the top panoramic glass for a sheltered, al fresco lookout. King-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens amp; pillows. 55quot; OLED flat-screen TV. 110/220 volt outlets amp; USB ports. Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated floor, anti-fog mirror amp; hair dryer. Premium Freyjareg; toiletries. Plush robes amp; slippers. Direct-dial satellite phone amp; cell service. Security safe. Individual climate control. Purified water refilled daily. Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water amp; snacks. Binoculars. Traditional Norwegian Marius-weave blanket. Personal coffee machine with premium coffee amp; tea selections. Stateroom steward amp; twice-daily housekeeping. 24-hour room service. Floor-to-ceiling drying closet. Spacious drawers amp; closet with wooden hangers. Under-bed suitcase storage space.

    Deluxe Baclony

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    Size including Nordic Balcony: 215 sq. ft.Features: Ocean-view stateroom with private Nordic Balcony: floor-to-ceiling distortion-free glass at your shiprsquo;s edge, for optimal cozy viewing. Or lower the top panoramic glass for a sheltered, al fresco lookout. King-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens amp; pillows. 55quot; OLED flat-screen TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, beIN Sports. Premium Freyjareg; toiletries. Plush robes amp; slippers. Security safe. Individual climate control. Purified water refilled daily. Mini-bar with soft drinks, water amp; snacks (replenished once daily). Binoculars. Traditional Norwegian Marius-weave blanket. Personal coffee machine with premium coffee amp; tea selections. Stateroom steward amp; twice-daily housekeeping. 24-hour room service. Floor-to-ceiling drying closet. Spacious drawers amp; closet with wooden hangers. Under-bed suitcase storage space.

    Nordic Balcony

    Nordic Balcony

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    Size including Nordic Balcony: 215 sq. ft.Features: Ocean-view stateroom with private Nordic Balcony: floor-to-ceiling distortion-free glass at your shiprsquo;s edge, for optimal cozy viewing. Or lower the top panoramic glass for a sheltered, al fresco lookout. King-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens amp; pillows. 55quot; OLED flat-screen TV. 110/220 volt outlets amp; USB ports. Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated floor, anti-fog mirror amp; hair dryer. Premium Freyjareg; toiletries. Plush robes amp; slippers. Direct-dial satellite phone amp; cell service. Security safe. Individual climate control. Purified water refilled daily. Mini-bar with soft drinks, water amp; snacks. Binoculars. Traditional Norwegian Marius-weave blanket. Personal coffee machine with premium coffee amp; tea selections. Stateroom steward amp; twice-daily housekeeping. 24-hour room service. Floor-to-ceiling drying closet. Spacious drawers amp; closet with wooden hangers. Under-bed suitcase storage space.

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  • The Americas & Antarctic Explorer

    Cruiseline: Viking Cruises Ship: Viking Octantis Departure: Friday, October 25, 2024 Nights: 41 nights Departs: Fort Lauderdale Returns: Ushuaia

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