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 Niagara & the Great Lakes

Aboard the brand-new, USA-made, Viking Expedition Ship, Viking Octantis

Milwaukee to Toronto

July 2-9, 2022

From urban skylines to uninhabited islands, discover North America’s wilderness alongside renowned cultural
attractions while cruising the striking waterways of the Great Lakes. Immerse yourself in the industrial and maritime history of the Great Lakes, experience the power of thundering Niagara Falls and admire the scores of migratory birds at Point Pelee. Led by a team of experts, explore sheltered bays, woodlands and a unique car-free island.

Pricing includes special group discount for deposits by June 30, 2021!

The largest freshwater ecosystem on earth, over 750 miles across and with 10,000 miles of coastline, America's Great Lakes are a wonderland of diverse natural environments, iconic wildlife and some of the most fascinating cities in North America. 

Embark on an adventure in this under-explored region. Visit world-famous Niagara Falls - actually a group of three falls - and hear the majestic roar that has been immortalized in countless poems and literature. Or explore Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore, a tranquil park featuring immense sand dunes for climbing, forest trails for hiking, as well as bird-watching and wildlife viewing. Or enjoy an exciting day on idyllic Mackinac Island, which links Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, and is a haven for pedestrians and bicyclists as motor vehicles are banned. At the same time, city sophistication is never too far away. Toronto, Canada's largest and most diverse city, is renowned for its multicultural dining experiences, theaters, art galleries and museums.

This is a land that begs for exploration - whether by kayak, gliding silently past industrious otters or pink Precambrian rock islands - or by a visit to one of Cana's most prominent museums to marvel at paintings inspired by these shores. 

Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 July 2 Embark in Milwaukee, WI
Day 2 July 3 Sleeping Bear Dunes (Traverse City), MI
Day 3 July 4 Mackinac Island, MI
Day 4 July 5 Alpena, MI
Day 5 July 6 Detroit, MI
Day 6 July 7 Point Pelee National Park, ON, Canada
Day 7 July 8 Niagara Falls (Port Colborne), ON, Canada
Day 8 July 9 Disembark in Toronto, ON, Canada




Itinerary details are subject to change.

Octantis - 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. Sweeping views are yours from your outside retreat. The staterooms and suites on Viking Octantis are the most spacious and elegant of any expedition ship afloat, offering you an unparalleled level of comfort as you experience the world’s most remote locations.

Guests: 378
Length: 665 feet
Beam: 77 feet
Class: Polar Class 6, allowing us to operate during summer & autumn in medium first-year ice
Year built: 2021, 2022

Deck Plan

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Sirena Deck Plan

All suites include....

  • 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
  • $18,195.00 per person* - Sold Out
  • $14,995.00 per person* - Sold Out
  • $10,695.00 per person* LIMITED AVAILABILITY
    • Size including Nordic Balcony: 322 sq ft
    • 11 AM stateroom access
    • Floor-to-ceiling drying closet
    • Priority expedition activity reservations (87 days prior to departure)
    • Three guaranteed priority reservations at each alternative restaurant (80 days prior to departure)
    • Priority booking of spa treatments (80 days prior to departure)
    • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily
    • In-suite binoculars, coffee & Marius-weave blanket
    • Laundry, dry cleaning, pressing & shoe shine services
    • Bottle of champagne
  • $9,295.00 per person* LIMITED AVAILABILITY

    • Size including Nordic Balcony: 269 sq ft
    • 1 PM stateroom access
    • Floor-to-ceiling drying closet
    • Priority expedition activity reservations (77 days prior to departure)
    • Two guaranteed priority reservations at each alternative restaurant (70 days prior to departure)
    • Priority booking of spa treatments (70 days prior to departure)
    • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily
    • In-suite binoculars, coffee &
    • Marius-weave blanket
    • Pressing & shoe shine services
    • Bottle of champagne
  • DN1 - $7,495.00 per person* LIMITED AVAILABILITY

    DN2 - $7,395.00 per person* LIMITED AVAILABILITY

    DN3 - $7,295.00 per person*

    • Size including Nordic Balcony: 222 sq ft
    • 2 PM stateroom access
    • Floor-to-ceiling drying closet
    • Priority expedition activity reservations (67 days prior to departure)
    • One guaranteed priority reservation at each alternative restaurant (60 days prior to departure)
    • Priority booking of spa treatments (60 days prior to departure)
    • Mini-bar with soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily
    • In-suite binoculars, coffee &
    • Marius-weave blanket
  • N1 - $7,095.00 per person*

    N2 - $6,995.00 per person* LIMITED AVAILABILITY

    • Size including Nordic Balcony: 222 sq ft
    • 3 PM stateroom access
    • Floor-to-ceiling drying closet
    • Expedition activity reservations (60 days prior to departure)
    • Mini-bar with soft drinks, water & snacks
    • In-suite binoculars & Marius-weave blanket
All prices are per person based on double occupancy and reflect our Special Cruise Fare. Strikeout fares reflect our Standard Cruise Fare.

*Airfare available from Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C. Many additional gateways available, air fares may vary. Upgraded air not available under this promotion. Air Plus is $100 per person plus any additional collection from the airline. 
  • At least one complimentary excursion in every port of call/landing site
  • Kayaks, zodiacs, RIBs (rigid inflatable boat), 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 (reservations available based on suite category)
  • 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, included, launderettes
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase
  • Viking-arranged charter flights to select destinations

*Optional programs, for additional charge.

Pre-Chicago (2 nights) - $1,199 per person*

Explore the world-class Art Institute of Chicago and admire the works of one of America’s greatest architects, Frank Lloyd Wright. View the city’s skyline from the water during a river cruise and savor hearty, soul-warming cuisine as you explore Chicago’s food heritage.

Includes:

  • 2 hotel nights in Chicago (as shown or similar)
  • 5 meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 2 dinners
  • 3 guided tours: Art Institute of Chicago; Architecture Cruise; Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District
  • Fully escorted by your Viking Tour Director
  • All transfers

 

Post-Algonquin Park (3 nights) - $2,999 per person*

Spend three nights amid some of Canada’s most beautiful wilderness in Algonquin Park. From your private cabin, relax and enjoy the pink hues of an Algonquin sunset. Or, in your personal canoe, explore the waterways in search of haunting loons, beavers or giant moose as they graze on water lilies.

Includes: 

  • 3 park lodge nights in Algonquin Park (as shown or similar)
  • 8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • 3 guided tours: Hailstorm Creek or Trail of Tom Thomson; Algonquin Park Hike;
  • Algonquin Park by Bicycle
  • Fully escorted by your Viking Tour Director
  • Roundtrip floatplane transfer
  • All transfers

 

NOTE: Extension is not available on all departure dates; confirm availability & seasonal pricing when booking. Pricing may vary by departure or activity date. Activity order may vary. Accommodations are subject to change depending on availability; if advertised hotel is not available, a similar hotel will be confirmed.

 

*Pricing is subject to change and availability. 

A deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm your reservation. 

Final payment is due within 120 days after deposit.

Save an additional 3.3% by paying via electronic check.

All rates are subject to change and availability until deposit is received. 


Guest Cancellation Schedule - The following cancellation charges will apply for all cancellations receive based on the days prior to departure.

120 days or more prior to departure Deposit to 04-Mar-22 $100 per person
119 to 90 days prior to departure 05-Mar-22 to 03-Apr-22 20% of full fare
89 to 70 days prior to departure 04-Apr-22 to 23-Apr-22 35% of full fare
69 to 50 days prior to departure 24-Apr-22 to 13-May-22 50% of full fare
49 to 30 days prior to departure 14-May-22 to 02-Jun-22 75% of full fare
29 days or less prior to departure 03-Jun-22 to Departure 100% of full fare

 

Please refer to the terms & conditions for further details. 


A $100 per person administrative fee will be assessed by Beyond Group Travel for any cancellation or itinerary change after deposit.

Additional discounts may be available for past guests.

*Airfare available from Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C. Many additional gateways available, air fares may vary. Upgraded air not available under this promotion. Air Plus is $100 per person plus any additional collection from the airline. 

Your passport must be valid until January 9, 2023!

Traveler Details

Traveler 1

Courtesy Title
First Name (as it appears on your valid passport)
Middle Name (as it appears on your valid passport)
Last Name (as it appears on your valid passport)
Preferred First Name
Date of Birth
Food Allergies or Intolerances:
Email Address
Cell Phone Number


 

Traveler 2

Courtesy Title
First Name (as it appears on your valid passport)
Middle Name (as it appears on your valid passport)
Last Name (as it appears on your valid passport)
Preferred First Name
Date of Birth
Food Allergies or Intolerances
Email Address
Cell Phone Number

Address
City
State
Zip Code
Home Phone Number
Emergency Contact Name
Emergency Contact Relationship
Emergency Contact Phone Number
Emergency Contact Email


 

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