More details have emerged from Viking Cruises new sub brand.

Not to be left out of the burgeoning expedition market, Viking ordered two expedition vessels to be built at VARD last April. The two sisterships will be named Viking Octantis and Viking Polaris, and carry 378 pax each. They also released the above rendering.

Contract signing in 2018

The ships will be classed as Polar Code 6 and built to Polar Class standards. Sales will open sometime next year with itineraries in the Arctic and Antarctica.