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    The Star Tribune: Viking cruises will sail the Great Lakes with a stop in Duluth

    January 17, 2020 – Viking, the company that got its start plying European rivers, will splash into the Great Lakes in the summer of 2022. One of the routes on the Earth’s largest body of freshwater will shine a spotlight on Minnesota. Duluth will be among its ports of call.

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    Frommer’s: Coming from Viking: Great Lakes Cruises and Polar Expeditions with Submarines

    January 17, 2020 – With sights set on both the farthest and the closest destinations on earth, cruise company Viking has announced a new fleet of two expedition ships. It will join the companies roving both the Arctic Circle and Antarctica and, most interestingly, pioneer new itineraries in the Great Lakes.

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    Travel + Leisure: Viking Cruises Launches Epic New Expedition Trips

    January 15, 2020 – Viking Cruises has just announced the launch of Viking Expeditions, an exciting new chapter in the company’s history. This new arm of the ever-expanding brand will focus on small-ship trips to Antarctica and the Great Lakes of North America.

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    FORTUNE: Viking’s New Small-Ship Expedition Cruises Will Offer Close-Up Views Of A Rapidly Changing Antarctica And Arctic Circle

    January 15, 2020 – Viking Cruises just announced a series of new destination-focused, expedition voyages with locales that will inevitably see rapid change over the next decade and years to come. Viking Expeditions will set sail starting in January 2022 with its first vessel, Viking Octantis, embarking on voyages to Antarctica and North America’s Great Lakes. A second expedition vessel, Viking Polaris, will debut in August 2022, sailing to Antarctica and the Arctic.

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    Chicago Tribune: Viking Cruise Line Is Building Two Cutting-Edge Ships — And One Is Headed For The Great Lakes

    January 15, 2020 – A big player in the cruise industry is diving into the Great Lakes market. Switzerland-based Viking, which built its name plying the rivers of Europe, is extending its reach into North America in 2022 with voyages exploring the largest surface of fresh water in the world.

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    Forbes: Viking To Launch Innovative Expedition Cruises

    January 15, 2020 – This will be the first time Viking devotees will be able to explore the Great Lakes region on the line’s modern, technologically-advanced ships. It is anticipated that these new itineraries will have a major impact on tourism and economic development in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin and in the province of Ontario in Canada.

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    Travel Weekly: Viking Cruises launching expedition ships in 2022

    January 15, 2020 – Viking Cruises has opened the books on a new product line: Viking Expeditions, an expedition cruise line that will set sail in 2022.

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