The cruise ship Viking Octantis has embarked on the St. Lawrence River while completing a tour of the Great Lakes system.
Recently dubbed “The Viking,” the Swedish ship was built in 2021. It is 665 feet long and has six decks. It contains pools, several restaurants, a coffee shop, library, fitness center, hair salon, spa, bars and 189 cabins for up to 378 passengers.
She is part of the Viking Ocean fleet, which specializes in luxury all-inclusive sea cruises.
The all-new ship operates tours ranging in length from eight to 24 days, cruising the Great Lakes, down to Antarctica, up to the Arctic and during the Great Voyages.
However, many North Country islanders were treated to a beautiful sight as the ship entered the St. Lawrence Seaway in the early hours of April 29, passing through the Thousand Islands and under the Thousand Islands Bridge.
Photos from under the bridge and in St. Lawrence Park on Wellesley Island are included in the gallery below: