Atlantic Canada welcomed its first cruise ship since pre-pandemic times last Friday in the Charlottetown harbour. But the Viking Octantis is no ordinary cruise ship. Like the rest of Viking’s fleet, there are no casinos, no butlers, no formal nights and no umbrella drinks. But there is an onboard PCR testing lab, a science lab, an in-ship marina and even two submarines—along with Viking’s trademark Nordic design and understated elegance.
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