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Viking Expedition Cruises - The Ultimate Dining Guide

Viking Expeditions, The Ultimate Dining Guide, Restaurant Guide, Viking Cruises, Manfredi's
Manfredi's | Photo Credit: Viking Expeditions

Explore the far-ends of the globe in style on a Viking Expedition ship! Viking Octantis and Polaris offer cruises to incredible destinations around the world, including Antarctica, South America, the Great Lakes, Canada, and Greenland! Guests onboard a Viking Expedition ship will have an elevated experience, with world-class service, incredible lectures and educational talks, and upgraded dining throughout the entire cruise. There are several unique and delicious food options, from the classic main dining room, to the Italian selections at Manfredi's, to homemade Scandinavian favorites at Mamsen's.

At Harr Travel, we have worked closely with Viking for many years, and know their expedition vessels inside and out. We have created a comprehensive guide to all the dining options, so you can book your next cruise with confidence, knowing you will be able to eat at all your favorite venues during your vacation.

Viking Expeditions, Dining Guide, Mamsen's
Mamsen's | Photo Credit: Viking Expeditions


Buffet | Included


Found on: Octantis, Polaris

Located next to the upper level of the Explorers' Lounge at the front of the ship, Mamsen's is a nod to the Hagen family matriarch, providing authentic Scandinavian dishes and bites throughout the day. The highlight of the menu is always the Scandinavian waffle with brown cheese and jam.

Viking Expeditions, Dining Guide, Manfredi's
Manfredi's | Photo Credit: Viking Expeditions


A La Carte | Included


Found on: Octantis, Polaris

Inspired by the trattorias of Italy, Mandfredi's Restaurant offers an elegant dining room with a delicious menu of Italian favorites. Highlights include handcrafted pastas and creamy risottos, chicken parmesan, classic Italian meatballs, and many more flavorful options. This is the perfect way to end a long day of adventures in incredible places around the world!

Note: Reservation required.

Viking Expeditions, Dining Guide, The Restaurant
The Restaurant | Photo Credit: Viking Expeditions

The Restaurant

Main Dining Room | Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Octantis, Polaris

This is the Main Dining room experience onboard the ship. Sit down with your fellow passengers and enjoy several courses of classic and delicious dishes inspired by regional cuisine. You can have breakfast, lunch, and dinner here, with menu options that include: French Toast; Soufflé; Lobster Thermidor; Steak, and a dessert Cheese Platter.

Viking Expeditions, Dining Guide, Aquavit Terrace, World Cafe
World Cafe | Photo Credit: Viking Expeditions

World Cafe

Buffet | Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Octantis, Polaris

The World Cafe is the buffet option onboard, for casual dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Stop by throughout the day and choose from an array of carved meats, sandwiches, salads, pastas, warm bread, and delectable desserts, all of which can be enjoyed indoors, or al fresco on the beautiful aft Aquavit Terrace.

Booking Your Cruise

Now that you are ready to book your next adventure on a Viking Expedition vessel, reach out to the experts at Harr Travel. We know the spaces inside and out, and have an amazing relationship with the cruise line. We will craft the cruise vacation of a lifetime for you, your friends, family, or group at an exceptional rate, and give you the Harr Travel signature service every step of the way.

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