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TRAVEL BUZZ

Two New
Expedition Cruises
for Viking

Free Park Access
for Families of
Veterans

Viking Expeditions will begin sailing
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. Viking's
arrival to the Great Lakes will bring
the newest and most modern vessels
ever to explore this region of North
America and will mark a major
commitment to local tourism and
economic development for the
states of Michigan, Minnesota and
Wisconsin, as well as the Canadian
province of Ontario. The new Polar
Class 6 Viking Octantis and Viking
Polaris will host 378 guests in 189
staterooms. Designed by the same
nautical architects and engineers
that designed Viking ocean ships,
the ships are optimally sized and
built for expeditions - small enough
to navigate remote polar regions
and the St. Lawrence River, while
large enough to provide superior
handling and stability in the
roughest seas.

Families of service members who've
fallen can now explore national
parks, federal recreational lands and
wildlife refuges free for life. Previously, the free America the Beautiful
National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands annual pass only
applied to active duty military members and their families. Now
available for nonveterans, the pass typically costs $80 per year. The
program waives standard entry fees to about 2,000 public locations
across the country. The pass covers entrance fees at national parks
and national wildlife refuges. It also covers standard amenity fees (day
use fees) at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by
the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers. That includes any fees for a driver and all
passengers in a personal vehicle that is permitted entry, or up to four
adults at park sites that charge per person.

First COVID-Testing Lab at Sea
Viking has completed installation of the first full-scale PCR laboratory
at sea. The new onboard facility allows for unprecedented testing
capacity in the cruise industry, enabling Viking to conduct PCR
testing of all crew members and guests with a non-invasive saliva test.
The laboratory has enough capacity for daily testing of every crew
member and guest, which provides flexibility to respond to COVID-19
prevalence levels around the world. This first laboratory has been
installed on Viking Star, a 930-guest ocean vessel. It will undergo a
series of extensive tests to ensure the procedures and protocols that
have been designed are fully effective.

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AAA Traveler - Winter 2021
Departures
Because Someday
Travel Buzz
Costa Rica
Places We Love
AzaMazing Experiences on Sea & Land
Scandinavia
Under the Tuscan Spell
Italy
Agent Spotlight
Trip Notes
A Ship for the Senses
Art Imitates Life
Memory & Masterpiece
Ride the Rails from the Rockies to the Red Rocks
Colorado
Switzerland
Alpine Adventures
Idyllic Islands
Bermuda
The Road Less Traveled
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