Viking Expedition

Naval Interior, at work on the first Viking Expedition ships

First times are always fast-paced and exciting; this is why our team at Naval Interior is exalted to be part of this great “first time” with the Viking in the Expedition sector.

Two twin ships, Octantis and Polaris, will constitute the new fleet of this great Swiss company, destined to adventures in the most remote places of the planet.

We are proud to have participated in the construction of these two naval giants which started development in 2018 in the shipyards of Vard Group – Fincantieri, in Romania.

The first giant, Octantis, is ready to set sail: with January 2022 as the date set for its first voyage.

On the other hand, Polaris, Octantis’ twin sister, has to wait for the end of next year to set sail and match the undertakings of Viking’s first great Expedition ship. Her main destinations will be the Antarctic, the Great Lakes of North America, the St. Lawrence River and the polar areas.

Scandinavian style

Over last years, in our Naval Interior workshops, the furnishings of some of the most breathtaking areas of the Octantis and the Polaris have come alive: “The Restaurant”, the fulcrum of Deck 1, “The living room”, the perfect relaxation corner of Deck 5, as well as the systems and furniture for its service areas (Atrium, Tender Embarkation, Private areas).

Comfortable and warm spaces where wood is the indisputable protagonist. Light colored wood, in perfect accordance with Scandinavian style, contribute to the brightness of the spaces as well as contrasting beautifully against the majestic background of the ice and fjords, which will be some of the typical landscapes you will be able to enjoy as you look out through the large glass walls, all while having lunch or dinner.

Innovative furnishings

Tables, chairs, padding, upholsteries, dividing walls, floors; every detail has been entirely designed and shaped in our workshops: here, our craftsmens’ expertise is combined with our know-how, developed over decades of wood manufacturing with the most advanced cutting and material processing technologies.

Today, with the help of cutting-edge technology, of 4.0 manufacturing strategies and machinery we manage each step of the process to obtain, in the shortest possible time, the best quality and attention to details. Our aim is to create unique, original and precious custom-made  items suited to each project.

Great team for great projects

We have deployed our expertise as Main Contractor to create the Octantis and Polaris spaces, providing all the services necessary for the construction and assembly of the furnishings and systems envisaged for the project: from construction drawings, mockups and internal prefabrication in our workshops to on-board  assembly and delivery to Fincantieri.

Photo Credit

Cruise Ship Interiors - London