My family likes to visit Duluth. Beautiful scenery, we even head to Two Harbors and stay right on Lake Superior. It’s breathtaking. A lot of people travel the world to see breath taking scenery. We feel so lucky to be able to pack up a bag and jump in the car and drive a few hours to take this all in.

A few years from now there will be a whole new reason to make a trip to Duluth. There will be a new ship that will take passengers and researchers on cruises across Lake Superior in 2022.

Viking Cruises announced last Wednesday the Viking Octantis, which is currently under construction, will offer 14 cruises on Lake Superior in 2022.  Half of the cruises will make stops in Duluth.

The "Undiscovered Great Lakes" tour, starting at $6,695 per person, is scheduled to sail seven times in 2022.  Sounds like it is out of my price range but like most things over time they might lower the price. I guess I could start saving up now. The Viking Octantis will visit Duluth and the Apostle Islands before heading east to Houghton, the Soo Locks, and Mackinac Island.

Meanwhile, the "Great Lakes Explorer" tour, starting at $6,495 per person, will go from Milwaukee to Lake Huron and Georgian Bay before heading through the Soo Locks and across Lake Superior directly to Thunder Bay.

The Octantis will also offer two other Great Lakes cruises that won't reach Lake Superior.

Exciting news, for the people who are up to this new adventure.