Meet the Cruise Ship Octantis

The Viking cruise ship, Octantis is scheduled for seven trips to Duluth this summer. She arrives from Thunder Bay very early in the morning (all Mondays, listed below) and departs the same evening approximately around 6 PM.
It’s a beautiful site to see that giant ship pass under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge!
Interested in welcoming passengers?
While the ship will likely go under the lift bridge between 5:30 AM and 6:30 AM. The vessel will drop anchor in the bay, outside of the shipping lane, and will ferry passengers by tender vessel to the shore.
The first passengers will emerge from customs around 7:45 AM.
Volunteer ambassadors are invited to gather:
TIME: 7:30 AM
WHERE:  Behind the DECC on Harbor Drive near the VISTA FLEET gift shopping area
PARKING: Please tell the parking attendant you are a volunteer Duluth ambassador and park for free near the William A. Irvin via Harbor Drive.  After parking please walk towards the water, around to the back of the DECC
ACTIVITY:  We’ll be holding signs, greeting, and handing out maps or bags.
TREATS:  There will be coffee & donuts!
Future Dates:

·        Monday, September 19th


At nearly 700 ft, the cruise ship is about the length of the William A. Irvin ship, but twice as tall

Would you like to sign up to be a Duluth Ambassador (formerly called DECC Hand)?  Contact Lucie at