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One of World’s Largest Cruisers Heads for Reykjavík

The luxury cruiser Octopus, which is among the largest cruisers in the world, is currently on its way to Iceland. It is expected to cast anchors in Reykjavík harbor on Friday.

One of the cruisers that has visited Reykjavík in the past. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

According to, Octopus is 126-meters long, 50-60 meters longer than the longest trawlers in the Icelandic fishing fleet.

Octopus ranks as the world’s ninth largest cruiser which is neither owned by a state nor a head of state. There are two helicopters on board and two small submarines.

The cruiser is owned by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft along with Bill Gates. It is not known what the passengers intend to explore when they get to Iceland.

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