Egypt demand leads to new dates

Cairo, Tutankhamun's Sarcophagus

Cairo, Tutankhamun’s Sarcophagus

Egypt demand leads to new dates

After selling out all 2018 and 2019 dates, and opening 2020, Viking has announced ten new sailings for its 12-day Pharaohs & Pyramids Egypt river cruise for 2019. These new sailing will be on board the Viking operated MS Antares – a classic ship specifically built to navigate the Nile. Guests will spend three nights at the Ritz Carlton exploring Cairo before boarding the ship to cruise the Nile with an expert Egyptologist.

“We’re seeing unprecedented demand for Egypt,” said Michelle Black, Viking Managing Director Australia and New Zealand. “We’re excited to provide even more guests the opportunity to discover such a magical place.”

Cruise highlights:

See the pyramids from astride a majestic camel
Wander among 136 soaring pillars in Karnak Temple
Explore Dendera, one of Egypt’s best preserved and less frequented temples
Feel the Nile breeze on your cheeks as you skim its waters by traditional felucca
Delight in the fragrances of Aswan’s spice market
Marvel at the sprawling Citadel of the Mountain and the Mosque of Muhammad Ali
Tour the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and admire its huge collection of artefacts, and visit the famous gallery displaying the riches of King Tutankhamen
Visit Khan el-Khalili, Cairo’s most famous outdoor souk (bazaar)
Join an optional early-morning hot air balloon ride over Luxor’s temples and monuments


Now priced from $7,395 per person. Must be booked before 31 July 2018 unless sold out prior. These dates are expected to sell out fast.

MS Antares ship features:

Classic ship with elegant decor for just 62 guests
Extensive stateroom choices varying from 290 to 829 sq. ft.
All staterooms feature a French Balcony, flat-panel TV and private bathrooms with bathtub and jet shower
All staterooms have hotel-style beds with optional twin-bed configuration
Select staterooms are able to be connected to each other
Sun Deck with 360-degree views, swimming pool and shaded sitting areas
Lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, library and a bar
Restaurant with open seating
Health club with exercise equipment
Fully staffed luxurious Spa with massage services, hair salon, steam and sauna
Free Wi-Fi
Laundry service

For additional information, contact Viking Cruises at 138 747 (Australia) and 0800 447 913 (New Zealand) or visit


Source = Viking Cruises
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