New Nile River ship for Viking coming in 2020

Viking Osiris will be inspired by the Viking Longships design

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Viking has announced it will add a new river ship in Egypt in September next year as the company prepares to expand its program.

The 41 stateroom Viking Osiris is currently under construction. It is inspired by the design of the Viking Longships and built specifically for the Nile River. It will offer four stateroom designs across three decks, leading with the 21.5 square-metre Standard Stateroom, 22.2 square-metre Veranda Stateroom, 38 square-metre Veranda Suite and the top-of-the-line 48.7 square-metre Explorer Suite.

The five-level ship has a Sun Deck, a Pool Deck which features an infinity pool, outdoor terrace, lounge and bar, and the restaurant will be located on the Upper Deck. Viking Osiris will be a state-of-the art ship with the clean, elegant Scandinavian design and will join the company’s other ship on the Nile, Viking Ra, which launched in 2018.

Also launching in the next year are two new pre-cruise extensions designed to enhance guests’ base knowledge of Egyptology prior to arriving in Cairo. These five-day extensions – British Collections of Ancient Egypt and King Tut & the UK’s Egyptian Collection – are paired with Viking’s Pharaohs & Pyramids itinerary and will provide guests with privileged access to archives and exhibits in London and Oxford that are not normally accessible to the public.

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