Viking bolsters Nile departures as demand surges

Two new ships in 2024, 2025 result in 99 new itinerary dates

Viking has released 99 new departure dates for its Egypt river voyage in response to strong demand. With the current seasons almost sold out, Viking’s highly popular Pharaohs & Pyramids itinerary now has increased availability in 2024 and 2025.

Viking has launched three new ships to navigate the Nile over the last two years. Two new additions, Viking Hathor and Viking Ra, will boost the fleet when they commence sailing in 2024 and 2025 respectively. Viking will have six ships sailing the Nile by the end of 2025, with Viking Sobek already under construction and will be delivered in 2025.

Valley of the Kings Temple, Egypt

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“We’ve seen exceptional interest for our Pharaohs & Pyramids voyage in the last two years, with many Australians eager to explore all that Egypt has to offer in comfort onboard our new purpose-built ships,” said Michelle Black, Managing Director ANZ at Viking. “Our itinerary includes seven nights sailing the Nile, which is almost double the time of other operators and includes eleven guided tours, making it one of the most comprehensive journeys along the Nile.”

Hosting 82 guests in 41 staterooms, the new, state-of-the-art Viking Hathor and Viking Ra are inspired by Viking’s award-winning river and ocean ships with elegant Scandinavian design. The purpose-built ships feature several aspects familiar to Viking guests, such as a distinctive square bow and an indoor/outdoor Aquavit Terrace.

Ramesseum Balloon Fields, Luxor

Viking’s 12-day Pharaohs & Pyramids itinerary operates roundtrip from Cairo and is priced from $9,595 per person for 2025 departures.

For guests looking to extend their journey, Viking also offers Pre and Post Extensions that provide Privileged Access to archives and exhibits, including the five-day British Collections of Ancient Egypt extension begins in London; a Pre Extension in Jerusalem and a Post Extension to Jordan – Petra, Dead Sea & Amman.

*Terms and conditions apply: Prices are per person in Australian dollars, based on double occupancy. Offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Offers are valid on 2024 and 2025 departures with strictly limited availability unless sold out prior. For offer terms and conditions, visit
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