Viking Announces Additional Egypt Nile Cruise Through 2026
The Viking Sobek will join Viking’s growing fleet, set to debut in 2025. This will be Vikings sixth ship completing the Egypt Nile Cruise on the 12-day Pharaohs & Pyramids itinerary. Other ships in the Egyptian fleet include the Viking Ra and the MS Antares. Viking’s 2024 Egypt Nile Cruise season is nearly sold out and with 2025 selling strong, the demand was high to introduce more availability into the region.
“We are very pleased with the continued interest in Egypt and are proud to be the only western company to build, own and operate ships on the Nile,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking. “With the addition of the Viking Sobek, we will offer the largest fleet and the most elegant ships on the Nile, by far. We look forward to introducing even more curious travelers to the rich history, culture and antiquities of Egypt in the coming years.”
During the 12-day Pharaohs & Pyramids sailing, guests begin with a three night stay at a first-class hotel in Cairo, while visiting iconic sites. These include the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Passengers then fly to Luxor to board a Viking river ship and begin their eight-day roundtrip Egypt Nile Cruise.
The Viking Sobek hosts 82 guest rooms in 41 staterooms, all inspired by the elegant Scandinavian design for which Viking is known. Specifically built to navigate the Nile, it is a state of the art vessel reaching 236 feet. Explorer suites feature two full-size rooms with a veranda off the bedroom and a spacious bathroom with separate bathtub and glass enclosed shower. There is also a pool and sun deck with 360-degree views and shaded sitting area like on most Viking cruise ships.
With demand high for Egypt and 2023 and 2024 selling out fast, contact one of our tour and cruise experts to book a Egypt Nile Cruise with Viking.