Viking Sobek Egypt River Ship

Viking Floats Out New Nile River Ship, Viking Sobek

Viking has announced the float out of its newest Egypt ship Viking Sobek. The 82-guest Viking Sobek will be Viking’s sixth ship to cruise the Nile, sailing Viking’s popular 12-day ‘Pharaohs & Pyramids’ itinerary

The float out was completed at Massara shipyard in Cairo, and will now see the ship move into an outdoor dock for the final interior buildout.

Viking Chair & Chief Executive Officer Torstein Hagen said “Egypt has always captivated curious travellers with its rich culture and history, and it continues to be a destination of interest for our guests. We believe Viking Sobek and her sister ships are by far the most elegant vessels on the Nile, and we look forward to welcoming even more guests to explore this fantastic region.” 

What Can We Expect From Viking Sobek?

The new, state-of-the-art Sobek features 41 staterooms, and the cruise line’s signature Scandinavian design. Sobek is an identical sister ship to Viking Osiris, Viking Aton, and Viking Hathor, which is scheduled to debut this summer. 

She features several aspects familiar to Viking guests, such as a distinctive square bow and an indoor/outdoor Aquavit Terrace. 

Viking Sobek Ship

Viking Sobek Ship

Where Will Viking Sobek Cruise?

Viking Sobek will focus on the popular Viking River Cruise, The Pharaohs & Pyramids itinerary. This trip sails from Luxor, and features visits to the tombs of Nefertari and Tutankhamun, as well as excursions to the Temple of Khnum, the Dendera Temple complex, Abu Simbel, the Aswan Dam, and Nubian village.

The Bottom Line

Viking continues to raise the bar and keep up with cruising demand. The release of their new river ship, Viking Sobek, shows their commitment to expanding offerings and itinerary availability. 

Due to the rise in demand Viking has now opened bookings into 2026, with 2025 on its way to selling out. 

If you’re looking at a Nile river cruise, check out the Pharaohs & Pyramids Egypt River Cruise. With bookings being snapped up fast, we recommend booking in advance to secure your desired cabin, along with an early bird discount. 

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