In response to the strong demand for the region, Viking has launched three new ships to navigate the Nile River in the last two years. The latest additions, Viking Hathor and Viking Ra, will commence sailing in 2024 and 2025 respectively, allowing for the additional departure dates. Viking will have six ships sailing the Nile by the end of 2025 – Viking Sobek is already under construction and will be delivered in 2025.
‘We’ve seen exceptional interest for our Pharaohs & Pyramids voyage in the last two years, with many New Zealanders and Australians eager to explore all that Egypt has to offer in comfort on board our new purpose-built ships. 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,’ said Michelle Black, managing director ANZ at Viking.