Viking Cruises launch new ship Viking Ra

The all-suite Viking Ra will be the newest ship in Egypt, specifically built to navigate the Nile.

Viking Cruises has announced the launch of their new ship, Viking Ra, and their new Egypt itinerary which ventures down the River Nile in March 2018. 

The 24-suite Viking Ra, specifically designed to navigate the Nile, accommodates 48 guests and features an onboard Spa, two jacuzzis and an outdoor pool. While the design is predominantly Scandinavian in style, it also features geometric Arabic patterns and terrazzo floors. The onboard dining, bar and lounge offer regional and international cuisine. 

Guests travelling on the 12 day Pharaohs and Pyramids itinerary will be met in Cairo, where they will visit the Pyramids of Giza, the Citadel of Saladin and the Mosque of Muhammed Ali, before staying overnight in a luxury hotel. Guests then fly to Luxor, where they board the Viking Ra and sail for a seven-day round trip along the Nile. This will include excursions to the Dendera Temple complex in Qena, the Temple of Khnum in Esna and a small Nubian Village elementary school. Finally, the trip concludes with a flight back to Cairo and a final night in the city. 

The Vikings Culture Curriculum will be available onboard, which includes folkloric shows, musical performances, and history and art lectures. 

Book a 12 day Pharaohs and Pyramids cruise and save A$2,000 per couple. Offer includes flight to Egypt and is valid until June 30 2017. Prices start at A$6,895 for departure on May 18, 2018.


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Weather to go

Egypt has a desert climate, with hot and dry weather during the days and cooler temperatures during the night. Egypt has only two seasons: summer and winter. The summer ranges from May to October and sees temperatures in the 30s, while winter, from November to April, brings a minimum temperature of around 14°C. The coastal areas see more moderate temperatures, while the inland desert areas have much more extreme variations in weather, with some days seeing temperatures of 43°C while the night may be as low as 7°C. 


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