Viking, the Switzerland-based cruise company, is already preparing for your travels in 2022.
“Egypt remains a top destination for many of our guests who are inspired to discover the rich history and beauty of the region. We will always maintain our commitment to creating meaningful experiences that are focused on the destination. The addition of Viking Aton is a reflection of our continued investment in Egypt; we look forward to introducing the country’s cultural treasures to even more Viking guests in the future.”
According to Viking, its new vessel can accommodate 82 guests in 41 staterooms. This includes its spacious suites with two full-size rooms and verandas. The ship will also have its own pool and sun deck with 360-degree views. The ship will also feature the Aquavit Terrace, an alfresco dining and indoor/outdoor viewing area for all guests to drink in the views of the Nile.
Viking Aton’s itinerary
As for the ship’s itinerary, that will be a 12-day cruise that begins with a three-night stay at a hotel in Cairo. Guests can begin their trip there with a visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the necropolis of Sakkara, and the Mosque of Muhammad Ali.
Following the stay in Cairo, guests will fly to Luxor to visit the Temples of Luxor and Karnak before boarding their vessel and embarking on an eight-day roundtrip cruise on the Nile River.
Along the way, the ship will dock for excursions to the tomb of Nefertiti in the Valley of the Queens and the tomb of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings, along with excursions to the Temple of Khnum in Esna, the Dendera Temple complex in Qena, the temples at Abu Simbel and the High Dam in Aswan, and a visit to a Nubian village.
Guests have the liberty to lengthen their journey with pre- and post-cruise extensions.
What’s more? If you book before January 31, 2021, you could gain access to special savings on cruise fares and potentially free international airfare on select 2021-2023 ocean and river itineraries, including on the Viking Aton.