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  • 04
  • May
  • 2017

New Viking River Cruises Ship: Meet the Viking Ra

New Viking River Cruises Ship: Meet the Viking Ra

 viking river cruisesThe new Viking Cruise Ship; the Viking Ra will mark yet another milestone for the Viking River Cruises fleet.  At the christening of the Viking Herja and Viking Hild in Koblenz, Germany, Chairman Torstein Hagen announced that Viking is the first foreign company that is now licensed to operate ships along the Nile River. The Viking Ra will float through the Nile’s ancient landmarks when it makes its debut sail in March 2018.   

Viking Ra Nile River Cruise

Among other routes, the Viking Ra will carry guest to Egypt’s iconic landmarks. Guests on the Viking Ra will also enjoy a hotel stay in Cairo and Viking privileged access that will give them opportunities to peek behind cultural facades for an authentic regional experience. Like all Viking cruise ships, the Viking Ra is meticulously designed with comfort in mind.  The understated elegance of Viking Ra underscores the attention to detail and award winning service that has become synonymous with Viking River Cruises.

In Cairo, guest will explore remnants of a 5000-year-old civilization that is pretty much still intact today.   There will be ample opportunity to visit the pyramid and sphinx, tour Luxor Temple, Abu Simbel, the Colossus of Memnon and the Temple of Karnak as well as pour over famous treasures housed at the Egyptian Museum.

Viking River Cruise offers incredible value with mostly inclusive fares. They also handle the day-to-day details for both the land and cruising portion of your vacation. You’ll enjoy excursions led by trained guides, a pampered c ruising experience and classic accommodations with a modern flair for one affordable price.

nile river cruiseFeatures of The Viking Ra

The Viking Ra is an all-suite floating hotel with decks and large windows that provide views of the ever-changing scenery from every state room.  The ship will also feature traditional Viking amenities such as private bathrooms, flat-panel television, telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, bottled water replenished daily, sun deck with shaded sitting areas, pool and Jacuzzi, restaurant with panoramic views, lounge, bar, library, onboard boutique, laundry service complimentary internet service, spa and massage services, heated tile floors and no-fog bathroom mirrors just to name a few.

Expect to greet each day on the Viking Ra with culinary indulgences from around the world.  Every morning, guests will be treated to a sumptuous breakfast buffet, with a number of flavorful options for lunch.  But save some space for dinner where traditional favorites and exotic regional specialties are brought to the table. Plus, wine, beer and soft drinks are complementary on all Viking cruise ships. Beyond the decadent menu, the best part about dining on a Viking Cruise ship is the open seating arrangement that allow you to sit anywhere you like.  Returning Viking guest say this gives them more opportunity to interact with new friends which add to the comfort level of their dining experience.

 viking river cruises fleetViking River Cruises

The Viking motto according to Hagen is ‘Exploring in comfort,’ a maxim that is clearly understood and reflected in the service provide by every Viking team member. It’s also no surprise that Viking River Cruises have consistently garnered rave reviews from guests and was more recently recognized as the #1 Cruise line.  The line has also achieved first place in several cruise categories including best overall cruise, best cabins and best ship for first time cruisers.

Find out more about booking a 2018 River Nile cruise on the Viking Ra or secure reservation for other Viking Ocean Cruise ships and destination by calling at 1-888-804-CRUISE(2784)! Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and join our InnerCircle for exclusive offers and cruise news you can use. Also, check out our new Resource Center, where you can receive expert knowledge from us before your next cruise or cruisetour!

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