Viking Osiris

Specifications of Viking Osiris

Year built2022 new ship
BuilderMaasara Shipyard (Cairo, Egypt)
ClassNile River cruiser
Ferry route / homeportsLuxor-Aswan
Speed20 kn / 37 kph / 23 mph
Length (LOA)187 m / 614 ft
Beam (width)28 m / 92 ft
Gross Tonnage3600 gt
Passengers82
Crew43
Beds82
Decks5
Cabins41
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsViking Aton
OwnerViking River Cruises Ltd
OperatorViking River Cruises Egypt

Viking Osiris Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Aug 27 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2022 Sep 03 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2022 Sep 10 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2022 Sep 17 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2022 Sep 24 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2022 Oct 01 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2022 Oct 08 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2022 Oct 15 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2022 Oct 22 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2022 Oct 29 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2022 Nov 05 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2022 Nov 12 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2022 Nov 19 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2022 Nov 26 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2022 Dec 03 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2022 Dec 10 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2022 Dec 17 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2022 Dec 24 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2022 Dec 31 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2023 Jan 07 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2023 Jan 14 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2023 Jan 21 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2023 Jan 28 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2023 Feb 04 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2023 Feb 11 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2023 Feb 18 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2023 Feb 25 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5295
2023 Mar 04 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2023 Mar 11 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2023 Mar 18 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2023 Mar 25 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2023 Apr 01 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2023 Apr 08 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2023 Apr 15 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2023 Apr 22 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2023 Apr 29 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2023 May 06 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2023 May 13 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2023 May 20 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2023 May 27 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2023 Aug 26 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $4665
2023 Sep 02 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $4665
2023 Sep 09 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $6025
2023 Sep 16 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $6025
2023 Sep 23 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $4985
2023 Sep 30 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $4985
2023 Oct 07 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5065
2023 Oct 14 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2023 Oct 21 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2023 Oct 28 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5225
2023 Nov 04 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor
2023 Nov 11 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5225
2023 Nov 18 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5225
2023 Nov 25 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5225
2023 Dec 02 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5225
2023 Dec 09 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5225
2023 Dec 16 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5225
2023 Dec 23 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5225
2023 Dec 30 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5325
2024 Jan 06 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5100
2024 Jan 13 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5100
2024 Jan 20 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5100
2024 Jan 27 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5100
2024 Feb 03 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5100
2024 Feb 10 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5200
2024 Feb 17 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5200
2024 Feb 24 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5200
2024 Mar 02 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5200
2024 Mar 09 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $4950
2024 Mar 16 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $4950
2024 Mar 23 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $4950
2024 Mar 30 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $4950
2024 Apr 06 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $4850
2024 Apr 13 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $4850
2024 Apr 20 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $4850
2024 Apr 27 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $4600
2024 May 04 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $4550
2024 May 11 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $4550
2024 May 18 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $4550
2024 May 25 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $4550
2024 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $4550
2024 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $4550
2024 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $4550
2024 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $4550
2024 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $4850
2024 Sep 28 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $4850
2024 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5000
2024 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5000
2024 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5000
2024 Oct 26 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5150
2024 Nov 02 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5150
2024 Nov 09 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5150
2024 Nov 16 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5150
2024 Nov 23 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5150
2024 Nov 30 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5150
2024 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5150
2024 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5150
2024 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5150
2024 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs Pyramids Luxor $5150

Viking Osiris Review

Review of Viking Osiris

The 2022-built MS Viking Osiris is a Nile River cruise ship bought by Viking Cruises for cruisetours in Egypt. The riverboat's itinerary program was originally scheduled to start in September 2021, but was postponed for a year (August 27, 2022/Maiden Voyage). This top-luxury Nile cruiser is named after the ancient Egyptian god of fertility, agriculture, alcohol, life, vegetation, the dead, the afterlife, and resurrection.

Viking Osiris' fleetmates in Egypt are Viking Ra (2018-built) and Viking Aton (2023). Unlike Viking Ra (which is a fully reconstructed old vessel), the sisterships Osiris and Aton are newbuilds, with deck designs and venues similar to the ones on Viking OCEAN liners.

MS Viking Osiris cruise ship (Nile River, Egypt)

The vessel was launched/floated out from drydock on January 26, 2021, at Cairo's Maasara Shipyard.

Decks and Cabins

Viking Osiris staterooms (41 total) are in 4 types/categories, including 12x B-Standard Staterooms (22 m2 / 230 ft2), 21x A-Veranda Staterooms (22 m2 / 240 ft2), 6x AA-Veranda Suites (38 m2 / 410 ft2) and 2x ES-Explorer Suites (49 m2 / 525 ft2). The riverboat has max passenger capacity 82 (all staterooms are with double occupancy).

Veranda Suites and Explorer Suites are with full-size, step-out balconies (off the living room) plus French Balcony (in the bedroom).

The boat has 5 decks, of which 3 are with cabins.

All Viking Osiris cabins offer (as standard) the following complimentary amenities and services:

Panoramic riverviews (large windows), most of which are floor-ceiling and opening to a French Balcony. Hotel-style double beds (79x63 inches / 200x160 cm, with under bed storage for suitcases), luxury Egyptian bedding sets (linens, sheets, duvets), deluxe pillows, bedside tables/cabinets, wall-mounted reading lamps. Optional twin-beds (2 separate lower beds) configurations (plus 1 sofabed) are also available. Each cabin has a large lounge area (furnished with a low table, comfortable sofa/not sofabed, comfortable club chairs, mirrored vanity (writing desk) with a chair, wardrobe (wooden hangers). The en-suite bathrooms are with glass-enclosed shower cubicle, double-sink vanity, anti-fog LED mirror, WC-toilet, undersink storage, premium brand bath toiletries (Freyja), luxury bathrobes. Slippers are provided complimentary upon request.

Other complimentary in-cabin amenities include daily-replenished bottled water, dedicated cabin steward, twice-daily housekeeping service, 40-inch smart HDTV (infotainment system, satellite reception, on-demand movies), multiple USB ports, refrigerator / mini-bar, electronic safe box (in the closet), phone, hairdryer, 110/220 V power outlets, individual air-conditioning.

The riverboat's largest passenger accommodations (both Explorer Suites) additionally offer/as bonus amenities two HDTVs, binoculars, coffee machine, complimentary beverage package (Silver Spirits), Viking Air Plus (VIP services), private airport transfers, free laundry, room service (Breakfast-only), shoeshine service, free replenished daily in-cabin/minibar drinks (Sparkling wine; wines, beers, soft drinks), fruit basket (delivered daily).

Shipboard facilities and amenities

Onboard public areas are spacious and generously sized. The outdoor deck (Pool Deck) has an infinity pool, sunbathing area (with premium garden furniture - loungers and low tables) and shaded seating area (covered with sail-like awnings) with deckchairs and 4-seat tables. Viking's premium Nile cruise ship Osiris has an indoor Bar Lounge, Aquavit Terrace, Restaurant, wellness complex (spa, massage rooms, beauty salon with hairdresser-barber services).

Viking Osiris cruise ship's interiors are designed by the company's Longships designers. The riverboat's interior blends the line's traditional Scandinavian design with traditional Egyptian elements, including Arabic geometric patterns and terrazzo flooring.

Viking Nile River cruise itineraries

Previously, Viking Cruises Egypt operated Nile River and Lake Nasser cruisetour itineraries with two chartered ships (Steigenberger Omar El Khayam and Mayfair). These riverboats were later replaced with Viking Ra (2018) and Viking Osiris (2020), which only cruise on the Nile portion (roundtrip from Luxor) with fly-cruise packages inclusive of two flights (Cairo-Luxor-Cairo). Viking's Nile River cruisetour is themed "Pharaohs and Pyramids".

Viking Cruises Nile River itinerary map (Egypt)

The 12-day itinerary incorporates 7-day cruising on Nile River and starts with a 3-night hotel stay in Cairo and tours to iconic attractions like Grand Egyptian Museum, Great Pyramids of Giza, Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Cruise tourists then fly to Luxor to visit Karnak and the Temples of Luxor before boarding the Viking cruise ship for a 7-night Nile cruise to Aswan and back. The next table shows the 7-day roundtrip itinerary as a ports sequence.

Date / TimePort
DAY 1-2 (overnight)Departing from Luxor
DAY 3Dendera-Qena
DAY 4Esna
DAY 5Aswan
DAY 6Kom Ombo, Aswan
DAY 7Luxor, Edfu
DAY 8Arriving in Luxor

Tours include a private visit to Nefertari's tomb (Valley of the Queens) and excursions to Khnum Temple (Esna) and Dendera Temple complex (Qena). A visit to a Nubian village is also included.

Most Nile River cruise boats (from a total of ~200 vessels) are marketed as 5-star - but most of them are definitely not premium. The onboard food is buffet-style and far away from gourmet. The major advantage of the Egyptian river cruises are that they are way cheaper in comparison to the European inland cruises. Viking's Nile tours surely bring the luxurious style (generally associated with the Viking brand) to Egypt, along with higher cruise fares.

 

Viking Osiris ship cruise deals are inclusive of:

  • 11 Egypt excursions - lead by a local professional guide, with headsets for guests being provided
  • Complimentary onboard Internet
  • Complimentary onboard drinks (beers, wines, soft beverages) during lunches and dinners)
  • ll Government taxes and fees in ports of call
  • domestic Egypt flights between Cairo and Luxor; and between Aswan and Cairo
  • Airport transfers (on embarkation and disembarkation dates) - only if flights are purchased through Viking Cruises' "Viking Air" flight program.

Viking Osiris Nile cruisetour features:

  • 7-night Nile River cruising portion
  • 12-day itinerary visiting 1 country, 6 ports, 1 city (by land, 3-night hotel stay (Nile Ritz-Carlton Cairo, 1-night hotel stay (InterContinental Cairo Hotel).
  • The cruise tour Visits 4 UNESCO Heritage Sites in Egypt, also Dendera Temple complex.
  • Onboard Culture Curriculum (enrichment program) with expert Egyptologist (also leading all shore excursions). Lectures onboard are also themed on women's roles in Egypt and on current political events in the country.
  • Passengers also visit a private home in an authentic Nubian village (from Aswan).
  • Meals (onboard and ashore) dining that is cruise price inclusive includes 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners.
  • Onboard meals feature Egyptian specialties. American classic dishes are always available.
  • Signature onboard (formal) events are the Welcome Cocktail Reception and the Farewell Dinner.

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