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Viking Ra

Viking Ra Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Ra

Year built2018  /  Age : 1
OwnerViking Cruises
OperatorViking River Cruises Egypt
Passengers24 - 52
Decks5
Cabins24
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsViking Osiris

Current itinerary of Viking Ra

Viking Ra current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids. Prices start from USD 6395 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 16 Sep, 2019 and ends on 23 Sep, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
16 Sep    Departing from Luxor, Egypt hotels
17 Sep    Luxor, Egypt
18 Sep    Dendera, Qena, Egypt
19 Sep    Esna, Egypt
20 Sep    Aswan, Egypt
21 Sep    Kom Ombo, Egypt
21 Sep    Aswan, Egypt
22 Sep    Luxor, Egypt
22 Sep    Edfu, Egypt
23 Sep    Arriving in Luxor, Egypt hotels

Review of Viking Ra

Viking Ra is a Nile River cruise ship bought by Viking Cruises for itineraries in Egypt. The ship's itinerary program begins in March 2018. This top-luxury Nile cruiser is named after the ancient Egyptian Sun god Ra. It also pays homage to Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) and his papyrus-reed boats Ra and Ra II.

The riverboat features only 24 suites, all boasting premium amenities, and max capacity 52 passengers (double occupancy staterooms). The ship has 3 types of suites, measuring 27 m2 (290 ft2) each. The most common suite type (accounting for 20 of ship's 26 rooms) provides a full-size, step-out balcony (off the living room) plus French Balcony (in the bedroom). All staterooms feature premium amenities like luxury linens, sofas, hotel-style beds, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, private bathrooms with showers.

Viking Ra cruise ship (Nile River, Egypt)

Viking Ra also features spacious public areas, stylish outdoor deck with an infinity pool, 2 hot tubs and a sanctuary from the sun provided by sail-like shades inspired by local dhow ships. The interior offers a bar lounge, restaurant, spa.

Viking Ra is an existing vessel that was drydock refurbished and brought up to "Viking cruising standard". The current design plans reveal a ship that features the same Scandinavian influences which have proven popular with guests on Viking River Cruises and Viking Ocean ships. The vessel is expected to be "a blend of the best of the ocean and rivers".

Viking Ra 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 Ra cruise ship

On March 14, 2017, US federal trademark registration was filed by the company Viking River Cruises Ltd (Bermuda), Hamilton HM11, trademarking/reserving the words "VIKING RA". The USPTO (US Patent and Trademark Office) has given the VIKING RA trademark serial number of 87371138. The trademark "VIKING RA" is filed in the category "Transportation & Storage Services".

Viking Ra cruise ship sun deck

Cabins

Viking Ra staterooms as amenities, offer:

  • Riverview accommodation
  • cabin steward
  • housekeeping (twice daily service)
  • lounge area (low table, sofa, comfortable chairs, writing desk with chair)
  • en-suite bathroom with glass-enclosed shower cubicle, double-sink vanity, WC
  • wardrobe, bedside tables/cabinets
  • hotel bed, luxury linens, deluxe pillows. Optional is the twin-bed (2 separate lower beds) configuration plus 1 sofabed.
  • flat TV with the infotainment system and satellite reception
  • refrigerator / mini-bar, personal safe (in the closet), phone, hairdryer
  • 110 V power outlets
  • individual air-conditioning
  • premium brand bath toiletries, luxury bathrobes. Slippers are provided upon request.

Viking Ra cruise ship pool deck

River cruise itineraries

Viking Cruises operated Nile River and Lake Nasser itineraries with cruise tours on chartered ships - Steigenberger Omar El Khayam and Mayfair. The new Viking Ra replaced the riverboats and only cruises on the Nile River portion (roundtrip from Luxor).

Viking Ra ship's Egypt river cruise itinerary is themed "Pharaohs and Pyramids". The inaugural voyage is in March 2018.

Viking Ra cruise ship Nile River itinerary map

Viking revealed plans for a 12-day Egypt cruise tour itinerary incorporating 7-day cruising on the new boat. The voyage starts with a 3-night stay at a hotel in Cairo and tours of iconic sites including the new Grand Egyptian Museum, the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Travellers then fly to Luxor to visit Karnak and the Temples of Luxor before boarding Viking Ra for a 7-night cruise on the Nile to Aswan and back. Next table shows the 7-day roundtrip itinerary as ports sequence.

Date / TimePort
13-14 May (overnight)Departing from Luxor, Egypt
15 MayDendera, Qena, Egypt
16 MayEsna, Egypt
17 MayAswan, Egypt
18 MayKom Ombo, Egypt
18 MayAswan, Egypt
19 MayLuxor, Egypt
19 MayEdfu, Egypt
20 MayArriving in Luxor, Egypt

Tours include a private visit to Nefertari's tomb in Valley of the Queens and excursions to Temple of Khnum in Esna and Dendera Temple complex in Qena. A visit to a colourful Nubian village is also included. The news just confirmed Viking Cruises' intent to keep the company's leading position on the river cruising market. Viking Ra ship is the newest member of a rapidly expanding riverboat fleet.

Most Nile River cruise boats (from a total of around 200 vessels) are marketed as 5-star - but are definitely not. The onboard food is buffet style and far away from fine-dining. The major advantage is that Egypt river cruise deals are way cheaper in comparison to the European ones. Viking Cruises' Nile tours surely bring the luxurious style (generally associated with the Viking brand) to Egypt, but also probably higher cruise fares.

Viking Ra's 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 Ra's Nile Cruise tour 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 role 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 specialities. American classic dishes are always available.
  • Signature onboard (formal) events are the Welcome Cocktail Reception and the Farewell Dinner.

Viking Ra wiki

MS Viking Ra is a new riverboat built over an existing vessel which was stripped down to its steel frame (hull and superstructure) and reconfigured. The all-suite ship features the company's traditional Scandinavian design mixed with Egyptian and Arabic influences, including traditional geometric patterns.

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Viking Ra Itineraries

The below listed Viking Ra cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Nile River Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Aug 26 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2019 Sep 02 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2019 Sep 09 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2019 Sep 16 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6395
2019 Sep 23 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2019 Sep 30 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2019 Oct 07 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2019 Oct 14 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2019 Oct 21 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2019 Oct 28 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2019 Nov 04 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2019 Nov 11 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2019 Nov 18 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2019 Nov 25 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2019 Dec 02 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2019 Dec 09 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2019 Dec 16 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2019 Dec 23 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2019 Dec 30 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Jan 06 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Jan 13 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Jan 20 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Jan 27 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Feb 03 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Feb 10 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Feb 17 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Feb 24 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Mar 02 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Mar 09 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6220
2020 Mar 16 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Mar 23 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Mar 30 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Apr 06 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Apr 13 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Apr 20 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Apr 27 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 May 04 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 May 11 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 May 18 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 May 25 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Sep 28 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6000
2020 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Oct 26 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Nov 02 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Nov 09 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Nov 16 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Nov 23 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6220
2020 Nov 30 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2020 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor
2021 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6105
2021 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6105
2021 Jan 18 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6105
2021 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6105
2021 Feb 01 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6105
2021 Feb 08 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6175
2021 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6175
2021 Feb 22 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6175
2021 Mar 01 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6175
2021 Mar 08 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6025
2021 Mar 15 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6025
2021 Mar 22 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6025
2021 Mar 29 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6025
2021 Apr 05 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $5885
2021 Apr 12 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $5885
2021 Apr 19 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $5885
2021 Apr 26 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $5805
2021 May 03 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $5805
2021 May 10 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $5365
2021 May 17 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $5365
2021 May 24 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $5365
2021 May 31 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $5365
2021 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $5365
2021 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $5365
2021 Sep 06 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $5365
2021 Sep 13 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $5365
2021 Sep 20 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $5365
2021 Sep 27 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $5585
2021 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6105
2021 Oct 11 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6105
2021 Oct 18 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6105
2021 Oct 25 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6105
2021 Nov 01 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6105
2021 Nov 08 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6175
2021 Nov 15 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6175
2021 Nov 22 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6175
2021 Nov 29 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6175
2021 Dec 06 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6175
2021 Dec 13 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6175
2021 Dec 20 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6175
2021 Dec 27 7 days, round-trip Pharaohs & Pyramids Luxor $6175

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