Viking announces new cruises in Ukraine and Egypt

Viking Cruises has launched its 2018 river cruise brochure featuring new itineraries in Ukraine and Egypt.

The 11-day Kiev to the Black Sea itinerary takes guests to some of Ukraine’s most historic cities, including Zaporozhye, the ancestral home of the Cossacks, and Kherson, which was founded in 1778 by order of Catherine the Great. Priced from $5,395 per person twin share, it travels along the Dnieper River between Kiev and the city of Odessa on the Black Sea coast.

Also new from Viking is the 12-day cruise-tour Pathways of the Pharaohs, which explores Luxor, the Valleys of the Kings and Queens, the Temple of Horus in Edfu and the iconic River Nile, priced from $6,895 per person twin share.

With the release of its 2018 season, Viking is offering a range of earlybird specials for bookings made by 30 June, including a discount of $2,000 per couple on any 2018 river cruise and a fly free deal on itineraries of 13 days or more.

“We’re excited to launch our 2018 river brochure and give guests the opportunity to explore the unique Ukrainian itinerary that complements the high demand we’re seeing for Russia in both our river and ocean itineraries”, said Michelle Black, managing director Viking Australia and New Zealand. “We’ve also listened to the consumer and have great flexible air deals across all of our river itineraries.”