Viking still sphinx-ing about Egypt

The cruise line has floated out its newest Nile ship

VIKING has announced the float out of its newest Egypt ship Viking Sobek, the cruise line’s sixth Nile vessel, which is set to debut in autumn.

Sobek will sail Viking’s popular 12-day ‘Pharaohs & Pyramids’ itinerary, with the 82-guest ship recently floating out at Massara shipyard in Cairo.

The ship will now move into the final stages of her construction, which will see her move to an outfitting dock for her interior buildout.

“Egypt has always captivated curious travellers with its rich culture and history, and it continues to be a destination of interest for our guests,” Chair & Chief Executive Officer Torstein Hagen said.

“We believe Viking Sobek and her sister ships are by far the most elegant vessels on the Nile, and we look forward to welcoming even more guests to explore this fantastic region.”

The new state-of-the-art Sobek, which is an identical sister ship to Viking Osiris, Viking Aton, and Viking Hathor, features 41 staterooms, and the cruise line’s signature Scandinavian design.

Sobek features several aspects familiar to Viking guests, such as a distinctive square bow and an indoor/outdoor Aquavit Terrace.

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