Viking’s newest Egypt ship floats out

Viking Hathor is set to make her Nile debut later this year.

VIKING has marked the float-out of its newest Egypt ship, Viking Hathor, which is set to debut later this year on the Nile.

The new vessel is set to expand Viking’s fleet on the river, with Hathor recently touching water for the first time at Massara shipyard in Cairo.

The traditional float-out denotes Hathor moving into her final stages of construction, before she is moved to a nearby outfitting dock for her final construction and interior buildout.

Hathor is an identical sister to Viking’s other Nile vessels Viking Osiris and Viking Aton, and will sail the popular 12-day Pharaohs & Pyramids itinerary.

“Egypt is a phenomenal destination, and we are pleased with the continued interest in our Nile River voyages,” Viking Chair Torstein Hagen said.

“Our guests are thinking people who are curious about the world – and Egypt, with its cultural treasures and ancient antiquities – remains at the top of the travel list for many of them.

“With the float-out of Viking Hathor, we look forward to welcoming more guests to experience this fantastic region.”

Viking will have six ships sailing the Nile by next year, with the addition of another sister, Viking Sobek, which is already under construction, and will be delivered in 2025.

Additional ships in the Egypt fleet currently include Viking Ra and Antares.

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