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Viking Ra Cruise Reviews for River to Nile River from Cairo (Port Said)

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"The entire trip was well choreographed, starting with the arrival at the Cairo airport.The Program Director (Hany) was excellent and we felt very lucky to have had his guidance and expertise on the entire tour...."Read More
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Viking Ra -Pharoahs and Pyramids - Everything You Always Wanted on the Nile

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Linda S59
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

we just got back from sailing on the Viking Ra which leaves/ returns from/ to Luxor, Egypt and has additional days in Cairo for touring. This was our first Viking cruise and we were very favorably impressed with the ship, food and tour guides. I highly recommend this cruise for Americans who want to see the famous temples and pyramids in Egypt!! our tours included entering into a Pyramid tomb, ...
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Sail Date: December 2023

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Cruise from Luxor to Aswan and back again.

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Duffee1
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We decided that we wanted to experience Egypt in terms of seeing the sites around Cairo, including the Giza plateau, and then see the temples along the Nile. We selected Viking due to the itinerary offered and the quality of the ship’s accommodations. We were not disappointed. The hotels we stayed at in Cairo , the Sheraton and the Intercontinental, were superb accommodations. The tours of the ...
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Sail Date: September 2023

Cabin Type: Suite


Pharaohs and Pyramids

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Sluggo1087
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

We chose the cruise because we were interested in the history of Egypt and especially the times of the Pharaohs. The entire package was 11 days with 7 of the days aboard the Viking Ra; a small river craft with an excellent crew. We enjoyed the briefings from the two Egyptologists on board as well as their daily guiding experiences. The chef on board the Ra was excellent as was the dining ...
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Sail Date: September 2023

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Amazing Trip Back in Time

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gree645
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We started this cruise in Cairo and stayed at the Sheraton. It was a great hotel well located, the rooms were beautiful . The breakfast buffet was enormous and had everything you could have wanted. The tours in Cairo were great the museum and of course the Pyramids were outstanding mainly due to our fantastic Egyptologist. We then flew to Luxor to start our cruise. We were on a small boat of only ...
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Sail Date: May 2023


Disappointed

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1Grantcouple
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Our room had black mold in the bathroom area.this gave us respiratory issues for the entire cruise. The food was average at best. We had lamb chops that literally were not edible. The breakfast sausage sucked. No bacon. What the heck is beef bacon??? Got Nickle and dimed for ridiculous things like soda and fruit juice. Wine was cheap. Tours were redundant. Never saw or met our ...
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We appreciate you sharing your experience, 1Grantcouple, although it is regrettable to hear of your disappointment. We’ve taken note of your feedback however we'd appreciate the opportunity...

Sail Date: April 2023

Cabin Type: Suite


Amazing Cruise of Ancient Egypt

Review for a Nile River Cruise on Viking Ra

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scudman
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

While there are many lines that provide cruises down the Nile, we chose Viking because we had previous experience with them, and knew they were experts in leading small groups with great experiences. We were not disappointed! This cruise surpassed all our expectations. Within minutes after landing in Cairo, the Viking airport rep was waiting for us, clearly marked with her Viking sign, and from ...
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Sail Date: April 2023

Cabin Type: Suite

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A truly fabulous experience!

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TravelLady_
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

My sister and I really wanted to see the wonders of Egypt first hand. By choosing a Viking cruise, we knew that we didn't have to worry about not being able to read or speak the language. A Viking representative collected us at the airport and walked us through getting the Egyptian visa. (Hint - don't even bother with trying to use the Egyptian electronic visa website. It took minutes to get ...
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Sail Date: March 2023

Cabin Type: Suite


Quite the expansive learning experience.

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TamsenPB
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This replaced 2 July 2022 Russian river cruises. The learning of the history and current status of Eqypt was superb. It's not a place to go on your own....amazingly educated guides. They prepped us for all events, the when-were-how to get ready and how we would proceed. Only 50 passengers so had reasonably small #s on excursions. Great ability to move us around without losing anyone and keeping us ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Suite


Awesome trip

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jabflyfish
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

First class all the way!! First experience with Viking and it was absolutely terrific! The only disappointment I have was the fact that the Grand Egyptian Museum STILL has not opened. Obviously, Viking has no control over this, and the museums we did visit in Cairo were fantastic. Our guides were excellent and made the museums very enjoyable. The morning hot air balloon ride is not to be ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Bucket List Trip

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RonBruner2655
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

The overall trip was fabulous. We had never taken a Viking River cruise before but we had heard good feedback from people we know that had done river cruises with Viking before. The entire trip was well choreographed, starting with the arrival at the Cairo airport. The Program Director (Hany) was excellent and we felt very lucky to have had his guidance and expertise on the entire tour. He was ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


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