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Viking Ra Cruise Reviews

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"One of the guests suggested a pajama party option (cabin bathrobes, of course), and it was fun that of the 28 guests on board, so many of us went for it.Most of my prior knowledge of Ancient Egypt came from art history survey classes, so it was wonderful having Fouad as our guide...."Read More
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An amazing river cruise

Review for Viking Ra to Africa

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nohomark
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Both my wife and I have been looking for an opportunity for a trip to Egypt for most of our married life - we finally found that with Viking. This was our first trip with Viking - after this experience it will be difficult to find another cruising company to measure up. We spent the the first 11 days of the trip on the "Pharaohs and Pyramids" tour - 3 days in Cairo included a trip to the Cairo ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Well-Organized trip to Egypt and Jordan with Viking

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AvgMom2
10+ Cruises

My husband and I took Viking to Egypt and Jordan in early November. We spent 3 nights in Cairo, 7 nights on Viking Ra cruising along the Nile, 1 night back in Cairo, and 4 nights in post extension to Jordan. We booked this trip because so many people have said that now was the right time to see the ancient monuments without the usual crowd. They were partially right. Places like Karnak, Luxor ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Fantastic Cruise

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MN2Cruise
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because the Ra is a relatively new ship designed for the Nile River, and we had previous experience on Viking cruises and expected a top-notch cruise. As part of the cruise, we spent 3 nights in Cairo, 7 nights on Viking Ra cruising along the Nile, 1 night back in Cairo, and 4 nights on an extension to Jordan. The ship is extremely nice with very nice suite cabins (we had a ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Spectacular trip

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arthistory@earthlink.net
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Having been on many Viking cruises, I had high expectations. I wasn't disappointed! Most of my prior knowledge of Ancient Egypt came from art history survey classes, so it was wonderful having Fouad as our guide. OK, I'm biased, but he has to be one of the best Egyptologists out there: extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his country's history, fun, and a great sense of humor. He was ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Amazing sites, beautiful ship, wonderful memories!

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Kirklulu
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

WARNING! This review is long. After reserving this cruise almost two years ago, we (group of 8) were a bit concerned if our cruise down the Nile on the Viking Ra scheduled to begin on March 6, 2020, would be cancelled. With Viking’s new cancellation policy, at least we could make a decision closer to the scheduled date so that gave us some flexibility with the ever-changing situation. We ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Brilliant experience

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Wodie
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise as the best way to see the amazing sights in Egypt and to learn about its people. This holiday greatly exceeded our expectations. Michael, our guide was awesome in his knowledge and enthusiasm not just for the temples some of which he had worked on as an Egyptologist but also for giving us a comprehensive overview of Egypt more recently. The hotels in Cairo were excellent and ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Great visit to Egypt

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Retired1811
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our second Viking cruise and it was outstanding. We started with the optional Israel pre-cruise land tour. The tour guide, Jo Lane, was knowledgeable and outstanding. We visited all the biblical sites and more. The Dead Sea Scroll Museum and the Western Wall did not disappoint. We stayed at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem which was elegant but somewhat dated. It appears that all Five ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Egypt and cruising the Nile were fantastic

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mbethmc
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We had been on other Viking Riverboats and knew they would do a great job taking care of us in Egypt. This trip had been on our bucket list for a long time. We had booked it over two years ago. We particularly liked having a small number of passengers. We got to know everyone. From the time we landed at the airport to the time we went through security to leave we were taken care of. The ports and ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Viking RA and Egypt are magnificent.

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josielawrence
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was a gift to me from my sister. Ever since I was about 10, I have read everything about the King Tut finding by Howard Carter in 1922. EGYPT could not have been more fascinating, PLUS augmented by our Program Manager (who is himself an Egyptologist) Sharif. Just talking to him in a group or privately is an education. The other PM was Mike, also a seasoned Egyptologist. EGYPT is one ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Suite


Cairo-Nile River cruise

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booksfan
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We recently returned from our Nile River cruise on the Viking Ra, October 1. It was an amazing, eye-opening experience! We traveled with dear friends, booked the cruise almost 2 years ago while on another cruise. Our husbands were thrilled, almost giddy with excitement at the thought of seeing the pyramids. The wives were a bit apprehensive and remained so until we arrived in Egypt. Yes, we did ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


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