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Viking Ra Review

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Review for Viking Ra to the Middle East
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Apr 2019
Cabin: Veranda Suite

Have always dreamed of seeing the ancient wonders of Egypt, but was hesitant to go until I saw that Viking offered a wonderful package that included three days in Cairo, then a cruise up the Nile from Luxor. The entire trip was meticulously planned and organized with a representative waiting for us, as we exited the plane, to take us to the Ritz Carlton. The Ritz is fabulous. Our room overlooked the Nile where we enjoyed watching the party boats at night. The air was unusually clear, and we could actually see the pyramids in the distance from the top floor of the hotel.

We, of course, visited the pyramids, the Sphinx, and even rode a camel! Our program director, Yumna, was an expert on Egypt and careful to keep us all on schedule. Her wealth of knowledge helped bring the ancient Egyptians to life for us.

Our flight to Luxor was slightly delayed so our tour of Karnak was too short, in my opinion. I would have preferred to spend more time there than to visit the library where we viewed a movie that showed the progression of their ancient civilization. From there, we boarded the Ra.

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Veranda Suite

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Cabin was beautiful and comfortable. Great bathroom with a large shower. Only negative was our closeness to the engine, generator, and other prep noises. Balcony was nice place to sit close to the Nile, but also a mosquito area. Room steward was excellent.

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