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Viking Middle East Cruise Reviews

twin double beds for midgets
empty bar museum cologne
Supposedly handicapped person, when nobody was around (except the photographer).
When the Program Director spends three full days of the cruise fawning over a supposedly handicapped person (later proven not), the rest of the passengers suffer.
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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


Wonderful Experience, but not quite perfect

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801Jeff
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We were met by a Viking representative as soon as we entered the arrivals hall at Cairo airport. But for his help, we might still be mixed up in the chaos there. We got to the Cairo Ritz Carlton about 2 hours after landing and found one of our tour directors waiting for us. He gave us a briefing for the morning before we were taken to our spacious room with a river view. (All the passengers were ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Thank you Viking for a dream trip of a lifetime

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louise15
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


A Wonderful Cruise on the Viking RA

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umbrellagirl
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This is a fascinating, educational cruise. While there was plenty of down time for relaxation, we enjoyed the excursions very much. Abu Simbal was fantastic and worth the extra expense and travel. Onboard there were Arabic lessons and we learned about hieroglyphics. The Temples along the Nile are fantastic. We enjoyed visiting Luxor Temple as the sun was going down. I learned to sharpen my ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Pharaohs & Pyramids Spectacular!

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Conestoga Charlie
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We had previously visited the Giza Plateau area on a one day excursion from an ocean cruise, but wanted to see more of Egypt and to visit Petra in Jordan for the first time. We had to sign up for the Viking “Pharoahs and Pyramids” cruise on the Viking Ra more than a year ahead. We added the pre-cruise (Israel) and post-cruise (Petra) options. They were well worth it! Egypt visas are available ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


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BeefyLean
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

We choose this awesome river cruise because it’s fun and adventurous to travel with Viking! The food and public rooms are a great feature to the learning about cultures and experiences. This is recommended over and over again for its awesome and educational character and ongoing knowledge that continues to recreate the past into present and future styles! That’s why we choose ...
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Sail Date: February 2019


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