Viking Hathor: A New Jewel on the Nile

The Viking Hathor, Viking Cruises’ latest addition to its Nile fleet, has graced the waters of the Nile River for the first time. This momentous ‘float out’ event marks the ship’s transition from construction to the final stages of fitting out. Set to embark on its maiden voyage in August 2024, the Viking Hathor is poised to offer guests an unparalleled experience of Egypt’s ancient wonders.

The Viking Hathor embodies the fusion of modern luxury and ancient heritage. With 41 staterooms accommodating 82 guests, the ship’s design draws inspiration from Viking’s award-winning river and ocean vessels, featuring the elegant Scandinavian design that the line is celebrated for.

The ship’s amenities include the innovative Aquavit Terrace, a distinctive square bow, and an array of comforts that cater to the discerning traveler. The Viking Hathor is a sister ship to the Viking Osiris and the Viking Aton, and together, they are a testament to Viking’s commitment to Egypt’s tourism and cultural heritage.

Sailing Through History

The Pharaohs & Pyramids itinerary promises a journey through time, beginning with a three-night stay in Cairo at a first-class hotel. Guests will explore iconic sites such as the Great Pyramids of Giza, the necropolis of Sakkara, and the Grand Egyptian Museum before embarking on an eight-day roundtrip cruise on the Nile.

The voyage includes visits to the tomb of Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens, the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings, and excursions to the Temple of Khnum in Esna, the Dendera Temple complex in Qena, and the temples at Abu Simbel.

A Vision for the Future

The Viking Hathor’s float out is not just a milestone for Viking Cruises but also a beacon of growth for Egypt’s tourism sector. With plans to expand the fleet further, Viking is set to have six ships sailing the Nile by 2025, including another sister ship, the Viking Sobek.

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