Viking’s newest ship in Egypt, the 82-guest Viking Sobek will sail on The Nile later this year.

She will join the line’s fleet in Egypt and offer the popular 12-day Pharaohs & Pyramids itinerary in the fall of 2024. By then Viking will have six ships sailing the Nile.

Float out of new ship Viking Sobek on the Nile
Viking Sobek

Viking Sobek was “floated out” at a traditional ceremony held at Massara shipyard in Cairo. She will then move to a nearby dock for the completion of her interiors.  

Sobek in Egyptian means crocodile which symbolizes the god of fertility. Sobek is often depicted as a man with the head of a Nile crocodile and worshipped for its power and strength.

What Viking Sobek looks like

The new ship has 41 staterooms to accommodate 82 guests. In line with other Viking river ships, she will be decked out in elegant Scandinavian design.

She will also be the sister ship to Viking Osiris, Viking Aton and the new Viking Hathor, scheduled to launch on the Nile this summer.

“Egypt has always captivated curious travellers with its rich culture and history and continues to be a destination of interest for our guests,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman and CEO of Viking.

The Pharaoh & Pyramids itinerary

During the 12-day Pharaohs & Pyramids itinerary, guests will begin their travel with a three-night stay in Cairo before flying to Luxor where they will board the Viking river ship for an 8-day roundtrip cruise on the Nile. Highlights of the cruise will include visits to the tomb of Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens, the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings and the Abu Simbel Temples. Guests will also be taken to a colourful Nubian village and immerse in a traditional elementary school.

For more information, click here or call Viking at 1800 284 5464.