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ms Antares

    The Viking-operated MS Antares is a classic ship, your floating oasis as you immerse yourself in ancient Egypt. Specifically built to navigate the Nile, she is a spacious, state-of-the-art vessel with a refined, understated ambiance. Her spa facilities, Sun Deck, pool and revitalizing amenities provide a serene haven from which to explore this culturally rich destination.
    Accommodating just 62 guests, MS Antares offers the ultimate in comfort and relaxation.

    MS Antares Ship Features:

  • Classic ship with elegant decor for just 62 guests
  • Extensive stateroom choices varying from 290 to 829 sq ft
  • All staterooms feature a French balcony, flat-panel TV and private bathrooms with bathtub and jet shower
  • All staterooms have hotel-style beds with optional twin-bed configuration
  • Select staterooms are able to be connected to each other
  • Sun Deck with 360-degree views, swimming pool and shaded sitting areas
  • Lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, library and a bar
  • Restaurant with open seating
  • Health club with exercise equipment
  • Fully staffed luxurious Spa with massage services, hair salon, steam & sauna
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Laundry service

Activities on ms Antares

    Follow in the wake of pharaohs with a Nile River cruise. One of history’s greatest civilizations emerged on these timeless banks, constructing massive temples and established bustling cities of trade on the edge of desert sands. Our Egypt River cruises between Luxor and Aswan bring you to their doorsteps. From palm-lined riverbanks to the fascinating streets of Cairo, enjoy the warmest of welcomes from Viking and the Egyptian people.

    PHARAOHS & PYRAMIDS This 12-day cruise from Cairo to Cairo (roundtrip) uncovers ancient secrets and reveals the welcoming culture of Egypt along the picturesque Nile, with visits to historic cities, awe-inspiring pyramids and well-preserved temples.

    Highlights of the Nile River:

    Great pyramids, magnificent cities, massive temples and a fertile agriculture all grew on the banks of the Nile River. Today, they have re-emerged from beneath desert sands to reveal the secrets of one of the world’s most advanced cultures. Set a course for the Nile with Viking. Here is a sample of what you will experience:

  • Millennia-old treasures in Cairo’s Egyptian Museum
  • The Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure
  • The mighty Citadel of the Mountain
  • Sprawling temples of Luxor and Karnak in Luxor
  • Tombs of the Valley of the Kings
  • The remarkably preserved Dendera Temple complex
  • Esna’s towering Temple of Khnum
  • Aswan’s Nile via felucca sail
  • A Nubian home and school visit
  • Horse-drawn calèche ride to Edfu’s Temple of Horus

Dining / Food on ms Antares

Restaurant with open seating

Entertainment on ms Antares

    CULTURAL ENRICHMENT. Culture Curriculum, an exclusive onboard program, brings local history to life with lectures on history and art; tasting of vintage wines from your destinations; restaurant menus inspired by local cuisine; informative port talks; enriching Destination Performances featuring folkloric shows and musicians playing regional and classical music. Enlighten yourself further with our Library’s carefully curated collection of informative and inspirational books.

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