Viking River Cruises has announced details of the newest addition to its river fleet, Viking Ra.
Recently acquired, the vessel has been stripped down to the steel to undergo a complete renovation that will reflect Viking's Scandinavian design.
The newly rebuilt, all-suite Viking Ra will boast 24 staterooms to accommodate 48 Viking guests, including 20 veranda suites, each with a French balcony in the bedroom. In addition to a spa and two Jacuzzis, the ship has a pool at the back of the ship, allowing guests to swim surrounded by their destination.
The Pharaohs & Pyramids itinerary begins with a three-night stay at a first-class hotel in Cairo. Participants then fly to Luxor, where they will visit the Temples of Luxor and Karnak before continuing on an eight-day round-trip cruise on the Nile River to Aswan, featuring Privileged Access to the tomb of Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens and excursions to the Temple of Khnum in Esna, the Dendera Temple complex in Qena, and a visit to a Nubian village to visit a traditional elementary sch