Viking is set to expand its Nile river fleet with a new ship, due to debut in September 2022.
Designed specifically for the Nile, Viking Aton will sail Viking’s Pharoahs and Pyramids itinerary.
It will join sister ship Viking Osiris in Viking’s fleet, as well as the line’s first Nile ship Viking Ra.
Viking Aton will be able to accommodate 82 guests in total across its 41 staterooms.
These include outside staterooms with review views, as well as suites with two full-size rooms and verandas.
Other features include a pool and sundeck, lounge with floor-to-ceiling glass doors, and Viking’s alfresco terrace.
Viking Ra entered service on the Nile in 2018, with Osiris set to follow later this year – and Aton in 2022.
“Egypt remains a top destination for many of our guests who are inspired to discover the rich history and beauty of the region,” said Viking chair Torstein Hagen.
“We will always maintain our commitment to creating meaningful experiences that are focused on the destination.
“The addition of Viking Aton is a reflection of our continued investment in Egypt; we look forward to introducing the country’s cultural treasures to even more Viking guests in the future.”
Viking’s 12-day Pharoahs and Pyramids cruisetour begins in Cairo, where guests will visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, the necropolis of Sakkara and the mosque of Muhammad Ali.
They will then fly on to Luxor to visit the temples of Luxor and Karnak before boarding one of Viking’s Nile ships for an eight-day roundtrip featuring several halts and excursions.
Fares start from £4,665pp.