Viking puts new Nile ship Hathor on sale

River cruise vessel to make debut in 2024

Viking puts new Nile ship Hathor on sale

Viking has put sailings with its newest Nile river ship, the Viking Hathor, on sale.

Set to debut in 2024, the Viking Hathor will join the company’s growing Nile fleet of ships, which feature in the popular 12-day Pharaohs & Pyramids itinerary.

The cruise line said demand in Egypt remains strong, with Viking’s 2023 season sold out and some sailings into 2025 already selling out.

Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking, said: “Egypt continues to be one of our most popular destinations.

“As a country rich with history and culture, we are pleased to bring the Viking way of exploration to Egypt for our guests.

“With the addition of the Viking Aton this summer and the Viking Hathor next summer, we are looking forward to meeting the growing demand in the region.”

Hosting 82 guests in 41 staterooms, the Viking Hathor is the identical sister ship to the Viking Aton, which debuts in August 2023, and the Viking Osiris, which was named in 2022 by Viking’s first ceremonial godfather, the 8th Earl of Carnarvon.

Viking will have six ships sailing the Nile by 2025 with the addition of a new sister ship, the Viking Sobek, which is also under construction and will be delivered in 2025.

Viking’s 12-day Pharaohs & Pyramids Itinerary begins with a three-night hotel stay in Cairo.

Clients then fly to Luxor, where they visit the Temples of Luxor and Karnak before boarding a Viking river ship for an eight-day roundtrip cruise on the Nile.