MS Royal Viking

Sail the famous River Nile in luxurious style on-board the famous MS Royal Viking. This ship sets sail from Luxor Port every week and is one of the most magnificent floating hotels on the River Nile. Indulge your senses and explore the magic of the Land of Pharaohs. A perfect romantic getaway for two, or a wonderful holiday to be remembered for years. Built and launched in 2009, the MS Royal Viking is 75 metres in length,  11 meters in height and 14,5 meters in width. Discover 4 spacious decks on which to relax and unwind; to indulge in pleasures and pursuits you never normally have time for.

MS Royal Viking offers the most spacious accommodation on the fabulous River Nile and the highest standards of hospitality. With luxurious public areas, extravagant dining room, lounge bar and much more. The MS Royal Viking has 68 exterior deluxe cabins, measuring 23 square meters. All cabins have full-length opening panoramic windows and balcony allowing awesome views of the river as you sail.

MS Royal Viking is available from just £599pp which includes return flights from the UK, a 7-night River Nile Cruise & 1-night in Hurghada on the Red Sea Riviera. Extra nights are available on the Red Sea Riviera & our popular 14-night ‘Nile Cruise & Red Sea Stay’ packages start from just £599pp with a plethora of luxury all-inclusive accommodation on offer. Click here for more details.

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MS Royal Viking All-Inclusive Nile Cruise; MS Royal Viking offers an all-inclusive upgrade to your board basis from £160pp for the week.

MS Royal Viking Nile Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 – Embark your cruise ship, unpack your bags & get comfortable then enjoy a welcome meeting and 5-star dinner with overnight in Luxor.

Day 2 – Luxor. Visit of the East Bank, Karnak and Luxor Temples opportunity. Lunch on the cruise. Noon time sailing to Edfu. Dinner and overnight on board in Edfu.

Day 3 – Nile Cruise sailing around 9am to Kom Ombo and visit Sobek Temple opportunity. After visit sailing to Aswan with arrival around 21hrs, dinner and overnight in Aswan.

Day 4 – Morning in Aswan with opportunity to visit the High Dam, Philea Temple and Felucca trip on the Nile. Afternoon at leisure with chance to explore Aswan, excursion to the Nubian Village or camel ride along the Nile. Overnight in Aswan.

Day 5 – Early morning (optional) visit to the famous temple of Abu Simbel in the south of Aswan or you can just spend a relaxed morning on the sun deck. Afternoon sailing (around 14 hrs) back north to Edfu and arrival (around 21hrs) overnight in Edfu.

Day 6 – In the morning sailing to Esna, around (10hrs) with chance to visit Temple of Khnum. Then time to relax and enjoy the cruise sailing downstream to Luxor, (arrival 1430hrs). Afternoon option to tour the heart of the city of Luxor. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 7 – Opportunity to explore West Bank including Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Evening option for ‘sound and light show’ at Karnak Temple (optional), then stay overnight in Luxor.

Day 8 – Breakfast on the cruise then transfer to your home bound flight or possible extension at beach hotel in Hurghada or Marsa Alam.

Excursion Options:

During your cruise you can choose to join the professional Egyptologist guided excursions, relax on the boat or disembark & spend your time exploring Egypt your own way!

Full Sightseeing Package from £220pp (bookable in advance and on the spot): Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings (Tutankhamen), Hatshepsut Temple, Collossi of Memnon, KomOmbo Temple, Khnum Temple in Esna, Philae Temple in Aswan, High Dam of Aswan.

Light Sightseeing Package from £180pp: Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, KomOmbo Temple, Khnum Temple in Esna, Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam.

English speaking tour guide (Egyptologist) at all tours. All ground transportation by modern A/C vehicles.

This is a sample itinerary and may differ slightly from real experience depending on weather, time of year or unforeseen circumstances. Looking for something similar? Try the sister ship MS Viking Premiere 5-star Nile Cruise.


MS Royal Viking is one of our favourite Nile Cruise Ships. Offering deluxe outside cabins with glorious Nile Views from your panoramic window with balcony. Luxury Nile Cruise packages are available including flights from just £599pp.

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  • Nightly Entertainment
  • International Cuisine
  • Outdoor Pool w/Bar Service
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Full-Board & All-Inclusive Board Options



MS Royal Viking Balcony Cabin

The 68 exterior deluxe cabins, measuring 23 square meters, all have full-length opening panoramic windows and balcony rail. These elegantly furnished cabins offer high levels of comfort with air-conditioning en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, hairdryer, complimentary toiletries, dressing table and sitting area, satellite LCD TV, plus an individual safe and mini- fridge.


The Sun Deck is probably the largest of any cruise boat on the Nile. 2 Bar areas, Plunge pool, teak sun beds and rattan chairs and sofas. There is also a tread mill and exercise bike to keep you fit and toned.

Dining & Bars

The Lower Deck houses the Main Restaurant where a varied buffet awaits every meal. Offers a large selection of international gourmet dining options, prepared by the highly qualified professional chef.

There is a Lounge Bar serving a wide range of cocktails and beverages as well as light meals for lunch and dinner.

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