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Viking Ra Cruise Reviews

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Amazing sites, beautiful ship, wonderful memories!
"WARNING! This review is long. After reserving this cruise almost two years ago, we (group of 8) were a bit concerned if our cruise down the Nile on the Viking Ra scheduled to begin on March 6, 2020, would be..."Read More
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Kirklulu

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Amazing sites, beautiful ship, wonderful memories!

Review for Viking Ra to Middle East

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Kirklulu

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

WARNING! This review is long. After reserving this cruise almost two years ago, we (group of 8) were a bit concerned if our cruise down the Nile on the Viking Ra scheduled to begin on March 6, 2020, would be cancelled. With Viking’s new cancellation policy, at least we could make a decision closer to the scheduled date so that gave us some flexibility with the ever-changing situation. We ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Brilliant experience

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Wodie

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise as the best way to see the amazing sights in Egypt and to learn about its people. This holiday greatly exceeded our expectations. Michael, our guide was awesome in his knowledge and enthusiasm not just for the temples some of which he had worked on as an Egyptologist but also for giving us a comprehensive overview of Egypt more recently. The hotels in Cairo were excellent and ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Great visit to Egypt

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Retired1811

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was our second Viking cruise and it was outstanding. We started with the optional Israel pre-cruise land tour. The tour guide, Jo Lane, was knowledgeable and outstanding. We visited all the biblical sites and more. The Dead Sea Scroll Museum and the Western Wall did not disappoint. We stayed at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem which was elegant but somewhat dated. It appears that all Five ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Egypt and cruising the Nile were fantastic

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mbethmc

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We had been on other Viking Riverboats and knew they would do a great job taking care of us in Egypt. This trip had been on our bucket list for a long time. We had booked it over two years ago. We particularly liked having a small number of passengers. We got to know everyone. From the time we landed at the airport to the time we went through security to leave we were taken care of. The ports and ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Viking RA and Egypt are magnificent.

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josielawrence

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

This was a gift to me from my sister. Ever since I was about 10, I have read everything about the King Tut finding by Howard Carter in 1922. EGYPT could not have been more fascinating, PLUS augmented by our Program Manager (who is himself an Egyptologist) Sharif. Just talking to him in a group or privately is an education. The other PM was Mike, also a seasoned Egyptologist. EGYPT is one ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Suite


Cairo-Nile River cruise

Review for Viking Ra to Africa

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booksfan

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We recently returned from our Nile River cruise on the Viking Ra, October 1. It was an amazing, eye-opening experience! We traveled with dear friends, booked the cruise almost 2 years ago while on another cruise. Our husbands were thrilled, almost giddy with excitement at the thought of seeing the pyramids. The wives were a bit apprehensive and remained so until we arrived in Egypt. Yes, we did ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Israel and the Nile cruise

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Queen of the Nils

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This was our first Viking cruise and it was amazing. We started our adventure with the optional Israel pre-cruise land tour. The tour guide, Jo, was amazing. We visited all the biblical sites and more. The Dead Sea Scroll Museum and the Wailing Wall did not disappoint. We stayed at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem which was elegant but dated. We had a great group of travelers which made a dream ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Wonderful Experience, but not quite perfect

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801Jeff

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We were met by a Viking representative as soon as we entered the arrivals hall at Cairo airport. But for his help, we might still be mixed up in the chaos there. We got to the Cairo Ritz Carlton about 2 hours after landing and found one of our tour directors waiting for us. He gave us a briefing for the morning before we were taken to our spacious room with a river view. (All the passengers were ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Amazing ship and crew - and Egyptian tombs and temples!

Review for Viking Ra to Africa

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vvmanley

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Very comfortable well run ship with an excellent crew. All but four of the cabins on the Ra are suites, with a separate living room and bedroom, and a balcony. The décor is clean Scandinavian, similar to the European long ships. Dining is at set hours. There is a good variety of foods, including Viking standards (salmon, steak, burger) and middle eastern foods. The fresh made pita bread and hummus ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Thank you Viking for a dream trip of a lifetime

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louise15

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Have always dreamed of seeing the ancient wonders of Egypt, but was hesitant to go until I saw that Viking offered a wonderful package that included three days in Cairo, then a cruise up the Nile from Luxor. The entire trip was meticulously planned and organized with a representative waiting for us, as we exited the plane, to take us to the Ritz Carlton. The Ritz is fabulous. Our room ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


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