Viking II Nile Cruise
The popular Nile Cruise ship, Viking II, is an excellent choice for cruising the Nile and it has been carefully designed with comfort in mind to offer a small and more intimate cruising experience with warm and friendly service.
Accommodation is spread across 33 standard cabins all of which are located on two decks and are equipped with twin beds, an en-suite shower and WC, panoramic windows and air-conditioning. Junior suites are also available, subject to availability, at a supplement and are more spacious than the standard cabins each with en-suite shower and WC double or twin beds and a living area with a convertible third bed.
The small and welcoming restaurant onboard the Viking II Nile Cruise ship is located on the upper deck and there is also a cosy lounge bar to relax in and enjoy the evening's entertainment. The dining experience offers a tempting selection of international and Egyptian cuisine is served in the on board restaurant. Breakfast is buffet style, with a choice of fruit juices, tea and coffee, cereal, rolls and breads, cheese and cold meats, pastries, boiled eggs or omelette. Lunch and dinner are taken in one sitting often buffet style with a wide selection of starters including salads and delicious soups with fresh rolls and breads. A number of main course choices are available - chicken, beef and fish dishes, fresh vegetables, pasta and rice. For dessert take your pick from superb pastries and creamy puddings whilst a healthy option of fresh fruit is usually available if you prefer. To accompany your meal, choose from a range of soft drinks, beer, wine or bottled water. Remember, you just sign for them as you go along and pay at the end of your cruise. Afternoon tea and cake is usually served on the sundeck when the boat is sailing.
There is an open deck with plunge pool and sunbeds plus a shaded area with tables and chairs where you can relax and watch the River Nile as you sail along.
Safety depsoit boxes(available at reception)
Sundeck with plunge pool
Apart from a full range of excursions, entertainment is provided in the lounge bar on most evenings. Drawing inspiration from the traditions of the surroundings, the distinctive entertainment includes belly dancing, Nubian dancers and music plus the legendary Galabeya Party renowned as a hugely entertaining evening, where guests can dress up in traditional Egyptian costume.
Please note: For operational reasons, Nile Cruises can be subject to alteration locally at short notice, especially during the closure of Esna Lock during June and early December. Guests will join and leave the boat in Esna during the closure period. Cruises will then sail Esna-Aswan-Esna. All excursions will take place but not necessarily in the order given. During certain periods the boat may have to sail after dark therefore the number of hours of daylight sailing is subject to change.
When the boat is moored, vessels may have to berth alongside each other restricting views and requiring clients to pass through a number of boats to disembark. Upon disembarkation clients will be required to walk along a gangplank and there may be steps to climb.