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Viking holds float out ceremony for new river ship Viking Osiris

Viking Osiris float out
photo_camera Viking Osiris float out

Viking has held the float out ceremony for Viking Osiris.

The ship, which will sail along the Nile, will debut in August 2022, on a 12-day Pharaohs & Pyramids itinerary.

The ceremony took place at the Massara shipyard in Cairo. Viking Osiris now moves into its final stage of construction.

Viking chairman Torstein Hagen said: “Our guests are curious explorers, and just as the iconic explorers before them, they choose Egypt as a destination because of its unparalleled access to history and antiquities.

“This rings as true today as it did a century ago and is what we continue to hear from the guests who are currently sailing with us on the Nile, as well as the many we have hosted in the last year.

“We are proud to be the only western company to build, own and operate ships on the Nile, and we will always maintain our commitment to creating meaningful experiences that are focused on the destination.

“Particularly during this milestone year for Egypt, we look forward to welcoming guests on board Viking Osiris and introducing them to the country’s many cultural treasures.”

The 82-guest Viking Osiris will join other Viking ships on the Nile, such as Viking Ra.

Viking also has a sister ship to Osiris, Viking Aton, which is set to join the fleet in 2023.

The Pharaohs & Pyramids itinerary aboard Viking Osiris begins with a three-night stay in a hotel in Cairo.

Guests will then fly to Luxor to board the ship for an eight-day roundtrip on the Nile.

Excursions will include access to the tomb of Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens and the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings, as well as excursions to the Temple of Khnum in Esna.

Viking recently held a float out ceremony for new ocean ship Viking Neptune, which is set to sail the Mediterranean.

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