Best trip ever

Viking Ra Cruise Review to River Cruises - Egypt/Africa

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Viking Ra

11 Night Pharaohs & Pyramids (Cairo Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 07, 2020

Ship: Viking Ra

Cabin number: 209

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Words and pictures will never do this cruise justice. It is our 7th Viking cruise and the best ever. Experiencing a culture that is 20000-5000 years old was just amazing. We took the Israel pre-excursion to Jerusalem and Bethlehem which was also outstanding. All our guides were absolutely the best. It is going to take some time to actually process all that we saw and experienced. It was truly a trip of a lifetime. For those concerned about security in Egypt, it was not a concern. On several occasions we had police escorts and we had armed guards with us all the time. Egypt takes tourist security very seriously.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Viking covered everything, no hassles

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
As always, the food and service was outstanding.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Where else could you go and learn Arabic, write your name in hieroglyphics, and see a whirling dervish? It was great fun!

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Outstanding, as always.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The Ra are all suites, so we had plenty of room. The steward kept it spotless.

Ship tip

Come prepared for an amazing experience.

Ports of call

Luxor, Egypt

5 out of 5

QENA, EGYPT

5 out of 5

ESNA, EGYPT

5 out of 5

Aswan, Egypt

5 out of 5

Edfu, Egypt

5 out of 5

End Of Vacation

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
It was handled expertly. Just be prepared for a very early departure. All flights from Cairo leave first thing in the morning, so you're getting up in the middle of the night.
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