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The Viking-operated MS Antares is a classic ship, your floating oasis as you immerse yourself in ancient Egypt. Specifically built to navigate the Nile, she is a spacious, state-of-the-art vessel with a refined, understated ambiance. Her spa facilities, Sun Deck, pool and revitalizing amenities provide a serene haven from which to explore this culturally rich destination. Accommodating just 62 guests, MS Antares offers the ultimate in comfort and relaxation.
Classic ship with elegant decor for just 62 guests
Extensive stateroom choices varying from 290 to 829 sq ft
All staterooms feature a French balcony, flat-panel TV and private bathrooms with bathtub and jet shower
All staterooms have hotel-style beds with optional twin-bed configuration
Select staterooms are able to be connected to each other
Stateroom size: 829 sq ft
Stateroom size: 592 sq ft (includes private veranda)
Stateroom size: 430 sq ft
Stateroom size: 290 sq ft
Itâ€™s been said that the best way to know a culture is through its food and wine. Both engage your senses and provide a window into the traditions and essence of a land. Viking's trained chefs are passionate about food and committed to providing a complete culinary experience. The shipsâ€™ dining areas are hospitable and inviting; the service is friendly, attentive and personalised. Menu selections include regional dishes and contemporary cuisine to offer a variety of flavours designed to suit any palate.You have choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Not just in food selection, but also in where and how you enjoy them. Greet the morning with a croissant and cappuccino on deck, or begin your day with a sumptuous buffet breakfast. Have a casual lunch or dinner al fresco, or join friends in the restaurant. Open seating allows you to mingle with the same guests every evening or meet someone new each day.
Continue your exploration of Egypt through regional cuisine prepared by your Viking Chef. The restaurant atmosphere is casual yet elegant, with high-quality table linens, china, cutlery and glassware at every meal.
There is a Lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, library and a bar
The lounge and bar is lively and inviting - a gathering place for guests to view the scenery, have a drink and catch up on the day with friends.
There is a library on board.
There is a small shop on board, for all your essentials and Viking products.
There is a Sun Deck with 360-degree views, swimming pool and shaded sitting areas. There is also a Spa & Gym on board.
On the top deck there is a pool.
Fully staffed luxurious Spa with massage services, steam & sauna.
Health club with exercise equipment.
Due to the nature of Viking cruises, they do not maintain specific facilities or services for children aboard cruise vessels. In the circumstances you and all members of your party must be aged 18 or over on or before the day you are scheduled to embark on the cruise vessel.
Viking know that you travel to explore, to learn, to understandâ€”to gain more insight and appreciation than can be obtained from simply passing through. Every aspect of your time with Viking, from local cuisine offerings to carefully created enrichment programs, is planned to bring you closer to your destination..
Onboard, observe or take part in hands-on demonstrations, cooking classes, traditional dance performances, and local tastings. These in-depth experiences are included as an essential part of discovering more about the places through which you cruise, and each activity is planned specifically to illuminate each itinerary.
Viking welcomes disabled guests; however, guests must realize there are inherent risks associated with traveling on board ships that are unique to cruise travel. For people who are ill, or have a mental or physical disability or impairment, the risks can be more significant. Guests must be able to independently move around the ship in case of an emergency or rough seas, deal with the lack of immediate access to medical services in certain parts of the world, and acknowledge that access to some areas of the ship and ports of call may be limited or impossible. Shore excursions may require the ability to traverse cobblestones or go up and down stairs. We reserve the right to determine whether a guest is fit to travel and to deny boarding in the event that a guest represents a risk to themselves or to the safety and well-being of those on board the ship.
When you make your reservation, please advise us of any disability that will require special attention while sailing on a Viking cruise and provide a completed Fit to Travel Form along with a physicianâ€™s letter. Should you have any medical, physical or other special needs, check the fleet information on our website to gain an understanding of the layout of any particular ship and contact a Viking Expert at 1-877-668-4546 (1-877-66VIKING) directly with additional questions and to obtain a copy of our policy statement.
In most cases, we can. Every meal has vegetarian options and the chefs will make reasonable efforts to accommodate special requests. Guests requiring special meals (low salt, diabetic, gluten-free or low cholesterol) should alert us 90 days prior to departure over the phone at 1-877-668-4546 (1-877-66VIKING) or online on the Dietary Restrictions page in your My Viking Journey account. Guests should also inform the MaÃ®tre dâ€™ when on board.
While we take steps to minimize the risk of cross contamination, we cannot guarantee an allergen-free kitchen.
During the day, dress is casual including shorts (if the season is warm), slacks or jeans and comfortable shoes for walking tours. There are no â€œformal nightsâ€ in the evening; recommended evening dress is â€œelegant casual.â€ For ladies, this may include a dress, skirt or slacks with a sweater or blouse; and for gentlemen, trousers and a collared shirt. A tie and jacket are optional.
Some shore excursions visit religious sites that require modesty of dress. To avoid being denied entry, we recommend men wear long pants and refrain from sleeveless shirts; and for women, clothing that covers the knees and tops that are not sleeveless or too revealing.
All guests must be 18 years old on or before the day they are scheduled to embark on their cruise; we do not maintain facilities or services on board for younger individuals.