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MS Antares

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 offering the ultimate in comfort and relaxation.

    • 413

    • Length
    • 2019

    • Built Year
    • 62

    • Pax Capacity
    • 3

    • Suites

Sailings

Sail Date Operator Ship Departs Returns Length Price
May 20, 2024VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$7,199
Aug 26, 2024VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,499
Sep 02, 2024VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$7,199
Sep 09, 2024VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,499
Sep 16, 2024VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,999
Sep 23, 2024VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,499
Dec 09, 2024VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,799
Dec 16, 2024VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,799
Dec 23, 2024VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,799
Dec 30, 2024VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,999
Jan 06, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,999
Jan 13, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$7,999
Jan 20, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,999
Jan 27, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$7,999
Feb 03, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$7,999
Feb 10, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$7,999
Feb 17, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$8,499
Feb 24, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,999
Mar 03, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$7,999
Mar 10, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,999
Mar 17, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,999
Mar 24, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,999
Mar 31, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,999
Apr 07, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,499
Apr 14, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,499
Apr 21, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,499
Apr 28, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,499
May 05, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,499
May 12, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,499
May 19, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,499
Aug 25, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,499
Sep 01, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,499
Sep 08, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,499
Sep 15, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,799
Sep 22, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,799
Sep 29, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,799
Oct 06, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,799
Oct 13, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,799
Oct 20, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,799
Oct 27, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,799
Nov 03, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,799
Nov 10, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$7,499
Nov 17, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,499
Nov 24, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,499
Dec 01, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,499
Dec 08, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,499
Dec 15, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,499
Dec 22, 2025VikingMS AntaresCairoCairo12$6,499

Ship Information


  • Maiden Voyage: 2019
  • Length: 413
  • Passenger Capacity: 62
  • Staterooms: 31
  • Suites: 3

Dining

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in your ship’s restaurant; you may opt for breakfast or lunch in the Lounge, or take a plate to the Sun Deck. Room service is not available. While serving times can vary depending upon excursions and cruise schedules, they are generally:

  • Breakfast: 7:00 AM–9:30 AM
  • Lunch: 12:00 PM–2:00 PM
  • Dinner: 7:00 PM

Hot coffee and tea from the coffee station, as well as bottled water in your stateroom, are complimentary throughout your voyage. Soft drinks, wine and beer are complimentary during lunch and dinner service; a charge applies outside these hours. Should you require a special diet such as vegetarian, low-salt or similar and have not already notified us, please contact us immediately. Once aboard the ship please inform your Maître d' of any dietary requirements and our chefs will make every effort to accommodate you.

Age Restrictions

Due to the nature of the cruise itineraries, Viking River Cruises does not maintain facilities or services for children aboard river cruise vessels. On all cruises and cruise journeys, minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied and share a cabin with a parent, legal guardian or other responsible adult over the age of 21. Viking river cruises reserves the right to limit the number of minors under the age of 18 years on board.

Tipping

It is customary to give cruise gratuities, subject to your satisfaction of services rendered. Gratuities on board and on land are not included in your full fare.

Cabins

Category French Balcony (D)
Square Footage: 290

Category French Balcony (D)

A river-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door to create a French balcony. Hotel-style bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows. Free Wi-Fi with 55" flat-screen LCD TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, BEIN Sport & individual DVD and CD player. 220 volt outlets, Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control. Private bathroom with jet shower and jetted bathtub. Premium toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request. Bottled water replenished daily. Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping. Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers. Located on the Main, Middle and Upper Deck.




Category Deluxe French Balcony (C)
Square Footage: 430

Category Deluxe French Balcony (C)

A river-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door to create a French balcony. Hotel-style bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows. Free Wi-Fi with 55" flat-screen LCD TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, BEIN Sport & individual DVD and CD player. 220 volt outlets, Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control. Private bathroom with jet shower and jetted bathtub. Premium toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request. Bottled water replenished daily. Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping. Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers. Located on the Main Deck.




Category Deluxe French Balcony (B)
Square Footage: 430

Category Deluxe French Balcony (B)

A river-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door to create a French balcony. Hotel-style bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows. Free Wi-Fi with 55" flat-screen LCD TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, BEIN Sport & individual DVD and CD player. 220 volt outlets, Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control. Private bathroom with jet shower and jetted bathtub. Premium toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request. Bottled water replenished daily. Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping. Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers. Located on the Middle Deck.




Category Deluxe French Balcony (A)
Square Footage: 430

Category Deluxe French Balcony (A)

A river-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door to create a French balcony. Hotel-style bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows. Free Wi-Fi with 55" flat-screen LCD TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, BEIN Sport & individual DVD and CD player. 220 volt outlets, Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control. Private bathroom with jet shower and jetted bathtub. Premium toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request. Bottled water replenished daily. Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping. Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers. Located on the Upper Deck.




Category Veranda Suite (AA)
Square Footage: 592

Category Veranda Suite (AA)

A river-view suite with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door to create a French balconyoff the spacious, separate sitting room & full-size veranda in the sleeping quarters. Hotel-style bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows. Free Wi-Fi with 55" flat-screen LCD TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, BEIN Sport & individual DVD and CD player. 220 volt outlets, Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control. Private bathroom with jet shower and jetted bathtub. Premium toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request. Bottled water replenished daily. Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping. Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers. Located on the Middle Deck.




Category Explorer Suite (ES)
Square Footage: 829

Category Explorer Suite (ES)

A river-view suite with spacious, separate sitting room & floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door, known as a French balcony offering views from both, port and starboard sides. Hotel-style bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows. Free Wi-Fi with 55" flat-screen LCD TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, BEIN Sport & individual DVD and CD player. 220 volt outlets, Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control. Private bathroom with jet shower and jetted bathtub. Premium toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request. Bottled water replenished daily. Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping. Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers. Located on the Upper Deck.




Life on Board

Recreation

Restaurant

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. Located on the Lower Deck.

Recreation

Library

Enjoy some quiet time with a large selection of books and magazines. Located on the Middle Deck.

Recreation

Lounge & Bar

The lounge and bar area is a great place to relax with friends and enjoy watching the passing scenery. Located on the Main Deck.

Recreation

Gym

The gym features a wide selection of exercise equipment. Located on the Upper Deck.

Recreation

Pool

Swimming pool with a shaded sitting areas. Located on the Sun Deck.

Hygiene and Safety Protocols

Pre-Departure Test
To ensure your journey is smooth and that you are able to fully enjoy your voyage as planned, we highly recommend that all guests take a pre-departure COVID-19 test, no more than three days prior to beginning your journey.

Purified Air
Enjoy fresh air in your stateroom, knowing that all staterooms on Viking river ships feature independent air handling units that do not share air with other areas of the ship. Take comfort in knowing that the air in the public areas of your ship has also been purified with new short-wavelength ultraviolet (UV-C) lights and high-density filters, which kill 99.99% of all airborne viruses and bacteria.

Medical Services
While every precaution can reduce the risk of illness, we are also prepared for that outcome. Each of our vessels has always had a state-of-the-art Medical Center; those facilities have now been upgraded with more specialized equipment. We have also launched a new 24/7 hotline staffed by doctors, specifically for our river cruises.

Sanitization
Rest assured that the surfaces on your ship will be cleaned and sanitized continuously with daily scheduled deep cleanings. You will notice more hand sanitization stations throughout your ship. And on our ocean and expedition ships, we are using new sanitization robots that utilize UV-C light to treat surfaces in guest and crew public areas—an industry first.

Dining & Entertainment
On your ship, you can expect spacious, airy public areas and abundant options for al fresco dining. Also, on our ocean voyages, as always, you can enjoy complimentary 24-hour room service. Now, more options for spaced seating in all dining venues will allow for physical distancing; there will be additional table service at all bars and lounges; and new capabilities will allow you to watch more live events and enriching content through your in-room entertainment system.

Physical Distancing & Face Masks
Public health experts agree that proper physical distancing and the use of face masks are effective in helping slow the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. Face masks are optional while moving about the ship. Please note: Viking’s Medical Team continually monitors conditions and may deem face masks to be necessary while moving about the ship, based on conditions at the time of travel. While ashore, guests will need to comply with any local guidelines for face masks and physical distancing. Face masks continue to be required for all crew.

Local Partner Training
As part of the Viking Health & Safety Program, we will regularly train every local partner, including motor coach drivers and tour guides. While ashore, Viking’s measures will meet or exceed local guidelines for social distancing and other precautions.

MS Antares Customer Reviews

Ratings based off 7 reviews about MS Antares - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only
RK
Robert
Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Very fun. Learned a lot. Met good people. Had wonderful local guides. Excellent safety.

JW
Judith
Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

We had a wonderful time. A couple of the tours were a little more strenuous than we expected, but the heat had a lot to do with it. It was 110-114 degrees.



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