Fodor’s Expert Review
Lux..., and Edfu
When it launched in August 2022, Viking Osiris brought cruising on the Nile to a whole new level of luxury and comfort. The 82-passenger ship was built specifically to navigate the Nile from Luxor to Aswan and back—and incorporates all the best Viking features and then some. The sleek, modern ship has Viking’s signature Scandinavian design (think: light woods, airy spaces, and cozy-chic furniture) and is notably about 20 percent wider than the line’s signature “Longships” plying European waterways. The result? It feels less like your average cruise ship and more like a spacious, stylish, elegant, and relaxing home-away-from-home base. True to Viking form, the upscale ship is full of hygge and lots of natural light thanks to a three-story atrium letting in light from above, and its floor-to-ceiling windows really let the natural surroundings shine.Read More
Geared toward the intellectually curious traveler, the cruise is destination-focused, but there are plenty of perks to look forward to onboard, including al fresco dining on the Aquavit Terrace, a cozy library, a restaurant highlighting regional specialties, a sun deck, and a plunge pool that overlooks the Nile. Bottom line: Like its namesake Egyptian god—Osiris, god of the afterlife—this ship will give you new life.