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MS Antares

Why cruise on this ship?

The Viking-operated MS Antares is a classic ship, your floating oasis as you immerse yourself in ancient Egypt.

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Dining

It’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 ships’ 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.

The 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.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Regional

Entertaining

There is a Lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, library and a bar

Lounge

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.

Features

  • Lounge

Library

There is a library on board.

Features

  • Library

Shop

There is a small shop on board, for all your essentials and Viking products.

Features

  • Shop

Enrichment

Viking know that you travel to explore, to learn, to understand—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..

Local Experiences

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.

Features

  • Local Experience

Health and fitness

There is a Sun Deck with 360-degree views, swimming pool and shaded sitting areas. There is also a Spa & Gym on board.

Pool

On the top deck there is a pool.

Features

  • Pool

Spa & Gym

Fully staffed luxurious Spa with massage services, steam & sauna.
Health club with exercise equipment.

Features

  • Spa

Kids and teens

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.

Accommodation

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

Explorer Suite

  • Stateroom size: 829 sq ft
  • 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 (connection speed may vary)
  • 55" flat-screen LCD TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, BEIN Sport
  • 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

Veranda Suite

  • Stateroom size: 592 sq ft
  • River-view suite with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door, known as a French balcony off 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 (connection speed may vary)
  • 55" flat-screen LCD TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, BEIN Sport
  • 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

Deluxe French Balcony

  • Stateroom size: 430 sq ft
  • River-view stateroom with 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 (connection speed may vary)
  • 55" flat-screen LCD TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, BEIN Sport
  • 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

French Balcony

  • Stateroom size: 290 sq ft
  • River-view stateroom with 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 (connection speed may vary)
  • 55" flat-screen LCD TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, BEIN Sport
  • 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

Deck plans

Sun Deck

  • Sun Deck
  • Pool
  • Sun Loungers

Upper Deck

  • Gym/Spa
  • Explorer Suite
  • Deluxe French Balcony
  • French Balcony

Middle Deck

  • Library
  • Shop
  • Veranda Suite
  • Deluxe French Balcony

Main Deck

  • Reception
  • Main Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Bar
  • Deluxe French Balcony
  • French Balcony

Lower Deck

  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
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Ship facts
Passengers
62
Crew
Launched
2019
Last refit
Tonnage
t
Length
125m
Width
Speed
kts
Decks
5
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
EUR