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ms Antares

Viking River Cruises

Embark on a cruise that takes elegance and signature touches to the next level. You can enjoy an intimate setting onboard and expect every detail to be personalized as you’ll be one of 62 guests onboard. The MS Antares offers relaxation and entertainment that is suitable for those looking to get away from the crowds and cruise to unique ports of call.

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Casual and comfortable attire is highly recommended for onboard activities and excursions. Formal attire is not required for the Captain’s Dinner, however, some guests do like to dress for the occasion. It is suggested to be comfortable, “elegant casual” is appropriate. When visiting places of worship, it is highly encouraged to dress respectfully and conservatively.

Suggested items and apparel include:

- Comfortable walking shoes
- Dressier shoes
- An umbrella and light rain gear
- Sunglasses, sunhat or sun visor
- A warm coat, gloves, water-resistant shoes

It is advised to check the weather of your destination(s) to pack appropriate clothing.

Fitness / Recreation

Start your morning with a stroll at the Sun Deck or visit the Health Club, equipped with exercise machines.


During the day you can enjoy an easy walk on the Sun Deck with 360-degree views or lounge by the swimming pool. You can enrich yourself with a good read at the Library, enjoy a lecture about your destination and its history or watch a cooking demonstration. Any hour is a great hour to connect whether that be meeting other guests at the Bar and Lounge or enjoying the free Wi-Fi available onboard. After a day of fun, you can unwind by watching a movie or keeping up with news and sports on your personal flat-panel TV in your stateroom.

Gratuity / Tipping

Tips are completely voluntary and appreciated. You may provide your tips in cash or by credit card (on select itineraries) at the end of your cruise. Tour Escorts and Program Directors are not included with onboard staff, and it is customary to give them tips in cash separately.

For cruises doing a European itinerary, it is recommended to tip in Euros. For sailings going to Russia, Ukraine, China, Southeast Asia and Egypt, tipping in U.S. Dollars is recommended.


If you forgot something at home or simply would like to shop, the onboard boutique provides magazines, gift items and apparel.


Dining onboard a Viking ship provides you flexibility and a variety of options. Open-seating is available at the restaurant and you can choose diverse courses offered on the menu. You can select classic meals or try a dish that is influenced from the destination(s) you are visiting. Low-salt, gluten-free and vegetarian options are available onboard. Should you require any special dietary needs, it is advised to notify Viking River Cruises a month in advance, so that they may try to accommodate special requests.

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MS Antares
Departs: Sep 02, 2021
Ports: luxor, qena, esna, aswan, kom ombo, edfu
Prices from $6,099
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