Owned and operated by Viking, MS Antares is a classic ship, your floating oasis as you immerse yourself in ancient Egypt. She is a spacious, state-of-the-art vessel with a refined, understated ambience.

  • Only 62 guests
  • Crew: 75
  • Length: 236 feet
  • Year built: 2007

Interactive Deck Plan

Hover and click on the deck plan to explore the ship. See a PDF version of the deck plan.

Ship Features

  • 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 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
  • Sun Deck with 360-degree views, swimming pool and shaded sitting areas
  • Lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, library and a bar
  • Restaurant with open seating
  • Health club with exercise equipment
  • Fully staffed luxurious Spa with massage services, steam & sauna
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Laundry service
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment system featuring a selection of live TV channels, complimentary Movies On Demand and in-house programming

Stateroom Features

Our intimate, all-veranda ships offer a wide variety of staterooms for your selection. From Veranda Staterooms to the abundance of extra perks and amenities in our spacious Explorer Suites, there’s no finer way to travel. And whichever stateroom you choose, you will find it beautifully designed in the understated elegance for which Viking is known.

French Balcony (D)

  • Stateroom size: 290 sq ft
  • River-view stateroom with French balcony (floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door)
  • Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment system featuring a selection of live TV channels, complimentary Movies On Demand and in-house programming
  • 220 volt outlets
  • Private bathroom with jet shower, jetted bathtub & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers (upon request)
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator
  • Individual climate control
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

Deluxe French Balcony (A,B,C)

  • Stateroom size: 430 sq ft
  • River-view stateroom with French balcony (floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door)
  • Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment system featuring a selection of live TV channels, complimentary Movies On Demand and in-house programming
  • 220 volt outlets
  • Private bathroom with jet shower, jetted bathtub & hair dryer
  • Plush robes & slippers (upon request)
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator
  • Individual climate control
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

Veranda Suite (AA)

  • Stateroom size: 592 sq ft (includes private veranda)
  • River-view suite with French balcony (floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door) off spacious, separate sitting room & full-size veranda in sleeping quarters
  • Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment system featuring a selection of live TV channels, complimentary Movies On Demand and in-house programming
  • 220 volt outlets
  • Private bathroom with jet shower, jetted bathtub & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator
  • Individual climate control
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

Explorer Suite (ES)

  • Stateroom size: 829 sq ft
  • River-view suite with spacious, separate sitting room & French balcony (floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door) with views from port and starboard sides
  • Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment system featuring a selection of live TV channels, complimentary Movies On Demand and in-house programming
  • 220 volt outlets
  • Private bathroom with jet shower, jetted bathtub & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator
  • Individual climate control
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Welcome bottle of sparkling wine; mini-bar with wine, beer & soft drinks (replenished daily); daily fruit plate
  • Luxury wool blanket
  • Personal coffee machine with premium coffee & tea selections
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Complimentary laundry & shoe shine services
  • Silver Spirits beverage package included
  • Private arrival/departure transfer in destination
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Complimentary Viking Air Plus (US & CA only)

Itineraries This Ship Sails

Ship Highlights

Specifically built to navigate the Nile River, our Egypt ships have been fully reimagined to international standards of comfort and elegance. With French balconies, hotel-style beds in every spacious stateroom and public areas bathed in light, these ships are the most sophisticated river ships sailing the region.

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