Discover Egypt has retarted its seven-night Nile cruise programme after a three month break.

The operator is now uniquely operating a weekly Nile cruise with departures from Heathrow (weekly every Monday, staring December 2) and Manchester (every Tuesday starting December 3).

The deluxe Royal Viking recently welcomed more than 50 UK clients on board. Philip Breckner of Discover Egypt said: "This is a momentous ‘inaugural cruise’ for us as a specialist tour operator to classical Egypt. This time of year is peak season for winter sun seekers and popular Nile cruise have been competitively priced to help kick-start interest.”

The Royal Viking is the latest luxury arrival to the Viking fleet and features 68 air conditioned en-suite cabins with large French windows and a balcony rail. There are four suites at the front of the boat that also have a Jacuzzi bath, and facilities include main restaurant, swimming pool, two bars on the sun deck plus a Lounge Bar, massage room and sauna and exercise facilities.

Save £200 on the published prices for all departures in December 2013 and January 2014. A Christmas cruise is on offer from £949 and New Year cruise from £849. To view prices, please visit

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