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MS Esplanade

MS Esplanade

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MS Esplanade was built in 2012 to carry 150 guests along the Nile River in spacious suites and staterooms. Featured amenities include a pool, jacuzzi and sauna with massage services.

Keeping line with Viking’s 175 years of river cruising history, you will receive the very best of service aboard the MS Esplanade. The fact that Viking specializes in river cruises means that the experience of a river cruise will not be matched by any other company. From panoramic windows to the most expert of river tour guides, there will be no shortage of enjoyment aboard MS Esplanade.

MS Esplanade’s immersion in local culture does not end with the river. Open dining is provided throughout the day so guests can partake in the finest in local cuisine at any time of the day. Expertly trained chefs use the freshest ingredients to prepare regional delicacies which match perfectly with hand-picked bottles of local wines.

Off-boat activities are also offered to compliment the on-ship portion of your voyage. Try your hands at local activities and customs to get the real-world feel of the area you are traveling in. From music to food and wine tastings, you will have many tales to bring back to your friends and family.

MS Esplanade Facts

Inaugural Year: 2012
Refurbished Year: N/A
Country of Registration: Egypt
Guest Occupancy*: 150
Crew: 75
Crew-to-Passenger Ratio: 1 to 2
Length: 253 feet
Beam: 46 feet
Passenger Decks: 4

Total: 71
Suites, with balcony: 0
Suites, without balcony: 2
Ocean View, with balcony: 0
Ocean View, without balcony: 69
Inside: 0

Accessible Staterooms: 0

Dining Type: Open

Casino: No

*Based on double occupancy
Ship Highlights

Cultural Highlights
To complement your tours and shore excursions, take part in MS Esplanade’s Cultural Highlights—immersive learning and enhancement activities both on board and ashore:
  •  Ride a camel near the pyramids at Giza 
  • Sample local Nubian cuisine 
  • Take in traditional performances of folk music and dance
  • See the treasures of King Tutankhamun
  • Sail a felucca on the Nile 
  • Enjoy a sound and light show at Abu Simbel 
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.

Fine dining aboard MS Esplanade
MS Esplanade’s chefs create a variety of tasty offerings for you, with freshly prepared seasonal local vegetables, local specialties adapted to satisfy the tastes of our passengers, and homemade soups prepared daily. For breakfast, choose from a selections of pastries, cereals, breakfast meats, egg dishes, fresh fruit and selected cheeses. At lunch, select from the soup and sandwich bar, or a choice of entrées and dessert. And for dinner, you are treated to a full menu with regional specialties.

MS Esplanade Deals

Check out the cruise deals that we have available on MS Esplanade cruises:
Best Value & Service on Viking River Cruises

Best Value & Service on all MS Esplanade Cruises

Book any MS Esplanade cruise with us and you'll get the Best Value, along with our unparalleled level of customer service.

Complimentary Beverages on Viking River

Complimentary Beverages on Viking River Cruises

Viking is the most all-inclusive of all river cruise lines. And starting this year, Viking provides complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service to enhance your dining experience.
No Booking Fees

No Booking Fees!

We do not charge booking fees on any cruises! You're sure to enjoy an affordable MS Esplanade cruise when booking with us!
Our special offers on MS Esplanade cruises may not be combinable. Certain restrictions apply to each offer. View terms and conditions during the online booking process.

MS Esplanade Cruise Destinations

Here are the destinations MS Esplanade sails in. Call us at 1-866-214-7447 for more info:
Egypt Cruises on MS Esplanade
Egypt Cruises on MS Esplanade
Jump to: Suites - Oceanviews
Suites top
Owner Suite Suite (Category S)
Approximate Size: 344 square feet
Located on: Middle Deck

Suites are outside with river view Suites have hotel-style double beds plus sofa Large picture window that opens Private bathroom with bathtub & shower Air conditioning Telephone, refrigerator, hair dryer & safe Flat-panel television with an infotainment system & satellite
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Half-high Picture Window Deluxe Stateroom (Categories A and B)
Approximate Size: 215 square feet
A located on: Upper Deck
B located on: Middle, Main, and Lower Deck

Deluxe staterooms are outside with river view Most Deluxe staterooms have two twin beds Large picture window that opens Private bathroom with bathtub & shower Air conditioning Telephone, refrigerator, hair dryer & safe Flat-panel television with an infotainment system & satellite

All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room listed. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all details with the cruise line directly.

MS Esplanade Deck Plans

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Category Legend
Suite Suite
A Deluxe
B Deluxe

The deck plans of MS Esplanade provided on this page are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all information with Viking River Cruises directly.
Main Deck
MS Esplanade Deck Plans

MS Esplanade Photo Gallery

Here's a look at some of the highlights of MS Esplanade:
For photos of staterooms, please click the accommodations tab provided above. Ship is subject to modifications.
Restaurant/Buffet Area
Restaurant/Buffet Area
Sun Deck
Sun Deck
Reception Area
Reception Area
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