Viking River Cruises
Egypt: Pharaohs & Pyramids
Aboard Viking’s new luxury River ship, Viking Osiris, you will see some of the remaining wonders of the world sailing the Nile River. Though the river is beautiful, the real exploration happens when you disembark the ship. You will sail near Cairo and spend three days exploring city (including seeing the pyramids atop a camel’s back through the desert) before visiting Luxor, Egypt on the east bank of the Nile, Qena, Esna, Aswan (known best for its spice marketplace), Edfu and back to Cairo. One of the most culturally vibrant cities in the region, this specific itinerary is not to be missed. There are only 41 staterooms, including the spacious Veranda suites – rest assured this cruise is incredibly private. And if it’s a world cruise you’re after, look no further than the Viking Sun.
From $4,899, vikingrivercruises.com
Oceania Cruises is known for its Alaskan voyages and there are plenty to choose from this year, including Glaciers & Gardens (June 19), Wildlife & Frontiers (July 26) and Great Outdoors (August 6-14). These journeys through Alaska, hitting Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, Sitka and Nanaimo, Canada. Expect the bluest of glaciers, including the Hubbard Glacier and those along the Inside Passage, as well as adventurous shore excursions, including exploring a glacier on foot and by helicopter. New and unique Alaskan experiences this summer including crabbing in the Bering Sea and kayaking Icy Strait Point (if just sailing near it isn’t enough).
From $2,299 per person, oceaniacruises.com