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Editors' Note: Viking Rurik is not currently sailing in 2016. There's something about Russia that stumps even the most intrepid traveler. The language is daunting, the Cyrillic alphabet is difficult, and ...
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rosevbonnar@hotmail.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
It was fantastic on so many levels. It was more than I ever expected. The crew was so professional and personable. Loved the meals and the wine to go with. Loved the tour guides on the ship. They were very well informed on the history of ... Read more
gerstner
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
I really enjoyed the cruise because; It was small The food , service and ambiance was great The meals were excellent and I appreciated the the many choices and the portions were just right for me. The lectures were informative The ... Read more
bonja
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My first river cruise easily won me over to this type of travel. As a former independent, backpacking traveler, I was skeptical taking a "tour package". Viking River Cruise offered me beautiful accommodations, dining options throughout the ... Read more
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tobique33040
Member Since 2014
1 review
64 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed September 2014
We just returned from Waterways of the Tsars and fell in love with St. Petersburg and the Russian countryside. Our cabin was on the highest cabin deck, and we enjoyed sitting on our veranda during the cruising portion of the trip. Our room ... Read more
rhona.wmasonnternet.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed July 2014
We both really enjoyed this cruise. It was to celebrate our Silver Anniversary and lived up to our expectations. The junior suite was lovely and all the staff were excellent. All the trips and events were fabulous and the arrangements to ... Read more
Professor Nic
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I am not easily impressed, but our first river cruise (Moscow to St. Petersburg) was just great! Russia was so surprising - I grew up thinking that all buildings in Russia were old and gray. Just the opposite: Moscow was very modern. In ... Read more
kateh48
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
We had never been on Viking River Cruise previously, but the line was highly recommended by our travel agent as well as a friend who has been on a Viking river cruise previously. We cannot fault the line, staff or the tour guides. It was ... Read more
gord.haddock@sasktel.net
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Wow, where to begin. We would have never travelled to Russia on our own. After seeing how Viking handled our two week "Grand European" tour in 2013 from Budapest to Amsterdam during the "500" year flood, we knew that we would always be ... Read more
Wander58
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 4th Viking cruise and it was as wonderful as all the others. We started our trip with a couple extra days in Moscow. Since we felt that the Viking price of $1200 for 2 nights seemed high and I wanted to stay closer to the ... Read more
Leading Lady
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
Having visited St. Petersburg earlier in the year with a "big" cruise ship and two short days to see it all, I was looking forward to the three and one half days this time. I was not disappointed. But let's start at the beginning. I had ... Read more
fastbailer
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
After hearing several favorable reports on Viking River cruises we signed up for the Odessa to Kiev cruise on the ship Lomonosov, now being refitted to look like the Viking Rurik, but with the same staff. Our disappointment cannot be ... Read more
ChiliChild
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed September 2013
We enjoyed the Russian river cruise on the Rurik in September 2013 from Moscow to St. Petersburg. We were impressed with cruise director Kris and hotel director Caroline and how well they ran the cruise, particularly when nasty weather ... Read more
trurodoc
Member Since 2003
1 review
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I've just returned from the September 17-29 Viking Rurik Waterways of the Czars cruise. The ship was a pleasant surprise, considering some of the reviews I'd read here. It has been remodelled and is more attractive than its sister ship, ... Read more
vanilla1207
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
16 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Viking's Waterway of the Tsars river cruise is one of the most interesting trips I have ever taken. The few days we were in Moscow, we went to the Kremlin, saw the changing of the guard, went into Stalin's bunker (now the WC), took a river ... Read more
stripe3
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
We did our first Viking River cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest on Viking Sky in 2011 and could not fault anything. The food, cabin, cleanliness, staff, excursions and the boat was all very good, so I shall be basing this report on Viking ... Read more
macsback
Member Since 2011
1 review
60 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first Viking cruise, actually first river cruise ever. We would definitely consider taking another Viking cruise. We have repeatedly heard from passengers who have taken other Viking cruises that this ship, and particularly ... Read more
J.ST.MI
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
One can only say this was an awesome cruise! The Ship (recently refitted Viking Rurik), Cabin, Food, and Staff were outstanding. We had a Jr. Suite and many rooms had verandas. We departed from Moscow visiting Uglich, Yaroslavl, ... Read more
criticbob
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Cruise was nearly perfect. Food was generally good and crew was wonderful. Our tour guide Sasha was very entertaining. The 3 days in Moscow were eye opening. City is NOT dark and Stalinistic. Red Square and Krelim were interesting. ... Read more

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