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51 Viking Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews
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sherrychicag@aol.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
My husband & I just got home from our Viking Christmas Rhine Cruise. We're experienced travelers in our 60s who used to do most of our European travel by train, limit our itinerary to 3 cities at most & stay at least 2 nights in ... Read more
rosevbonnar@hotmail.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
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
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
Cowan MBE
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed September 2014
After a stress free flight from London Heathrow my wife and I enjoyed 12 days of luxury cruising between St Petersburg and Moscow. The ship was very well appointed and spotlessly clean. The on board staff were very friendly and very ... Read more
ldcruising
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Just returned from the trip that started in Moscow on August 24. About a week before leaving I finally read the reviews of this trip posted on this site and found them to be very mixed. Along with the political situation, some of the ... Read more
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reeder.karenm
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
My husband and I just returned from the 2 week cruise on Viking Ingvar. We sailed spent 3 days in St Petersburg, then sailed on the Volga River stopping in Mondrogy, Kitzi, Uglich and Yaroslavl then 3 days in Moscow. We had cabin 219 which ... Read more
Rita Kirsch
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
Warren and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip from Moscow to St. Petersburg, Russia in July 2014. So much so, in fact, that we put together a booklet containing historical facts, our insights, and pictures of the sites we visited for our ... Read more
cbmfam
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
Three friends and I booked a 12 night Viking cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Viking advertises that their motor coaches have restrooms. Unfortunately, the restrooms were locked the entire length of our cruise. I spoke to the program ... Read more
gord.haddock@sasktel.net
Member Since 2014
1 review
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
LipBalmAddict
Member Since 2013
1 review
113 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and I wanted an immersive experience of Russia, and we decided that a river cruise would be the best way for us to experience it. We have sailed with Regent and Crystal previously (3 ocean cruises in total) and this was our ... Read more
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sundaejune
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2014
We took the Viking Tulips and Windmills cruise this spring and enjoyed it tremendously. We had a veranda suite with a small living room, and enjoyed it very much, although we spent so much time in the very pleasant public gathering rooms ... Read more
Thefordman28
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
We had a long flight to Amsterdam, we were met in the airport by a clearly marked tour guide, which was a greatly appreciated help with customs and baggage. The transport to the ship was on a clean, climate controlled bus right to the ... Read more
ChiliChild
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
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
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
NanciEA
Member Since 2000
1 review
153 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2013
My husband and I and three other couples recently sailed on the Viking Helgi from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Here is the good, the average, the bad and the ugly. The good: The food was consistently very good to excellent. The lectures by ... Read more
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firsttimewithcunard
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
41 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Not rated Sailed August 2013
VIKING RIVER CRUISE WATERWAYS OF THE TSARS This was a holiday which included some unforgettable experiences; not only in St Petersburg and Moscow, but also in places like the delightful Yaroslav and Uglich which we visited en route. But ... Read more
babouchka
Member Since 2013
1 review
I went on this trip with a travel friend of mine, we spent over a year planning this vacation. We wanted to take our time, since we just retired and had no kids with us, we expected to take everything in. With that, we have a lot to say, ... Read more
Barliatone
Member Since 2011
1 review
We just returned from a wonderful trip on the Helgi! We recommend starting in Moscow, because the days of touring seem to be longer and later in Moscow and could be tiring at the end of the cruise. Also, if you have any leeway, see if you ... Read more
lfn105
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2012
The ship, or should I say boat, itself is disappointing. The cabin is tiny and the beds really uncomfortable. Worst of all, the cabin has odd angles jutting out, which is a health and safty hazard as we fell over a few times. The boat ... Read more
boatsrme
Member Since 2012
1 review
We are four people, one in their 50's, and three in their 60's, and everyone is very well traveled.We took the route from St. Petersburg to Moscow. On the positive side we met many very nice people, which is very important on this cruise, ... Read more
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nomadlin@comcast.net
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed July 2012
The ship and staff were wonderful. Our cabin had a large window and the deck outside was roped for for staff only, so it was very private. The room was well appointed and though small did not seem crowded. Food was different every day ... Read more
energee
Member Since 2012
1 review
I think that the Viking Cruise Line should get an award for bringing two cultures together that, for so many years, were told to doubt and fear each other. I'm talking about the United States and Russia. I knew that our cruise was going ... Read more
EuroTravelogue
Member Since 2012
1 review
From the moment I boarded the Viking Odin, my home for the inaugural cruise, I knew I was in for a special treat. From the friendly and courteous staff, some of whom I had grown quite attached to by the end of my cruise; to the amenities ... Read more
annielu97
Member Since 2011
1 review
Sailed August 2011
This summer i sailed the Danube on the Viking Prestige. Though this was only the second cruise I've been on it was one of the best trips I have ever been on. My grandparents and I did a 3 day extension of the cruise in Budapest which was ... Read more
mikerophoto
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
6 forum posts
A few years ago, as an advertising exec at a major corporation, I had lots of means but very little time for travel. Real quality vacations happened only every other year and never lasted longer than 10 days. My second career is teaching ... Read more
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