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111 Viking St. Petersburg Cruise Reviews
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Rhonda Hutton
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Have just returned from the most amazing trip just wish I had read more history books before I left!. Our first, and most certainly, not the last trip with Viking River. Russia has always had a mystery about it and the treasures of ... Read more
Tom Curran
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We took this cruise to see places we never thought we would see. The excursions were very good, but the excursion to the northern island, while interesting, was a long way there and back. My major complaint was the lack of shipboard ... Read more
Ree58
Member Since 2016
1 review
30 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I took this cruise with my sister and six other family members including my 80 and 82 year old parents. We flew KLM to St. Petersburg Russia. The flight was excellent, we were in the lap of luxury being fed every two hours and ... Read more
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drbuc2003
Member Since 2017
1 review
Our main goal was to have time to spend in St. Petersburg to have plenty of time to visit the Hermitage and the Czars Palaces. We added 2 hotel days so we could hire a private guide and her car for 3 days to take us to the country side, ... Read more
Belle Star
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We had a very positive experience on the Waterways of the Tsars river cruise, which is consistent with our prior cruises with Viking. First of all the level of service from the front desk to the restaurant workers to the shore excursion ... Read more
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mikeg52
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed September 2016
This was an excellent cruise. The crew took care of our every need, the tours were informative and entertaining, the boat/ship was clean. The food was great, and they offered a good variety. There were informative lectures on the next ... Read more
SydneyTourist
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed September 2016
Wanted to see Russia! The cruise offered what I was interested. The excursions were very interesting and exceeded my expectations. The dining experience was great. The food was excellent, but our servers were extraordinary...very ... Read more
msfella
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Great opportunity to see Russia. It is unique in many ways. The cities are like other great European cities with history, architecture and art to explore. The countryside is beautiful and unspoiled. This river cruise was a wonderful ... Read more
deannahay
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
All we can say after experiencing our first river cruise with Viking is WOW! The ship had about 200 passengers, which made the sailing more comfortable and relaxed. Our cabin with balcony was enjoyed, especially while sailing on the ... Read more
Woggler
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we wanted to see Russia and the Ocean cruise visits are restricted by virtue of being visa free - this means that you are 'herded' in organised groups; counted off and counted on. Vikings cruise from St ... Read more
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Photoquests
Member Since 2005
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed July 2016
My favorite part of river cruising is viewing the life on the river, both human and nature. The cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow was interesting but the wildlife was nearly nonexistent, mostly supplanted by the human life that this ... Read more
annereilly@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
This was a very active cruise, with many opportunities to walk. The cabin had good room darkening curtains that kept the midnight sun out. Our guides were excellent, the entire staff was so friendly, the ship was very nice. We sure ... Read more
BlBrTravel
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
I had spoken to friends who had gone on this cruise and that got me interested. As a Baby Boomer who grew up during the Cold War I wanted to see Russia and form my own opinions. The cruise excelled in every way (except they could have done ... Read more
RoChris
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
I enjoyed this cruise very much. I had been to St, Petersburg before and did not mind returning as there is so much to see, one visit is not enough and Moscow was always on my wish list as I have read many books about Russia and the ... Read more
CanadianCruiser8
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
First and foremost, the crew was fantastic. The wealth of knowledge that everyone has on the ship in their respective areas is astonishing. Together they definitely made the trip that much more amazing. Our tour guide Sasha was hands down ... Read more
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Euni
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this Viking cruise as we wanted to see the sights of Russia. We were not disappointed. Itinerary of this cruise was meticulously planned, and extremely well executed. The ship itself was a luxurious haven, with extremely ... Read more
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Western Traveller
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this trip to see St Petersburg and Moscow. It was our first sailing with the Viking line and it was of interest to experience a river cruise with the company. The trip was well planned and the trip documentation (information) ... Read more
Gilmac
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
My review tends to compare this trip with our previous Viking cruise on the Danube from Budapest to in November 2013. The high point of both was the Hotel Manager, Rebekka, who had the same role on both. Her brightness and that of her ... Read more
LizGait1
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Outstanding crew and service - our cruise was simply magical! The guides were exceptional - highly knowledgable and always went out of their way to accomodate special needs. Great variety of shore excursions or delightful to simply stay ... Read more
Demelzabunny
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
I went w/my aunt on this trip last May. We'd been to Russia before, and I speak Russian decently. If you don't speak Russian, you need to stick w/your guides, who were very good. Most people you will encounter while touring do not ... Read more
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Ellagogal
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We knew we wouldn't go to Russia on our own, our usual travel plan. This cruise was ideal, we saw two major Russian cities and a few little villages. We were on board for every night, so no daily packing challenges. AND the Viking folks ... Read more
jbruck
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
Everything about the cruise was fantastic. Spent 4 days in St. Petersbourg, then sailed the waterways of Russia to Moscow. Each day we stopped in a different village or town and mingled with the locals. Our onboard guides were the best as ... Read more
blaw49
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Great ship, crew and food. Cabin was very comfortable. It was difficult to understand some of the guides because of their heavy accents. Why doesn't Viking use native-Engish speakers? Most of the shore excursions were terrific. ... Read more
Phyllisblitz
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
My cruise was perfect! The ship is so clean and well maintained that you could eat off of the bathroom floor! Housekeeper Angelica was always available whenever I left my room to clean and tidy up. The personal attention I received from ... Read more
Irene Dogmatic
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I thought the Waterway of the Tsars cruise was excellent! Everything was done to make passengers feel comfortable and we had so many interesting experiences I am still in awe thinking about it. I also enjoyed talking to the tour ... Read more
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