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Viking Truvor Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Too Much Time Parked/Moored on a Boat

Viking Truvor Cruise Review by Orderof Magellan

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2015
  • Destination: Russia River
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom

Great trip - great crew but staying so far out of Moscow and St. Petersburg made for a six nights of 'parking' out of town. Did not get a chance to experience two fabulous cities outside of guided tours. No information was volunteered about the subway. Would have taken it the first day, if we knew we were across the park from it. Tried the bus - too long - two hours each way - same for cabs. Going to dinner required a 6 hour trip with 80% of it in a vehicle. No maps of the area where the boat was moored to run/jog - nothing on board to use to exercise. An expensive trip $20,000 to sit on a boat with a few great tours. Money would have been better spent on hotels and a boat trip in the middle.

Should be patterned after Viking's China cruise. Stay downtown Moscow for three days - then board the boat. Do the Volga River and upon arriving in St. Petersberg - debark for three or four nights in hotels in St. Petersberg and Peterof.

Would not recommend for folks with a high activity level, best for those more sedentary.

Food was excellent with Russian food choices at every meal. Advice - prepare a separate brochure for those wishing to walk alone, that is to say - avoid the "walking" tours where you take 100 steps and have to wait for half the folks to catch up.


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Cabin Review

Veranda Stateroom
Cabin AX 405

great room and maid service - the best, especially since we lived in it day and day out for 14 days. Always fresh.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

St. Petersburg

the tour guide made it a great tour - glad we could take pictures.

Peterhof Palace

needed a day - would have loved to had lunch and enjoyed the grounds.

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