We have been on 5 Viking cruises and this was the best. Liked the fact that we lived on the ship the whole time including the 3 days in Moscow and 2 days in St. Petersburg. The crew was excellent as was the food. The ports of call were very interesting and the included tours were great. As usual Viking did a great job in making sure that we enjoyed ourselves. From the time we left San Francisco until the time we got home our experience was outstanding except of course for the long, uncomfortable flights. That is not the fault of Viking. No airline flights are comfortable these days due to the lack of space and the less than adequate quality of food service.
The visit to Moscow was remarkable in many ways. Commute Traffic was horrendous. The abundance of churches was amazing. The rapid transit, a lot of it underground, was excellent in spite of not being able to read Cryllic.
Excellent tour. Very good guide.View All 226 Catherine Palace Reviews
Part of the Hermitage tour was the warehouse where they store their artifacts not in the museum itself. Don't bother - not worth the extra fee.View All 377 Hermitage Museum Reviews
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excellent overview of the cityView All 38 City Tour Reviews
Very interesting. Didn't get to meet mr. Putin but did see the outside of his office.View All 39 Kremlin Reviews
Outstanding. Hard to believe what went on here in a historical period of time.View All 35 Red Square Reviews