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The cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg gave us the best chance to experience the most of Russia and the two most impressive cities. Everything went smoothly from flights to airport pickup and return, and the excursions were well planned and timed for maximum experience and exposure. We especially enjoyed the walking tours through the cities, and Moscow by night. The concerts and ballet that were included for all travelers provided a variety of cultural experiences that made this trip special. The ship was comfortable, and the experience of going through all the locks on the waterway, and being able to disembark at each location right at the city allowed for easy access on each stop. The ships crew were accommodating and attentive, and the dining was enjoyable allowing for us to dine alone or with other travelers as we desired. This was our first experience on a river cruise and with Viking, and we certainly plan to take other Viking river cruises in the future.

MOSCOW TO ST.PETE, A wonderful way to travel

Viking Akun Cruise Review by DDubs

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Trip Details
The cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg gave us the best chance to experience the most of Russia and the two most impressive cities. Everything went smoothly from flights to airport pickup and return, and the excursions were well planned and timed for maximum experience and exposure. We especially enjoyed the walking tours through the cities, and Moscow by night. The concerts and ballet that were included for all travelers provided a variety of cultural experiences that made this trip special. The ship was comfortable, and the experience of going through all the locks on the waterway, and being able to disembark at each location right at the city allowed for easy access on each stop. The ships crew were accommodating and attentive, and the dining was enjoyable allowing for us to dine alone or with other travelers as we desired. This was our first experience on a river cruise and with Viking, and we certainly plan to take other Viking river cruises in the future.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 330
Our cabin was comfortable, and provided enough room for the amount of time we spent in the room. The bed was a good fit, and having the veranda allowed us to experience often the beauty of the shoreline, or the ability to be so up close in the locks that we could touch the sides.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • City Tour
    After taking the subway from our ship, we walked through the artistic sections of the subway seeing the bronze work, tile art, and much more. Toured Red Square, had time at GUM department stores, and walked along the Moska river, stopping at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. The pace was good, and not hard walking.
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  • Kremlin
    Was able to appreciate the Kremlin from the inside, viewing the cathedrals, and outside of the government buildings.
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  • Red Square
    Although there was an event with grandstands in the middle of the square we could still appreciate St. Basils, GUM, and the walls of the Kremlin from outside. The atmosphere was touristy and crowded, but still able to appreciate the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier. Even ate McDonald's at the square... who would have thought.
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  • Tretyakov Gallery
    Plenty of time to see some astonishing works of art.
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