We joined two other couples on this cruise. I was not in our plans, but we decided to join them, and we're glad we did.
This was our 2nd Viking cruise, and we high expectations, based on our previous Viking cruise "The Grand European Tour" The staff and service were excellent.
The dining was outstanding. Chef and his crew served wonderful food with great presentations. A diet post cruise is almost mandatory.
The wait staff in all of the dining venues were excellent. Dining room servers Jay-An and Sasha are in a class of their own, along with Alysa and Jefferina in the Skybar.
We really enjoyed the Vodka tasting event and learned much more about this culture.
The food was exceptional, the wine selection, was just OK, and limited since this was all Russian wine.
The excursions, and the guides were excellent especially in Moscow, and St Petersburg.
The Folk music concert was exceptional, and extremely enjoyable
The Metro tour in Moscow was amazing
Kizhi the buildings in were beautiful.
Mandrogy, The Russian Banya was an unexpected treat.
Also enjoyed cruising along the Volga and other rivers, seeing the surrounding countryside
We added a 3 night extension in Helsinki and we really enjoyed Helsinki very much, easy to get around.
We did not enjoy our Viking Air connections to Moscow 3 flight and Paris to Moscow was booked as Business class but all it relay was was Coach with no one in the middle seat.Our return fro Helsinki was better, but still 3 flights via Paris & Minneapolis
I thought the cabin was very nice and it met my expectations. The bed was very comfortable. It had a nice shower and plenty of storage room for luggage under the bed.