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Viking Akun Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Russian History

Viking Akun Cruise Review by Jim Cooper

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2018
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom

Regardless of which direction the ship was sailing, the scheduling of the ports of call was outstanding. The inclusion of the Russian history coordinated with the ports of call and the individual sites being visited added to the quality of the tours in ways that are just now becoming clear to us. It was easily imaginable to envision the sweep of history regarding each of the locales.

Regarding the local tour guides, they were very knowledgeable, were able to put what was being described and seen into historical and geographic context and seperately they were very considerate of the physical limitations of the tour group.

With respect to the onboard ship services that were offered, they were outstanding, the food exquisite and the evening entertainment engaging. The ship's staff was not only helpful, respectful and polite, they were friendly, engaged and it created a sense of sincere sadness when the cruise was at an end.

Finally, the Viking staff made sure that our return home was properly started when they accompanied us to the airport, described local security procedures and saw us to the correct path to Immigration and Customs. We knew what to expect so that the there was nothing to concern ourselves with.


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Cabin Review

Veranda Stateroom
Cabin BX 312

It was very well laid out, comfortable and very clean. The cleanliness was maintained throughout.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

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Tremendous and mind bending.

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Catherine Palace

Tremendous and mind bending.

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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Artwork was outstanding as well as the historical significance.

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City Tour

Interesting to see the architecture.

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Hermitage Museum

Tremendous and mind bending.

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Peter & Paul Fortress

Great views across the Neva.

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Peterhof Palace

Tremendous and mind bending.

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Russian Ballet Show

Outstanding.

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St. Isaac's Cathedral

Tremendous icon artwork.

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Kremlin

Ditto, we found ourselves pinching ourselves to make sure we were really at such an historical venue. We were surprised at the churches within as well as the size of the Kremlin.

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Red Square

We found ourselves pinching ourselves to make sure we were really at such an historical venue.

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Well worth the time to see how colorful the city is at night.

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