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Viking Sky Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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999 Reviews

Baltic Sea including St. Petersburg

Viking Sky Cruise Review by Traveling skater

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jul 2019
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea

We wanted to visit Russia and Scandanavia and we had heard wonderful things about Viking cruises. The ship was awesome, the crew were very good at their jobs and took very good care of us. Loved that there were no children on board. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. Shore excursions were well organized and we received great instructions on how to meet up for our excursions. We had some excellent local tour guides, especially in St. Petersburg where we needed to be on a tour to leave the port as we hadn't obtained a visa. The food was plentiful and we enjoyed a wide variety of excellent food. We were able to make sandwiches at breakfast to take off the ship when we had longer shore excursions. There was just enough entertainment on the ship. If you're expecting Broadway show type extravaganzas, you don't get that here. Entertainment is good but more low key. Four main singers put on a show almost every night and they were very entertaining. We also enjoyed the classical guitarist, violin and cello players and the pianist . We enjoyed all the port information and historical information sessions although we usually didn't attend the live sessions. They recorded all of them and we could watch them on demand in our room. Movie choices were good and Wi-Fi was free. The spa and fitness center was amazing and the pool areas were relaxing.

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Cabin Review

Cabin Deluxe Veranda 4041

The cabins were great, I've been in smaller hotel rooms. We had a sitting area and private balcony and a good size bathroom. We were pleasantly surprised at how much room we had. Very comfortable!

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

City Tour

It was raining and the tour guide was adequate.

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Drottningholm Palace

Took light rail to get there and did our own tour. Well worth the trip!

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Royal Canal Tour

Enjoyable trip and very enthusiastic your guide!

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Didn't do an organized tour, just went on our own. Very impressive!

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Great local guide

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City Tour

Great local guide

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Hermitage Museum

Great local guide. Every one should go here, very impressive!

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Neva River Cruise

Great local guide

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Peterhof Palace

Great local guide

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Russian Ballet Show

Ok, but not the top ballet dancers. This was our on for the tourists.

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St. Isaac's Cathedral

Great local guide

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Great local guide. Stayed in town for lunch before heading back to the ship.


Great local guide. Stayed in town after your ended to see more on our own.

City Tour

Your guide was good but we didn't stop at some places I wished we had. Stayed in town after the tour ended.

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We didn't go here on the cruise but flew to Bergen after the cruise ended in Copenhagen. We loved Bergen! There was a Tall ships race starting while we were there. Did a fjord cruise, walking tour of old town including St. Mary's, went up Mt. Floyen, ate really good fish then took the train to Oslo which I highly recommend.

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