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Absolutely everything about this cruise, the personnel, the food, the accommodations, the excursions, embarkation and disembarkation were spectacular. We chose to go to Russia because having been to Eastern Europe we were very interested in seeing this country. The stops along the way were so different and incredible to experience. The people could not have been nicer. We had fabulous guides who were extremely knowledgeable and very interesting personalities. We learned so much and very different from what we had learned in school. We would repeat this itinerary if given the opportunity. We enjoyed the food very much, especially the local/regional dishes. The wait staff was helpful in explaining the dishes and we loved meeting the head chef and having a galley tour. He was very personable and went out of his way to walk through the dining room and chat with the guests. Our cabin staff was fantastic. She knew our preferences and made sure that each day, the items we requested were in our cabin. It was extremely clean and always completed when we returned. The layout of this ship was different than the other Viking ships were had been on, but it was explained to us when we did the tour of the bridge. Sailing along the rivers, but also two very large lakes, was a slightly different experience, one I would highly recommend.

Fantastic Russia

Viking Akun Cruise Review by mombin

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2019
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom
Absolutely everything about this cruise, the personnel, the food, the accommodations, the excursions, embarkation and disembarkation were spectacular.

We chose to go to Russia because having been to Eastern Europe we were very interested in seeing this country. The stops along the way were so different and incredible to experience. The people could not have been nicer. We had fabulous guides who were extremely knowledgeable and very interesting personalities. We learned so much and very different from what we had learned in school. We would repeat this itinerary if given the opportunity. We enjoyed the food very much, especially the local/regional dishes. The wait staff was helpful in explaining the dishes and we loved meeting the head chef and having a galley tour. He was very personable and went out of his way to walk through the dining room and chat with the guests.

Our cabin staff was fantastic. She knew our preferences and made sure that each day, the items we requested were in our cabin. It was extremely clean and always completed when we returned.

The layout of this ship was different than the other Viking ships were had been on, but it was explained to us when we did the tour of the bridge. Sailing along the rivers, but also two very large lakes, was a slightly different experience, one I would highly recommend.
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Veranda Stateroom
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We loved the location and set up of the cabin. It was slightly larger than other cabins we had been in and was very comfortable.
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