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St. Petersburg First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
St. Petersburg

Traveler rating

Excellent

12

Very Good

2

Poor

2

Cruise type

River Cruises

64

Senior Cruises

39

First-Time Cruisers

16

Luxury Cruises

14

Group and Theme Cruises

12

16 St. Petersburg First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


Lesley Woolcock avatar

Lesley Woolcock

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Russia in the Fall

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The cruise and excursions were excellent. The schedule at times was tiring, but there was so much to see. We would have loved more time at the Hermitage and Peterhof and again in Moscow, especially at the armoury. ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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Sue and Dick Walton

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Our First Cruise

This was our first cruise of any sort, but hopefully will not be our last. Wonderful experience, staff at all levels were superb. Plenty to do and see every day. Our stateroom was bigger than we expected and the ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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andreating

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A Cultural Experience

The cruise was amazing, and the service superb. They were very accomodating to my dietary needs (vegetarian), and even made special Indian dishes each night for an Indian family on board. The maitre d' would meet ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Irene Dogmatic

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fascinating Russia

I thought the Waterway of the Tsars cruise was excellent! Everything was done to make passengers feel comfortable and we had so many interesting experiences I am still in awe thinking about it. I also ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Truvor Traveller

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Russian Cruise

This was my aunt's cruise and I was accompanying her to help her as she is elderly. I was pleasantly surprised with the help we received although we were very self sufficient. The advice that we received regarding ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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jlyon@sc.rr.com

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Met my expectations ... and more

A tour of St. Petersburg, RU was the only item on my bucket list and I was delighted to have accomplished my longtime goal. It was an excellent cruise including the accommodations on board the ship, the food, the ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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peterjacquie

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Retirement Holiday

My husband retired this year and He wanted a slightly different Holiday, so we choose the Viking, St. Petersburg to Moscow cruise, Waterways of the Tsars. This Holiday cruise will stay with us for the rest of our ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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ciduval

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Viking Ingvar; Boutique Floating Hotel

We'd never been on a cruise before as we like to travel independently, but were converted after this wonderful trip. The destination - Russia - is not an easy one to organise with all the visa issues but once we ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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sandralawes@msn.com

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best Vacation Ever!

First I have dreamed of going to Russia all my life and here I went. The country is spectacular with wonderful culture, architecture and history. The Viking tour guides were Russians and knew their areas ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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blaw49

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

First time river cruising

Viking was highly recommended to us by friends who have done several Viking cruises. We did like the river cruise and will most likely do another one but on a different line as we'd like to compare Viking's ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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SILV011

1 Review Written

29 Helpful Votes

Beware - Russian tour NOT "ALL inclusive"!

In Australia, we were happy to pay the $11,000 per person (excluding airfares) based on the fact that everything you could possibly need or want on tour was included in the tour price - "a five star, once in a ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Ermarwen

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Russian River Cruise: Waterways of the Tsars on Viking Helgi

This was my first cruise experience and it was a blast. Hats off to Viking Cruises for the very efficient handling of everything: from the flight bookings, to airport transfers, embarkation and disembarkation to ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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toomuchriver

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Not what they promised

This was our first cruise with Uniworld  our expectations due to the purchase price of the cruise was very high..our experience was however very disappointing.the disclaimer Uniworld uses in describing the Russian ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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blethers

1 Review Written

First time for everything

A week ago I returned from my first ever cruise, my first ever time in Russia. I felt that river cruising seemed like a safe bet from both the cruise point of view (no waves!) and the foreign-ness of a land whose ...
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Sail Date October 2012


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jennifer

15 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Hot Russia!

Our cabin was a good size and the bed was comfortable; linked twins, with 2 duvets. The shower room was small, but reasonable and there were good sized fluffy towels and also face towels. Storage space in the cabin ...
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Sail Date July 2010


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BlueAngel1009

2 Reviews Written

Greata First Viking Experience

This was our first big river cruise and we are so happy that we chose Viking. Our cabin was small, but adequate. We had a wonderful view of the river (unless we were tied up next to another ship in port). I brought ...
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Sail Date June 2010


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