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St. Petersburg River Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
St. Petersburg

Traveler rating

Excellent

41

Very Good

6

Average

5

Poor

5

Terrible

4

Cruise type

River Cruises

64

Senior Cruises

39

First-Time Cruisers

16

Luxury Cruises

14

Group and Theme Cruises

12

64 St. Petersburg River Cruises Cruise Reviews


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wacrusr

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A fascinating window onto Russia's turbulent history

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We were invited to join friends on this cruise and are so glad we did. Our cabin was on the lower deck (230) and was very comfortable. It was above the water level and had a full picture window, unlike the standard ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Chatugian

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Waterways of the Tsars!

This is not a first cruise for anyone. It's a cruise for people who've seen a lot, and want more. The "river" between St. Petersburg and Moscow is a combination of lakes, rivers, and canals. Near St. P, it's ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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FoxCruiser

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Absolutely fabulous

My room was beautiful as was the ship's decor. On a river cruise your stateroom is smaller than on an ocean cruise because the ship has to fit in the locks. But they built amazing functionality into the room. It was ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Rhonda Hutton

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE ON BOARD VIKING AKUN

Have just returned from the most amazing trip just wish I had read more history books before I left!. Our first, and most certainly, not the last trip with Viking River. Russia has always had a mystery about it ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Belle Star

5 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Waterways of Tsars River Cruise

We had a very positive experience on the Waterways of the Tsars river cruise, which is consistent with our prior cruises with Viking. First of all the level of service from the front desk to the restaurant workers ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Woggler

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Waterways of the Tsars - outstanding

We chose this cruise because we wanted to see Russia and the Ocean cruise visits are restricted by virtue of being visa free - this means that you are 'herded' in organised groups; counted off and counted on. ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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BarryWilkinson

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Scenic Tours are to be thoroughly applauded for their excellent service, from our departure, throughout our tour, to our return home to Melbourne! On our arrival in St Petersburg, we were met by our Tour Guide ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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deannahay

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Totally blown away with the excellence of this cruise.

All we can say after experiencing our first river cruise with Viking is WOW! The ship had about 200 passengers, which made the sailing more comfortable and relaxed. Our cabin with balcony was enjoyed, especially ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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LizGait1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise

Outstanding crew and service - our cruise was simply magical! The guides were exceptional - highly knowledgable and always went out of their way to accomodate special needs. Great variety of shore excursions or ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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HappyHubbyHelper

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Cruise is excellent (5). The pre-cruise and post-cruise arrangements bad(0)

AS this is my second Viking Cruise I had high expectations and once I got to St. Petersburg and on the boat everything was excellent. The Boat, the crew, the food, the drinks, the entertainment... it was all top ...
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Sail Date July 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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thom378

1 Review Written

No rating

Exceptional two weeks

This was our first river cruise and we were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the experience. The tours were fantastic, the tour guides exceptional, and the on-board lectures very informative. The food and ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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rjensen999

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Viking Waterways of the Tsars

We started with 3 days in Helsinki, then took the high-speed train to St. Petersburg for 3 days followed by 7 days on the Volga River and canals with fascinating stops along the way to Moscow for 3 days. This was ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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krpenne

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Russian Highlights at a snail's pace

Russia was the first item on my bucket list and this trip met all my expectations. Meeting Russia and the Russians through local guides, no-line cultural events, and on-board language and cooking lessons gave me the ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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lswankel

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Russian Delight

We spent twelve days & nights crusing the Russina waterway from St. Petersburg to Moscow. I enjoyed each of the guided tours from The Hermitage , the Peterhof, the summer Palace to the Kremlin and St Basil's church. ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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GeneTree

5 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Russian River Cruise - St. Petersburg to Moscow

Make sure your passport is good for at least six (6) months after dates of travel. This is required by Russia for Visa as well as Viking. Visa for Russia is a pain and needs to be taken care of well in advance. It ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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shawno59

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

St. Petersburg-Moscow

This was my second Viking River Cruise, and it was just as well-run as the first. The staff was amazing - I can't say enough about them, from the cleaning people to the restaurant staff to the guides to the cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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djmcruise

1 Review Written

Russian Waterways River Cruise, September 2014

This was our first river cruise and we chose AMAWATERWAYS AmaKatarina after discussions with our travel agent. We were very pleased with our holiday and would certainly travel with AMA again and we would absolutely ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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Ellival

1 Review Written

Russia's Wonders

My husband and I are both retired, and enjoy traveling frequently. The ship we were on this time, the Truvor, was an older type river ship, but was in excellent condition and appeared recently refurbished. Our room, ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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bonja

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Viking Rurik Russian Cruise a Gem

My first river cruise easily won me over to this type of travel. As a former independent, backpacking traveler, I was skeptical taking a "tour package". Viking River Cruise offered me beautiful accommodations, ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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FortyNinerLiz

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Absolutely fabulous

This was one of the best cruises we have ever experienced!!! The staff were fabulous!!! Our tour guide, for the whole cruise (Victoria) was extremely experienced and just a wonderful representative of her country!!! ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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Cowan MBE

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Waterways of Tsars

After a stress free flight from London Heathrow my wife and I enjoyed 12 days of luxury cruising between St Petersburg and Moscow. The ship was very well appointed and spotlessly clean. The on board staff were very ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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tobique33040

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

No rating

If you go to Russia, go with Viking!

We just returned from Waterways of the Tsars and fell in love with St. Petersburg and the Russian countryside. Our cabin was on the highest cabin deck, and we enjoyed sitting on our veranda during the cruising ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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Travelin' Gal

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Waterways of the Tsars

This was our second Viking River Cruise and while we preferred the cabin aboard the Helgi to the new Viking longship Aegir from Budapest to Bucharest that we took in September 2013, the service was worse. It seemed ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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