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Viking St. Petersburg Cruise Reviews

Viking River
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St. Petersburg

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178 Viking St. Petersburg Cruise Reviews


rslebmo avatar

rslebmo

2 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

Perfect in every way

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St. Petersburg takes a bare minimum of three days. It far surpasses Buckingham Palace, the Vatican, or the Luorve. It was absolutely jaw dropping. If you are on this website, it is a must do, and soon. Akun ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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fpeschard

1 Review Written

Wonderful experience!

Wanted to visit Kizhi church and get to know St Petersburg and Moscow better (took both pre and post extensions) Everything worked out very well! The enrichment activities were fabulous, interesting and ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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brujoa74

1 Review Written

Staff was excellent. All of the ports and excursions were wonderful.

We had been wanting to go on a river cruise. This was our first one and we chose this itinerary because the timing fit with other plans made. We enjoyed the small passenger feel. The staff worked hard to see that ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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JanMck

1 Review Written

Perfect holiday, ship and tour both superb

Provided everything I wanted from the tour. Places and excursions were all the things I wanted to see and do at a pace I was happy with and not too rushed. All trips really well organised with knowledgable guides. ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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kenrick

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good way to visit Russia

We wanted to see more of Russia than just Moscow and St. Petersburg, so we looked at the inland waterway between those cities. Most river cruise companies on this route stop at the same places but we chose Viking as ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Edaskland

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

One of the Best Cruises We've Been on

While we were questioned by family and friends, and found out almost everyone else on the cruise as well, as to why did we want to go to Russia? Our family were concerned about our safety, especially after weeks of ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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bettyboop491

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Sailing with Viking is Wonderful

This is our 2nd cruise with Viking. We had taken the Grand European Cruise the summer before and fell in "love" with the way Viking does cruises and does business. The cabins are awesome, we always get a veranda ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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dkvautah

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Hospitality, Culture and Adventure

Our cruise from Saint Petersburg to Moscow was an adventure only dreamt of in an earlier time. The exposure to this fascinating nation—her engaging people, her clean and civil cities, her beautiful countryside ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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PlayaAya

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

River Crising without Drama

We chose this cruise for the two end destinations - St. Petersburg which we had seen briefly in the past, and Moscow which we had no special knowledge about. The ports in between were not "must see" destinations ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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kevinwilson

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Stress free way to see the best parts of Russia!

There aren't a whole lot of ways to "go see" Russia. Viking River Cruises seemed like an ideal way to see some of this big country. We flew into St. Petersburg a few days early through Viking & were met at the ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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RubyandRunt

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Worse Cruise EVER!

This was our second cruise with Viking. The first cruise in China was very good. The ship was clean and looked newer. Our cabin was not overly spacious, but comfortable for the two of us. There were enrichment ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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sfblack

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Dream Come True

I had wanted to go to Russia for 30 years and knew the Viking cruise would give me what I wanted, at least for a first trip. We were able to see the primary points of interest plus some unknown to me. And, going ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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hectorotis

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Russia, Great Destination!!

Our 3rd Viking River Cruise was in Russia. On the Viking Truvor. The ship is nice, the rooms are nice.. It was exactly what we have experienced in the past. But food!!!! was a very different experience.. One we ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Jay Rupert

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Reasons for our travels abroad.

Few people travel to Russia so it gets peoples' attention when you tell them where you have been for the past couple weeks. They sincerely want to see photos and hear about the trip and it is more than just a nice ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Jim Cooper

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Russian History

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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clscpnp

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Some good and some not so good

This was our third trip with Viking and the second River cruise. Unfortunately this experience did not meet our expectations based on previous cruises. First the Good: The waitstaff in the Dining room was ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Hottubmomma

5 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise but ship needs updating

We just returned from Waterways of the Tzars with Viking and although the trip was enjoyable there were several problems with the cruise. The boats in Russia are not nearly as nice as the Longships Vikings uses in ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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tring

12 Reviews Written

113 Helpful Votes

Cruise with Pre and Post Cruise Stays

Sorry I am late posting this, but we were on the Viking Helgi for the first cruise of the season, which left St Petersburg (SPB) at the beginning of May. We also took Viking’s hotel extensions, in both SPB and ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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dkedy

1 Review Written

Russia - Amazing

We landed in St. Petersburg and were met by the Viking rep who gathered us and got us on the bus. We arrived on our ship and were in our room very quickly. The ship was older then the other Viking ships we were ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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LMinniear

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Taste of Russia

Viking is very well organized from beginning to end. Airport pick up went smoothly. The Akun has been refurbished beautifully and the public spaces are well appointed. All of the staff were professional and ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Barbnpete

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fascinating Russia, exceeded our expectations

We had always wanted to travel to Russia and so pleased we finally did. Our cruise was the first of the season which was lucky in so many ways. The crew and guides were so enthusiastic and welcoming. The slight ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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wacrusr

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A fascinating window onto Russia's turbulent history

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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truvor

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Intro to Russia

A comfortable leisurely way to an introduction to Russia, from large cities (beginning & end) to the countryside. We recommend ending in Moscow, making the whole trip a build-up. The ship was very comfortable, the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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pnbrown

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Viking staff made me feel as if I were on a private yacht

My first Viking cruise. I'd heard so many good things about Viking and I was not disappointed. I thought Russia would be interesting. The staff and guides made it so much more than interesting. I was impressed by ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Joel1941

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Exciting and beautiful sights and sounds

I wanted to see what Russia was like. I learned a great deal about and saw a great deal of Saint Petersburg and Moscow and many of the very interesting sights between the two wonderful cities. The excursions ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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