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"We choose this river cruise as a 40th wedding present for ourselves, and anticipated it with excitement for months. We did not know what to expect, coming from the Midwest USA, and traveling to Russia, but it would..."Read More
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2-5 Cruises

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Great River Cruise through Russia

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Pavinrb

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Was looking to visit/travel Eastern Europe as we’ve traveled in every country of Western Europe, but never anywhere in Eastern Europe. This trip dovetailed perfectly into a transatlantic cruise we wanted to be on. As it turned-out Viking is heads-above ocean cruises we’ve taken (primarily on Celebrity). Typically we’d be referring to food and service staff, but Viking really understands what we ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Auckland

Cabin Type: Deluxe Outside Stateroom


A very interesting and information insight to the life of Russia and its people.

Review for Viking Helgi to Russia River

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Often Travelling

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We had travelled this cruise a few years ago and wished to revisit the sights because there is so much to take in. Our friends joined us on this cruise as they had heard so much about it from us over the years that they wanted to see the sights of Russia themselves. As we have all travelled with Viking before we are familiar the standard of service, food and entertainment, hence our reason for ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Auckland

Cabin Type: Deluxe Outside Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Pleasantly surprised by Russia

Review for Viking Helgi to Russia River

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RHandGL

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We enjoyed the cruise, despite the flights arranged by Viking. The flights home were particularly difficult - two layovers, not sitting together on 2 flights, chosen seats not provided - despite having paid for Premium Economy and Viking Air Plus. The ship's crew were wonderful, helpful, friendly and extremely attentive. The food was good and the service on board was excellent. The best aspects of ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Auckland

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom

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Waterways of the Tsars River Cruise

Review for Viking Helgi to Europe - All

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roxiecruises

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

My wife and I have recently returned from our Russia river cruise via Viking. We actually sailed on a combination of canals, rivers, and lakes from Moscow to St Petersburg on the Viking Helgi. The Helgi is larger than the “longboats” we’ve sailed in previously on the Danube. Though longer, they have two decks, while the Russian river boats have four. The Russian boats are certified to ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Auckland

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom

14 Helpful Votes


Russian River Cruise

Review for Viking Helgi to Russia River

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RGN

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We took this cruise as an anniversary present and it was the best thing we could have done. The entire cruise throughout Russia was beautiful and always exciting. The museums and the palaces were truly awe inspiring. The professionalism of the Viking crew and guide specialists was without equal. All of the towns and cities we visited on shore excursions had their particular charm and interesting ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Auckland

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom

6 Helpful Votes


Russia River Cruise

Review for Viking Helgi to Russia River

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bi11m

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

I wanted to see Russia and thought this would be a good way. I would definitely recommend the Viking cruise. The dock in St Petersburg is out in an industrial area so if you want to explore on your own you will need a taxi. I believe it is possible to take a city bus to the Metro station on the other side of the river. There is an ATM in a souvenir shop on the dock if you need Rubles. In ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Auckland

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


My Russian wife approves!

Review for Viking Helgi to Russia River

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bennetthardy

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

My wife Vika is Russian. She has wanted me to see St Petersburg for our whole marriage. Finally we decided because Viking offered a river cruise that would let us see so many places including St Petersburg. We loved everything about our cruise! While Viking Helgi isn’t a new ship, they did a great job making everything nice. The crew was incredibly friendly and helpful. And our cabin was ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Departure Port: Auckland

Cabin Type: Deluxe Outside Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


The crew was fantastic! Every need satisfied. Every hunger satisfied.

Review for Viking Helgi to Russia River

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gdwise

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

This seemed like a great opportunity to get to know the Russian people and tour Western Russia. Previous experience with Viking indicated we would be well cared for and have great tours aside from the cruise itself. The major drawback for us was that the ship used on this tour was older than those of our previous tour and the cabins were smaller. We were not as comfortable and we spent more time ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Departure Port: Auckland

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


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