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13 Viking Helgi Cruise Reviews

Often Travelling avatar

Often Travelling

1 Review Written

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


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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019

kenrick avatar


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

RHandGL avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pleasantly surprised by Russia

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2019

gdwise avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

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

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. ...
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Sail Date July 2018

JimFitzsimons avatar


3 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes


So let me begin by my impression of Russia, at least cruising from Moscow to St. Petersburg, stopping at several towns on the way. My fourth river cruise, but none so beautiful as the rivers between Russia’s two ...
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Sail Date September 2018

globalpgm avatar


3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Highs and lows of Viking Russia

I wanted to see Russia and this cruise offered a 2 week onboard stay that covered a lot of area. The ship, service and food were all excellent, typically Viking. Excursions and guides were also excellent. And ...
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Sail Date June 2018

tring avatar


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

dkedy avatar


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

169degrees avatar


2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

A nuanced Russia

The last time i was in Russia, it was the USSR and I was 20 years old. This was our second river cruise, the first on AMA Vietnam/Cambodia and service wise, that was my reference point. Russia of 2017 is an entirely ...
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Sail Date September 2017

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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

cantante avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Viking River Cruises: Russia

Viking River Cruises have won many travel awards but after our recent Viking Helgi experience Im wondering why. Unfortunately, the plus points (refurbished interior, pleasant crew, good food) were overshadowed by ...
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Sail Date June 2013

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3 Reviews Written

Church & Icon Tour

Just Returned We just returned Sunday from the Moscow to St. P on the Surkov and it was a most pleasant, relaxing and enjoyable trip. You do get your fill of churches though, it got to be a bit of a joke...."oh ...
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Sail Date September 2009

Vildbill avatar


1 Review Written

A fine cruise but bring your own water bottle

We took our very enjoyable 1st ever river cruise - Viking’s River of the Tsars. The quality of accommodation, services, food, and tours was in all cases very good. Our chief disappointment was their ...
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Sail Date June 2019

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