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Eastern European Staff Produces Viking Flop
"After hearing several favorable reports on Viking River cruises we signed up for the Odessa to Kiev cruise on the ship Lomonosov, now being refitted to look like the Viking Rurik, but with the same staff. Our..."Read More
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Spectacular 2013 Viking Russian River Cruise -- Exceeded Every Expectation

Review for Viking Rurik to Russia River

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TJB71

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

- This was our first European River Cruise, but not our last! The Viking Staff was professional, polite and very responsive to all our requests. As we were coming from the Mountain Time Zone, we decided to take advantage of the Helsinki pre-cruise option. Good Choice. Helsinki is beautiful, the included walking tour was perfect, and we also had an off-day that allowed us to book a day-trip ...
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Sail Date: June 2013

Departure Port: Sydney (Australia)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Veranda

3 Helpful Votes


Cruise from Moscow to St Petersburg

Review for Viking Rurik to Baltic Sea

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rosevbonnar@hotmail.com

First Time Cruiser

Age 80s

It was fantastic on so many levels. It was more than I ever expected. The crew was so professional and personable. Loved the meals and the wine to go with. Loved the tour guides on the ship. They were very well informed on the history of the country as well as being fun and personable. Same with the Russians hired to do the tours. Loved the smaller amount of people that the Rurik ship could ...
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Sail Date: October 2014

Departure Port: Auckland

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Moscow to St Petersburg

Review for Viking Rurik to Baltic Sea

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gerstner

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

I really enjoyed the cruise because; It was small The food , service and ambiance was great The meals were excellent and I appreciated the the many choices and the portions were just right for me. The lectures were informative The tours were good, however, it depended on the expertise and interest of the guides leading the tour. I would have liked to have had some input in what I wanted to ...
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Sail Date: October 2014

Departure Port: Auckland

2 Helpful Votes


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Review for Viking Rurik to Europe - River Cruise

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rhona.wmasonnternet.com

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We both really enjoyed this cruise. It was to celebrate our Silver Anniversary and lived up to our expectations. The junior suite was lovely and all the staff were excellent. All the trips and events were fabulous and the arrangements to visit made it all so easy. The food was excellent too. We would say that it would have been good to have had more free time, perhaps fewer events would be ...
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Sail Date: July 2014

Departure Port: Auckland

3 Helpful Votes


Russian Cruise Was Incredible!

Review for Viking Rurik to Europe - River Cruise

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Professor Nic

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I am not easily impressed, but our first river cruise (Moscow to St. Petersburg) was just great! Russia was so surprising - I grew up thinking that all buildings in Russia were old and gray. Just the opposite: Moscow was very modern. In St. Petersburg, we found beautiful 17th / 18th century buildings. For me, the most amazing part of Russia was the churches. I thought that the socialists there had ...
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Sail Date: July 2014

Departure Port: Auckland

2 Helpful Votes


Viking Rules the Rivers

Review for Viking Rurik to Baltic Sea

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gord.haddock@sasktel.net

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Wow, where to begin. We would have never travelled to Russia on our own. After seeing how Viking handled our two week "Grand European" tour in 2013 from Budapest to Amsterdam during the "500" year flood, we knew that we would always be safe and stress free with Viking. We were right. It was a marvelous trip to a country we would have never put on our wish list if Viking was not hosting it. They ...
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Sail Date: June 2014

Departure Port: Auckland

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Excellent

Review for Viking Rurik to Europe - River Cruise

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kateh48

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We had never been on Viking River Cruise previously, but the line was highly recommended by our travel agent as well as a friend who has been on a Viking river cruise previously. We cannot fault the line, staff or the tour guides. It was an amazing trip and very enjoyable and enlightening. The Rurik has been updated apparently, and the only challenge are the steep stairs. There is a lift ...
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Sail Date: July 2014

Departure Port: Auckland

3 Helpful Votes


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