We had a wonderful experience on the Viking Helgi just recently from Sankt Petersburg to Moscow. It was was our 3rd Viking cruise and we have been spoiled so far in France and on the Danube, no sure what to expect we made our way to via Helsinki.
The Cities been stunning and the tours are really great, nevertheless what really made our trip was the crew onboard.
Smiling, friendly and attentive and by far more authentic than any other Viking Cruise.
Well it is not always perfect and one can see that they are not up to the standard of the European crew but they are honest and sincere.
The weather was still cold and grey in Sankt Petersburg and so we could not make it to the famous Kizi Island but what we got instead was even better. The Captain had to order an ice breaker which we followed through the lakes. Amazing experience. The crew also made a ice breaker party on deck serving drinks with the ice of the lakes. Just funtastic.
Well the ship itself is not compareable with any other Viking ship but we informed ourself before hand so there was no surprise. Those are real ships and once they move you feel and hear it. Like the good old days.
Well it was for sure not our last Viking cruise and we would like to thank again the Team around Hotel Manager Frank who really made this trip special.
Also a big thank you to the Chef and Captain.