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St. Petersburg Cruise Reviews

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St. Petersburg

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225 St. Petersburg Cruise Reviews


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oah

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Struggled to reach it's 3 star rating

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I will make this as honest and impartial as possible. We expected a 3 star budget cruise and it struggled to reach this standard. I will start with the embarkation. Singapore is not a good port to board from ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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rslebmo

2 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

Perfect in every way

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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dukefan1987

1 Review Written

The Best Way to See and Learn about Russia

Volga Dream has a huge advantage over other Russian river cruises because the passengers stay in luxury hotels in the heart of St. Petersburg and Moscow. The days spent in these two major cities can begin early ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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draver

6 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

St. Petersburg to New York

We boarded in St. Petersburg after a 4 day stay in town. Wonderful visit and nice, safe place, with friendly people. Lots to see and do, and cabs are cheap. The terminal experience was very unusual however. We ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Rxtech1997

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Transatlantic

Itinerary was awesome other then that, food was ok, shows were mediocre and staff were a little rude. Main dining waiter was rushed no interaction just took order, drop food and took off. Francesco head waiter ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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beatrizedeg

1 Review Written

Unforgettable Experience

We had dreamed of visiting Russia and decided to go with another pair of friends . We found The Volga Dream Program: 3 days in St. Petersburg, 6 days on board and 3 days in Moscow. Everything was perfect: the ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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unhappycamper11

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Avoid this cruise line

Just returned from cruise through Scandanavia. This cruise only caters for people who are prepared to pay for their overpriced boutiques, restaurants and alcohol. Food, service and entertainment average at best. ...
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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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LVgm3110

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Greatly exceeded all expectations! Excellent value for money. Impeccable service

We have travelled much of the world over the last 25 years, but had never yet been to Russia. We chose a river cruise from St Petersburg to Moscow in high season. The price was very reasonable, so we did not expect ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Last cruiser 3495

1 Review Written

Just not my thing

Choose this cruise as it was leaving on date that afforded some of best opportunity for good weather and ability to see marine wildlife and glacier activity. I am more of a casual traveler, not swimsuits but not ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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heacockb

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Seeing the Baltic in Luxury

We boarded the ship in St. Petersburg, specifically so that we could spend two full days with a private guide and driver before the cruise. After doing a lot of Internet research I settled on Best Guides ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Mandika

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Ship, Exciting Baltic/Scandinavian Cities

We are a young-ish couple who mainly do independent travel so this was only our second cruise but we loved it. I travel a lot but have never been to many of the countries we docked in so this was exciting and all ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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kellybarbera

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First time on the Royal Princess

Very large ship, very beautiful, lots of people. Many changes, including Medallion requirements. Change is good, I hope. After several days, was able to maneuver around the ship without getting lost. Art ...
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Sail Date May 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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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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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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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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