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St. Petersburg Viking Helgi Cruise Reviews

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Viking Helgi
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38 St. Petersburg Viking Helgi Cruise Reviews


kenrick avatar

kenrick

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good way to visit Russia

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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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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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Hottubmomma

5 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise but ship needs updating

We just returned from Waterways of the Tzars with Viking and although the trip was enjoyable there were several problems with the cruise. The boats in Russia are not nearly as nice as the Longships Vikings uses in ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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tring

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


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dkedy

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


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Barbnpete

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fascinating Russia, exceeded our expectations

We had always wanted to travel to Russia and so pleased we finally did. Our cruise was the first of the season which was lucky in so many ways. The crew and guides were so enthusiastic and welcoming. The slight ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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169degrees

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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shirleneleongnakano

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent tours, food, on board lectures and activities.

We sailed on the Helgi from St. Peterburg to Moscow in the late Spring. I initially wanted just to visit the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, but was happy that the rest of the trip was completely delightful. The ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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kftravel17

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A cruise that exceeded my expectations

I chose thiis cruise because I have always wanted to see St. Petersburg because of the history of the Romanov dynasty. I was not disappointed. Embarking and disembarking was smooth and efficiently handled. We ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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janebloggs

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Russian Experience

We chose Viking on the recommendation of a friend who had done the Waterways of the Tsars some years ago. It was everything that we had hoped that the cruise and experience in Russia would be and a whole lot more. ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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wheimsoth

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Honest Russia

It was a wonderful exposure to the county of Russia, the history, and the current climate. Having three tour people on the ship full time, really helped. And everything went off like clock work. We were fortunate ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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nswanson51

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Russia is Beautiful!

We have always wanted to travel to Russia and see the sites, meet the people and learn about this incredible country. We started n St. Petersberg and loved that we didn't have to stay in a hotel, but went ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Burke23

6 Reviews Written

92 Helpful Votes

Russia from St Petersburg to Moscow

This cruise provided an excellent opportunity to see and experience new and different places from our previous adventures and being our 7th Viking cruise (river and ocean combined), we were confident that it would ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Happy Guy 01

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

The unexpected great cruise

We did hear so many good things about Viking that we simply had to book a cruise and Russia was our first choice of destination. Everything about the cruise was fantastic.We Spent 3 days in St. Petersbourg, and ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Kurt Wellar

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Felt like cruising the Arctic

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Ermarwen

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Russian River Cruise: Waterways of the Tsars on Viking Helgi

This was my first cruise experience and it was a blast. Hats off to Viking Cruises for the very efficient handling of everything: from the flight bookings, to airport transfers, embarkation and disembarkation to ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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GeneTree

5 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Russian River Cruise - St. Petersburg to Moscow

Make sure your passport is good for at least six (6) months after dates of travel. This is required by Russia for Visa as well as Viking. Visa for Russia is a pain and needs to be taken care of well in advance. It ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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shawno59

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

St. Petersburg-Moscow

This was my second Viking River Cruise, and it was just as well-run as the first. The staff was amazing - I can't say enough about them, from the cleaning people to the restaurant staff to the guides to the cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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HoopJ

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Russia by River

The stand out feature was the quality of the guides. They made the experience a real education. Russia was a bit of a surprise for these two Aussies. Viking/Russia had been recommended by fellow passengers on the ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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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


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Jdblevins

1 Review Written

River of the Czars.

An incredible journey along the inland waterway from St Petersburg to Moscow in the lap of luxury. The ship was well appointed and the crew made us feel at home. The entire experience was beyond our expectations. ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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NanciEA

4 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

Viking in Russia

My husband and I and three other couples recently sailed on the Viking Helgi from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Here is the good, the average, the bad and the ugly. The good: The food was consistently very good to ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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az_tchr

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Viking Helgi - Not really a 13 day cruise

The greeting at the ship was efficient and very quick. Luiggage moved immediately to our room and a short tour of the public areas (all 4) provided. We then hasd a nice buffett and unpacked. The dinner was good ...
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Sail Date August 2013


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cantante

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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SandyBeach45

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Stateroom not fit for purpose

We have just returned from a trip to Russia on the Viking River Cruises Viking Helgi ship a holiday ruined by mechanical noise, which ensured I was entirely unable to sleep in the stateroom we had booked. There was ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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