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Viking Helgi River Cruises Cruise Reviews

Viking River
Viking Helgi
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Departure Port

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Excellent

18

Very Good

2

Average

3

Poor

2

Terrible

1

Cruise type

River Cruises

26

Senior Cruises

9

Romantic Cruises

4

Group and Theme Cruises

3

First-Time Cruisers

3

26 Viking Helgi River Cruises Cruise Reviews


arge10005 avatar

arge10005

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Best time ever!

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We choose this river cruise as a 40th wedding present for ourselves, and anticipated it with excitement for months. We did not know what to expect, coming from the Midwest USA, and traveling to Russia, but it would ...
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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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ldcruising

2 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Great Time Visiting Russia with Viking

Just returned from the trip that started in Moscow on August 24. About a week before leaving I finally read the reviews of this trip posted on this site and found them to be very mixed. Along with the political ...
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Sail Date August 2014


Travelin' Gal avatar

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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LipBalmAddict

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

First time with Viking, really impressed with the whole experience

My husband and I wanted an immersive experience of Russia, and we decided that a river cruise would be the best way for us to experience it. We have sailed with Regent and Crystal previously (3 ocean cruises in ...
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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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Barliatone

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Waterways of the Czars Viking River Cruises Helgi July 3-16, 2013

We just returned from a wonderful trip on the Helgi! We recommend starting in Moscow, because the days of touring seem to be longer and later in Moscow and could be tiring at the end of the cruise. Also, if you have ...
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Sail Date July 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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Bousker

1 Review Written

St. Petersburg to Moscow

I can't say enough about the guides on this Viking tour. They were friendly, very knowledgeable and fun to be with. We probably could have chosen a better time of year to have done this trip, as the weather was ...
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Sail Date September 2012


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Beachnut53

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Waterways of the Czars - Viking HELGI - July 5-17th

What a fabulous trip! Would highly recommend starting in Moscow. We had a AX room on the 4th floor which was small but efficient. It was quiet with very little foot traffic on the outside walkway. Our cabin ...
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Sail Date July 2012


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aaallison

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Waterways of the Tzars, Viking Helgi, June 23 - July 5, 2012

It's unclear whether Viking management exercises too-strict control over operation of the dining room, the Hotel Manager is incompetent, or both. I rather suspect that it's a combination, i.e., that the staff hide ...
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Sail Date June 2012


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CdMAgFox

24 Reviews Written

85 Helpful Votes

My Russian Rivers Cruise Journal

***Welcome to Moscow! July 5th*** By noon today, July 5th, we had deplaned our Delta flight #46 from Atlanta -- a 10.5 hour flight, had passed through Russian passport control, retrieved our checked baggage, and ...
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Sail Date July 2011


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Pestkiller

1 Review Written

Viking River Cruise Waterways of the Czars

My wife and I had never been to Russia. We had been to China, the Caribbean, South America, Alaska, and all over the U.S. but Russia was a new experience. We flew from Seattle to St. Petersburg. Our flights to ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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Quiltsalad

3 Reviews Written

Luxury on the Yangze

We booked a private tour of China through an Internet Agency. Spent a year setting the tour up emailing on a regular basis back and forth with the agent in Guilin, China. Got it exactly they way we wanted it ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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Quiltsalad

3 Reviews Written

The Good Luck Cruise

We decided to do this at the spur of the moment and were very lucky to get our visa's out of the Russian Embassy in less than a month, also our flight from Seattle to Dulles was a real squeaker. Everyone on board ...
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Sail Date September 2009


al468 avatar

al468

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Poor Support Ruins otherwise Good Cruise

We are experienced travellers and what happened to us on this trip has never happened before and the problems we experienced ruined what should have been an enjoyable expereince. Our difficulties started in the air ...
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Sail Date September 2011


chipper3 avatar

chipper3

1 Review Written

Surkov Delight

We went on the Viking Waterways of the Czars cruise aboard the Surkov. The cabin was roomy enough that we did not feel cramped. The bed was comfortable, and the air conditioning worked well. The food from ...
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Sail Date August 2011


CdMAgFox avatar

CdMAgFox

24 Reviews Written

85 Helpful Votes

Waterways of the Czars from Moscow to St. Petersburg

Waterways of the Czars Viking River Cruise July 5 - 17, 2011 ~~Welcome to Moscow! July 5th~~ By noon today, July 5th, we had deplaned our Delta flight 46 from Atlanta - a 10.5 hour flight, had ...
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Sail Date July 2011


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Rikka

6 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

To Russia with Love

My husband and I have cruised on ocean going vessels before and have travelled extensively. We are both in our sixties and are pretty active. When we were on a hiking trip to Germany a few years ago, we ran into ...
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Sail Date September 2010


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Quiltsalad

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


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Bithynia

1 Review Written

An Eye-Opening Journey

My sister and I took the Viking River Cruise, "Waterways of the Czars," September 3-15, 2009, traveling on the newly renovated Viking Surkov. Our experience was extremely positive. The ship, decorated in ...
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Sail Date September 2009


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