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69 Viking Helgi Cruise Reviews


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Pavinrb

1 Review Written

Great River Cruise through Russia

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Was looking to visit/travel Eastern Europe as we’ve traveled in every country of Western Europe, but never anywhere in Eastern Europe. This trip dovetailed perfectly into a transatlantic cruise we wanted to be ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Often Travelling

1 Review Written

A very interesting and information insight to the life of Russia and its people.

We had travelled this cruise a few years ago and wished to revisit the sights because there is so much to take in. Our friends joined us on this cruise as they had heard so much about it from us over the years that ...
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Sail Date October 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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RHandGL

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pleasantly surprised by Russia

We enjoyed the cruise, despite the flights arranged by Viking. The flights home were particularly difficult - two layovers, not sitting together on 2 flights, chosen seats not provided - despite having paid for ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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roxiecruises

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Waterways of the Tsars River Cruise

My wife and I have recently returned from our Russia river cruise via Viking. We actually sailed on a combination of canals, rivers, and lakes from Moscow to St Petersburg on the Viking Helgi. The Helgi is ...
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Sail Date July 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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RGN

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Russian River Cruise

We took this cruise as an anniversary present and it was the best thing we could have done. The entire cruise throughout Russia was beautiful and always exciting. The museums and the palaces were truly awe ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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bi11m

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Russia River Cruise

I wanted to see Russia and thought this would be a good way. I would definitely recommend the Viking cruise. The dock in St Petersburg is out in an industrial area so if you want to explore on your own you ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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bennetthardy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

My Russian wife approves!

My wife Vika is Russian. She has wanted me to see St Petersburg for our whole marriage. Finally we decided because Viking offered a river cruise that would let us see so many places including St Petersburg. We ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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gdwise

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The crew was fantastic! Every need satisfied. Every hunger satisfied.

This seemed like a great opportunity to get to know the Russian people and tour Western Russia. Previous experience with Viking indicated we would be well cared for and have great tours aside from the cruise itself. ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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bcohen5818

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very enlightening. We learned a lot about Russia that is not advertised on TV.

We wanted to do something different. All of our friends are going to Europe ie Italy, Greece Germany. We wanted to learn more about how the average Russian people live, eat & work. The guides were Russian and ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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JimFitzsimons

3 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Enchanting!

So let me begin by my impression of Russia, at least cruising from Moscow to St. Petersburg, stopping at several towns on the way. My fourth river cruise, but none so beautiful as the rivers between Russia’s two ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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globalpgm

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Highs and lows of Viking Russia

I wanted to see Russia and this cruise offered a 2 week onboard stay that covered a lot of area. The ship, service and food were all excellent, typically Viking. Excursions and guides were also excellent. And ...
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Sail Date June 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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Cruiseoverkayaking

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful!

We were invited to join friends on this cruise, it being our first with Viking. We enjoyed everything about it. Tours interesting and well organized. Rooms wonderful with nice sized bathrooms. The ship was clean and ...
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Sail Date May 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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Singlewhip

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent! Thought-provoking.

I thoroughly enjoyed this cruise, finding Russia fascinating. The ship and cabins were, as usual, excellent, and the on-board Vodka tasting is definitely not to be missed. You learn more than you ever knew there was ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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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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dunnsoffc

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise Experience

Although my husband and I are not cruisers, we thought it was the best way to see Russia and we were right. The itinerary and the excursions offered were outstanding. We had opportunities to see other places that ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Patrick Andrews

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A beautiful country and beautiful people!

I had been to St. Petersburg before and consider it the most beautiful city I've visited. I wanted to see more, though, so I chose a Viking River Cruise and traveled from Moscow to St. Petersburg and everywhere ...
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Sail Date June 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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