Glad to Experience Russia

Viking Helgi Cruise Review to River Cruises - Russia

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

3.4 out of 5
Verified Review
Viking Helgi

12 Night Waterways Of The Tsars (Moscow To St. Petersburg)

Sail date: May 16, 2018

Ship: Viking Helgi

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 416

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Moscow has a very industrial, Soviet Era feel, but cool to see Red Square, The Kremlin and St. Basils. The stops in between Moscow and St. Petersberg are brief and frankly, there is not a lot to see/do. I felt rather like the cruise needed to stretch to find places to stop to create a "cruise". The on-board talks about Russian and the Russian lessons were excellent, as was the Vodka tasting/lesson. Cruise Extension hotel was lovely and St. Petersburg was an interesting and beautiful city.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

bring snacks. no food at all between meals

Ports of call

Moscow, Russian Federation

5 out of 5

Uglich, Russian Federation

2 out of 5

Yaroslavl, Russian Federation

2 out of 5

Kuzino, Russian Federation

2 out of 5

Kizhi Island, Russian Federation

2 out of 5

Mandrogi, Russian Federation

2 out of 5

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Was this review helpful? 25

Be the first to comment

Leave a comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.