Waterways of the Tsars, a revelation.

Viking Truvor Cruise Review to River Cruises - Russia

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 179

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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Viking Truvor

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

Sail date: May 29, 2018

Ship: Viking Truvor

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 229

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Rule of thumb. When visiting a country, respect their rules and their ways of life. This Waterways of the Tsars cruise was an eye opener. I have completely changed my perspective about Russia and their people. Was completely surprised when we asked Russians and they said they wouldn't mind living all their life in Russia. The country is very discipline, orderly, clean and everything seem to be working well for them. People might not be smiling like crazy to you, but there's no frown or worries on their face. They seemed contented. And what's not to like, right?


5 out of 5
Air passage was with Vikings. Upon airport arrival, met by Vikings, seamlessy transported in a timely manner to the ship.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Quite good food choices, although wasn't that crazy with a lot of Russian food. For my palate, they seemed bland, and soup always have sour cream.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Not much, but the lectures were all SRO audience. Learn so much about it. Always looking forward to the next lectures.


4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Wait staff knows our name, excellent service, solicitious, can't complain. Luliana, my room steward was so beautiful , young and excellent.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Of course the ships are from their first acquisitions. Everything was good. Although shower stall was quite small, and guilty when I splashed so much water.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

If you hate to be walking from one end of the ship to the other, this ship is for you. Everywhere is quite near and easy access.

Ports of call

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

5 out of 5
Simply awestruck with all the churches, chapels and castles. Wow, they are all well preserved, functioning and relevant to the modern ages.

Mandrogi, Russian Federation

5 out of 5

Kizhi Island, Russian Federation

5 out of 5

Kuzino, Russian Federation

5 out of 5

Yaroslavl, Russian Federation

5 out of 5
Really love the home visit. Got a more upfront experience on how the Russians live.

Uglich, Russian Federation

5 out of 5

Moscow, Russian Federation

5 out of 5
Kremlin Wall, Red Square, everything else, is so clean, people discipline.


5 out of 5
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