A WONDERFUL TRIP
Unfortunately, Viking doesn’t control the weather, so our cruise was not 100% perfect—but we couldn’t have been happier with the ship, the service, the food, the escorts and guides, and the range of wonderful experiences. Gloomy skies were no match for the brilliant opulence of the Hermitage and Catherine’s Palace, and cruising the rivers, lakes and canals on the way to Moscow gave us time to relax and enjoy the comforts of our stateroom. A wonderful trip!
Penny & George
TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE
What a trip! Viking River Cruises did it again. From Day 1 through Day 13, our trip was a 10+, and Viking gave us everything we anticipated and more. The Viking Ingvar staff was everything we expected—where else can you get champagne for breakfast along with great local, ethnic and traditional food three times a day, served by a very attentive staff? Viking tour escorts guided us toward all the sights that Moscow, St. Petersburg and all other places along the way had to offer. Visits to a local home in Uglich and the Governor’s house in Yaroslavl were especially interesting (and we have the photos to prove it), and all the palaces we saw—“it’s good to be king.” We are hooked on Viking—see you in Bordeaux in 2014!
Toby & Rich Hoffman
We recently returned from our Waterways of the Tsars cruise on Viking Truvor. It was absolutely fabulous. Everyone from the crew, service staff, tour guides, the entire Viking team were intent on assuring all passengers were well taken care of. The food was excellent, the tour guides were exceptionally knowledgeable and didn’t hesitate to include a bit of humor. We enjoyed our cruise so much, we just booked your Grand European Tour. Thank you Viking and the Truvor team for a job well done.
Big kisses to all Viking staff
French Canadian: Nous avons jouis de tous les éléments organisés par la compagnie. Les guides de St-Pétersburg ont été des plus compétents et informatifs. L’équipage du navire se sont montrer des plus chaleureux, surtout au resto. Des gros bisous aux suivants de l’équipage.
English translation: We enjoyed all the elements organized by the company. The St. Petersburg guides were most competent and informative. The ship’s crew was very warm, especially at the restaurant. Big kisses to all Viking staff.
Albert & Carmel Dubé
I thought it was the most awesome cruise I have ever been on. I loved it so much!
The sights were magnificent
What a terrific trip! I can’t imagine a better way to see this key corner of Russia than with Viking River Cruises. The sights were magnificent and the Viking staff was tremendous. There is one tip I want to pass on—consider spending an afternoon on your own between tours. In St. Petersburg, we left the group (told everyone including our escort first) after the Hermitage tour and walked to the nearby Church of the Spilled Blood and the Russian Museum. We had dinner on our own and then rejoined our group at the entrance of the theater for the included show. It was well worth it to get in some additional sightseeing—just make sure you have the energy and interest and don’t mind exploring on your own.
Linda & Dirk Close
An excellent trip
My wife and I were on Viking Peterhof for your Waterways of the Tsars cruise and it was an excellent trip and the staff did a terrific job. The food was fantastic and everyone involved made it a well-organized and fun experience. I would recommend this Viking cruise to anyone interested in seeing this part of Russia.
Mike & Jean Zbailey
Viking should be proud
We wanted to take a moment and let you know what an enjoyable experience it was to take your Waterways of the Tsars cruise. The ship was spotless, the food was excellent and the staff was superb. Viking, as a company, should be proud of the way they have put everything together—particularly the little details that help the passengers stay at ease.
Ernest & Genevieve Klinger
Many thanks from a happy couple
Since we’ve returned from our Waterways of the Tsars cruise onboard Viking Kirov we have been raving to friends and family about our trip. Everybody was so curious about the food, which we absolutely loved. Many thanks from a happy couple of two-time Viking River Cruises travelers!
William McCreedy & Helen Corry
Our fifth cruise with Viking
This was our fifth cruise with Viking, and we still say Viking is the best. The crew always goes out of their way for the traveler. We keep telling all of our friends about what a great job Viking does.
Don & Rita Schrems
Entirely new perspective
A wonderful Program Director, great chef and a very helpful hotel manager headed an outstanding staff that made our trip through Russia memorable. The tour guides were skilled, knowledgeable and gave us an entirely new perspective on a very complex history. Thank you, Viking!
Val & Don Campbell
My Viking experience
I wish I could tell the world about my Viking experience.