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  • Viking-River-Cruises-sundeck - The sundeck aboard your Viking Cruises river ship is the ideal setting to sit back and take in the spectacular scenery of your  voyage through Russia.
  • Viking-River-Cruises-Panorama-Bar - Relax and enjoy an afternoon aperitif while taking in the scenery in the Panorama Bar on board your Viking Cruises ship during your vacation in Russia.
  • Viking-River-Cruises-Dining-Room - Experience intimate dining with scenic views and good company in the restaurant aboard your Viking River Cruises ship during your exploration of Russia.
  • Viking-River-Cruises-couple-on-veranda - Spend your morning soaking in the views with a continental breakfast on your private veranda aboard your Viking Cruises ship during her sailing in Russia.
  • Viking-River-Cruises-Veranda-Stateroom - Book a Veranda stateroom for a comfortable stay during your Viking River Cruises sailing in Russia.
  • viking-akun-in-russia.jpg - Viking Akun sailing the Volga River in Russia.
  • Viking-River-Cruises-ship-on-Volga-2 - The English-speaking crew aboard your Viking Cruises ship will ensure you have an unforgettable travel experience throughout your journey in Russia.
  • Viking-River-Cruises-church-Uglich-Russia - Guests will have a spectacular views of landmarks along the Volga River during your Viking River Cruises odyssey, including this church in Uglich, Russia.
  • Viking-River-Cruises-ship-on-Volga - Your Viking River Cruises voyage down the Volga will explore Russia's historic cities, charming villages and pretty landscapes.
  • Viking-River-Cruises-Panorama-Bar - Relax and enjoy an afternoon aperitif while taking in the scenery in the Panorama Bar on board your Viking Cruises ship during your vacation in Russia.
  • Viking-River-Cruises-sundeck - The sundeck aboard your Viking Cruises river ship is the ideal setting to sit back and take in the spectacular scenery of your  voyage through Russia.
  • Viking-River-Cruises-Dining-Room - Experience intimate dining with scenic views and good company in the restaurant aboard your Viking River Cruises ship during your exploration of Russia.

Viking Akun: Ship overview & photo tour

Have you sailed on Viking Akun? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

Completely refurbished in 2013, the Viking fleet in Russia and Eastern Europe offers exceptional ambiance with all the comforts of a fine hotel. Enjoy spacious staterooms and suites, an inviting restaurant and beautiful public spaces on elegant ships that set a new standard of river cruising excellence in the region.

Who will like sailing on Viking Akun

Viking River Cruises attracts an older demographic that is surprisingly getter young and younger. If you have an interest in exploring art, culture, or history then sailing on Viking will be a great option.

Where Viking Akun sails

Viking Akun sails the 12-night “Waterways of the Tsars” itinerary between St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia. 

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River cruising is about destination immersion

River cruising is about the destination probably more so than the ship. While enjoying the creature comforts of Viking Akun, make sure to take advantage of opportunities to connect with local culture, history and highlights of the places that you visit.  Don't be surprised to see local dishes on the menu or local entertainers sharing music, dancing and stories.

Viking includes daily tours with the cruise fare, which makes the hassle of figuring out logistics less challenging. Most tours are done around lunch and then you are free to do what you choose until the ship leaves the dock.

You will be given a nightly briefing in the evening before dinner to get updates on the next day’s call to discuss the upcoming day’s activities, tours, and logistics. Plan to attend the session to discover highlights of the upcoming town's history, art, food, music and architecture of the cities and towns visited. 

Dining

Viking Akun has one restaurant. The atmosphere is casual yet elegant. Dinner is at a set time and you are welcome to sit with whomever you wish. When Akun is not scheduled to leave port until later in the evening, treat yourself to a night on the town and sample cuisine at a nearby restaurant (at your own expense, but a nice way to experience the local culture.)

Activities

According to the Viking River Cruises website, you can experience an immersive learning program to compliment the complimentary shore excursions. Examples of enrichment opportunities include: Regional cuisine workshops,  a Bulgarian folklore presentation,  or a classic opera or ballet performance. These in-depth experiences are included as an essential part of discovering more about the places through which you cruise, and each activity is planned specifically to illuminate each itinerary.

Viking also offers a series of onboard multimedia talks to shed light on the history and culture of the places you visit. Topics may include Romanian and Bulgarian history, the Orthodox Church, the Vikings in Europe, and key words and phrases in local languages. These presentations provide a context for your own observations, enhancing your travel experience.

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Carrie Finley-Bajak
I'm a cruise journalist, blogger, CLIA Accredited Cruise Counselor and a columnist for Travel Weekly. Follow me on Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest and Instagram.

Top highlights on this ship

  • What: River cruising in Russia
  • Where: Volga River

  • What: Panorama Bar
  • Where: Viking Akun

  • What: Scenic cruising
  • Where: Volga River
  • All staterooms are outside with river view
  • Private, modern bathrooms with separate shower & premium bath products
  • Restaurant with panoramic views
  • Suites are 400 square feet, have 2 flat-panel TVs & panoramic windows
  • Most Deluxe staterooms & Suites have hotel-style beds with optional twin-bed configuration
  • Sun deck with shaded sitting area

Top dining options on board

The Restaurant

  • Style: Varied
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Fast facts

204 Passengers [?]
114 Crew
4 Decks
2012 Maiden voyage
5,600 Tonnage [?]
431 Length in feet
55 Width in feet (max beam)
2013 REFURBISHED

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