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Viking Helgi ship overview
The venerable river boat Viking Helgi was built to sail the waterways of Russia and, after a suspension of cruises in 2020 to mid-2021, the ship has resumed its 12-night "Waterways of the Tsars" itineraries. Since entering the river cruise market, Viking River Cruises has received numerous awards for their itineraries and innovative ship designs and onboard programming.
Who will like sailing on Viking Helgi
Viking River Cruises attracts an older demographic that is surprisingly getter young and younger. If you have an interest in exploring Russia's art, culture or history, then sailing on Viking Helgi will be a great option.
Where Viking Helgi sails
The ship features a 12-night "Waterways of the Tsars" itinerary that sails from St. Petersburg to Moscow and the reverse sailing, calling on small river towns along the way.
It's all about destination immersion
River cruising is about the destination probably more so than the ship. While enjoying the creature comforts of Viking Helgi, 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 Helgi has two restaurants. The atmosphere is casual yet refined.
For breakfast, there is an ample buffet a lot of variety, you can choose from a selection of pastries, cereals, breakfast meats, egg dishes, fresh fruit and selected cheeses. At lunch, select from the soup and sandwich bar, or a choice of entrées and dessert. And for dinner, expect a five-course menu with regional specialties.
Entertainment & activities
River cruising is very mellow. There are not any large production shows or comedy clubs. What you will enjoy is some light piano music played by the house musician and local entertainers who are brought onto the ship to sing, dance, or tell stories from the local perspective.
After dinner people hang out in the lounge and have an after dinner drink or they can walk back into town if the ship is not leaving port until later in the evening.
The ship has a total of 106 staterooms. There are mostly deluxe cabins (96); 2 suites; 2 single cabins; 6 standard staterooms.
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Interested in a cruise on this ship?
For pricing, itinerary information and to reserve your spot on Viking Helgi, contact a Cruiseable travel consultant by email or by calling 1-877-322-3773.
Top highlights on this ship
- 2 restaurants and 2 bars
- Sun deck
- Promenade deck