Viking River Cruises

Viking Akun

More than 20 years ago, Viking began sailing the storied waterways of Russia. Today, Viking's fully refurbished, elegant Russia fleet sets new standards of excellence in this region. The Viking Akun with hotel-style amenities, features spacious staterooms and suites, an inviting restaurant and refined public spaces.
SHIP TYPE
River Ship
PASSENGERS
204
CREW
115
LAUNCHED
1990
REFURBISHED
2014

Viking Akun Cruises

13 Days St. Petersburg to Moscow

Operator: Viking

From 7,755
Save 1,240

13 Days Moscow to St. Petersburg

Operator: Viking

From 7,755
Save 1,240

Viking Akun Reviews (2) 66 reviews of Viking Akun from past clients of Global Journeys

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River Cruise in Russia     7 , QLD, Australia, Sep 2019
We have completed many coach tours and independent travel in Europe and the United States. Viking's Waterways of the Tsars was our first River Cruise - so it was a new country as well as a new travel style! There were 192 passengers on our trip, the majority from US and many seasoned cruisers! We had selected the "cheaper" window style cabin rather ...read more that a verandah cabin - it was quite spacious, provided plenty of storage and accommodated adequate river views when underway. We spent most of our on board time in scenic common areas. There were often 3-5 boats berthed alongside each other at river ports and it was often necessary to traverse several of these to access our boat, Akun. September was "cool to cold" with beautiful Autumn coloured leaves in gardens and forests; skies were a little grey and the tourist season was drawing to a close... I would hate to be a visitor at its peak! We enjoyed having the same comfortable bed and the superb quality meals (small buffet or table service for Breakfast and Lunch; a la carte for dinner with choices from Local Specialties (this was a great way to sample traditional Russian foods) or Classic menu items. We immersed ourselves in the varied programs provided by Viking - there are no casinos or "stage shows" on board... and we did not miss them! The organisation was very efficient and professional; the staff were warm, friendly and helpful. We travelled in the Moscow to St Petersburg direction and in retrospect I think this was the preferable direction - we had booked two extra nights, through Viking, in hotels both in Moscow and St Petersburg. It was great to have those extra nights especially in St Petersburg where the accommodation was very central and allowed lots of opportunities to explore independently. We weren't as confident and adventurous at the start of the trip! I hadn't expected the Viking river berths in both cities (3 nights at each) to be situated in such outer locations. Fortunately, the company offers many Included Tours in the program. We also selected several Optional tours. On a "free day" we travelled independently from the Moscow river berth to view Victory Park (the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 Museum). We would recommend this if you have an interest in these tragic years of Russian History - the Viking program, as the name of the tour would indicate tends to focus more on the Tsarist history. We have visited many European cities and St Petersburg would now have to be our favourite city. Be warned that the application for a Russian Visa is a time consuming exercise and can be costly. After obtaining the required "Invitation Letter" from Viking we were able to complete and submit our Visa application to the Russian Consulate online. Our passports were returned to us 20 days later. Our Viking booking included flights with Emirates as well as transfers to and from the airport, a stress free exercise.
Russian Surprise     0 , SA , Australia, Aug 2019
The booking procedure was seamless from selecting our holiday to the receipt of our travel documents. The airfares were organised by Viking Cruises as part of the package we chose. The major problem being the inability to pick our own seats on the plane. The Waterways to the Tsars tour was well thought out and provided an extensive look into the ...read more past and present life of the Russian people. The local guides provided well thought out information, although we became a little tired of the Romanovs by the end of the cruise. The on board staff were exemplary going about their tasks with a smile on their faces and were always helpful. A tremendous little touch was the gift of chocolates and a personal note from our cabin steward on the last day. The meals were OK and the ability to eat local food was a good touch. The only downside as far as the cruise was concerned was, free soft drink and alcohol was limited to meal times only and the local red wine was almost undrinkable. I was too tight to buy wine from the wine list. The major downside happened on our way home. The plane from Moscow was an hour late leaving and we missed our connecting flight from Frankfurt to Singapore even though the plane was still in the terminal and the ground staff knew we were coming. This lead to extremely basic accommodation and meals and resulted in us having to halve our stay in Singapore and was a significant reason for our jetlag when we came home. All in all it was a good experience that could have been great if the air component had been better. I have grave doubts if I would ever fly with Lufthansa again.

Life on Board Viking Akun What can you expect when cruising on board Viking Akun

Viking Akun
Viking Akun

Completely refurbished in 2014, Viking Akun offers exceptional ambiance with all the comforts of a fine hotel. Read more

Ship Features
Ship Features

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 Russia. Read more

The Viking Way
The Viking Way

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Deck Plans

Ship Profile
DX
Deluxe Stateroom
CX
Deluxe Stateroom
Main Deck (Level 1)
BX
Veranda Stateroom
AA
Suite
Middle Deck (Level 2)
AX
Veranda Stateroom
JR
Junior Suite
Upper Deck (Level 3)

Cabins

Oceanview

Deluxe Stateroom

Stateroom size: 142-160 sq ft. River-view stateroom with large picture window (can be opened). Includes a hotel-style bed (with optional twin-bed configuration), luxury linens & pillows, 26" flat-screen TV, telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & air conditioning, private bathroom with shower, premium toiletries, plush robes & slippers available upon request, stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping, space under bed for storing suitcases, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers.

Balcony

Veranda Stateroom

Stateroom size: 225-230 sq ft. River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a full-size veranda. Includes a hotel-style bed (with optional twin-bed configuration), luxury linens & pillows, 26" flat-screen TV, telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & air conditioning, private bathroom with shower, premium toiletries, plush robes & slippers available upon request, stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping, space under bed for storing suitcases, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers.

Suite

Junior Suite

Suite size: 337-400 sq ft. River-view suite with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a full-size veranda. Includes a hotel-style bed (with optional twin-bed configuration), luxury linens & pillows, 26" flat-screen TV, telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & air conditioning, private bathroom with shower, premium toiletries, plush robes & slippers available upon request, stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping, space under bed for storing suitcases and a roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers.

Suite

Suite

Suite size: 400-405 sq ft. River-view suite with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a large veranda along both the sleeping quarters & the sitting room. Includes a hotel-style bed (with optional twin-bed configuration), luxury linens & pillows, 26" flat-screen TV, telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & air conditioning, private bathroom with shower, premium toiletries, plush robes & slippers available upon request, stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping, space under bed for storing suitcases, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers.

Viking Akun Cruise Schedule All 112 cruise sailings by departure date on board Viking Akun

Starts Days Name Itinerary From
Friday
06 May 2022
13 Waterways of the Tsars St. Petersburg to Moscow
9,395
Wednesday
18 May 2022
13 Waterways of the Tsars Moscow to St. Petersburg
9,795
Monday
30 May 2022
13 Waterways of the Tsars St. Petersburg to Moscow
9,695
Saturday
11 Jun 2022
13 Waterways of the Tsars Moscow to St. Petersburg
10,095
Thursday
23 Jun 2022
13 Waterways of the Tsars St. Petersburg to Moscow
9,695
Tuesday
05 Jul 2022
13 Waterways of the Tsars Moscow to St. Petersburg
9,695
Sunday
17 Jul 2022
13 Waterways of the Tsars St. Petersburg to Moscow
9,695
Friday
29 Jul 2022
13 Waterways of the Tsars Moscow to St. Petersburg
9,695
Wednesday
10 Aug 2022
13 Waterways of the Tsars St. Petersburg to Moscow
9,695
Monday
22 Aug 2022
13 Waterways of the Tsars Moscow to St. Petersburg
9,695
Saturday
03 Sep 2022
13 Waterways of the Tsars St. Petersburg to Moscow
9,695
Thursday
15 Sep 2022
13 Waterways of the Tsars Moscow to St. Petersburg
9,695
Tuesday
27 Sep 2022
13 Waterways of the Tsars St. Petersburg to Moscow
10,795
Sunday
09 Oct 2022
13 Waterways of the Tsars Moscow to St. Petersburg
8,995
Friday
05 May 2023
13 Waterways of the Tsars St. Petersburg to Moscow
9,395
Wednesday
17 May 2023
13 Waterways of the Tsars Moscow to St. Petersburg
9,395
Monday
29 May 2023
13 Waterways of the Tsars St. Petersburg to Moscow
9,695
Saturday
10 Jun 2023
13 Waterways of the Tsars Moscow to St. Petersburg
9,695
Thursday
22 Jun 2023
13 Waterways of the Tsars St. Petersburg to Moscow
9,695
Tuesday
04 Jul 2023
13 Waterways of the Tsars Moscow to St. Petersburg
9,695
Sunday
16 Jul 2023
13 Waterways of the Tsars St. Petersburg to Moscow
9,695
Friday
28 Jul 2023
13 Waterways of the Tsars Moscow to St. Petersburg
9,695
Wednesday
09 Aug 2023
13 Waterways of the Tsars St. Petersburg to Moscow
9,695
Monday
21 Aug 2023
13 Waterways of the Tsars Moscow to St. Petersburg
9,695
Saturday
02 Sep 2023
13 Waterways of the Tsars St. Petersburg to Moscow
9,695
Thursday
14 Sep 2023
13 Waterways of the Tsars Moscow to St. Petersburg
9,695
Tuesday
26 Sep 2023
13 Waterways of the Tsars St. Petersburg to Moscow
8,995
Sunday
08 Oct 2023
13 Waterways of the Tsars Moscow to St. Petersburg
8,995
Cruise Content
Cabin images are sourced from Viking River Cruises. These should be treated as indicative only. Cabin inclusions, upholsteries and room layout may differ to the image(s) shown depending on sailing dates.

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