Viking River Cruises

Viking Surkov - River Cruise Ship Review - Passenger Reviews

Viking Surkov river cruise shipShip Information
Part of the mammoth, 27-ship “302”-series, Viking Surkov and her sisters Viking Pakhomov and Viking Kirov carry 210 guests along Russia’s historic Volga River. Built in 1984, Viking Surkov was fully refurbished in 2008 and operates Viking’s popular “Waterways of the Czars” itineraries.

In addition to her three expansive open promenade decks, Viking Surkov features a reception area, restaurant, and observation lounge. The Reception area also hosts a 24-hour coffee and tea station, while the Restaurant serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casually elegant setting where the seating is always open. This allows guests to dine with whomever they choose at a variety of table sizes.

Located on Upper Deck, the forward-facing Observation Lounge makes the perfect venue to enjoy a cold drink and conversation with newfound friends without ever having to take your eyes off the beautiful Volga.

Viking Surkov River Cruisers Should Know
Free shipwide wireless internet service ♦ Virtually all shore excursions are included in the cruise fare.

Ship Facts
Year Built 1984 ♦ Year Refurbished 2008 ♦ Country of Registry Russia ♦ Length 424 ft - 129 m ♦ Passenger Capacity (double occupancy) 210 ♦ Passenger Decks 4 ♦ Officers and Crew 110 ♦ Officer's Nationality Russian ♦ Crew and Hotel Staff Nationality Russian

Viking Surkov barCabins
There are eight stateroom categories aboard Viking Surkov:

Category CS staterooms were designed specifically for the solo traveler. At 75 square feet, these rooms feature a single Pullman-style bed along with a picture window that opens. These two staterooms are located on Upper Deck and have a bathroom with shower, air conditioning, a small wardrobe, and a television featuring English-language programming.

Category E and F staterooms are located all the way forward on Main deck, and include hotel-style beds that can be separated if needed, along with two fixed porthole windows. These rooms also feature a bathroom with shower, a desk and vanity area, a small sitting area, a television with English-language programming, and full air conditioning. Category F staterooms measure 161 square feet, while Category E rooms are slightly larger at 215 square feet.

Category A, B, C, and D staterooms are located on Upper, Middle, and Main decks. All feature hotel-style beds that can be separated if needed, along with a large picture window that opens. These rooms also feature a bathroom with shower, a desk and vanity area, a small sitting area, a television with English-language programming, and full air conditioning. Categories A, B and C all measure 161 square feet, while Category D staterooms are slightly smaller at 136 square feet.

Suites are the top level of accommodation aboard Viking Surkov. Located on Middle Deck, these forward-facing staterooms are a spacious 290-square feet and include several large picture windows that open. A full-size bathroom with separate shower, tub, and dual-vanity sinks compliments these suites, which also include a sitting area, large wardrobe, full air conditioning, a television with English-language programming, and a sofa.

Total Cabins 106 ♦ Suites 2 ♦ Riverview 104

Cabin Amenities
Hotel-style Bedding ♦ TV with Movie Channels ♦ Bathrobes and Slippers upon request ♦ Bottled Water - replenished daily ♦ Private Safe ♦ Hair Dryer

Dining
Traditional Single Seating Dining in the restaurant ♦ Complimentary Wine, Beer or Soft Drinks with Lunch and Dinner

Public Rooms
Bar ♦ Lounge

Entertainment
Onboard Lectures ♦ Nightly Light Entertainment

Activities and Sports
Sightseeing with Local Guides Included

Other Facilities and Services
Free Internet Service in cabins ♦ Sundry Shop ♦ Laundry Service