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Viking Akun

Take an unforgettable journey and discover Russia's treasures on the Viking Akun. With upper and middle deck staterooms boasting private verandas. All accommodations meet the latest European standards of comfort and elegance. Expanded restaurant facilities and beautiful public areas help make Viking Akun one of the finest available river cruise ship in Russia.

 
    • 423

    • Length
    • 1987

    • Built Year
    • 2014

    • Refurbished Year
    • 115

    • Crew
    • 204

    • Pax Capacity
    • 4

    • Suites

Sailings

Ship Information


  • Maiden Voyage: 1987
  • Refurbished Year: 1987
  • Length: 423
  • Passenger Capacity: 204
  • Normal Crew Size: 115
  • Staterooms: 102
  • Suites: 4

Dining

Chefs create a variety of tasty offerings for you, with freshly prepared seasonal local vegetables, European specialties adapted for American tastes, and homemade soups prepared daily. For breakfast, choose from our selections 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 entrees and dessert. And for dinner, you are treated to a five-course gourmet menu with regional specialties. You can also select from our regional wines to perfectly complement your meal. And wherever you sail, you will find enhancements reflecting your itinerary - it is all part of experiencing the local culture.

Age Restrictions

Due to the nature of their cruise itineraries, Viking River Cruises does not maintain facilities or services for children aboard river cruise vessels. On all cruises and cruise journeys, minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied and share a cabin with a parent, legal guardian or other responsible adult over the age of 21. They reserve the right to limit the number of minors under the age of 18 years on board.

Tipping

It is customary to give cruise gratuities, subject to your satisfaction of services rendered. Gratuities on board and on land are not included in your tour price. It is customary to give cruise gratuities, subject to your satisfaction of services rendered. Gratuities on board and on land are not included in your tour price.

Cabins

Category DX
Square Footage: 160

Category DX

Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration) Large picture window 4.10 ft. x 2.79 ft. (can be opened) Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily Bathrobe and slippers available upon request Air conditioning Space under bed for storing suitcases Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom 26-inch Sony flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming. Located on the Main Deck.




Category CX
Square Footage: 160

Category CX

Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration) Large picture window 4.10 ft. x 2.79 ft. (can be opened) Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily Bathrobe and slippers available upon request Air conditioning Space under bed for storing suitcases Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom 26-inch Sony flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming. Located on the Main Deck.




Category BX
Square Footage: 230

Category BX

Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration) Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open onto a private veranda Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily Bathrobe and slippers available upon request Air conditioning Space under bed for storing suitcases Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom 26-inch Sony flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming. Located on the Middle Deck.




Category AX
Square Footage: 225

Category AX

Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration) Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open onto a private veranda Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily Bathrobe and slippers available upon request Air conditioning Space under bed for storing suitcases Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom 26-inch Sony flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming. Located on the Upper Deck.




Category Jr. Suite
Square Footage: 337

Category Jr. Suite

Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration) Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open onto a full-sized veranda Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily Bathrobe and slippers available upon request Air conditioning Space under bed for storing suitcases Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom 26-inch Sony flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming. Located on the Upper Deck.




Category Suite
Square Footage: 400

Category Suite

Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration) Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open onto a large veranda along both sleeping and living quarters Large private bathroom with shower and premium bath products Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily Bathrobe and slippers available upon request Air conditioning Space under bed for storing suitcases Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom 26-inch Sony flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming. Located on the Middle Deck.




Life on Board

Recreation

Neva Restaurant

The restaurant seats all guests at tables which vary in size, accommodating 6, 8 or 10 guests per table. The dining room is open seating, so you are free to sit where you like, a great way to make new friends. The atmosphere is casual but elegant, with high-quality table linens, china, cutlery and glassware. Located on the Middle Deck.

Recreation

Boutique

Forget to bring something? Looking for a magazine or some gift items? The onboard boutique has everything you need to make your voyage comfortable and convenient. Located on the Main Deck.

Recreation

Library

The library has comfortable seating and excellent reading light. Carries approximately 80 books, in various languages but mostly English, and several games such as chess, backgammon and playing cards. Located on the Main Deck.

Recreation

Panorama Bar

This enclosed bar seats 50 passengers and is an excellent spot for watching the scenery, especially during arrival at one of your exciting destinations. Located on the Upper Deck.

Recreation

Sky Bar

This enclosed bar provides seating at small tables designed to accommodate 2, 4 or 6 guests. A fantastic location for relaxing with friends while enjoying the scenery through panoramic windows. Located on the Sun Deck.

Recreation

Sun Deck

Enjoy sunshine and fresh air while you take in 360-degree views of the scenery as you sail past the cities, towns and forests of Russia. Some of the seating has a canopy for those who prefer shade. Located on the Sun Deck.

Hygiene and Safety Protocols

Pre-Departure Test
To ensure your journey is smooth and that you are able to fully enjoy your voyage as planned, we highly recommend that all guests take a pre-departure COVID-19 test, no more than three days prior to beginning your journey.

Purified Air
Enjoy fresh air in your stateroom, knowing that all staterooms on Viking river ships feature independent air handling units that do not share air with other areas of the ship. Take comfort in knowing that the air in the public areas of your ship has also been purified with new short-wavelength ultraviolet (UV-C) lights and high-density filters, which kill 99.99% of all airborne viruses and bacteria.

Medical Services
While every precaution can reduce the risk of illness, we are also prepared for that outcome. Each of our vessels has always had a state-of-the-art Medical Center; those facilities have now been upgraded with more specialized equipment. We have also launched a new 24/7 hotline staffed by doctors, specifically for our river cruises.

Sanitization
Rest assured that the surfaces on your ship will be cleaned and sanitized continuously with daily scheduled deep cleanings. You will notice more hand sanitization stations throughout your ship. And on our ocean and expedition ships, we are using new sanitization robots that utilize UV-C light to treat surfaces in guest and crew public areas—an industry first.

Dining & Entertainment
On your ship, you can expect spacious, airy public areas and abundant options for al fresco dining. Also, on our ocean voyages, as always, you can enjoy complimentary 24-hour room service. Now, more options for spaced seating in all dining venues will allow for physical distancing; there will be additional table service at all bars and lounges; and new capabilities will allow you to watch more live events and enriching content through your in-room entertainment system.

Physical Distancing & Face Masks
Public health experts agree that proper physical distancing and the use of face masks are effective in helping slow the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. Face masks are optional while moving about the ship. Please note: Viking’s Medical Team continually monitors conditions and may deem face masks to be necessary while moving about the ship, based on conditions at the time of travel. While ashore, guests will need to comply with any local guidelines for face masks and physical distancing. Face masks continue to be required for all crew.

Local Partner Training
As part of the Viking Health & Safety Program, we will regularly train every local partner, including motor coach drivers and tour guides. While ashore, Viking’s measures will meet or exceed local guidelines for social distancing and other precautions.

Viking Akun Customer Reviews

Ratings based off 17 reviews about Viking Akun - currently showing 4 reviews with comments only
RC
Ronald
Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Shannon made everything easy and it was a great trip exactly as we had asked for.

LC
Larry
Reviewed on Sep 05, 2019

Waterways of the Tsars ,by Viking river cruises, provides a great way to study Russian history and culture; not only St. Petersburg and Moscow but also the small villages on the river.

ES
Ellen

This was our first river cruise. Therefore, it was also our first cruise with Viking River Cruises. We were on the 13-day Waterways of the Tsars. The cruise was fabulous. Everything about Viking was well-organized and well-run, from the entire ship (state rooms, dining room, lectures) to the shore excursions.

LJ
Lois

We found being on the main deck fine. We did not have a door to the outside, but it definitely was not necessary.



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