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Viking Forseti Cruise Review by Baby boomer cruise: Cruising down the river? I don't think so!


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Cabin Not Rated
Dining 3.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities Not Rated
Entertainment 2.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation Not Rated
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 4.0
Shore Excursions 5.0
Value for Money 3.0

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Cruising down the river? I don't think so!

Sail Date: May 2014
Destination: France
Embarkation: Other

Fabulous welcome, beautiful room and shower room. A good start.

Our balcony cabin looked out on to a dock wall in Bordeaux, but we thought that won't be for very long: how wrong we were! About two full days were spent looking at this or a grain silo (Blaye), out of the whole cruise. Not the Scenic cruise we had expected when we booked.

The wine tasting and dinner on the Sunday in the chateau were excellent and brilliantly organised. That and the final dinner were the best two of the week. The others were average to good and some times lower than average. One night the main course, fish, was stone cold. Another night the medium steak was definitely rare.

The waiting staff were very pleasant but some definitely inexperienced, others where brilliant and very attentive. We weren't told about an alternative breakfast menu until Thursday morning. The one morning I had an omelette it was revolting, nothing more than messed up fried eggs. Yet other mornings I saw More people with beautiful omelettes.

The light lunches ranged from average to virtually inedible. Cold chips anyone?

The two good ones were served on the first and last Saturdays. There seems to be a theme here.

The head chef had an over inflated view of her talents and products in our opinion. We have had much better food on other holidays.

There were some odd ideas about entertainment. We had a very serious talk about wine on the last evening after dinner when all people wanted to do was exchange numbers etc, not listen in silence to a lecture.

The good points and there were, were the very well organised trips and the brilliant guides. The staff all were very pleasant, helpful and attentive.

It was a good holiday, but not a good cruise. Less


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