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29 Viking Forseti River Cruise Reviews

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Tweskard
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Bordeaux is a beautiful city;we had been there before but enjoyed exploring more of it. It has the elegance of Paris without the traffic. Viking Forseti is a very comfortable boat with first class service. Everyone of the staff was ... Read more
pasta mama
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This Chateaux and Wine Country cruise on the Viking Forseti during the week of Christmas was one of the best gifts we've ever received. We traveled with our family group of 8. A "Viking" met us at the Bordeaux airport, helped ... Read more
bobbyleethebuilder
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The cruise lived up to the description in the literature we received. Service on board was excellent as was the food. The excursions were quite good and two of the excursions were excellent. In particular we enjoyed motoring across the ... Read more
Perlajane
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose the Bordeaux cruise because most of the other European River Cruises were sold out by the time we decided to go (rather last minute, I'm afraid). We liked the idea of Bordeaux because we enjoy fine wines and we had never seen ... Read more
boomerone
Member Since 2010
21 reviews
594 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our 8th Viking River Cruises river experience. If the "Chateaux, Rivers, and Wine" itinerary had been our first Viking river experience we might have come away unimpressed, disappointed, and perhaps not excited about ... Read more

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Christieiowa
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Previously, we cruised with Viking three times. Each time we enjoyed every facet of the cruise immensely. The Forseti was just what we anticipated it would be: clean, with an excellent staff; very comfortable and beautiful. Because we ... Read more
2happyseniors
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Even though water levels did not allow us to sail to a couple of the ports (some passengers called our attention to the fact of being able to see town of Bordeau with binoculars always in the distance), the captain kept the boat moving ... Read more
ganski
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
53 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was an outstanding river cruise that featured all he best in river cruising. relaxing river cruising during the day, very good regional food with a dinner at a French Chateaux, tours of wineries plus various local wines at lunch and ... Read more
beanpittsburgh
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
58 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
We had a great time on our Viking Bordeaux cruise. We knew going in that it was mostly a floating hotel but we choose this cruise for the wine and itinerary and we were not disappointed. It cracks me up to hear people complain about this ... Read more
Ann elli
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
Simple Luxury Cruising, those three words sums it all up when you take a Viking cruise. As you step into the ship on your first day, the pampering begins. I cruised with them on the Danube and the Bordeaux river, and planning ... Read more

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LadyDeeDee
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is not a river cruise. The ship is used as your hotel and you are bused practically everything. It is also not a Wine Tour. In 7 days there were 3 wine tastings. The first one at Chateaux Lalond was excellent and the last at Sauterne ... Read more
roggenguy
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our fourth river cruise and the third with Viking. Everything met or exceeded our expectations. We decided to do independent air so that we could have a week prior to embarcation to tour the Dordogne area. As with every trip, a ... Read more
rlmatl
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
One of the best cruises we have experienced overall. While there was not a lot of river travel, that left plenty of time for shore excursions to get up close and personal experiences at several different Chateaus and other wineries and ... Read more
Jackjaguar
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
This was my sixth VR River Cruise and it was by far, my least favorite. The food was mediocre, at best and there was very little to see at each of the stops along the way. The best part of the trip was the three day precruise trip thru the ... Read more
Blase
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
This was our fourth river cruise, three with Viking. One year we decided to go with a competetor and quickly returned to Viking. The cruise was over the top. The Forsetti was really well appointed, and every accomodation necessary was ... Read more
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hummingbirddragon
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Most nights we were docked back at Bordeaux. It's just a crazy cruise itinerary. Seeing the same place over and over was a tad boring. All of the bus trips took hours and hours to get to the area. By the time you got back to the ship, ... Read more
caroldonovan
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We loved our 7 day cruise on the Viking Forseti. We stayed in Bordeaux for a week before the cruise at a wonderful apartment (Wellkhome Apartments, 14 rue Blanc Dutrouilh, Bordeaux) & loved it so much we didn't mind the overlap of ... Read more
The Austrian
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Chateaux, Rivers & Wine - our first Viking experience. Having sailed on several river cruises previously, we came with great expectations. Here are some of our impressions: 1) Flight arrangements by Viking We booked our cruise some ... Read more
vcgeno
Member Since 2007
7 reviews
316 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
My wife and I went on the July 12 voyage henceforth known as the “Oops I left the rope in the water cruise” where a crew member forgot to pull in the docking rope into the boat, causing it to wrap around the propellers, causing ... Read more
nsb1957
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The cruise was great. Your people were all well informed and efficient. Everyone knew their job and did it superbly. The food was very good--unlike some of the ocean cruises we have been on. The excursions were very informative and the ... Read more

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RosieWriter
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The cruise was absolutely a graceful gliding down the rivers into the magnificent world of storybook chateaux and quilted tapestries of green vineyards. Add to that picture all of the wines we learned about of this region and so many we ... Read more
MalibooNewYork
Member Since 2012
1 review
170 forum posts
1 helpful vote
You have heard the phrase "all thumbs"? If I had more than two thumbs I would point them all upwards for this cruise. We had a wonderful time. We cruised on the Forseti from Bordeaux on May 24 on the Dordogne, Gironde, and Garonne ... Read more
felasha
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed April 2014
The cruise that began in Bordeaux April 19 was disappointing in many ways, despite the pleasant and and attentive staff. (The concierge was exceptionally helpful.) 1. It began with a stench from a sewage pump-out that for hours permeated ... Read more
alt19851
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2014
We booked Viking Forseti out of Bordeaux on 26 April, 2014. We traveled first to Paris and stayed 3 nights catching the TGV high speed train to Bordeaux, a delightful experience. We had received an e-mail from Viking prior to sailing that ... Read more
bythesea5
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
My husband and I were on the maiden voyage of the Bordeaux trip from Viking. I must say that we were pleasantly surprised. We travel extensively throughout the world, taking cruises and land travel. We have never experienced a river ... Read more

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