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Pug Traveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
On whole, the trip met our expectations and we will most likely take a future river cruise with Viking, but there were some quirks that folks should understand if they are not familiar with Bordeaux or if they are new to river cruises (or ... Read more
Bike hog
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
We came for the wine region and were blown away by the food on-board the ship. It was unexpectedly terrific. The wine list wines were inexpensive if you want to upgrade for a special bottle, particularly if you need to spend on-board ... Read more
leftygolfer
Member Since 2015
1 review
32 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Great time. Ship and Staff was first class. Lorin, the Program Director does a great job. All of the excursions were very well done. All of our tour guides were excellent and spoke very good English. Getting on and off the ship was a ... Read more
skburke
Member Since 2016
1 review
The staff was the greatest. They would answer any request with 'of course'. Whatever you wanted was delivered. Every effort was made to guarantee your trip was perfect. The food was unique to the region but you could order other items ... Read more
LauraLinn
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We are avid wine enthusiasts and collectors and Bordeaux wine is our favorite. So we were very excited to be able to taste wine right in Bordeaux. I will never drink a Saint Emillion again without thinking about it's beautiful city. ... Read more
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Tweskard
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
heather1873
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I was interested in a holiday markets cruise, and as I booked a little later in the year, this was one of the options still available. I definitely didn't feel like I had settled though as the cruise was amazing! The experience on board ... Read more
pasta mama
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
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
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
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
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boomerone
Member Since 2010
21 reviews
638 forum posts
8 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
Christieiowa
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
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
60 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
67 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
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Ann elli
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
LadyDeeDee
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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
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
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
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Blase
Member Since 2014
1 review
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
2 reviews
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
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
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
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
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