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Program Director Lorin Sets a High Bar
"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..."Read More
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Another fantastic Viking cruise

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maganini

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We love river cruises and have been on five with Viking. The Chateaux, Rivers & Wine cruise did not disappoint. Lovely staff, ship and fantastic food. We took a pre extension to the Loire Valley and stayed at two lovely hotels along the way. The included tours on the cruise were very informative and we visited many delightful and informative sites. All of the included excursions are described on ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Bora Bora

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom

62 Helpful Votes


Cruising the Aquitaine in Style

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Ah_cruises

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Cruising the rivers of Bordeaux Region (the Garonne, Gironde and Dordogne) in April was wine-soaked and wonderful. As expected, the Viking longships are among the best for river cruising, providing comfortable cabins at all levels. Being almost totally sold out well ahead of time, we were luckily able to get Category "E" staterooms for ourselves and our travel companions (my son and his ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Bora Bora

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Our first cruise ever

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OC1

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

We are wine enthusiasts and going in a cruise to Bordeaux was a long held desire of ours. We had never done this and decided to take a river cruise because my wife has problems with motion sickness and we thought, as it turned out to be the case, that a river cruise would be trouble free in this regard. The flight from the US Midwest to Bordeaux was long and required 2 plane changes. As usual, ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Bora Bora

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


It was first class all the way from food, service, and comfort!

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Jaulgur

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We wanted to explore the Bordeaux region of France and its local wines. We saw new country, new customs, different people and had a wonderful time. There is always something to do with on shore excursions or simply stay on boat and relax. We found that we met different people with each meal and had choices of tables of people to join. The staff learned our names first day and even quickly ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Bora Bora

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


An amazing experience.

Review for Viking Forseti to Europe - River Cruise

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nikpil

10+ Cruises

We chose this cruise originally because of the itinerary. We were meeting our daughter in Bordeaux in order to tour the Dordogne and the Loire Valley. We came with no expectations. Our only prior river cruise was on AMA on the Danube which we loved. This one surpassed our expectations. The food, the service, the tour guides, the special dinner all were amazing. From the time we boarded the ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Bora Bora

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior


Wonderful experience

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Bonnie Crandell

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Our group consisted of eight friends traveling together, and we had a wonderful time. The crew knew our names, they were courteous and efficient; the food and service were beyond compare. In addition to a gourmet menu, the specials each night were so delicious!! Our group all loved wines, and the beverage package far exceeded our expectation for great wine during dinner and after. Not one of ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Bora Bora

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior

1 Helpful Vote


The time of our lives!

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NancySBlovestotravel

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We had friends who shared our interest in local wines. Both couples wanted to expand our knowledge of wines in France. This cruise was everything we dreamed of and more. When we booked our room we chose the french balcony - I just had to have an opening to the outside world. I was a bit concerned by the small square footage. We were advised that we would often been busy outside the room, ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Bora Bora

Cabin Type: French Balcony

6 Helpful Votes


Fabulous trip on Forseti !

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gem lady

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Just returned from our first Viking river cruise on the Forseti. I can't say enough great things about our experience. The staff on this cruise was phenomenal. Suzi was our cruise director and she was fabulous. She runs a flawless operation and we so enjoyed talking with her about her experiences in France. The entire staff in the dining room (Georgia and Georgi especially) saw to it that all of ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Bora Bora

Cabin Type: French Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


A lovely and relaxing cruise

Review for Viking Forseti to Europe - River Cruise

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umbrellagirl

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

I always wanted to go to Bordeaux since I have French cousins who live there. My husband is a wine lover, so the trip appealed to both of us. Having been on two previous Viking cruises, I knew that the services, staff, and facilities would be excellent. While the sightseeing was not as exciting as the Rhine river cruises, it was very relaxing and enjoyable. I felt that I was on a real ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: Bora Bora

Cabin Type: French Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


Cold Food, Poor Service

Review for Viking Forseti to Europe - River Cruise

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valby55

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We heard that Viking was great for river cruises and had never been on one before. The first evening we didn't get served our supper until 9:45 PM. The food was both cold and overdone (one of our table mates couldn't eat his fish). The lateness of the meal meant we had missed the Bordeaux walk excursion which had started at 9:30 PM. The dining staff, in an effort to cover up for the poor food ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Departure Port: Bora Bora

Cabin Type: French Balcony Superior

4 Helpful Votes


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