• Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Deals
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • News
  • Cruise Tips

Viking Forseti Balcony Cabin Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
198 reviews
Thursday night at Château Kirwan
We were enjoying dinner and wine
Enjoying a cocktail before dinner at the bar in the lounge.
Enjoying lunch  on the forward deck in Bordeaux.
See all photos
Cruiser Rating
4.6
Very Good
100 reviews
Ratings by category
Cabins
Dining
Entertainment
Public Rooms
Fitness Recreation
Family
Enrichment
Service
Value For Money
Featured Review
Loved every detail of my trip.
"Every detail was handled by Viking as time led up to the trip.The actual sailing time on this trip is much less that I expected given the nature of the river, tides and location of stops...."Read More
KMcginn avatar

KMcginn

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Filters

1-10 of 100 Viking Forseti Balcony Cabin Cruise Reviews


Loved every detail of my trip.

Review for Viking Forseti to Europe - River Cruise

User Avatar
KMcginn
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

A friend asked if a few friends wanted to join she and her husband on this trip a year ahead of travel time. Being stuck inside with covid we said yes. Every detail was handled by Viking as time led up to the trip. Once on board every detail was thought about and we had a fantastic time. We were not sure if we would like river cruising, but loved every minute. The service was impeccable , the ...
Read More

Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior


First Viking Cruise. Met/exceeded expectations. Enoyed the intimate size of our Longship.

Review for Viking Forseti to Europe - River Cruise

User Avatar
Winnifred26
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Wanted to try a Viking Cruise. Excellent on every level. Predeparture information was complete and helpful. Recommend familiarizing with all of the opportunities. Bordeaux and the region is well matched for this journey. Days were well balanced and well described. Minimum overhead announcements. Menu food/beverage choices were outstanding. Dinners were special. Onboard enrichment and ...
Read More

Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior


Cruising in the Time of COVID-19

Review for Viking Forseti to France

User Avatar
WinterWriter
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Viking’s Chateaux, Rivers and Wine cruise was just as it was advertised in the cruise line’s brochures. We also did the pre-trip including Paris and the Loire Valley, where we stayed at the Clarion Hotel Chateau Belmont, an exquisite oasis in the city center of Tours. We enjoyed some day sailing, which was so wonderful because we were able to see things that we wouldn’t normally see, like the ...
Read More

Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior

Traveled with disabled person


A great cruise highlighted by a dinner at a Chateaux

Review for Viking Forseti to Europe - All

User Avatar
Mitch R
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We had wanted to visit the Bordeaux area for some time and the improving Covid pandemic gave us the opportunity. The cruise was a round trip starting and ending in Bordeaux but you visited various cities on the three rivers that comprise the area. We gained more knowledge about the wines of the region. The highlight of the trip was a dinner with wine at a Chateaux from the 1700's where the ship's ...
Read More

Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Second time around

Review for Viking Forseti to Europe - River Cruise

User Avatar
myguess
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

My wife and I enjoyed this cruise so much four years ago that we decided to go again. Neither of us were disappointed this second time around. From the moment we stepped onboard, it was like coming home. The staff personnel were not the same, but the service and treatment was the same and more. The staff are so attentive to our every wants and needs and then some. I say this with sincerity, ...
Read More

Sail Date: November 2021

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Awesome in Every Way

Review for Viking Forseti to Europe - All

User Avatar
Watercolor
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise due to the wonderful reputation enjoyed by Viking. It was our first river cruise and it could not have been better. From the moment we boarded the Forseti, the crew made you feel right at home. The accommodations were wonderful. We really enjoyed the meals. Excellent quality and not so much food that you felt uncomfortable. Our excursions were great and we enjoyed them ...
Read More

Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: French Balcony Superior


The Wine Country Bordeaux

Review for Viking Forseti to Europe - River Cruise

User Avatar
MarilynDan
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I did not like this cruise for one reason, the shortness to each destination and the water was not at all calming. Brown water and the tide rolls which causes the ship to pull away from dock. I liked the ship I liked the service, Viking has impeccable service. I just did not feel the calm which I felt on a previous cruise (longer transit between points) and beautiful river water. I have taken ...
Read More

Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Wonderful experience

Review for Viking Forseti to Europe - River Cruise

User Avatar
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 ...
Read More

Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior


Decadent Château, Wines & Rivers

Review for Viking Forseti to Europe - All

User Avatar
RozzyP
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise as the attraction of visiting Château’s & Vineyards was something we had always wanted to do & this river cruise did not disappoint, in fact it exceeded all expectations. The places visited were excellent and the included excursions were very informative of the area and wine making region. The surprise of having a wonderful dinner served in one of the Château’s and by the ...
Read More

Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: French Balcony


The time of our lives!

Review for Viking Forseti to Europe - River Cruise

User Avatar
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, ...
Read More

Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Find a Viking Forseti Cruise from $2,499

Other Viking River Ship Cruise Reviews
Viking Rinda Cruise Reviews
Viking Rinda Cruise Reviews
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy and Cookies Statement and Terms of Use.
About UsCruise DestinationsFirst Time CruisersFind A Cruise

Share your feedback

International Sites

© 1995—2022, The Independent Traveler, Inc.

  • Privacy and Cookies Statement

  • Terms of Use

  • Site Map

  • Cookie Consent