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Bordeaux Viking Forseti Cruise Reviews

Viking River
Viking Forseti
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Bordeaux

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156 Bordeaux Viking Forseti Cruise Reviews


maganini avatar

maganini

16 Reviews Written

62 Helpful Votes

Another fantastic Viking cruise

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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 ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Ah_cruises

2 Reviews Written

Cruising the Aquitaine in Style

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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OC1

1 Review Written

Our first cruise ever

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, ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Jaulgur

1 Review Written

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

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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nikpil

1 Review Written

An amazing experience.

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Bonnie Crandell

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful experience

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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NancySBlovestotravel

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

The time of our lives!

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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gem lady

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fabulous trip on Forseti !

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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umbrellagirl

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

A lovely and relaxing cruise

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, ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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valby55

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cold Food, Poor Service

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Tlsams

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Anniversary

This was our 30 year anniversary celebration so we decided to take the cruise. My wife had never been to France and I really wanted to have a memorable celebration. This cruise provided an intimate setting, great ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Davidandgloria

1 Review Written

Fun time

Love of France Wine New area Try out Viking We were pleased by all aspects of our hopes for discovery and adventure. Loved this part of France with history, culture, and cuisine. Made new ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Rojo4742

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruiser

This was the very first cruise that my wife and I had ever taken. I did not know what to expect. We were extremely happy with everything. Viking certainly does things right. Our cabin was small, yet it was ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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cessig

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Wine country cruise

Loved the boat and got to experience Paris for 4 days post cruise. Visiting the different wineries was awesome. We came as a group of 3 couples. We were all celebrating anniversaries. The staff was not only great, ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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michaeldannan

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not a lot of cruising--more wine tasting

This cruise was taken with the intent of visiting wineries. If someone is interested in "cruising", then this is not their cruise. There was a little too much emphasis on the city of Bordeaux, a total of 2 1/2 ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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pskier

1 Review Written

Enjoyable time with a few exceptions

Overall the ship and cruise was wonderful, especially the dinner at the chateu that the crew set up. Places that we visited were very nice. The guides that took on the shore trips really know what they were talking ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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ontheroadagain65

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Outstanding with a few small exceptions

This was my first Viking Cruise, as well as my first river cruise. Prior to this cruise, I have only been on 2 other cruises. I was traveling with 3 others, that have been on previous Viking river cruises. I will ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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GigiShurb

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

River Cruising Perfection!

This was our first river cruise, and we chose Viking because of their excellent reputation. Cruise representatives were waiting for us at the airport and were expeditious in helping us get to the buses for ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Marjorie J. Douglas

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beware of Viking Cruise Line

I chose this trip because I had traveled with Viking twice before and had two wonderful trips - both were top of the line. Not this one. We were told that Viking now has 58 ships and is building two more. With a ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Gretel18

1 Review Written

Enjoyable Bordeaux

We wanted to visit a different part of France. Bordeaux is a pretty, historic town. There was not as much cruising on this trip due to the tides (unlike other river boat itineraries elsewhere), but we knew that ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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thumphrey6

1 Review Written

Wine, Wine, Wine

What a fun, relaxing cruise and if you love wine, this is the cruise for you! Wine tours, wine tastings and wine pairings. Mimosas in the morning, wine for lunch and dinner, sauternes and port for dessert. We ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Pia Fluit

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good, but....

We wanted to have our first cruise to see if this was something for future trips. We went for river cruise as we are not a fan of big cruises with many people. Prior to the cruise we had contacted River Cruises ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Saxon830 avatar

Saxon830

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wine, oysters and macarons

This cruise sounded like a great way to enjoy French wines and food. My husband complained that it "didn't really go anywhere," but I was having far too good a time tasting wines and exploring picturesque villages ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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trainerjg

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pampered by Personnel & Engaging Excursions!

Viking staff made this Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Cruise the trip of a lifetime! My husband and I decided that, rather than wait for "someday," we would take time away together to enjoy wine, water and relax. I left ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Midwest explorer

1 Review Written

Relaxing, historic and pampered!

Had taken a river cruise on the Rhine many years ago and decided it was time to try it again. Friends and reviews kept pointing to Viking. SO we chose late fall and a destination neither my husband nor I had been to ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Viking Forseti Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.5
Dining4.04.6
Entertainment4.03.9
Public Rooms5.04.7
Fitness Recreation2.03.4
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.4
Service5.04.8
Value For Money4.04.4
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