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Viking Forseti Cruise Reviews

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Viking Forseti
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Very Good

26

Average

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Poor

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26 Viking Forseti Cruise Reviews


michaeldannan avatar

michaeldannan

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not a lot of cruising--more wine tasting

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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


pskier avatar

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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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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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


Rikka avatar

Rikka

6 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise for wine lovers

We have done four other Viking River cruises on the rivers in Europe. This trip we decided to do two more back-to-back. The first leg of our trip was this 7 day cruise through the Bordeaux wine country. We booked ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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kilkelly8

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Chateaux, Rivers & Wine

Price & itinerary and our availability to travel with our good friends. Also, have cruised with Viking before and knew of the high standard. This was our 3rd cruise with the same friends and really enjoyed it. The ...
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Sail Date July 2017


MostlyLegal avatar

MostlyLegal

14 Reviews Written

62 Helpful Votes

Very Good First River Cruise

After sailing on the Forseti, I can highly recommend a river cruise. There is no comparison to be made with an ocean cruise. It is a unique vacation and a fun way to see some sights in a much smaller environment; ...
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Sail Date June 2017


GLH77 avatar

GLH77

1 Review Written

An amazing time

The crew were amazing. They looked after everything you needed and went well beyond what was expected. The wines served at dinner were very good and they were not cheap with the pours which ran well after dinner was ...
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Sail Date July 2016


beach girl 47 avatar

beach girl 47

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great wine experience

We chose the cruise as we wanted to learn more about the wines from Bordeaux. We had also seen advertisements for Viking River Cruises and heard positive things about them. We liked the tours offered and the ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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lotsof travel

1 Review Written

Fun trip, very relaxing

We are experienced travelers and generally make all of our own arrangements when traveling overseas. Because I suffer from motion sickness, we have never been on a cruise. The Bordeaux cruise took us to a part of ...
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Sail Date April 2016


dpamp avatar

dpamp

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

First time with Viking

My wife and I cruised on the second to last sailing of the season for the Viking Forseti. It was our first Viking river cruise(Uniworld previously) and was a pleasant experience, especially since the weather ...
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Sail Date December 2016


Monica62 avatar

Monica62

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Bordeaux/Paris Adventure

We had never been on any type of cruise, river or ocean. We had been talking about doing a river cruise through wine country with some friends so when we saw Viking offered this opportunity, we decided to try it ...
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Sail Date April 2016


Franlea avatar

Franlea

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The cruise that wasn't a cruise.

We enjoy wine and wine-related activities. The itinerary in Bordeaux sounded very good. We thoroughly enjoyed all the visits to vineyards, historic sites, small-town markets, and walking tours of the towns. The ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Tweskard

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The citadel at Blaye in a gale and the Gulf of Arcachon in sunshine

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. ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Arib918

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Available Wines

Everything on the cruise was higher than what was expected. All the wines served were well above average. The only negative comment I have to say is I tried to contact Viking to find out if they could help me ...
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Sail Date November 2015


debkahn222 avatar

debkahn222

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lots of Bordeaux!

This itinerary - sailing from Bordeaux to Bordeaux - isn't much of a cruise. BUT, it's a lot of fun and very informative. Definitely focused on wine - which is what we wanted. The smaller towns we visited were very ...
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Sail Date October 2015


H and D avatar

H and D

1 Review Written

First But Not Last

Since this was our first River Cruise, I was not sure what to expect. I did not have to worry. We had a problem at the airport that was mainly a lack of communication with the airline. The crew of the ...
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Sail Date April 2015


Morgan52 avatar

Morgan52

1 Review Written

Excellent Cruise on Viking Forseti, But With Limited Cruising

Positives. Vessel above average for facilities on a smallish boat. Food excellent, with a wide choice. Crew well above average, friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. cabin tight but clean and ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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caroldonovan

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Forseti Brilliance

We normally go on ocean cruises and the Viking Forseti was our first River Cruise. We loved the ship, modern, bright and spotlessly clean. Our cabin was great and very comfortable. Our cabin attendant also very ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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56countriesandcounting

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Viking Forseti Very Good but Superficial Travel, and Never Again

This cruise was about the best that can be done for a package tour for 190 people. And there you have it--why it was very good and why I'll never do anything like it again. Having visited 56 countries, some ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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EilidhW

1 Review Written

Excellent cruise

Having read some mixed reviews I was a bit concerned as this was our first river cruise but we found nothing to really moan about. Admittedly the river is mud coloured but it's tidal and that's how it is. There may ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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beanpittsburgh

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Everything we expected

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2015


The Austrian avatar

The Austrian

1 Review Written

Our first Viking cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2014


hermansandra1 avatar

hermansandra1

1 Review Written

Excellent experience in the French wine culture

This was our second Viking cruise, and it certainly will not be the last. We ended up choosing this particular cruise because of the tremendous value that was offered with the cruise itself. free air, the ...
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Sail Date July 2017


gymnast46 avatar

gymnast46

1 Review Written

Terrific crew, great food and wine, poor WiFi

This was a group travel with two dozen friends. We had done two prior Viking River Cruises - the Rhine and Danube - which were more interesting than the Bordeaux Region but we enjoyed this one nonetheless. Our ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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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