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Viking Forseti Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 43

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Viking Forseti

7 Night Chateaux Rivers & Wine (Bordeaux Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 27, 2019

Ship: Viking Forseti

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 209

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Very good trip in many respects, but some disappoints. Not our best on Viking.


3 out of 5
Boarded after pre-cruise extension. Arrived at ship very late which rushed everything

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
There were in effect no specialty restaurants, but food and service generally excellent, capturing the theme of the cruise quite well.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Special activities onboard were fairly limited.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
With very few exceptions, all staff were outstanding.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Yes, but with a full ship, they lounge area was often overcrowded.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Partially our fault, but cabin was very tight in virtually every respect. Bathroom and shower especially tight (on some airlines, theirs are larger) making it virtually for two persons to use it at the same time for anything. Likewise, moving around the cabin was often quite difficult.

Ship tip

Would not recommend THIS INTINERARY as one's first river cruise. Take care in cabin selection.

Ports of call

Bordeaux, France

5 out of 5
Did both excursion and on our own. A crown jewel!

Cadillac (Sauternes), France

4 out of 5

Libourne (Saint Emilion), France

5 out of 5
Excursion to town was a highlight.


3 out of 5

Blaye, France

4 out of 5


5 out of 5
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