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This was our 9th Viking River Cruise and you have to ask what keeps us coming back to Viking year after year, cruise after cruise. The answer is simple but very special; we feel at home with Viking for they make each trip an exciting adventure and treat us like special guests. In short, they provide superb service, outstanding meals, immaculate cleanliness, an excellent tour experience, and they create a warm environment in which to meet other travelers. The Bordeaux Cruise with Viking Forseti was a continuation of the wonderful experiences we have enjoyed. We chose the cruise extension in Paris to acclimate before joining the ship. The Meridian Hotel was perfect for sightseeing and relaxing. As is our custom for our cruising, we joined with 3 other couples from the States and caught up on events since our last cruise. Our transfer to the ship was most relaxing and informative with plenty of stops a long the way to refresh and stretch. As always, joining the ship pier side is easy. Check in is simple and the baggage arrives at your stateroom as if by magic. Refreshments abound and the care of the world melts away. We chose an upper deck room and truly appreciate the cleanliness and roominess. Storage is no problem since the bags easily fit under the bed and there is plenty of drawers and closet space. We can't say enough about the excellent meals served on Forseti. Each meal was a treat and cooked to perfection. The wait staff are true professionals and make an excellent meal a superb dining experience. Warm and inviting, they make you feel at home. What a joy it is to experience that every day! As with every Viking ship we have cruised aboard, Viking Forseti was immaculately clean. The rooms were perfect, the decks sparkled and the hull and exposed areas were well painted and rust free. The shore excursions were, well, just delightful. We came to experience the wine and chateaus and we were not disappointed. The whole touring package was nicely put together with visits to quaint towns, castles, chateaus, and open vineyards. Every day, the tour was well balanced in duration and exposure to cultural sites including churches, museums, markets and historical landmarks. Well done. The culmination of our cruise was a dinner prepared by the Viking culinary staff at a chateaux in the French countryside. It was over the top! What a wonderful way to end a cruise through the French countryside! Every cruise has been unique and enchanting. It is because of cruises like this one that my wife and I keep coming back "home" to Viking year after year.

Bordeaux Cruise with Viking Forseti

Viking Forseti Cruise Review by Bennaj

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This was our 9th Viking River Cruise and you have to ask what keeps us coming back to Viking year after year, cruise after cruise. The answer is simple but very special; we feel at home with Viking for they make each trip an exciting adventure and treat us like special guests. In short, they provide superb service, outstanding meals, immaculate cleanliness, an excellent tour experience, and they create a warm environment in which to meet other travelers.

The Bordeaux Cruise with Viking Forseti was a continuation of the wonderful experiences we have enjoyed. We chose the cruise extension in Paris to acclimate before joining the ship. The Meridian Hotel was perfect for sightseeing and relaxing. As is our custom for our cruising, we joined with 3 other couples from the States and caught up on events since our last cruise.

Our transfer to the ship was most relaxing and informative with plenty of stops a long the way to refresh and stretch. As always, joining the ship pier side is easy. Check in is simple and the baggage arrives at your stateroom as if by magic. Refreshments abound and the care of the world melts away. We chose an upper deck room and truly appreciate the cleanliness and roominess. Storage is no problem since the bags easily fit under the bed and there is plenty of drawers and closet space.

We can't say enough about the excellent meals served on Forseti. Each meal was a treat and cooked to perfection. The wait staff are true professionals and make an excellent meal a superb dining experience. Warm and inviting, they make you feel at home. What a joy it is to experience that every day!

As with every Viking ship we have cruised aboard, Viking Forseti was immaculately clean. The rooms were perfect, the decks sparkled and the hull and exposed areas were well painted and rust free.

The shore excursions were, well, just delightful. We came to experience the wine and chateaus and we were not disappointed. The whole touring package was nicely put together with visits to quaint towns, castles, chateaus, and open vineyards. Every day, the tour was well balanced in duration and exposure to cultural sites including churches, museums, markets and historical landmarks. Well done.

The culmination of our cruise was a dinner prepared by the Viking culinary staff at a chateaux in the French countryside. It was over the top! What a wonderful way to end a cruise through the French countryside!

Every cruise has been unique and enchanting. It is because of cruises like this one that my wife and I keep coming back "home" to Viking year after year.
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