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Viking Forseti

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About this Cruise



  • Departure Date

    06 Oct 2018

  • Region

    French Canals

  • Vacation Days

    8

  • Cruise Nights

    7

  • Post Cruise

    None

  • Embark at

    Bordeaux

  • Disembark at

    Bordeaux

  • Ports Visited


    Bordeaux, Cadillac, Cadillac, Saint-Emilion, Blaye, Pauillac, Bordeaux, Bordeaux

  • Viking Forseti

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    Fly Cruise Price From £2,095

    Please contact us for prices on other cabin types

    Ship Overview

    In 2012, the year the first Viking Longships were launched, the editors of Cruise Critic recognised the entire Viking Longship fleet as Best River Cruise Ship. This was the first time this honour had ever been awarded to more than one ship. Viking's fleet has always had a tradition of setting the new standards, and the Viking Longships are no exception. Since their launch, the Longships have received great acclaim for their state-of-the-art engineering, innovative design and outstanding quality. 

    Unique Ship Features

    Docking Advantage- Viking’s exclusive rights to premier docking locations means you can step into the heart of the city for your included excursion in every port.

    Going Green- Offering a remarkably quiet ride, the Viking Longships' energy-efficient hybrid engines propel the ships along Europe's fabled waterways. Taking the next step in environmental responsibility, Viking has added two additional 'green' features: solar panels and an organic herb garden atop the sun deck.

    Itinerary

    Destination
    Arrival
    Location
    Bordeaux
    06 Oct 2018
    France
    Cadillac
    07 Oct 2018
    France
    Cadillac
    08 Oct 2018
    France
    Saint-Emilion
    09 Oct 2018
    France
    Blaye
    10 Oct 2018
    France
    Pauillac
    11 Oct 2018
    France
    Bordeaux
    12 Oct 2018
    France
    Bordeaux
    13 Oct 2018
    France
    • Sun Deck

      • Shaded Sitting Area
      • Putting Green
      • Herb Garden
      • Walking Track

    • Upper Deck

      • Internet Room
      • Library
      • Bar
      • Buffet
      • Observation Lounge
      • Aquavit Terrace
      • Explorer Suites (Cat ES)
      • Veranda Staterooms (A)
      • Veranda Suites (Cat AA)
      • French Balcony Staterooms (C)

    • Middle Deck

      • Shop
      • Reception
      • Restaurant
      • Veranda Staterooms (Cat B)
      • French Balcony Stateroom (Cat D)

    • Main Deck

      • Standard Staterooms (Cat E)
      • Standard Staterooms (Cat F)

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    Explorer Suite- Cat ES

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    Exceptional accommodation aboard the newest, most deluxe river cruise fleet includes their spacious Explorer Suites - featuring separate sleeping and sitting quarters, and a wraparound veranda with 270° views. Along with the French balcony and modern amenities, the Explorer Suites provide guests with hotel-style beds measuring 79 inches x 63 inches, with optional twin-bed configuration. Guests can enjoy a large bathroom with shower, heated mirror & floor, and premium bath products, with bathrobe and slippers available on request.

    Explorer Suites also provide guests with a telephone, small refrigerator and a safe for belongings. Bottled water is replenished daily and the rooms are fitted with individual climate control to suit any passengers requirements.

    There is plenty of space under the bed for storing suitcases as well as a roomy wardrobe complete with wooden hangers. The Explorer Suites are fitted with 220V and 110V power points and two Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”.

    STATS
    • 445 square feet
    • Sleeps 2

    Veranda Suite- Cat AA

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    The Verandah Suites feature two rooms with a veranda off the living room and a French balcony in the bedroom. These Suites provide guests with hotel-style beds measuring 79 inches x 63 inches, with optional twin-bed configuration. Guests can enjoy a large bathroom with shower and premium bath products, with bathrobe and slippers available on request.

    Verandah Suites also provide guests with a telephone, small refrigerator and a safe for belongings. Bottled water is replenished daily and the rooms are fitted with individual climate control to suit any passengers requirements.

    There is plenty of space under the bed for storing suitcases as well as a roomy wardrobe complete with wooden hangers. The Suites are fitted with 220V and 110V power points and two Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”.

    STATS
    • 275 square feet
    • Sleeps 2

    Veranda Stateroom- Cat A & B

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    Boasting sweeping river views, The Verandah Staterooms are comfortable and airy, with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening up onto to a full-size veranda. These Staterooms provide guests with hotel-style beds measuring 79 inches x 63 inches, with optional twin-bed configuration. Guests can expect a private bathroom with a shower and premium bath products, with bathrobe and slippers available on request.

    Verandah Staterooms also provide guests with a telephone, small refrigerator and a safe for belongings. Bottled water is replenished daily and the rooms are fitted with individual climate control to suit any passengers requirements.

    There is plenty of space under the bed for storing suitcases as well as a roomy wardrobe complete with wooden hangers. The Staterooms are fitted with 220V and 110V power points and a Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”.

    STATS
    • 205 square feet
    • Sleeps 2

    French Balcony- Cat C & D

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    The French Balcony Staterooms provide guests with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open out to create a French balcony. These Staterooms provide guests with hotel-style beds measuring 79 inches x 63 inches, with optional twin-bed configuration. Guests can expect a private bathroom with a shower and premium bath products, with bathrobe and slippers available on request.

    French Balcony Staterooms also provide guests with a telephone, small refrigerator and a safe for belongings. Bottled water is replenished daily and the rooms are fitted with individual climate control to suit any passengers requirements.

    There is plenty of space under the bed for storing suitcases as well as a roomy wardrobe complete with wooden hangers. The Staterooms are fitted with 220V and 110V power points and a Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”.

    STATS
    • 135 square feet
    • Sleeps 2

    Standard Staterooms- Cat E & F

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    The Standard Staterooms provide guests a river view courtesy of the half heigh picture window. These Staterooms provide guests with hotel-style beds measuring 79 inches x 63 inches, with optional twin-bed configuration. Guests can expect a private bathroom with a shower and premium bath products, with bathrobe and slippers available on request.

    Standard Staterooms also provide guests with a telephone, small refrigerator and a safe for belongings. Bottled water is replenished daily and the rooms are fitted with individual climate control to suit any passengers requirements.

    There is plenty of space under the bed for storing suitcases as well as a roomy wardrobe complete with wooden hangers. The Staterooms are fitted with 220V and 110V power points and a Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”.

    STATS
    • 150 square feet
    • Sleeps 2

    It’s been said that the best way to know a culture is through its food and wine. Both engage your senses and provide a window into the traditions and essence of a land. Viking's trained chefs are passionate about food and committed to providing a complete culinary experience. The ships’ dining areas are hospitable and inviting; the service is friendly, attentive and personalised. Menu selections include regional dishes and contemporary cuisine to offer a variety of flavours designed to suit any palate. You have choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Not just in food selection, but also in where and how you enjoy them. Greet the morning with a croissant and cappuccino on deck, or begin your day with a sumptuous buffet breakfast. Have a casual lunch or dinner al fresco, or join friends in the restaurant. Open seating allows you to mingle with the same guests every evening or meet someone new each day.

    The Restaurant

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    Gaze at breathtaking scenery through the Restaurant’s panoramic windows as you dine on regional specialties and contemporary cuisine. The atmosphere is casual yet elegant, with high-quality table linens, china, cutlery and glassware at every meal.

    Aquavit Terrace

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    Revolutionary in concept and design, this spacious outdoor seating area at the bow of the ship is perfect for having a casual meal al fresco, meeting friends for drinks or reading a book, all while enjoying breathtaking views and basking in the fresh air.

    As with your stateroom, the public areas are designed to make the most of the splendid views. Whether from the sun deck, the Lounge or the restaurant, a river cruise provides uninterrupted sightseeing, from the time the morning mist rises from the water to when the setting sun announces the end to another remarkable day.

    The Bar

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    Located in the Lounge, the bar is lively and inviting - a gathering place for guests to view the scenery, have a drink and catch up on the day with friends.

    Library

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    Located in the heart of the Upper deck adjacent to the Aquavit Terrace, the library has comfortable seating and excellent reading light. Their ships’ libraries carry approximately 80 books, in various languages but mostly English, and several games such as chess, backgammon and playing cards. Pick up a magazine or board game and enjoy it in the lounge just steps away.

    Onboard Boutique

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    Forget to bring something? Looking for a magazine or some gift items? The onboard boutique on the main deck has everything you need to make your voyage comfortable and convenient.

    The Lounge

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    The lounge has a baby grand piano, where a pianist plays classical and modern melodies during cocktail hour and sometimes at lunch. The music drifts to and through the Aquavit Terrace -a nice accompaniment on warm, sunny days.

    The cruise director hosts a variety of informal evening entertainment in the lounge; from pub trivia nights to the cruise slideshow cum sales pitch, it's all done in a spirit of fun and inclusivity. The lounge is also equipped with large pull-down movie screens and surround-sound for movie nights, and regional performers occasionally come onboard to provide additional entertainment. 

    Let the staff treat you to personalised service, fine wines and delicious, regional cuisine. Engage in immersive cultural activities. Take advantage of the wide array of amenities, from the onboard Concierge to ship-wide Wi-Fi and 24-hour beverage bar.

    Sun Deck

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    Enjoy the sunshine up on the Sun deck with its 360-degree views and shaded sitting area. Guests are also provided with a small putting green and a walking track, for those looking to keep fit.

    Hands-on demonstrations, cooking classes, traditional dance performances, and local tastings. These in-depth experiences are included as an essential part of discovering more about the places through which you cruise, and each activity is planned specifically to illuminate each itinerary.

    Sometimes you want to dig a little deeper. We offer a series of onboard multimedia talks to shed light on the history and culture of the places you visit. Topics may include the Dutch Masters or French impressionists, castles along the Rhine Valley, the formation of the European Union, the life and works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the wine and cuisine of southern France, and key words and phrases in the local language wherever you are traveling. These presentations provide a context for your own observations, enhancing your travel experience.

    Daily Shore Excursions

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    Most passengers participate in the daily shore excursions included in the cruise fares, and a fair number also opt for the fee-added alternative trips provided by the line. Shore excursions are typically of the basic bus or walking tour variety, but paid-for excursions also include events like wine-tastings and off-ship dinner outings. Prices for these range between 30 and 60 Euros per person. QuietVox headsets with earphones (found in each cabin) are provided for every tour so that everyone can hear what local guides are saying.

    Please note: This ship does not feature any children's facilities.

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