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Viking Forseti

Viking Forseti Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Forseti

Year built2013  /  Age : 6
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderNeptun Werft GmbH (Rostock, Germany)
ClassViking Longship
OwnerViking Cruises
OperatorViking River Cruises
Speed15 kn / 28 kph / 17 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)29 m / 95 ft
Gross Tonnage5000 gt
Passengers95 - 190
Crew50
Decks4
Cabins95
Decks with cabins3
Christened byZhang Ling

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Review of Viking Forseti

The Viking Forseti boat cruises on Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde rivers, departing from Bordeaux, France. This Viking longship is named after Forseti - in Norse mythology the god-son of Nanna and Baldur, judging over disputes and quarrels of both humans and gods.

The Viking Cruises longship Viking Forseti was designed as a “green ship” by the legendary architects Yran & Storbraaten, with solar panels, hybrid energy-efficient engines and organic herb garden.

Viking Forseti cruise ship

Cabins

Three-quarters of Viking Forseti cabins feature either a French balcony or a full veranda, and suites have both. Onboard the ship, you will find 95 outside staterooms (two Explorer Suites, seven Veranda Suites, thirty-nine Veranda Staterooms, twenty-two French Balcony Staterooms and twenty-five Standard Staterooms) in 8 grades. All suites have two rooms, a veranda off their living room and a French balcony in the bedroom. Explorer Suites offer 270-degrees view of the river and beyond.

Cabins Types/Categories (number, location), high to low

  • Suites - ES (x2, deck3), AA (x7, deck 3)
  • Balcony Staterooms - A (x20, deck3), B (x17, deck2)
  • French Balcony Staterooms (with floor to ceiling door-windows) - C (x5, deck3), D (x15, deck2)
  • RiverView Staterooms - E (x18, deck1), F (x7, deck1).

Shipboard facilities

Viking Forseti dining options include Forseti Restaurant (dining room) and Aquavit Terrace (al fresco). Other facilities include an Observation Lounge, Atrium (lobby), Library (Internet), Shop (gifts, souvenirs), top-deck (shaded relaxation area, Sky Bar, Herbal Garden, putting green, a walking track, shuffleboard). The Forseti longship doesn't have a gym room, pool, jacuzzi, spa.

Viking Forseti cruise deals are inclusive of Internet (Wi-Fi), all tours/excursions, ground transfers, live evening entertainment, daily lecturers, food and wine tastings, 24-hour coffee/tea, replenished daily bottled water.

Viking Forseti river cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative of Viking cruise rates. They might be different when you book your Viking River Cruises France cruise tour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. On some Viking Forseti France cruise tours, the line offers round-trip USA airfare discount deals (on select cabins or itineraries/dates).

River Cruise Itineraries

Follows the list of Viking Forseti river cruise itineraries as themes, officially announced by the Viking Cruises line:

  • "CHATEAUX RIVERS and WINE" are 7-days France wine river cruises from Bordeaux (round-trip). The itinerary offers 5 complimentary land tours/excursions to some of the most famous French vineyards regions: Saint-Emilion, Medoc, Pomerol, Sauternes, Margaux - just to name a few.
  • Departures from Avignon include bus transfer to Avignon for embarkation, disembarkation in Chalon, bus transfer to Lyon airport, and an optional 3-night Paris hotel package.
  • Day 2 - Medoc wine region (Pauillac dock, wine country tour, wine-tastings /Margaux wines). The Medoc region also produces the world-famous Rothschild wines Chateaux Lafite, Latour and Mouton.
  • Day 3 - Blaye (optional Cognac town excursion), Libourne (overnight dock)
  • Day 4 - Libourne tour (optional excursions- Bergerac /truffles, or French wine tasting at a chateau /Saint-Émilion and Pomerol wines)
  • Day 5 - Garonne River cruise, Cadillac (Sauternes excursion /dessert wines tasting
  • Day 6 - Garonne cruise to Bordeaux (overnight dock)
  • Day 7 - full day stay in Bordeaux, with optional full-day Arcachon excursion (on Atlantic coast- Victorian villas, oysters cuisine) or you can join the Master Chef to the Bordeaux food market.
  • Day 8 - disembarkation, with an optional 3-night Paris hotel package (Seine River).
  • The departure point Bordeaux is a destination of itself. This city features a truly grand style architecture and numerous museums to explore.
  • Wine tasting on all Viking river cruises in France is included in the fares. Besides the unique taste of regional wines, guests will enjoy classy gourmet dining experiences with the traditional for the country truffles and the French brandy we all know as Cognac.
  • Note: "Cruising Only" deals are the 5-day Bordeaux roundtrip itinerary.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

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To/from Viking Forseti boat transfers and airport meet&greet services are included in the fares only when airfares are purchased through the Viking cruise line.

Viking Forseti is one of the latest generation Viking Cruises longships. This is a new (patented) Viking river cruise boat design allowing bigger accommodations without the need to shrink public areas size and to compromise the vessel's general comfort. The Viking ship Forseti represents the line's latest Longship-class riverboat design. Viking Cruises longships feature energy-efficient hybrid engine technology, solar panels and interior design by "Yran & Storbraaten" (Norway). The patented "longship" design ("Rottet Studios", USA) allows much larger passenger accommodations with full-size balconies. The additional cabin space is created by 1 m (3,3 ft) off-centre shifting of the deck's corridor.

The other Viking river cruise ships in France are the longships BuriDellingHeimdalHermod.

The riverboat's godmother is Mrs Zhang Ling - a teacher at the sponsored by the Viking line "Cen He" school in Jinzhou (China), and coach of the kids' orchestra performing for Viking Cruises Yangtze River guests as part of the onboard entertainment. The ship’s christening ceremony was held in Amsterdam, Holland, setting a Guinness World Record for "Most Ships Inaugurated in One Day by One Company". On March 20, 2013, Forseti was inaugurated together with the Viking longships Aegir, Atla, Bragi, Embla, Jarl, Rinda, Skadi, Tor and Var. Four of the longships were present in Amsterdam, while the other six attended the ceremony via live satellite video link from the Neptun Werft's shipbuilding yard in Rostock, Germany.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

Viking Forseti Itineraries

The below listed Viking Forseti cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Viking Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2895
2020 Mar 28 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2895
2020 Apr 04 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2145
2020 Apr 11 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2245
2020 Apr 18 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux
2020 Apr 25 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux
2020 May 02 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2745
2020 May 09 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2745
2020 May 16 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2745
2020 May 23 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2745
2020 May 30 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2745
2020 Jun 06 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2845
2020 Jun 13 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2745
2020 Jun 20 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2745
2020 Jun 27 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2745
2020 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2545
2020 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2545
2020 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2545
2020 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2645
2020 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2545
2020 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2545
2020 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2545
2020 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2545
2020 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2645
2020 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2745
2020 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2745
2020 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2745
2020 Sep 26 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2745
2020 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2845
2020 Oct 10 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2745
2020 Oct 17 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2245
2020 Oct 24 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2245
2020 Oct 31 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2245
2020 Nov 07 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2145
2020 Nov 14 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2045
2021 Mar 20 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $1595
2021 Mar 27 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $1595
2021 Apr 03 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $1895
2021 Apr 10 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $1895
2021 Apr 17 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2095
2021 Apr 24 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2095
2021 May 01 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2595
2021 May 08 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2595
2021 May 15 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2595
2021 May 22 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2595
2021 May 29 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2595
2021 Jun 05 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2595
2021 Jun 12 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2595
2021 Jun 19 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2595
2021 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2595
2021 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2395
2021 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2395
2021 Jul 17 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2395
2021 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2395
2021 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2395
2021 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2395
2021 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2395
2021 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2395
2021 Aug 28 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2395
2021 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2595
2021 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2595
2021 Sep 18 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2595
2021 Sep 25 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2595
2021 Oct 02 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2095
2021 Oct 09 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2095
2021 Oct 16 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2095
2021 Oct 23 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2095
2021 Oct 30 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $2095
2021 Nov 06 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $1895
2021 Nov 13 7 days, round-trip Chateaux, Rivers & Wine Bordeaux $1895

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