I’ve never been comfortable about being on the high seas, so when my wife suggested we take the first ship cruise of our 26-year marriage, I balked. Then our friends suggested a wine riverboat cruise to Bordeaux — an idea that seemed enticing. The rivers, they said, are mostly shallow. There are no waves, no seasickness and no huge crowds on board.
I was sold. Of course, what pushed me across the goal line was that I love wine, and a visit to Bordeaux — the créme de la créme of the wine world — has always been on my Bucket List.
So, in December 2016, we signed up for the eight-day Viking’s Wine Riverboat Cruise to Bordeaux and added a three-day trip to Paris, also handled by the Viking Crui...Read More