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There's no doubt that River Royale offers one of the most refined experiences among the array of cruises now operating from Bordeaux. It has the highest staff-to-cruiser ratio in the river cruise industry, ...
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Fred arbuthnot
Member Since 2011
1 review
26 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Uniworld has a fantastic product! We went on the Bordeaux Chateaux and Vineyards cruise and though we have cruised on Seabourn, HAL, Princess and Regent in the past., this was our first river cruise. The River Royale is a very lovely and ... Read more
cruzcfi
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
25 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was our first river cruise and ten years since our last trip to France. We arrived in Bordeauex from Paris via the very effcient TGV high speed train on Sunday afternoon. Uniworld does not provide transfers from the train station, but ... Read more
Philmo
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I'd camped a few times around the Bordeaux wine region back in the '70's so when I was offered the perspective as seen by the other half, I jumped at the chance! We were picked up from home, just four of us in all, in a comfy VW minibus ... Read more
kjuncelt
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first Uniworld and riverboat cruise. We are not big fans of cruises, but this was suggested by our travel agent - so we decided to give it a try. We flew into CDG and spent the night - taking the train down to Bordeaux the ... Read more
Galla
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
River Royale – Uniworld Bordeaux River Cruise Just completed our first cruise with Uniworld, a week long river cruise that can only be described as a truly magnificent experience. The entire cruise from end to end was nothing less ... Read more
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BunnyboyFLOH
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
First, this was our 3rd cruise with UniWorld. Last September we did the Avignon to Lyon on the SS Catherine. It was fabulous! The ship had only been in service 5 mos at the time and everything was terrific. I reviewed that cruise as ... Read more
Eddie-Annie
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Just back from our first river cruise on the Uniworld River Royale in France , sailing from Bordeaux on the Dordogne and Garonne river . Visiting many famous Chateaus and tasting wonderful French wine example: Chateau La Tour Blanche ... Read more
Bezzact
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had a great cruise but be aware the ship just tootles around, doesn't really go anywhere much! Out of 7 nights, 3 were in Bordeaux (great town) & 2 in Libourne (not much there). We were warned that the cabins are small but we ... Read more
JamesDeb
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This is a duplicate of the review posted for the preceding Paris leg of the trip. In May 2015 we embarked with UniWorld on their ship the River Baroness (RB) on the Seine, followed the next week on the River Royale (RR) sailing the ... Read more
atcken
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
21 forum posts
3 helpful votes
3/14 - We had planned a pre-cruise night in Bordeaux, so we flew into CDG a day early, breezed through passport control (no documentation needed, just our passports), and after a bit of a walk and taking a shuttle train, made our way to ... Read more

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Dodoo
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
This is the third Uniworld Cruise Taken, and every one has been a trip to remember .On every one the shore excursions have been well selected and the ship has docked at the most convenient point in the city or town ,so with any free time ... Read more
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Heinbauch
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Let me first begin telling about my Amazing Journey sailing the Bordeaux Region of France aboard Uniworld’s River Royale by mentioning how wonderful it is that Uniworld is now an All Inclusive Boutique River Cruise. All the ... Read more
Lightening Al
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After hearing so much about the benefits of river cruising we thought we would give it a go and selected the Uniworld Soane/Rhone wine country cruise. The cruise itself was very good to excellent. Ship was in good condition and very clean, ... Read more
pennez
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
you will either love it or want to go back to big ship cruising! Here are the pros and cons: Pros: Docked right in the town and no lines to get off the boat; ship was lovely and service was very good; cabin storage was good; intimate ... Read more
richmom
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I recently travelled from Lyon to Arles on Uniworld River Royale. The cruise ended April 14. The cruise was named Burgundy and Province. I had an excellent experience in regard to the ship, the staff , and the itinerary. I am writing ... Read more

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newlondon
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
1,982 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2012
I have just entered a review on the first half of our Uniworld "Grand France" cruise. River Royale compares favorably with the River Baroness for one reason, food. The decor of the Royale works better than the Baroness; in particular ... Read more
imisseurope
Member Since 2011
1 review
75 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I took my 12 yr old daughter on the River Royale and did the 3 night Paris post cruise extension as well. This was our first river cruise and I was very impressed by Uniworld. The ship was not the over the top boutique decor I had ... Read more
Fairfield Nana
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
449 forum posts
0 helpful votes
At the risk of re-stating what the prior two reviewers stated, this cruise was a "5+ star" in all major categories. The staff were extremely friendly, courteous and always there to help. Our cruise director Gabrielle was totally awesome ... Read more
sperantei
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
15 forum posts
0 helpful votes
For my first cruise ever, I could not have done better than Uniworld's Provence and Burgundy cruise on the River Royale from April 29-May 6, 2012. (Please note: this review will not focus on shore excursions because I have detailed them on ... Read more
JoanneCam
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
48 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I are veteran cruisers, mostly on the smaller lines like Windstar and SeaDream, a few on the mid sized Oceania ships and one each on Celebrity Eclipse and Oceania Marina just to try the larger experience. We prefer the ... Read more

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committedcruiser
Member Since 2011
11 reviews
20 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Uniworld drops the single supplement in Europe so i watch and wait. Awakwning jetlagged and grabbing a cappaccino in the wee hours while i wait for the sun to rise may sound wretched, but once i put my feet up on the window ledge and the ... Read more
jgawne
Member Since 2001
18 reviews
31 forum posts
0 helpful votes
July 11-18, 2010, Arles to Chalon sur Saone After 56 ocean cruises, my wife and I decided to try a river cruise. We chose Burgundy and Provence because we especially like red wine, and the only white wine my wife likes has bubbles in it! ... Read more
Inventor
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My family and I have taken four ocean cruises. All have been on first rate huge cruise lines such as Princess and Disney. We enjoy them for the way we feel pampered and the quality of the staterooms and services. So it was with some ... Read more

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