Great First River Cruise Experience: River Duchess Cruise Review by Tump01
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Great First River Cruise Experience
Destination: Europe - River Cruise
This was a port-intensive, Holiday Market cruise that only had one afternoon for scenic cruising. Despite the misty fog that day, it was still beautiful. One nice touch was the total lack of announcements on the cabin speakers. We were given the departure time for the buses at the briefing the night before and they left promptly at that time. A final mention needs to be made for our Cruise Manager, Christine. She was the most efficient, professional and dynamic cruise manager I have ever experienced. Somehow, she was able to solve multiple problems simultaneously along with herding us about on excursions and at the end of the cruise, solving dis-embarkation transportation issues. Ours was particularly complicated, but Christine solved it quickly and even told us in detail how to buy our tickets with the least hassle. She truly set the bar high for an outstanding Cruise Manager. Less
Cabin review: 319
Our typically-small but posh cabin was conveniently arranged with a decent sized bathroom. We had a large window, which it turns out, we rarely used. Since it got dark early in December, we were usually moving before we returned to the cabin after dinner. 115VAC outlets were a nice touch. Once unloaded, your suitcases can be stowed under the bed. Pillows to your liking were provided. Our room steward, Milana did an excellent job keeping our room neat as a pin.