On River Beatrice, accommodations come in three shapes and sizes. The largest, the owner's suite, is 300 square feet. Fourteen additional suites measure 225 square feet and feature small seating areas and French balconies. Standard cabins measure 150 square feet. Some have picture windows while others have a step-out verandah.
The ship's one owner's suite is not only the largest onboard, but it also features a top-notch entertainment system and bathroom with soaking tub and shower. (It's the only cabin onboard to have a bathtub.)
Interestingly, River Beatrice has the largest number of suites among Europe's riverboats. These accommodations are not only gorgeous with their cream-on-cream color scheme (and silk-covered walls), but they also come with a few extras not found in standard categories, such as a DVD player, breakfast room service upon request, mini-fridge, fresh fruit and even a coffee machine. Two deep armchairs positioned at the end of the bed offer a distinct living room area (and you can pull them right up to the French balcony to watch the world slip by). One of the best features is the free laundry perk. And the bathrooms are particularly gorgeous, with lavish use of marble, beautiful (and deep) Hansgrohe showers that resemble the best of English country hotels, and Thick and Thirsty towels and robes.
All suite passengers have the use of a butler to, presumably, pack and unpack and carry out other duties, such as shoe shining. I never found a use for a butler, though.
All accommodations feature commonalities like the magnificent English Savoir beds, built-in closets, individually controlled thermostats for hot and cold weather, flat-screen televisions and private bathrooms. Furnishings are custom designed and created to fit the typically snug spaces that are common of riverboat cabins. Lots of well-placed mirrors actually create a more spacious ambience. Window coverings are lush and rich, and the beds' headboards are crafted out of velvet.
Bathrooms in standard cabins are shower-only but light and airy. L'Occitane toiletries, including shower gel, shampoo, lotion and conditioner, are provided.
Well designed with integrated bathroom/shower, adequate storage,safe, flat screen TV, telephone service, and speaker connected to " one MC" for announcements.
Fourth of five enclosed decks...
We were in a standard cabin with a Juliette Balcony, only the glass sliding doors that could open, no room to go outside. It was very nice. Comfortable bed for two, extremely clean but very small to get around the bed to both sides. Closet space ...
Welcome to Cruise Critic; we're happy you decided to register to become a Cruise Critic Member.
Important: Do Not Use Your REAL NAME as your USER NAME
Important: Please disable your email verification software so that you receive our activation e-mail. Please add @cruisecritic.com to your email safelist.
Please respect that this is a MODERATED community for people who absolutely LOVE cruise travel or want to learn about cruise travel.
Registration to Cruise Critic's Cruise Community is free! We require that you use a valid e-mail address. You will receive an e-mail asking you to verify your e-mail address before you are allowed to login and post on the boards. Again, please disable your spamblocking or verification software so that you receive our activation e-mail. Also, as a member of Cruise Critic you will receive copies of our weekly newsletter plus our "Cruise Sails" and one "Member Offer" mailing. Should you not want to continue to receive these e-mailings, simply unsubscribe by following the directions in the newsletter. By agreeing to become a member, you are agreeing to receipt of our newsletters.
Additionally, we do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed at this link: Community Guidelines.
This is a moderated Community. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this Web site and do not wish to be bound by them, please do not use this Web site or continue the registration process. Cruise Critic reserves the right to remove any content in its sole discretion. Additionally, if you violate our Community Guidelines you may lose your posting privileges -- permanently -- without warning. By continuing the registration you are agreeing to the terms
These are moderated message boards. What this means is that we do our best to remove all objectionable messages from the boards. It also means that you cannot say whatever you'd like on the forums. If you are looking for an "anything goes" setting, Cruise Critic might not be the place for you. Understand, too, that our community is comprised of folks who LOVE to cruise. It therefore stands to reason that they will have a favorite cruise line or port of call -- in other words, they are "fans" and will sometimes take offense when a brand new member has arrived on the scene to bash a cruise line.
Keep in mind that we do not prescreen posts so there may be a period of time when an inappropriate post is visible. Please use the Report A Post icon located in the UPPER right hand corner of each posting if you wish to report a violation of our Community Guidelines. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of Cruise Critic Message Board Forums, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.
By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, are in violation of our Community Guidelines or otherwise violative of any laws.
Cruise Critic reserves to right to remove, edit, move or close any thread (discussion) for any reason from the forums without warning. or notification to the Community. Additionally, we also reserve the right to deny posting privileges to any member at our sole discretion.
You hereby grant Cruise Critic the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display any message posted in our message board community (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.
Our mission is to provide a haven on the Internet free of harassment and advertising for our community members' enjoyment. Any company or person(s) that interfere with that mission risk losing their posting privileges.
If you have any questions about how our community is moderated, please address them to our Community Manager via e-mail at email@example.com. Please do not post on the boards.