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A-ROSA Europe - River Cruise Reviews

A-ROSA Cruises
Europe River
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30 A-ROSA Europe - River Cruise Reviews

stealthqueen avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful first-time river cruise on the Danube


We had a wonderful experience as a family on the Donna (7-day Danube round-trip from Passau). We chose an International sailing as we don't speak German, and found most of the staff spoke good English, and all the ...
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Sail Date September 2019

Serialcruiser56 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not what we had expected

We are serial river cruisers but this year we were only able to make a relatively late booking, due to unforeseen domestic circumstances. We had not experienced Shearings river cruises before but, at fairly short ...
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Sail Date September 2019

Terribletrip avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not a good experience

If you are not German stay away from this ship. We signed up for a Seine cruise with English company Saga who miss sold this cruise. The excursions were in German. The food was advertised as Mediterranean but was ...
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Sail Date August 2019

ljkool avatar


2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Americans on a German Riverboat

Our family decided to take a Christmas Market cruise but wanted to spend time in London. We selected ARosa because of their selection of 4-day itineraries and their moderate pricing . We had no doubts about the ...
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Sail Date December 2018

linesonmyface avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First cruise and also our last

We chose to cruise with A-Rosa because the travel agent booked us on a specific Christmas Markets cruise for four nights. The markets were the only reason we decided to bite the bullet and try a river cruise (it ...
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Sail Date November 2018

Rickbethmartin avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Ok experience, for an American

Disclaimer - this was our first river cruise, and first cruise on a non-American ship, therefore hard to compare. Will give thoughts based on overall experience in case other nonEuropeans are considering. 7 day ...
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Sail Date December 2018

MCC0708 avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Average to Disappointing

First of all let me start by saying I don’t usually bother giving any reviews as I believe nothing can be absolutely perfect in life and I like being tolerant and giving the benefit of the doubt. However I do feel ...
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Sail Date December 2018

Arosadonna avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cruise that Didn’t Cruise Much?

3 Days Prague and 7 Nights A Rosa Donna. 2nd-12th August 2018 booked through Imagine Cruising ( most of it was left to our imagination). We had to ask a Viking rep to track down our Imagine rep,at Prague Airport an ...
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Sail Date August 2018

Spysmum avatar


31 Reviews Written

347 Helpful Votes

Wonderful area, interesting river on a mediocre ship

We chose it as we wanted to revisit an area of France we knew well from at least 25 years of camping among the vineyards of southern France. We arrived in Lyon on excellent Eurostar direct from St Pancras. ...
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Sail Date May 2018

craigs1214 avatar


5 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Dont board with any great expectations ..........

The southern Rhine Christmas market theme cruise. Taking in Mannheim , Heidelberg, Strasbourg and Mainz. The excursions where add ons and needed to be booked as in most cases except for Strasbourg your where ...
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Sail Date December 2017

arby27 avatar


2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Very poor food and wine

If you are used to the fine food that is served in the main restaurants aboard cruise ships or even river cruises such as on the Douro or Nile then you could be in for a nasty surprise with A-Rosa. It is not much ...
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Sail Date December 2017

Horace13 avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A good choice

An interesting itinerary visiting some small Normandy towns not usually on the agenda. Docking right in the centre means you're just a few minutes easy walk and don't lose time getting into town. Whilst the Paris ...
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Sail Date September 2017

Budcat101 avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Our second river cruise and was just as wonderful

We selected this cruise because the date was right. We selected this cruise, as well, based upon our tourism company´s recommendation. It was a relaxing and quite nice cruise up the Rhine. Included some cities ...
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Sail Date September 2017

losangelina avatar


3 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Seine on ArosaViva--Anything but disappointing!

I am on the last night of the Seine cruise and I'm so sorry to have it end. A ship that met all my expectations, a friendly crew, good food, enchanting small French towns: who could ask for more?I can hardly wait to ...
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Sail Date August 2017

Rye avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great cruise, good value

Having been on 3 other river cruises, we found one that went down the Rhone, which we had not gone on before. The Rosa Stella is about 12 years old, but extremely well kept and very clean. In fact it is the ...
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Sail Date July 2017

Balloon Man avatar

Balloon Man

9 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes


Was it good? No. Was it bad? No. I need to make it clear from the outset that to some extent we were comparing this cruise to our only other river cruise, which was on Scenic. So business class to economy is ...
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Sail Date June 2017

AmiSwe avatar


1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Relaxing trip

We were a family of six non-German speakers including two kids who had a very relaxing time on this trip. The itinerary was supposed to be south to Switzerland but when we boarded we found out, because of water ...
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Sail Date January 2017

ljclaticor avatar


1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Northern Rhine A Rosa River Cruise

Went on the cruise because it fit our timeframe and part of group had free cruise because last years cruise couldn't move because of high water and they were given another cruise for free. Only two groups of ...
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Sail Date October 2016

Barney1947 avatar


1 Review Written

34 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Prague Stay and Disappointing ARosa Donna 8 day Danube Cruise

The pre cruise 3 day stay in Prague, together with Vienna and Budapest were the high points of this, our second river cruise. The views from our Juliette cabin window were magnificent and come highly recommended.The ...
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Sail Date July 2016

Woodnshoe avatar


1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Value; Relaxing and Nice Experience for the Whole Family

I'm not sure why A-rosa is bunked for Americans...in fact, I wondered why more English speaking cruisers weren't on board. The staff all spoke English as well as German (most of the crew were Eastern European) and ...
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Sail Date March 2016

Globe avatar


3 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Could Have Been Better

This was our first time on a River Cruise and I did enjoy the overall experience of river cruising but would choose another company next time, in regard to some reasons listed below. This cruise was along the ...
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Sail Date June 2015

abmalec avatar


1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Had the best time!

This was our first river cruise and did not know what to expect, especially given the fact that I had never heard of Arosa cruises. However, the room (a suite) was bright, very clean, quiet, and spacious. The food ...
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Sail Date October 2015

fireman999 avatar


6 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Rhine Cruise; Let Down by Misleading Adverts and Poor Communication

When we booked this package in April 2015 it was advertised as starting from Amsterdam on 21st August with an overnight stay in port and departing later the following day - this was exactly what we wanted as this ...
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Sail Date August 2015

Dem920 avatar


1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

ARosa Bella - Danube Cruise

I wanted to give you an update of our experiences on the Arosa Bella cruise on the Danube. Let me start out that there were 5 of us traveling in 3 cabins. We are all in our late 40's-early 50's. We got a text the ...
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Sail Date July 2014

europe9191 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes


Overall: I think it is very tricky to try to add Americans to what was once a mainly German cruise line. The announcements were in English and German and all the printed materials were in English and German. We ...
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Sail Date July 2014

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