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Wanting to visit cities on the Rhine that we had not been to before. Overall it was a good Cruise the Staff like on any Cruise are fantastic. The Ports of call were great & well organised. The food was OK my wife said the Fish ... Read More
Wanting to visit cities on the Rhine that we had not been to before. Overall it was a good Cruise the Staff like on any Cruise are fantastic. The Ports of call were great & well organised. The food was OK my wife said the Fish dishes were good, my Meat dishes not so. We had been on this Ship 3 years ago & knew what to expect. The Boarding was smooth & we noticed that the lounge/Bar area had been updated. However the Cabins were the same sad rooms that we had left some 3 years ago. If you are short in height be prepared for marks in the back of your legs. The Bunk bed stile used has a wooden frame around the mattress, which is some way from the cabin floor, not making it too easy to get out of bed (in the night!!!). The cabins could do with updating as well as the carpets etc.which look tired now. That aside we enjoyed as always the company of the passengers on board. Do not join this ship if you are expecting entertainment, the lone Musician was poor but there again what do you expect!! It would have been good like lat time to have imported local Musicians from the last port of call. All in all a good Cruise but will not be using this ship again until it uses double beds which I don't think will be some time soon. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
We chose this cruise to discover World War 1 history. It included two excellent speakers, one of whom had written a book on Pashendaele, and excellent excursions with knowledgeable tour leaders. The ship is small and cosy with extremely ... Read More
We chose this cruise to discover World War 1 history. It included two excellent speakers, one of whom had written a book on Pashendaele, and excellent excursions with knowledgeable tour leaders. The ship is small and cosy with extremely friendly staff. There were several ways of getting to the ship and we made our own way. Some did Eurostar, others flew and another group took the ferry. As this was a relatively new cruise there were some changes. We did not have enough time to look around Brussels because our other visits were too long but only a few found this a problem. Special mention needs to be made of the trips to Ypres, Tyne Cot and Mons as well as other notable WW1 sites. The lectures and discussions in the evenings were very though provoking and added to our knowledge of this period of history. The only disappointment was Antwerp where the guides did not follow the WW1 theme, and the weather which was no t kind to us! Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
We chose this because it departs from Hull to Rotterdam on P&O Ferries & then the coach takes us to the Lady Anne ship. This is much better than the long coach travel to Dover. The food on the Lady Anne was superb as was the ... Read More
We chose this because it departs from Hull to Rotterdam on P&O Ferries & then the coach takes us to the Lady Anne ship. This is much better than the long coach travel to Dover. The food on the Lady Anne was superb as was the service of the staff. The only bad thing was the very steep stairs (X2) to & from the lounge to the dining room. Our coach driver, Mark, of Llew Jones coaches for "The River Cruise Line" was the best we have ever had & should win an award for the cleanest coach inside as well as outside. Mark also booked us taxis to pick us up from our pick up point. Our days out were to Volendam (great) & Amsterdam (very crowded with lots of stag & hen does). Our other trips were to Kampen with a excursion to the Het Loo Palace (boring) & to the Keukenhof Gardens which was was very exhausting. We also did a cheese & wine Amsterdam cruise through the red light district on our last evening. On travelling back to the Rotterdam ferry we visited Delft & a trip around its pottery place.The food on the Rotterdam ferry was the same as the out going ferry but that price of s bottle of vino was £16 for a bottle I could have bought in ASDA for £4. This was an expensive but enjoyable trip but every thing was taken care of. I hope other travel operators will copy this Hull crossing. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Went with the River Cruiseline on the Lady Anne Amsterdam & Bulbfield Spectacular Cruise 26th April 4 nights 5 days (not really because we were travelling for two of these days). Having done some research we decided to make our own ... Read More
Went with the River Cruiseline on the Lady Anne Amsterdam & Bulbfield Spectacular Cruise 26th April 4 nights 5 days (not really because we were travelling for two of these days). Having done some research we decided to make our own way to Dover and opted to stay pre and post nights at the Ramada (room was acceptable but the food was awful) so when our lovely driver David from Port Talbot managed to get on an earlier ferry on our return to England we decided to head straight for home because the Ramada had signs in the hotel apologising for the noise until midnight because there was a party. Now to the cruise itself - well it was more like the Lady Anne was being used as a floating hotel. We were informed before departure that we would not be going to Volendam because it was closed to all shipping traffic so we did very little river cruising and every morning we seemed to have to move early (6 a.m. the engines started) to a different spot. On our first night some of the cabins were broken into whilst moored in Amsterdam with valuables and medication taken. Luckily because of previous reviews saying how small the cabins are we decided to upgrade to a promenade deck cabin. It had everything we needed (after all you only want to sleep and have a shower) and for the amount of time we were there it was adequate but we wouldn't have wanted to spend a long time in it. Our cruise director was Maggie but we personally found her to be very arrogant and thought she was not really the right person for the job. The cruise manager was Robert and we found him friendly and helpful. What we found really odd was when we had a welcome meeting the next morning no-one mentioned the robbery even if it was just to warn us to be very careful. Perhaps they didn't want bad publicity but feel they handled it badly. All the crew were lovely and very friendly and all work extremely hard. We personally thought the food was very good considering the small amount of space the Chefs have to prepare it. There is only two choices for the evening meal. We were allocated seats in the restaurant on a table for 6 and were fortunate to be with two lovely couples and also spent our evenings with them having a great laugh. The restaurant is reached down two separate very steep and narrow stairs so definitely not suitable for the less mobile. It was our intention to do all the excursions but it was so hectic we opted out on the last day. The weather was awful with everything from snow sleet thunder lightning and rain and very very cold. Het Loo Palace was worth visiting. Keukenhof Gardens was really lovely and the tulips were at their best although it poured with rain whilst we were there so we probably didn't see all there was to see. The cheese and wine cruise was nice but the Amsterdam City and Diamond Factory was a complete waste of time as we had seen most of it on the cheese and wine cruise the night before. We didn't do the Mauritshuis Museum in the Hague but decided to walk around Amsterdam on our own. Very much like London very very busy dodging the cycles and trams. We had a nice time and are glad we did it but it was very tiring with more coach travel than cruising on the canals and when we did cruise we were in the restaurant having breakfast and could only see the water lapping against the windows. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
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