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Bordeaux to Europe - River Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Europe River
Bordeaux

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Excellent

149

Very Good

40

Average

17

Poor

12

Terrible

3

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221 Bordeaux to Europe - River Cruise Reviews


nikpil avatar

nikpil

1 Review Written

An amazing experience.

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We chose this cruise originally because of the itinerary. We were meeting our daughter in Bordeaux in order to tour the Dordogne and the Loire Valley. We came with no expectations. Our only prior river cruise was ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Bonnie Crandell

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful experience

Our group consisted of eight friends traveling together, and we had a wonderful time. The crew knew our names, they were courteous and efficient; the food and service were beyond compare. In addition to a gourmet ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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cfugle

1 Review Written

More than I thought it would be.

Our first river cruise and headed into it blindly. One can research cabin sizes, services, costs as much as they like but in the end how did our complete package do? Rather well indeed. At 54 and 65 we were close to ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Awer1416

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Mostly amazing!

We’d never been to France and a wine cruise sounded like it would be fun. We were traveling with friends and met new ones. The staff is outstanding! Wonderful attention to even the smallest details. We would ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Kbecks57

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wineries, wineries, wineries

We are wine lovers and had heard about this from friends. Scenic puts the L in Luxury! Every detail is taken care of and and every request is met as part of the service. Staff are amazing, the ship is beautiful, ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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nvcruise

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Good - The Bad - The Ugly

The Outstanding: This was a themed cruise and our hosts and fellow passengers were interesting, conversational and knew how to have a good time in spite of the vessel. The Good: Hotel Director Ivana was ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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SallyP509

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Breathtaking Bordeaux!

This was our first time on a Scenic Cruise. We chose this cruise (Breathtaking Bordeaux) because it had many wine-related excursions and destinations. Scenic was recommended by travel agent, even though she had ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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annejohnston84

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Needs attention to detail - not quite there

Good points - Savoir Bed great, cabin small but good standard overall, boat clean and outside areas very comfortable and plenty of shade, small hot top, trips ok, guides very good, drinks included, extra trips were ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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VixTrix

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful trip

This was our second cruise with Scenic, chosen because it was one of the least expensive options to be honest. It also appealed that we could travel there by train, which seemed like a very civilised way to start a ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Minnesota Jan

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulous cruise through Bordeaux region

This was our third cruise with Ama. As always, service was outstanding, food was delicious, and the daily excursions were interesting and very informative. We visited several wineries and learned a lot about ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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NancySBlovestotravel

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

The time of our lives!

We had friends who shared our interest in local wines. Both couples wanted to expand our knowledge of wines in France. This cruise was everything we dreamed of and more. When we booked our room we chose the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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searcher630

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent alternative for Cruising Vacation

Chose this cruise for (1) all inclusive and no nickel and diming us; (2) biking excursions to offset the awesome French food, and (3) size of ship with 174 passengers. A+ on all 3 reasons for going with ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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SNEEME

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

First Time River Cruise

We have been on multiple ocean cruises and wanted try to a river cruise. I have to say this was the best in terms of total relaxation. To glide along the river on the amply seated top deck with you beverage of ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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thoeffken1016

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Service, Great Food & Great Ports

My husband and I went to France for my 50th birthday. We spent a week prior to the AMA cruise in Paris, Reims and Bordeaux. Boarded the boat in Bordeaux and spent an amazing week with the crew and guests of the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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umbrellagirl

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

A lovely and relaxing cruise

I always wanted to go to Bordeaux since I have French cousins who live there. My husband is a wine lover, so the trip appealed to both of us. Having been on two previous Viking cruises, I knew that the services, ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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valby55

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cold Food, Poor Service

We heard that Viking was great for river cruises and had never been on one before. The first evening we didn't get served our supper until 9:45 PM. The food was both cold and overdone (one of our table mates ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Davidandgloria

1 Review Written

Fun time

Love of France Wine New area Try out Viking We were pleased by all aspects of our hopes for discovery and adventure. Loved this part of France with history, culture, and cuisine. Made new ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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cessig

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Wine country cruise

Loved the boat and got to experience Paris for 4 days post cruise. Visiting the different wineries was awesome. We came as a group of 3 couples. We were all celebrating anniversaries. The staff was not only great, ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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michaeldannan

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not a lot of cruising--more wine tasting

This cruise was taken with the intent of visiting wineries. If someone is interested in "cruising", then this is not their cruise. There was a little too much emphasis on the city of Bordeaux, a total of 2 1/2 ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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pskier

1 Review Written

Enjoyable time with a few exceptions

Overall the ship and cruise was wonderful, especially the dinner at the chateu that the crew set up. Places that we visited were very nice. The guides that took on the shore trips really know what they were talking ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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ontheroadagain65

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Outstanding with a few small exceptions

This was my first Viking Cruise, as well as my first river cruise. Prior to this cruise, I have only been on 2 other cruises. I was traveling with 3 others, that have been on previous Viking river cruises. I will ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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GigiShurb

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

River Cruising Perfection!

This was our first river cruise, and we chose Viking because of their excellent reputation. Cruise representatives were waiting for us at the airport and were expeditious in helping us get to the buses for ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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charles_knouse

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent way to see the French wine region

My wife and I planned a vacation to France for our 35th anniversary. We wanted to spend a week in Paris and a week in the French countryside, but we didn't want to take a bus tour where we would be checking into and ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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committedcruiser

18 Reviews Written

69 Helpful Votes

Disappointing cruise; great post cruise

i called ama 3x to book a back to back cruise w/ Normandy and Bordeau. at no time was i told this was a wine themed cruise nor that it was also a cooking cruise. Joann who has a show on PBS invited 40 0f her ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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MarthinusStrydom

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Extremely disappointed. Waste of money.

The River Royale sails the rivers in Bordeaux, France. It is touted as a “culinary” and “wine” experience. We chose this cruise as it s supposed to be upmarket and sophisticated. The focus is on food and ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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