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Bordeaux to Europe Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews
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4.3
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22 reviews
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Another Excellent Uniworld Experience
"This was our seventh Uniworld Europe river cruise over the past ten years, (when we first discovered Uniworld after many years of ocean-going cruises). We're both in our mid-to-late 60s. We flew into Bordeaux..."Read More
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KarlS

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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1-10 of 22 Bordeaux to Europe Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews


Extremely disappointed. Waste of money.

Review for River Royale to Europe - River Cruise

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MarthinusStrydom

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 wine. Nothing could be further from the truth. The food was mediocre. If they think the food they serve is a culinary experience, then they have absolutely no idea what they are doing. I get ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Bora Bora

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French Balcony

5 Helpful Votes


Not Really Luxurious

Review for River Royale to Europe - River Cruise

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michael1924

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We were looking forward to a "wine cruise" in the Bordeaux area; Medoc, St Emilion and Sauternes. We expected to visit Chateaux that we otherwise could not, with expert tour guides nd maybe some lectures. We had also hoped for "Haut Cusines" and luxury experience. Regrettably: • Food provided was very average, nothing special although I daresay it was adequate. • Meal times were ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Departure Port: Bora Bora

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French Balcony

5 Helpful Votes


Bordeaux River Cruise - Perfect for Foodies & Fine Wine Connoisseurs alike

Review for River Royale to Europe - River Cruise

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Michy17

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Fabulous cruise with delicious local fresh food and very well presented. Plenty of variation to choose from each day. The red and white French wines were great however when we asked for French Champagne on arrival we were only offered sparkling wine. It wasn't until we enquired further that the sommelier then offered us French Jacquart Champagne. I would have expected French champagne to be ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Departure Port: Bora Bora

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


No Regrets, Uniworld Vineyards and Chateaux is top notch!

Review for River Royale to Europe - River Cruise

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sun starved

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We had a family event in Europe and I wanted to add a river cruise to our trip. We booked just three months before departure, and my only regret is that I am still not on the ship ! I was very attracted to Uniworld's small size (there were 119 passengers on our cruise) and all inclusive price, and it was wonderful not to have to think about tipping all the service people and guides, paying for ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Departure Port: Bora Bora

Cabin Type: Stateroom with Portholes

5 Helpful Votes


Wonderful

Review for River Royale to Europe - River Cruise

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Gsintexas

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

This was our third Uniworld cruise and like the others, it was very nice and good fun. We traveled with three other couples for a group of eight and were accommodated well with a table at each meal. This cruise had a younger crowd than the others and the dance floor was swinging most nights. The food was well prepared and two of the dinners were outstanding. Staff was super attentive and ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Bora Bora

Cabin Type: Stateroom with Window


Poor Management

Review for River Royale to Europe - River Cruise

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vnby

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

I first want to say the staff and chef is excellent. They went our of their way to make your trip enjoyable. The ship itself is getting long in the tooth. The couches in the bar area are worn, dirty and stained, you would not want to wear shorts while sitting, They really should call this a bus/wine cruise. We only took their tour two days because one tour was a 2 1/2 hour bus ride each ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Departure Port: Bora Bora

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French Balcony

4 Helpful Votes


Exceeded Expectations

Review for River Royale to Europe - River Cruise

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fickle fox

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

I was invited by a friend to go on this river cruise and was a bit nervous as I suffer from motion sickness. The good news.......no motion sickness and it was an amazing experience. I would have to say the highlights were the Cruise Managers (Adrian) planned excursions which included cooking classes, bike rides through the vineyards and wine tastings. My favorite........St. Emilion, I could ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Departure Port: Bora Bora

Cabin Type: Stateroom with Portholes

2 Helpful Votes


Amazing!

Review for River Royale to Europe - River Cruise

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mimi1954

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This cruise was above first class all the way. They made sure you got to and from the airport which was fantastic being in an unfamiliar area. The crew went above and beyond to make sure we had a wonderful experience. The tours were interesting and just the right amount of time that you still had plenty of free time to relaxant do your own thing. The Hotel Manager Sebastien took wonderful ...
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Sail Date: April 2017

Departure Port: Bora Bora

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French Balcony

7 Helpful Votes


Castle tour incl. wonderful lunch. Loved doing the bicycle tour.

Review for River Royale to Europe - River Cruise

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btegelberg

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

Beautiful ship. Mostly everything planned very well. Staff courteous and helpful. Food & bar service excellent. Tours interesting and informative. Both guides & bus drivers very competent. Disembarkation however a nightmare. Cruise director did warn us to check our safe deposit box carefully, which was done. Suitcases had to be out of cabin by 3.00 am. Off ship by 4.00 am. Took a shower 2.30 am ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Departure Port: Bora Bora

Cabin Type: Stateroom with Window

1 Helpful Vote


Wine Lots of Bordeaux

Review for River Royale to Europe - River Cruise

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Jmcure

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

A wine cruise in Bordeaux , what could be better. Learned a lot about Bordeaux that I had not experienced before. Great wine, cooking classes ,entertainment, excursion and great people on our river boat. Out crew was excellent. Always their for us. Took care of every detail, very organized. Never lost anybody or anything. This is a small boutique ship. Which makes it very intimate. Every one ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Departure Port: Bora Bora

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


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