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6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2014
We just returned to the US from France after a wonderful river cruise. It was particularly interesting to be on board with people from all over the world. It added to our travel experience. Most travelers were French and there was a large ... Read More
We just returned to the US from France after a wonderful river cruise. It was particularly interesting to be on board with people from all over the world. It added to our travel experience. Most travelers were French and there was a large contingent of Belgian travelers too. While there were very few English speakers on board, we were well informed at all times. All crew members spoke English and all announcements were in English as well as French. The food was amazing. The wines were terrific as well. Every meal was presented well and tasted great. My husband has some dietary restrictions and they were most accommodating. The service was outstanding. From the dining room to the lounge to the state rooms. All crew members were gracious and helpful. The ship is only one year old and is in wonderful condition very comfortable with pleasant colors. The public lounge areas and roof top seating were well situated and comfortable. The excursions ran smoothly and were paced well, each of them departing in the afternoon after lunch. The tour guides were knowledgeable and, again, all information was shared in English. As with most river cruises, evening entertainment is limited but we found it enjoyable just the same. Wifi is free but is spotty on the ship. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2014
Our river cruise out of Bordeaux on the Gironde estuary was very enjoyable. The crew was exceptionally pleasant. Food was very good, well presented and varied. Wine was included and definitely a step up over what you expect on a cruise. ... Read More
Our river cruise out of Bordeaux on the Gironde estuary was very enjoyable. The crew was exceptionally pleasant. Food was very good, well presented and varied. Wine was included and definitely a step up over what you expect on a cruise. Being an American I particularly enjoyed the interaction with a varied group of European travelers. The excursions were well thought out and well organized. We only speak English and it was not a problem. The ship is new for 2014 and nicely decorated. Cabins were very comfortable with large windows. Ship size (175 passengers) made all activities easy. The area would be very interesting to wine connoisseurs but there was also many other sights to see and places to visit. The climate is very mild. This is our second CroisiEurope cruise and hope to do many more. joe from port jeff   Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2014
Having read the previous reviews I would like to add my comments. We cruised for 5 days as part of a package organised by Leger. We have previously been with them on The Rhine. Leger's part of the holiday went with their usual ... Read More
Having read the previous reviews I would like to add my comments. We cruised for 5 days as part of a package organised by Leger. We have previously been with them on The Rhine. Leger's part of the holiday went with their usual efficiency, overnight stops, additional days touring, helpful drivers (Paul and John) and the whole package was a reasonable price. First impression of the boat was favorable, bright, airy, clean. Well organised cabin on the lower deck with plenty of cupboard space. The staff were friendly, especially the 2 girls who served most in the bars. We were allocated a dining table for the duration of the cruise and had several interesting conversations with the other 2 couples. One thing that we all agreed on was that we were disappointed by the food. We were not shunted of into a reserved corner as sometimes happens on coach tours, we were offered the same as other passengers, but it was just spoiled by cheap ingredients for example, butter turned out to be whipped with water and emulsified with the addition of several e-numbers. My husband likened the breakfast cheese to lard and the cooked meat to luncheon meat. Better cheese was served during lunch when we has a cheese course of one slice of cheese accompanied by a dried apricot or a dried fig. The menus read well, rabbit, quail, chicken, duck, hake, sole( some other flat fish was served) but most of the meat had been steam cooked and therefore was lacking flavour. My beef wellington was too tough to cut and surrounded by under-cooked pastry. The usual layer of pate was missing. My husband's seemed to be better, perhaps his was cut from another piece. Usually, we are asked how we like the meat cooked as Beef Wellington is traditionally served pink, but we were given no choice on the matter. Dessert was mostly a slice of some kind of cake. One memorable dessert was a slice of cheap, chocolate, swiss rolll topped by a scoop of nice ice-cream and a sprinkling of grated white chocolate. During the Gala dinner, Baked Alaska flambeed in Grand Marnier was on the menu. It was paraded round to the usual firework accompaniment and one dessert was spectacularly flambeed. However, our portion had not been anywhere near the bottle. We asked where was the Grand Marnier but received no answer from the restaurant manager. On the plus side, the wine selection was very good, I am told. Several different wines were freely available with special wines being offered on the Gala Night. Unlimited tea and fruit juices kept me going. Overall, we had a pleasant cruise. I would cruise with that company again but only if the boat was going somewhere I really wanted to visit. Although the food was disappointing, we did not go hungry, it was well presented and it was not inedible. On a couple of occasions I said no thanks to the starter and was offered something different, but the waiter not being sure what I could replace it with, I settled for a green salad, so the staff were helpful. Entertainment was provided by a singer/keyboard player. My husband, having been a musician for many years was impressed by the way the singer could take both hands off the keyboard, at the same time, and the music continued unabated. Read Less
Cyrano de Bergerac Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 2.0 0.0
Dining 4.0 0.0
Entertainment 3.0 0.0
Public Rooms 3.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 1.0 0.0
Family 3.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 1.0 0.0
Service 4.0 0.0
Value For Money 5.0 0.0
Rates 4.0 N/A

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