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33 Grand Circle Europe Cruise Reviews

VeggyDog4 avatar


2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

I don’t recommend Grand Circle


I chose this trip because my mother wanted to do the Christmas markets. It sounded fun too. She has taken 16 Grand Circle trips in the past and had always had nothing but amazing things to say about them. As a ...
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Sail Date November 2019

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Simply Splendid

The Springtime beauty of the Great Rivers of Europe mingled with the excellent and caring of the River Rhapsody staff made for an amazing trip! From airport to airport and every river in-between, safest travels ...
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Sail Date April 2019

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ncc and jcc

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes


This was our 3rd river cruise, the first and last on Grand Circle, The river boat is in desperate need of a makeover, cabin decor is worn looking at best. Mattress was in need of replacement. Disappointing that ...
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Sail Date May 2019

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2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Best Ever - We Have Taken This Cruise Twice

We travel with Grand Circle because 1. The pricing is terrific, 2. A home-hosted visit is always included on all of their trips including river cruises, 3. Travel is always very casual., and dockage in Paris is ...
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Sail Date November 2016

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1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Paris to Normandy, March 2019

We wished to learn about the Normandy Invasion and enjoy another river cruise. The Normandy day trip was quite emotional and many passengers were there to honor relatives and veterans. The itinerary, staff, ...
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Sail Date March 2019

Christine747 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes


Meals: Breakfast: full gamut of choices from freshly made omelets on down to fruits and danish. Lunch: plenty of options each day from cooked dishes to make your own sandwiches. Dinner: portions small, but meals ...
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Sail Date May 2018

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1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Christmas Market Nov. 25, 2018 on the Melody and the Rapsody

Let me say the service on their ships The Melody and The Rapsody were impeccable. Gracious and hospitable on both. I say both because due to low water we were bused from one to another. We anchored in Strasbourg, ...
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Sail Date November 2018

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1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Bus tour for river cruise

Chose this cruise to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. It became a bus tour because Grand Circle did not give us the option to postpone this cruise to a time when the water level would not be low. We did not ...
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Sail Date August 2018

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1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Personal Attention

Romance of the Rhine and Mosel I went to a presentation by GCCL and could not believe how many people had cruised with them before. Many had traveled more than 20 times with GCCL. Mom, 92 and still agile, and ...
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Sail Date August 2017

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2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

A great cruise for those who like history and culture!

River Adagio, from Budapest to the Black Sea, Aug 18-30, 2017 The River Adagio is an older ship, but kept in very good shape. All cabins are 160 square feet with two beds that fold out from opposite walls with a ...
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Sail Date August 2017

Sonny711 avatar


1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Big Disappointment

Wanted to take a river cruise and see eastern Europe. We had extreme heat from Prague to Bucharest. In Belgrade the ship broke down due to extreme heat of 110. Two of the three generators failed and couldn't be ...
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Sail Date July 2017

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5 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Burgundy & Provence to the Cote D'Azur

We went with friends who have been with OAT and Grand Circle Travel previously. This was our first River cruise with the company & we all had a great time. Both couples had previously saied on Viking river cruise ...
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Sail Date July 2017

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Cary Cruiser

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Best Crew Ever...

I love the wines from the Rhone River, and for a number of years I have wanted to see the area where they came from. Also, I have heard what a beautiful area Provence was and wanted to see it for myself. It did ...
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Sail Date April 2017

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1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Christmas Cruise on the Rhine

I wanted to take this cruise to experience the Christmas markets and to view firsthand the Christmas experience along the Rhine River. It was absolutely amazing. The markets are spectacular and the Rhapsody ...
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Sail Date December 2016

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1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Escape from reality and delight all your senses.

This is a trip for the curious. Do you like to try new food sensations? Do you enjoy learning? Do you like to mix with fellow travelers and ship's staff? Do you enjoy history both recent and distant? If not try ...
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Sail Date October 2016

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1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

14 days on Antwerp to Basel Rhine and Mosel.

I wanted to experience the Rhine and Mosel Rivers and to go to Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France and Switzerland. The Ship was excellent and the food divine. The tours were one of a kind in some ...
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Sail Date October 2016

Jsuch avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

One of the best ways to visit the Normandy beaches!

I chose this cruise because I wanted to be in Normandy on or around D Day. We spent 3 days in Paris before embarking. In Paris, we visited the Palace of Versailles and took a city tour. On the cruise, We visited ...
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Sail Date May 2016

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1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Amsterdam to Vienna River Cruise

We chose this cruise because we have to go somewhere in March (July, Sept. and also Dec.). It turned out to be a delightful choice. After spending 6 days on our own in Amsterdam, we boarded the Grand Circle ...
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Sail Date March 2016

vmiman avatar


4 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Great river cruise

A few things first. This is a small ship because you have to have a small ship designed to go on the rivers in Europe, get under bridges, and put you into the heart of a city. f you want a 5,000 passenger behemoth ...
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Sail Date April 2016

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1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Nice.. but not worth the very high price of this trip.

This was my 3rd trip with Grand Circle. My previous trips were a land trip (England, Scotland and Wales) and a riverboat trip (Cruising Burgundy to Cote d'Azur). I loved the two trips mentioned above but didn't ...
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Sail Date August 2016

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2 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes


Grand Circle has a lot of rapid repeated travelers, but I'm not going to be one of them. Their style just isn't for me. This all started with an email telling us the ship wasn't going to be in port and directing us ...
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Sail Date May 2014

mekasa avatar


1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

August, 2013 cruise on the Grand Circle River Adagio

We love cruising but always felt the port cities did not give us an adequate representation of each country; therefore, we decided to try a European river cruise. We chose Grand Circle because it came highly ...
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Sail Date August 2013

hiker26 avatar


2 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

No rating

Bad Customer Relations from Grand Circle Cruise Line

We booked the Budapest to Prague River Cruise on the River Adagio of GCCL. The cruise was to begin on Friday June 21st in Budapest when we were supposed to embark on the River Adagio. On Wednesday evening the 19th ...
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Sail Date June 2013

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John Smith IV

1 Review Written

51 Helpful Votes

No rating

Grand Circle - Great, but Not for Everyone

We took our first Grand Circle river cruise this spring (2013), on the M/S River Rhapsody, and I want to voice a few cautionary notes, to help people decide whether this cruise is for them. But first the strong ...
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Sail Date March 2013

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Fast Alongside

43 Reviews Written

131 Helpful Votes

Christmas Markets Along the Rhine

This was our eighth river cruise with Grand Circle Travel (GCT). It was our second cruise on the River Harmony. We have also cruised on the River Aria, River Concerto (two times), River Melody (two times) and Bizet. ...
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Sail Date December 2012

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