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Grand Circle Gourmet Food Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Disappointing

Review for River Harmony to Europe - River Cruise

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ncc and jcc
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 we rarely docked close enough to a town to walk on our own. This was a 14 day trip from Basel, Switzerland to Antwerp, Belgium. For the money we could have gone on a better river boat ...
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Sail Date: May 2019


Simply Splendid

Review for River Rhapsody to Europe - River Cruise

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shelleakin
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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 without any worries. The dining and hotel staff were patient, gracious and went above and beyond every day. I traveled with my Mother, at 50, I was the youngster among the ...
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We're so glad that you enjoyed your travels with us! We look forward to having you back on another cruise....

Sail Date: April 2019


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

Review for River Rhapsody to Europe - River Cruise

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freebob
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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, France for 3 days and bused to the cities. One city alone we rode 3 hours one way and 2 1/2 hours back. Given a mere 3 hours for the walk around part of the town and then the markets ...
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Sail Date: November 2018


Great Cruise

Review for River Harmony to Europe - River Cruise

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vmiman
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I have cruised before with Grand Circle. They offer a relaxed, affordable way to see various river cities in comfort. These cruises are for people who want to see things, not be entertained, overeat, or have extravagant luxury. The passengers are generally older and have cruised before. The ships are appropriate for river cruising where the ships have to be small enough to fit under bridges. This ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


Good array of ports/transportation plans poor

Review for River Harmony to Europe - River Cruise

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stevenspoe
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

River cruising on the Rhine/Mosel provided us with the overview of first-time European visit. The stops were adequately timed, the river boat staff was helpful and the arrangements made for the shore excursions by Grand Central were very well done. There were significant problems with the hearing devices allowing us to hear the guides that were not addressed until about half way through the ...
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Sail Date: August 2017


Personal Attention

Review for River Rhapsody to Europe - River Cruise

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larrymummey
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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 son active 70 year old really enjoyed the pre-trip in Switzerland. I used to live in the pacific northwest and am familiar with mountains, but the alps are amazing. We bused from Lucerne ...
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Sail Date: August 2017


Christmas Cruise on the Rhine

Review for River Rhapsody to Europe - River Cruise

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smcandrew
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 offered so many rich musical experiences. The service and the leadership on this boat are incredible. From the Captain to the Hotel Manager to the crew itself, the entire focus is on the ...
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Sail Date: December 2016


14 days on Antwerp to Basel Rhine and Mosel.

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twmasia
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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 places. The 120 people on the ship were all older but refined and easy to get to know. The optional tours were fabulous and not that expensive. I took all except one in Germany ...
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Sail Date: October 2016


Great river cruise

Review for River Rhapsody to Europe - River Cruise

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vmiman
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 with 20 restaurants,different entertainment every night, and a water slid this is not for you. Second, the people going on these cruises primarily want to see interesting places and ...
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Sail Date: April 2016


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Grand Circle - Great, but Not for Everyone

Review for River Rhapsody to Europe - River Cruise

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John Smith IV
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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 positives. (1) The staff are uniformly competent and helpful. As just one example: my wife and I were each sick for a couple days. During those periods every employee seemed to know of ...
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Sail Date: March 2013


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