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9 Grand Circle River Cruise Reviews
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Member Since 2007
2 reviews
190 forum posts
29 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
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 to a hotel that had no ... Read more
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
17 helpful votes
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 recommended by a fellow ... Read more
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
3 forum posts
13 helpful votes
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 we were notified that the ... Read more
John Smith IV
Member Since 2013
1 review
35 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
Fast Alongside
Member Since 2011
29 reviews
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
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. We have done the ... Read more
Zoning out
Member Since 2001
6 reviews
24 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The summary of this review is that the trip was WONDERFUL. This was our third Grand Circle trip (previously with OAT to Machu Picchu/Galapagos Islands and GCT to South Africa, but our first river cruise) and we have had three GREAT ... Read more
Member Since 2009
1 review
46 forum posts
5 helpful votes
With an American 70-cabin river boat and 34 crewmen and program directors all with excellent conversational English, this was an excellent adult touring and discovery Rhine and Mosel rivers cruise - from Antwerp, Belgium, through the ... Read more
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1,911 forum post
9 helpful votes
The river cruise and tour was with GCT on the River Harmony. It was 5 days pre-cruise in the Alps, from Lucerne, then 14 days on the Rhine and Mosel rivers, then 4 days post-cruise in Brugge. The pre-cruise and post cruise were good; nice ... Read more
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
2,054 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed July 2010
We have just returned from our first trip with GCT. This is not a first riverboat cruise, but the first with this com. First of all the River Harmony is a lovely CEAN ship. We chose the prelude deck and it was quite fine. Husband thought ... Read more

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