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France Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
France
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

19

Very Good

6

Average

4

Poor

2

Terrible

1

Cruise type

River Cruises

131

Senior Cruises

36

Luxury Cruises

32

Romantic Cruises

22

First-Time Cruisers

22

32 France Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews


TheUngamer1 avatar

TheUngamer1

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Viking Hild - Paris to Switzerland - Oct 2019

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10 Day Cruise: 2 nights at Paris Hotel before, 2 nights at Zurich hotel after. Exemplary staff were genuinely friendly and attentive and it set an overall friendly tone with all the cruisers. They truly went ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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kirstywltn

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Amazing from start to finish

Ship was beautiful, cabins were huge very spacious the bathroom was a very generous size with a amazing shower. The dining on board is the best dinning experience i have ever had the waiting staff very polite ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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wagsdvm

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Top notch staff - surprisingly rowdy and annoying guests

We'd never taken a river cruise as we normally travel independently, however, I knew we'd need help navigating our way through Bordeaux to learn more about wine. We were so impressed by our cruise director Elia, as ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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pdelbel

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First River Cruise: Looking forward to more!

We choose this cruise because of the itinerary, reputation for luxury, food and wine, and the date of sailing. Ship: The ship's decor was okay but definitely could be updated in my opinion. There was a nice ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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kathy.scarce58@gmail.com

1 Review Written

Dinner in a Palace.

We chose this cruise specifically because it was advertised at Jukebox Saturday Night with Ken Sparks. The disappointing part of the trip was that we did not get to spend time with him as he was not well and stayed ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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chris the oldie

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cruising from Bordeaux in luxury for fine wine and dining

We chose this cruise to travel with friends who had been with Scenic previously. We travelled by Eurostar and TGV to Bordeaux, which was fine but only just made it to Paris Montparnasse as the cross-Paris timing ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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gongerbeer

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Your clothes need room at the waist

This was the year of the great French roast, Paris at 35ºC and similar to that all the cruise long. The payback was clear blue skies, no rain and great photos.The ship was 100% full, hence the service levels in the ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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gfsc

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Brilliant staff

Cruise was faultless with staff being exceptional. We had a fantastic Cruise Director who ensured the trip went without any hassles. He was very friendly and went out of his way to meet people's needs. The ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Good Time Traveller

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Excellent Service with a sting.

This was our first ever cruise. We chose the 4 nights trip from Southampton to Zeebrugge and then the trip to St Peter Port (Guernsey) returning to Southampton. We upgraded to deck 11 and had a lovely balcony in a ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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hjgtiger

1 Review Written

Why was the boat so cold?

Travelling as a mature couple we loved the cruise - right down the middle of France. The pace was ideal - our previous Danube cruise with Scenic was a little frenetic! We picked excursions a bit different to ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Dachimneyman

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

We saw a lot of river cruse ships on the river...Scenic looks the best.

The name of this cruise is "Spectacular South of France". This cruise spends most evenings in ports large and small. The first night is is in Paris, which is not on the river cruised; Saone and Rhone rivers. We ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Bebelin

3 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

DO NOT BOOK CABIN 8001 ON OCEANIA SIRENA!!

We have cruised on the larger Oceania ships before and were so pleased. We've done most of Europe already but this was a special cruise that featured the wine regions of Portugal, Spain and France. We cruised on ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Storyteller5

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

A fabulous French itinerary

We chose it through a recommendation of a friend who had done several Scenic cruises. the itinerary was of particular interest, with the WWI and WW2 sites, plus many opportunities to visit sites important for the ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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icabod

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Uniworld to Normandy

Uniworld came highly recommended by our travel agent. It did not disappoint! We sailed from Paris to Normandy. The tour guides were excellent. The ship's staff were superb and well beyond expectations. The food was ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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laurenkimmell

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Perfection in Provence, France

Absolutely amazing week in the South of France from Avignon to Lyon. The staff is unbelievably attentive to your every need and will do the utmost to offer something incredible that you didn't know existed. The ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Wendy B

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Budapest to Amsterdam with Prague and Paris extension, October 2015

I took my first ever overseas trip with Scenic Crystal in October 2015 and I can say it was the best experience I could have ever have hoped for, it was truly a dream come true. From the moment I arrived in Prague ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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DebraWatkins

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Perfect Cruise

My husband booked this river cruise from Lyon to Arles in honor of my birthday, so I was expecting the best and was not disappointed! The S.S.Catherine is an elegant ship with Venetian glass fixtures, original ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Bob-in-Balto

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

The cruise ruined me; I did NOT keep good notes!

This trip report covers our June 2015 week on the French Country Waterways’ “Nenuphar”. Our barge journey in Burgundy, France, became the most pleasurable and perfect vacation we have had in 54 years of ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Verdoian

1 Review Written

Best River Criuse Line Ever

When you travel on a Viking River Cruise you know you are going to be treated like royalty. From the moment you step onto the vessel (being greate4d with Bucks Fizz) to the moment you leave you can be sure you will ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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worthing kiwi

4 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Never Never Again

I have cruised with Oceania before. The previous was last year on the Riviera, and I gave top marks for most areas that make cruise successful and worth the money. This time the whole cruise was poor. A small cabin, ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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crankycruiser1

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

QUEEN MARY 2 - SURPRISINGLY POOR

Although only a mini cruise - 4 nights - we assumed it would be a fair reflection of a longer cruise. So given our experiences that longer cruise will never happen, Boarding was easy and our balcony cabin was very ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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Wiltsman

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

Having previously cruised on the Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth we were very much looking forward to a sampler trip on the Queen Mary 2 before booking a Trans-Atlantic trip. Unfortunately it failed to live up to ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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ggo85

5 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Lots of Good but Too Many Problems

This review is written from the perspective of long-time cruisers on “mainstream” lines who decided to try a “luxury” line cruise aboard Crystal Serenity. The question with which we’d always wrestled was, ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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Ruthieklomp@aol.com

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Seriously disappointed , but....

Viking, well yes, they have great advertisements, and gorgeous photos of the new 'longboats', however here are the facts. 1). They must have your whole entire cruise fee payable immediately payable upon booking. ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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geo212

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Dream vacation come true!!

Let me start out in the order of events during my families amazing time in Paris and northern France. I chose this vacation in celebration of my Mothers 80th birthday and to also show my appreciation to my ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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