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2 CroisiEurope Madeleine Cruise Reviews

The Madeleine is a barge that runs between Lagarde and Strasbourg (or return) in the Alsace region of France. Whilst the barge can accommodate 22 passengers, we were lucky that there were only 10 of us. We did have a problem at the ... Read More
The Madeleine is a barge that runs between Lagarde and Strasbourg (or return) in the Alsace region of France. Whilst the barge can accommodate 22 passengers, we were lucky that there were only 10 of us. We did have a problem at the beginning because the company didn't provide very good directions for our collection at Strasbourg station - we were all in different places! A map with clear instructions would help. The food was exquisite as they served us food local to the region. Wine was included with lunch and dinner. Lunch also included beautiful cheeses which they described prior to the meal. We spent most of our time either 1. relaxing in the lounge as we passed through the many locks 2. walking or cycling on the tow path or in the quaint villages 3. Participating in the excursions they arranged for us. The entire journey was very relaxing, the staff friendly and helpful. We just loved it and highly recommend it as a wonderful, relaxing way to see a small region of France. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
This was our very first cruise of any type and it was absolutely magical. The food (Alsatian cuisine) was very good. The crew was wonderful, very professional and also very friendly. They catered to our every need. The accommodations ... Read More
This was our very first cruise of any type and it was absolutely magical. The food (Alsatian cuisine) was very good. The crew was wonderful, very professional and also very friendly. They catered to our every need. The accommodations were very comfortable. The scenery was beautiful and and so very peaceful. It was fascinating to watch as we navigated through 40 locks during the course of our cruise. Traveling down the inclined plane at Arzviller was a very memorable experience. We especially enjoyed the fact that the barge sailed during the day and was docked at night. The daily outings were very interesting. We went to a small chapel with beautiful stained glass windows by Marc Chagall, had a walking tour of Saverne, visited a family-run glass-blowing studio, explored two different castles, and dined on an Alsatian specialty at a local restaurant. We also enjoyed walking along the tow path a number of times while the barge sailed along beside us. The other passengers on our English-speaking cruise were all a lot of fun. An unexpected pleasure for us was getting to know the other passengers. We hope to take another CroisiEurope canal cruise in France sometime in the future. I highly recommend this cruise! Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
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