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Cruise Line
River Royale
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

27

Very Good

9

Average

2

Poor

3

Cruise type

41


MarthinusStrydom avatar

MarthinusStrydom

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Extremely disappointed. Waste of money.

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The River Royale sails the rivers in Bordeaux, France. It is touted as a “culinary” and “wine” experience. We chose this cruise as it s supposed to be upmarket and sophisticated. The focus is on food and ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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michael1924

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not Really Luxurious

We were looking forward to a "wine cruise" in the Bordeaux area; Medoc, St Emilion and Sauternes. We expected to visit Chateaux that we otherwise could not, with expert tour guides nd maybe some lectures. We ...
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Sail Date July 2018


mommamd avatar

mommamd

11 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Bordeaux Amazing River Experience

Our June trip was a chartered cruise we chose with a group for continuing education but also for the opportunity to experience the amazing Uniworld service and the beautiful Bordeaux region of France. We were met ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Michy17 avatar

Michy17

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Bordeaux River Cruise - Perfect for Foodies & Fine Wine Connoisseurs alike

Fabulous cruise with delicious local fresh food and very well presented. Plenty of variation to choose from each day. The red and white French wines were great however when we asked for French Champagne on arrival ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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delia4k

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Tours were good, meals & wine were NOT

1st time river cruising, and after checking around, the dates suited us and we attended a dinner talk about Uniworld. The sailing date (29th April08-Days Bordeaux, Vineyards & Chateaux @ River Royale) that we took ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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VLewis

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent in every way made extra special by the smiling attentive staff

I researched thoroughly and came to the conclusion that Uniworld were the best in the market. I was not in anyway disappointed. The staterooms are a little tight (going to be refitted this winter and more spacious ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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sun starved

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

No Regrets, Uniworld Vineyards and Chateaux is top notch!

We had a family event in Europe and I wanted to add a river cruise to our trip. We booked just three months before departure, and my only regret is that I am still not on the ship ! I was very attracted to ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Gsintexas

1 Review Written

Wonderful

This was our third Uniworld cruise and like the others, it was very nice and good fun. We traveled with three other couples for a group of eight and were accommodated well with a table at each meal. This cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2017


vnby avatar

vnby

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Poor Management

I first want to say the staff and chef is excellent. They went our of their way to make your trip enjoyable. The ship itself is getting long in the tooth. The couches in the bar area are worn, dirty and stained, ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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fickle fox

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Exceeded Expectations

I was invited by a friend to go on this river cruise and was a bit nervous as I suffer from motion sickness. The good news.......no motion sickness and it was an amazing experience. I would have to say the ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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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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mimi1954

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Amazing!

This cruise was above first class all the way. They made sure you got to and from the airport which was fantastic being in an unfamiliar area. The crew went above and beyond to make sure we had a wonderful ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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btegelberg

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Castle tour incl. wonderful lunch. Loved doing the bicycle tour.

Beautiful ship. Mostly everything planned very well. Staff courteous and helpful. Food & bar service excellent. Tours interesting and informative. Both guides & bus drivers very competent. Disembarkation however ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Jmcure

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wine Lots of Bordeaux

A wine cruise in Bordeaux , what could be better. Learned a lot about Bordeaux that I had not experienced before. Great wine, cooking classes ,entertainment, excursion and great people on our river boat. Out crew ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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lindatabas@gmail.com

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Bordeaux to Bordeaux

The NY Times did a review of the top places to see in 2016 and #2 was Bordeaux. We wanted to try our first river cruise and were recommended to Uniworld. We just got home today after experiencing a wonderful week ...
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Sail Date September 2016


paladin99 avatar

paladin99

2 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

A Cruise to Remember

We started cruising European rivers a few year ago after over 40 ocean cruises and more than 10 land tours. Our last river cruise was the Rhine and Moselle with Uniworld. This time we choose to go with Uniworld ...
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Sail Date May 2016


KarlS avatar

KarlS

8 Reviews Written

60 Helpful Votes

Another Excellent Uniworld Experience

This was our seventh Uniworld Europe river cruise over the past ten years, (when we first discovered Uniworld after many years of ocean-going cruises). We're both in our mid-to-late 60s. We flew into Bordeaux ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Fred arbuthnot

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Bordeaux Chateaux and Vineyards; Great Cruise

Uniworld has a fantastic product! We went on the Bordeaux Chateaux and Vineyards cruise and though we have cruised on Seabourn, HAL, Princess and Regent in the past., this was our first river cruise. The River ...
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Sail Date April 2016


JamesDeb avatar

JamesDeb

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Bordeaux Wine Country (after TGV from Paris)

This is a duplicate of the review posted for the preceding Paris leg of the trip. In May 2015 we embarked with UniWorld on their ship the River Baroness (RB) on the Seine, followed the next week on the River ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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cruzcfi

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

First time on the river!

This was our first river cruise and ten years since our last trip to France. We arrived in Bordeauex from Paris via the very effcient TGV high speed train on Sunday afternoon. Uniworld does not provide transfers ...
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Sail Date November 2015


Philmo avatar

Philmo

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Luxury Uniworld Bordeaux River Cruise

I'd camped a few times around the Bordeaux wine region back in the '70's so when I was offered the perspective as seen by the other half, I jumped at the chance! We were picked up from home, just four of us in all, ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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kjuncelt

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Absolutely Outstanding; Exceeded Every Expectation

This was our first Uniworld and riverboat cruise. We are not big fans of cruises, but this was suggested by our travel agent - so we decided to give it a try. We flew into CDG and spent the night - taking the ...
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Sail Date September 2015


Galla avatar

Galla

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

An Amazing Experience; Five Star Plus All the Way

River Royale – Uniworld Bordeaux River Cruise Just completed our first cruise with Uniworld, a week long river cruise that can only be described as a truly magnificent experience. The entire cruise from end to ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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BunnyboyFLOH

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable

First, this was our 3rd cruise with UniWorld. Last September we did the Avignon to Lyon on the SS Catherine. It was fabulous! The ship had only been in service 5 mos at the time and everything was terrific. I ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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atcken

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable Wine and Dine Cruise Experience

3/14 - We had planned a pre-cruise night in Bordeaux, so we flew into CDG a day early, breezed through passport control (no documentation needed, just our passports), and after a bit of a walk and taking a shuttle ...
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Sail Date March 2015


River Royale Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.2
Dining5.04.4
Entertainment3.03.7
Public Rooms4.04.6
Fitness Recreation2.03.7
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment3.04.2
Service4.04.7
Value For Money5.04.2
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