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Extremely disappointed. Waste of money.

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MarthinusStrydom
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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 wine. Nothing could be further from the truth. The food was mediocre. If they think the food they serve is a culinary experience, then they have absolutely no idea what they are doing. I get ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French Balcony


Not Really Luxurious

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michael1924
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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 had also hoped for "Haut Cusines" and luxury experience. Regrettably: • Food provided was very average, nothing special although I daresay it was adequate. • Meal times were ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French Balcony


Dorm size bedrooms

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Richertrips
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

The Bordeaux cruise was a very enjoyable, light, easy going trip. Perfect for seniors, but maybe we were below the average age. Saint Emilion and Bordeaux were the highlights of the journey, but other stops, like Blaye, Fort Médoc or Libourne weren´t really exciting. For a wine centered cruise I expected more wine tastings and better house wines on board. We had an average of one wine tasting ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


Bordeaux Amazing River Experience

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mommamd
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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 at the Airport (CDG) in Paris and drove into Paris by a driver in a van, which was a very slow and heavily trafficked route. We took advantage of Uniworld pre-cruise nights in Paris ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Cabin Type: Stateroom with Window


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

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Michy17
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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 we were only offered sparkling wine. It wasn't until we enquired further that the sommelier then offered us French Jacquart Champagne. I would have expected French champagne to be ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French Balcony


Tours were good, meals & wine were NOT

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delia4k
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 was promoted at the talk as an epicurean journey with fine wines, different from the other sailings. We booked our cruise based on that. Unfortunately, we were most disappointed to ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Stateroom with Window


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

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VLewis
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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 are part of the plan) but the bed and bedding was to die for, there was plenty of space for storage and loads of hangers for the 2 of us. The shower was also excellent, room service ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French Balcony


No Regrets, Uniworld Vineyards and Chateaux is top notch!

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sun starved
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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 Uniworld's small size (there were 119 passengers on our cruise) and all inclusive price, and it was wonderful not to have to think about tipping all the service people and guides, paying for ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Cabin Type: Stateroom with Portholes


Wonderful

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Gsintexas
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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 had a younger crowd than the others and the dance floor was swinging most nights. The food was well prepared and two of the dinners were outstanding. Staff was super attentive and ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Stateroom with Window


Exceeded Expectations

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fickle fox
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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 highlights were the Cruise Managers (Adrian) planned excursions which included cooking classes, bike rides through the vineyards and wine tastings. My favorite........St. Emilion, I could ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Cabin Type: Stateroom with Portholes


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