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Cruise Line
River Discovery II
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

11

Very Good

2

Average

3

Poor

5

Terrible

5

Cruise type

26


surfcitygirl avatar

surfcitygirl

7 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Excellent experience on the Danube

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Biggest surprise on this cruise was the quality of the food. While I usually load up my lunch buffet plate with different options, once I taste I don't finish the dish. But on this cruise, I usually finished my ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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artnuvo

10 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Nice ship, very thin walls, relatively uninteresting Saone river to sail

We had a last minute deal which included airfare and was a great value, cost wise. We had 2 days inAvignon,a pleasent town to walk around. As this was the last cruise of the season, some cafes, and galleries were ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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massedtuck

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great First Experience With Vantage

We made a quick decision to book Vantage's Best of Burgundy, Beaujolais, and Provence based on the itinerary, timing, and excellent deal Vantage offered. Because this trip will not be offered by Vantage next season, ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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JohnWycliffe

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful Experience

The service was excellent; the staff worked very hard and were extremely friendly. Everytime, we embarked or disembarked or went to eat, half the staff were there to greet us. They always greeted us with a smile. I ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Sonny Joe

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Avoid Vantage Cruises and the River Discovery II

We chose this Easter-time Cruise that was marketed as the "Religious Highlights of Burgundy, Beaujolais & Provence". However, the itinerary was changed to the "Best of Burgundy, Beaujolais & Provence with a ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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katesmom99

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Dishonesty ruined our trip

I understand that Vantage cannot control flooding of rivers and the subsequent need to adjust itineraries. That's why I emailed them a couple of days before our departure to ask if they anticipated any problems due ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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LikeVariety

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Wine, anyone?

Booked this cruise because it was deeply discounted, found it to be the bargain of the century. It started out very rocky because of high water and a French air traffic controller strike, but Vantage scrambled and ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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rodash

10 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

A Leisurely Cruise of the Saone and Rhone Rivers on a Fine Vessel

I chose this cruise because of the more leisurely pace (10 days instead of 7) for a French river cruise and the availability of single cabins on Vantage vessels. Also the unfortunate downturn in French tourism led ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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twomanycats

2 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Rotten River Cruise

I've only been on one river cruise in Germany. It was a lovely trip, leisurely sailing past castles, villages and pretty countryside with a guide assigned to a small group of about 25 of us for the entire trip. It ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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cshoema

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Better than we expected or even hoped for.

We were waiting for a good last-minute offer from GCT (the only other river cruise line we'd used) when this Vantage cruise popped up at a price we couldn't refuse. From beginning to end, things went smoothly. Sure, ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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adaokie

1 Review Written

30 Helpful Votes

Not the cruise we bought: no hot water, ship wreck, 3 nights in hotels.

Vantage River Discovery II for the Best of Burgundy cruise Mar 24/April 1, 2016. Pre-trip Air: Despite Vantage having our seat preferences on file and that we travel together (we have different last names), our ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Lovinvantage

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Beaujolis Riverboat Cruise with Vantage World Travel

Vantage did excellent on planning each aspect of our trip. Flight arrangements were great, and the Vantage person was there to guide us at France, and take us to our bus..A few people. were complaining of a 15 ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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treny@juno.com

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointed Customer

In my 40 plus years of travel I'very got to say this trip with Vantage on the Discovery II was the worst. From the start when we arrived at the Lyon and met the Vantage rep. There was no porters. Everyone had ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Tomgosdeck

6 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

It took a while but Vantage missed with this ship.

After several successful Vantage cruises we booked a French River Cruise on the Discovery, its first 2016 voyage. That was our mistake. From the start of the cruise much of the ship had, at best, very sporadic hot ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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JGsped

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

First river cruise was simply a disaster.

We went on the "Best of Burgundy, Beaujolais & Provence" cruise at the end of March. It was my 12th cruise, but first river cruise. Pros: A few. Ship is attractive. Crew very personable and efficient. Itinerary ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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BobnDonna

6 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

The Good, Bad and the Ugly

The trip was really two parts- booking and then the cruise itself. Booking and customer service after booking was awful. Everything got screwed up: names, air deviation schedule, beginning port, all took more ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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glomarrone

24 Reviews Written

105 Helpful Votes

Second Vantage River Cruise (Back to Back) Through France

This 10-day cruise was the second of the 20-day back-to-back Treasures of France: A Grand River Journey from Normandy to Provence Vantage River Cruise. We sailed down the Saone and Rhone Rivers visiting the ports ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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JLPrete

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Well Worth the Trip

This was our first river cruise with Vantage, a smaller operator not in the advertising mainstream like Viking. Perhaps that is how they keep their prices down, and give more value for the money spent. The ship was ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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SunFun2013

2 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Cruise from Hell

We were looking forward to a great vacation, but: During the first three days we had no hot water in our room and had to shower in ice water. On day four the problem was repaired by a local plumber, why did it ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Dorothylyn

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Vantage France waterways

The ship was very nice, had the best crew. We lucked out on our first cruise with Vantage we got what we thought one of the best rooms onboard. This is a very laid back company, nobody is in a hurry to do anything. ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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lbkraus

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever

After 11 trips with Vantage (plus some with other lines) , all of which were great, we finally met the worst cruise ever. The elevator was broken and not fixed for the entire trip. Many travelers were using canes ...
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Sail Date May 2014


Farmer Dave avatar

Farmer Dave

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

To Truly Experience France

Since our only visit to France had been on an ocean cruise stop in Cannes, we wanted to get a better feel for the country, the culture, and the history (oh yes, and the wines!). The cruise traveled from the ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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dennisschumer@aol.com

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Not up to its previous par

This was our 4th Vantage river cruise and 5th Vantage trip. We were disappointed after having loved the first 4 trips. We had the owner's suite on the River Discovery II which was large and beautiful as was the ship ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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chunkylover43

5 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Vin, Chocolat, and History

This cruise line has been little reviewed on Cruise Critic. Vantage is in an expansion phase but is sometimes forgotten in a market dominated by big cruise lines such as Viking. My wife and I are very itinerary ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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Mimosa09

3 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

Vantage French Waterways - a wonderful first river cruise

Having been on 13 ocean cruises, we decided to try a river cruise. I researched on CC and decided on a southern France itinerary then started research on the various companies. Summer '13 was a good year to do that ...
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Sail Date May 2014


River Discovery II Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.3
Dining4.03.9
Entertainment4.02.7
Public Rooms5.04.2
Fitness Recreation3.02.8
Family2.0N/A
Enrichment5.03.3
Service4.04.1
Value For Money5.03.3
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