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I was with a tour group originating in the US - the river cruise was part of a longer tour in the South of France. Apart from our small group of Americans, most of the other guests on the ship were French people of a certain age. The ship ... Read More
I was with a tour group originating in the US - the river cruise was part of a longer tour in the South of France. Apart from our small group of Americans, most of the other guests on the ship were French people of a certain age. The ship itself is fairly unimpressive compared to Viking or some of the larger river cruise lines but, in my view, the smaller size is actually a plus since lends to an air of intimacy. The cabins are small, as you would expect on any ship, but the bathroom is especially so. The mattress on the bed is very thin and began to hurt my back towards the end of the cruise. Croisi offers an open bar for basic wines and liquors and charges a small fee for top shelf brands. Even though I don't drink much alcohol, I really appreciated not being nickled and dimed for every beverage consumed including soda, juices and water. With the exception of the purser, most of the ship's personnel weren't especially personable and some were downright unfriendly. Food in general was good with the exception of the breakfast buffet that offered undercooked eggs, a sparse selection of cold cuts and canned fruits (but delicious croissants and bread.) Lunch and dinner consisted of 3 or 4 courses. Options on the main course are not offered. (If you have food allergies or just don't like a particular entree, they will do their best to accommodate you but you must make arrangements yourself with the purser.) The entertainment in the bar--primarily a gentleman who played the keyboard and occasionally, the violin-- was all right if not always to my taste. In summary, this cruise is a great value and was very enjoyable so, Yes, I would take another CroisiEurope tour. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
I sailed in late April through the beginning of May on the Gironde River with Road Scholar. We embarked in Bordeaux in the evening and it went smoothly; the crew took our bags to our rooms right away. My previous river cruise experience ... Read More
I sailed in late April through the beginning of May on the Gironde River with Road Scholar. We embarked in Bordeaux in the evening and it went smoothly; the crew took our bags to our rooms right away. My previous river cruise experience was with AMA-waterways on the Danube River, so that would be my point of comparison. The cabin was spacious with plenty of storage in closets and on shelves; I traveled solo, so had lots of room. The Ship had mostly French passengers and that was the major language. Any translations for the English-speaking guests was abbreviated. The ability to speak French would be a definite plus. Our group dined together at assigned tables at a fixed time. The food was good, but it was a set menu and nothing fancy ( like an exotic or decadent desert). Breakfast was the least good meal with runny eggs and boil your own eggs (in not very hot water). You could review the menu in the morning and let the purser know if you needed to have something different, but you couldn't say what. The staff was outstanding and worked very hard to please. Jose, the purser, was also outstanding. He always had a smile, no matter what was going on. Our shore excursions were handled by our group leader, so I cannot comment on those offered by the ship. We had wine (of our choice) with lunch and dinner and open bar at other times. The Croisi trip was a very different experience from the AMA one. It was less luxurious, but it was also less expensive. I would sail on Croisi again and I would recommend it, but it helps to know what to expect. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
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