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The cruise fit our time frame and our budget. Very reasonable singles, which were much larger than we anticipated, and very comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyable. Tours were fun: well planned and very interesting, with electronic head gear ... Read More
The cruise fit our time frame and our budget. Very reasonable singles, which were much larger than we anticipated, and very comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyable. Tours were fun: well planned and very interesting, with electronic head gear so we didn't have to all bunch around the guide. The most impressive part was how efficiently the crew performed. The tours were pretty much timed to the minute. Every member of the crew was helpful and polite. The food was wonderful! The most impressive part was how efficiently the crew performed. One awesome sight, not mentioned in any of the brochures or information, was the functioning of the locks. There were about 7 locks on the Douro, and they were awesome. Absolutely amazing to be on the top deck and watch how well they were engineered, and to watch the crew help the ship navigate through the locks, with only about 12" clearance on either side. All in all a wonderful trip. I can't wait till I go on another one. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Arrived at ship at about 3 pm and asked to wait in lounge as cabins not available. About 20 other English people who had arrived as a group about 45 minutes before us were also waiting in lounge and like us were there early because of ... Read More
Arrived at ship at about 3 pm and asked to wait in lounge as cabins not available. About 20 other English people who had arrived as a group about 45 minutes before us were also waiting in lounge and like us were there early because of arrangements made by their tour companies. No refreshments offered until asked for/demanded even though we had all been travelling for at least 9 hours. Bad start - how much does a cup of tea cost for the sake of good will? On the plus side the staff were friendly and helpful but I have always had better quality food on other company's ships. No choice either. Also, unlike most other river cruises on this one it was stay on the ship while it sailed up river or pay to go on a coach trip as it never actually stayed anywhere except for the first full day. Fortunately we were paired with a great Australian couple at meal and other times and the scenery was magnificent. Even though I would like to have been more positive as I have been in other reviews I would warn potential travellers about the miniscule toilet/shower rooms designed for Hobbits where it is possible to perform three forms of ablutions simultaneously. I would not travel with this company again Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
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