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Princesse d'Aquitaine Review

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First river cruise and loved it, although it's an older, European crowd.

Review for Princesse d'Aquitaine to Europe River
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jun 2015

I booked this cruise because we had a limited duration for a vacation and a certain window which we could go. I took my 18 year old daughter who needed to be back to start college at the end of June. I warned her it would be an older crowd and it was. She was the youngest, and I, in my early 50’s, was probably the 2nd youngest. It is primarily a French-speaking crowd. There were 4 people from the UK and then 7 other Americans.

We were seated with the Americans, which made conversations much easier. They were a delight and we had a marvelous time together. You are assigned a table so we sat with them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Wine is served with lunch and dinner and there is an open bar in the lounge (although limited selection) from 10 a.m. until about midnight. We only closed it down once. There is no menu to select from; you get what the chef decides. The menu is on channel 91 in your room, so if you don’t want something, you can tell them earlier in the day. One man at our table didn’t eat pork. He had told the cruise line before they left the US, and they accommodated with no problem. My daughter and I just ate what was served, even though normally in the US, I wouldn’t eat some of it. We were living the French life. It was all prepared well and I did come back a few pounds heavier.

There is free WiFi on the ship. You need an access code for each device but that was easy to get at the lobby. Connections were spotty. I could connect from my room (305) but my daughter with her iPhone could not. It worked best in the lounge. Good excuse to have a cocktail before dinner.

Cabin Review

Cabin Two twins on 1st floor

Small, but aren't all cabins. Our floor had bigger windows than the floor below us. We could watch the brown, brown river as we cruised by.

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