Van Gogh Cruise Review by jwsfun
- Sail Date: July 2015
- Destination: Europe River
Upon Arrival we were taken with how much better shape the Van Gogh was in relationship to the Symphonie. Most of all were we so impressed with the crew. They seemed to realize they didn't have the newest ship on the Rhone but were going to do EVERYTHING in their power to make sure it was a great experience.
The Cabins- Please note beds do not convert on this ship. The A/C unit ( venting) is in the table between the beds and thus is secured to the floor and unmovable. Baths are small but work and great water pressure in the shower. Note there are no washcloths or bars of soap, If you need that bring it.
The food- Fantastic. We asked one night if it would be possible to skip something and voila- No problem. Croisi could work on breakfast a bit but overall we thought it was great. Note there are no choices and so if you don't like what they are serving then just tell them.
The staff- while English was a third language to most of them they did their best to communicate and we found it fun to do. I was so impressed with how hard they all worked and how much they helped each other out. We saw our cabin stewardess cleaning our cabin then picking up glassware on the deck later in the day, then in the dining room at dinner , how is that even possible. the Cruise Director and Purser were on it every step of the way.
Shore Excursions are NOT included in the price of your cruise which is differnt and they tend to be the traditional bus and walking tours. Would be great to see some "see like a local" types of things but alas, overall everyone seemed happy.
We enjoyed the trip and with just a few tweaks this could be excellent.
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