Although this ship is owned by Pullmantour (ultimately RCL) - sails in the colours of Croisieres de France - predominately French clientèle with French and some English announcements - almost all crew speak English well. Some English/US passengers, a few Russians but very much in minority. Olga - ships international rep very good indeed - speaks fluent English, Russian and Ukrainian Positioning cruise Saveurs et Decouverts - with wine and food experts on board. Very very good value for money as price was relatively low. Like this ship. Not too big - food good - inside cabin spacious. Struggled in storm on Bay of Biscay - late arrival in La Coruna and Gibraltar - stays shortened considerably which was annoying. Did not take ship's excursions. Entertainment ok - not quite as good as Costa (Magica cruise last Oct). Food better than Costa. Drinks package included in price - not all included - but enough to keep interesting. I would travel on again.

Croisieres de France Calais to Marseilles

Horizon Cruise Review by newgreeny

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2015
  • Destination: Europe
Although this ship is owned by Pullmantour (ultimately RCL) - sails in the colours of Croisieres de France - predominately French clientèle with French and some English announcements - almost all crew speak English well. Some English/US passengers, a few Russians but very much in minority. Olga - ships international rep very good indeed - speaks fluent English, Russian and Ukrainian

Positioning cruise Saveurs et Decouverts - with wine and food experts on board. Very very good value for money as price was relatively low.

Like this ship. Not too big - food good - inside cabin spacious. Struggled in storm on Bay of Biscay - late arrival in La Coruna and Gibraltar - stays shortened considerably which was annoying. Did not take ship's excursions.

Entertainment ok - not quite as good as Costa (Magica cruise last Oct). Food better than Costa. Drinks package included in price - not all included - but enough to keep interesting.

I would travel on again.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 6156
Spacious inside cabin. Plenty of drawer and cupboard space with safe. Shower not bath. Aircon very good indeed. Up to four beds in cabin - two lift up into walls.

TV showed English BBC world service, plus two feature films in English every day.

Two types of plug sockets US plus European

Room clean and in good decorative order.