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Charles Dickens Review

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Wonderful Time on the Charles Dickens!

Review for Charles Dickens to Europe River
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Aug 2015
Amazing elephant made out of towels by our cabin girl.
Lady in Austrian costume.
Beautifully decorated Durnstein Church
Spiral staircase in Melk Abbey
Bridge at Budapest
Sun deck
Esztergom Basilica
Bratislava Castle
Noddy Train which took us to Bratislava Castle.
Our Captain moors next to another ship.
View from service station we stopped at on the way to Salzburg.

All I can say, is what a wonderful holiday .. a river cruise on the Danube. Our ship, the Charles Dickens was on its 7th trip. With just 140 passengers, there was a main dining room and a small dining room at the stern (back) of the ship, where we could have had a fine-dining experience. This was the place where complimentary tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits could be had 24/7. Also where an early breakfast could be had. The dining room was very well set out, with tables of varying sizes. People could sit wherever they liked and with whoever they liked. And no evening dress either, just smart/casual, which suited us down to the ground. Dinner was served at the tables, whilst lunch and breakfast were buffet style. Excellent choice in all cases.

The lounge was very comfortable, with its bar and pianist, and plenty of room for all the passengers for the tour guide talks.

Our cabin was on the top deck with adequate space, and we loved our Juliet balcony. Tea, coffee and water were always available in the cabins. There were different types of chairs available on the sun deck, with large canopies for those that don't like sitting in the sun. The chairs were placed in twos and fours not long lines like we saw on some other ships. At some of the mooring places, ships were two and sometimes three deep. This meant that we had to walk through their 'hallways' to disembark. We didn't see another ship that we liked better.

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Plenty of space and plenty of hangers in the wardrobe. Tea & coffee facilities and water available in the cabins. Loved our Juliet balcony.

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