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Travelmarvel Diamond Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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12 Reviews

A wonderful Budapest to Amsterdam cruise

Travelmarvel Diamond Cruise Review by marshhayden

15 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2016
  • Destination: Europe River

We had a wonderful cruise on the Travelmarvel Diamond, all the crew we had contact with were cheerful, efficient and helpful and our cruise director, Marion was exceptional. The ship is a bit older than the newest ships but was still very clean and comfortable with everything we needed for a great cruise. Our stateroom had enough room for the two of us, with plenty of storage room so that we were able to empty out our suitcases and put them under our bed. The only problem with our room was that we weren't able to adjust the air-conditioning so that it was cool enough to sleep comfortably, we were able to counteract this by leaving the window ajar. We enjoyed the meals on the ship and found there was enough choice to suit most tastes. We generally had the light lunch provided in the lounge as we found we didn't need another large meal. There was tea, coffee and hot chocolate available all the time and iced water and iced tea available in the lounge. Wine, beer and soft drink were free with meals and for purchase in the lounge at other times. There was a very good pianist who played at lunchtime and in the evening and we also had various entertainers come on board the ship in the evening. The included daily sightseeing tours were very good with on the whole very good local guides who were very informative. We also participated in a few optional tours which we really enjoyed and were glad that we paid the extra to do them.

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Cabin Review

Cabin B 223

Our cabin was on the middle deck which was great for us as it was only a few steps down to the dining room and a few more steps up to the lounge. The cabin was kept very clean and tidy during our Voyage and had plenty of storage space. The bed was very comfortable.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

City Tour

The coldest day of our cruise with drizzle. Our ship was delayed in arriving in Vienna, so we didn't have much free time in Vienna

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We had a very informative local guide with reasonable weather. We found Bratislava interesting without the crowds of Budapest or Prague.

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Melk Abbey

Very interesting tour through an elaborate Abbey.

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We had plenty of time to explore Regensburg and enjoyed our free time there.

City Tour

This was a sunny but cool day. Our local guide had a dry sense of humour and apart from a taxi protest blocking the Chain Bridge we had an interesting tour and great views over the Danube.

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We loved Cesky Krumlov a very picturesque town. We also enjoyed the drive through very pretty countryside.

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We found Nuremberg to be surprisingly pretty especially along the riverbank and we had time to explore and walk around on our own. We also found the gingerbread shop!


We had a great local guide here and we had a very interesting and informative tour over Wurzburg Residence.

We enjoyed the tour of all the different Musical machines it was very interesting and our guide was very informative and could sing beautifully.

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Canal Tour

We loved the cruise through the canals with great views of the houses in Amsterdam.

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The Keukenhof Gardens

We arrived early before the crowds and the Gardens were at their best, beautiful. It was lovely just wandering around and seeing all the beautiful flowers. Well worth the early start

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