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River Empress Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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For timid and inexperienced travelers

River Empress Cruise Review by vrhiatt

9 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2016
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Suite with French Balcony

The rooms on this ship are tiny. Ours was a suite, which had a nice bathroom, but otherwise was about the same size as the regular rooms. The dining room was constantly over crowded. The food was mediocre at best and awful at worst. The day was structured to force you to attend evening talks in a crowded bar area every night after which everyone on the ship went to dinner. As a result, the dining room was overwhelmed and it took 2 plus hours to eat every night. You can barely move around the breakfast and lunch buffets as the tables are so jammed together. Every event was preceded by a stampede of passengers. The lecturer speaking on the reformation started his talk about religion by saying he was an atheist and then read from note cards.

We did complain and efforts were made to make things better for us, but frankly, not much could be done. This would have been our worst vacation ever had it not been for the wonderful staff on the ship. They always had a smile and made every effort to please.

The experience is designed for travelers that do not want to explore on their own and that do not do their homework or try to learn about their destinations but want to be spoon fed.


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Suite with French Balcony
Cabin S 412

Tiny and crowded with too much stuff.


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