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Jeanine Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Relaxed Cultural Barge Cruise Experience Through the Heart of Burgundy

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LCopeland22
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: May 2017
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My husband and I were looking for an intimate small ship experience in Europe with great food and wine and a relaxed atmosphere. Croisi Europe Jeanine - a luxury hotel barge delivered on all marks!

This was our first time with Croisi Europe and our first barge cruise - and certainly the smallest ship we have sailed on before! Maximum capacity is 22 passengers. The staff and crew were exceptional! Henriette - the hotel manager kept everything well organized.

Most notable for us was the exceptional food and wine. We have sailed on several "luxury" cruises and this cuisine on board Jeanine was as good or better than we have ever experienced! There is no menu. At each meal (lunch and dinner) the very talented young chef Roman, greets the guests with a description of the multiple courses featured for the meal. It's really quite fun to be surprised with the chef's creations. Lunch was just as impressive as dinner, and had an included cheese course featuring two different regional cheeses each day. The cuisine was classic French - and every course was exceptional. During the week we dined on rabbit, foie gras, quail, beef, veal, chicken and fish. For those with less adventurous pallets - the chef is more than willing to accommodate your dining request - just speak to him before the service. On the warm sunny days, we enjoyed lunch on the terrace with white linens and fine china as we sailed along the canals. And on one beautiful evening - we dined outdoors for dinner. It was just exceptional!

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The cabins are cozy. No doubt - they are small at just under 100 sq. ft. but they are smartly organized with ample storage. Pack light - there is no reason not to! The bed was very comfortable and all cabins have a decent sized window. The bathroom is small but functional - with a good shower.

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