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This is our first river cruise after about 15 ocean cruises and it is an experience we are definitely repeating. We booked with Gate1 Australia and the service has been great from start to finish. The ship takes about 155 passengers, there was only 112 on our cruise with 52 Aussies, and do we know how to party. The ship, although not new, has been continuously refurbished so it feels really fresh. We had cabin 225 with a French balcony, although not hugh, was very comfortable, the bathroom is more spacious and usable than many ocean cruises that I've been on. The food was consistently delicious, thank you Chef Dirk.. Wine and beer are served with dinner each night, so we have the pleasure of sampling some very fine regional wine. The crew also helped to make it a more memorable experience, nothing is too much trouble. Special mention to Receptionist Genona, we went on board the day before our embarkment to make sure of the location, she spoke to us briefly giving us the info we wanted. Imagine our surprise when we embarked the next day that she remembered our names and cabin number and took care of our baggages for us. The included excursions were all well orgainsed with excellent tour guides that are all extremely professional and knowledgeable, although it did become a bit of ABC (another bloody castle/cathedral) in the end, they all did an excellent job looking after us.

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Monarch Baroness Cruise Review by AusChanclan

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This is our first river cruise after about 15 ocean cruises and it is an experience we are definitely repeating.

We booked with Gate1 Australia and the service has been great from start to finish.

The ship takes about 155 passengers, there was only 112 on our cruise with 52 Aussies, and do we know how to party.

The ship, although not new, has been continuously refurbished so it feels really fresh.

We had cabin 225 with a French balcony, although not hugh, was very comfortable, the bathroom is more spacious and usable than many ocean cruises that I've been on.

The food was consistently delicious, thank you Chef Dirk.. Wine and beer are served with dinner each night, so we have the pleasure of sampling some very fine regional wine.

The crew also helped to make it a more memorable experience, nothing is too much trouble. Special mention to Receptionist Genona, we went on board the day before our embarkment to make sure of the location, she spoke to us briefly giving us the info we wanted. Imagine our surprise when we embarked the next day that she remembered our names and cabin number and took care of our baggages for us.

The included excursions were all well orgainsed with excellent tour guides that are all extremely professional and knowledgeable, although it did become a bit of ABC (another bloody castle/cathedral) in the end, they all did an excellent job looking after us.
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Cabin 225
Very comfortable