First River Cruise: Looking forward to more!: River Royale Cruise Review by pdelbel

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First River Cruise: Looking forward to more!

Sail Date: July 2017
Destination: France
Embarkation: Bordeaux
We choose this cruise because of the itinerary, reputation for luxury, food and wine, and the date of sailing.

Ship: The ship's decor was okay but definitely could be updated in my opinion. There was a nice area upstairs that was used for alternate dining (the Blue Fox). It would be nice if this was an upper level bar, at least for part of the day.

Cabin: The room, for a luxury cruise, was tiny, as was the bathroom. My husband and I are small people and we had to wait for the other to pass before moving about the cabin. The bed and linens were very comfortable though.

Dining: The food was usually excellent, and if something occasionally was disappointing there were always other choices. We were however, very disappointed with the "fine" wine included with our cruise and the cost for premium wines was steep.

Entertainment and Activities: There was an oyster tasting event on board which was excellent and a cooking demo on Caneles. It More was nice to have a piano player in the lounge but the music was pretty much the same every night with the exception of a couple of nights of scheduled singers. The cruise manager did a great job of scheduling activities of varying levels, optional filler events, and downtime.

Service: Our cruise manager was fabulous, she even assisted us in scheduling an excursion of our own. The staff was excellent, very friendly and accommodating.

Ports and Shore Excursions: Excellent! It was nice that there were choices for different ability levels. The groups were divided into very manageable, comfortable sizes. The ports and shore excursions were very interesting and Uniworld hired excellent guides.

I would definitely consider a Uniworld Cruise again. Less

Published 07/26/17
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