An interesting itinerary visiting some small Normandy towns not usually on the agenda. Docking right in the centre means you're just a few minutes easy walk and don't lose time getting into town. Whilst the Paris berth at the Quai de St Ouen in St Denis is not in the middle of Paris, there's a Metro station about 10 minutes walk away with a direct line to the city centre and just a single change at Invalide if you want to get to Versailes (and it's a very cheap form of transport). Very enjoyable cruise on the 200 passenger Viva, had a comfortable cabin with 2 large portholes and everything you need in a cabin. A wide of range and variety of food with plenty of options - cannot fault the food. The inclusive package of drinks was highly acceptable - my palette isn't sophisticated enough to tell whether my G and T has Gordon's (included) or Hendricks (a supplementary charge)! Staff very helpful and obliging and generally good service. Used the Jacuzzi once (not enough time to use it again) whilst my partner used the mini gym. Had never heard of A-Rosa previously but would definitely use them again. Very good value for money compared with some of the more luxurious lines, but it's all a matter of personal choice.

A good choice

Viva Cruise Review by Horace13

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An interesting itinerary visiting some small Normandy towns not usually on the agenda. Docking right in the centre means you're just a few minutes easy walk and don't lose time getting into town. Whilst the Paris berth at the Quai de St Ouen in St Denis is not in the middle of Paris, there's a Metro station about 10 minutes walk away with a direct line to the city centre and just a single change at Invalide if you want to get to Versailes (and it's a very cheap form of transport).

Very enjoyable cruise on the 200 passenger Viva, had a comfortable cabin with 2 large portholes and everything you need in a cabin. A wide of range and variety of food with plenty of options - cannot fault the food. The inclusive package of drinks was highly acceptable - my palette isn't sophisticated enough to tell whether my G and T has Gordon's (included) or Hendricks (a supplementary charge)!

Staff very helpful and obliging and generally good service. Used the Jacuzzi once (not enough time to use it again) whilst my partner used the mini gym.

Had never heard of A-Rosa previously but would definitely use them again. Very good value for money compared with some of the more luxurious lines, but it's all a matter of personal choice.
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Cabin 114
It had all that one needed for the week and the bed was most comfortable. Wardrobes had proper hangars, more drawer space than many ocean going cruise ships, big safe for valuables, etc. Nice colour scheme was all co-ordinated.