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River Countess Review

5.0 / 5.0
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55 reviews

Memorable cruise

Review for River Countess to Europe River
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2017
Cabin: Standard Stateroom

I had been on two river cruises before with AMA Waterways but this time chose Uniworld as it offered an Italian experience. The River Po is not itself particularly interesting although it does offer a change from the Venetian lagoon, which in itself is spectacular. The ship, crew, captain were all excellent - clean, well managed, like a well-oiled machine. I was exceptionally lucky as the overall group seemed to be happy and well disposed. A highlight of the trip was an evening visit to St Mark's Venice with the eminent art historian Dr Steer, whose exposition of the cathedral was memorable and very entertaining. There is a daily choice of either on-board activity or tours and I chose (after Milan where we were for 1.5 days), Verona, Padua, Chioggia, Burano and Ferrara in addition to the days spent in Venice itself. Viewing the restoration of Da Vinci's Last Supper in Milan is also of interest to art lovers. Venice never disappoints and this time I booked a gondola ride, with a small group. The crew do everything in their power to make your stay enjoyable and deserve high commendation.

Cabin Review

Standard Stateroom

I had a standard stateroom/cabin as a single traveller & felt fortunate to not being charged the usual extortion single person rate. Everything is provided you can imagine - internet facilities, ipod alarm clock/radio, safe, hairdryer, robe, slippers, laundry facilities, tea/coffee on tap 24/7 etc. so you can travel light if you wish (I had carry on only)

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