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Charles Dickens Cruise Review
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A Totally Underwhelming Experience!!

Charles Dickens Cruise Review by peterw

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2018
  • Destination: Europe River

Our first river cruise after over 20+ sea cruises. What a HUGE disappointment.

Not much to shout about here, small cabins (no fridge even), average food (except last night gala dinner), non existent entertainment, very few tours included, indifferent cruise director.

We were hoping to be "wowed" when we got on, but no, not so much as a welcome drink. It seems Riviera just cut every corner they can making for a very poor experience and DEFINITELY not worth the money they charged. We wish we had stuck to a sea cruise. At least we had gone with some good friends so we could all laugh about it all. Basel mooring was in an industrial area - how nice!!

Drink prices were not too bad although we had paid the £99 drinks with meals package and made sure we got our moneys worth.

If you are considering this cruise, don't wast your money, spend a bit more and go with another more upmarket company or stick to the sea.

They also expected a 7-12€/person/day tip - plus tips for the Cruise Director - in your dreams!!!


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Cabin middle floor 212

small with no fridge!


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