This was our second cruise with Riviera and we weren’t disappointed. The journey was breathtaking at times, Emily Bronte is luxurious, the staff seemed to go out of their way to make the experience enjoyable and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.
I was glad we’d started the cruise in Cologne because as we sailed down the Rhine the scenery became more beautiful. Both Cologne and Koblenz were pretty enough but nothing compared to the treats that were to come. I loved sailing through the picturesque Rhine Valley, Rudesheim was a delight, made even better by the coffee, Titisee was also a delight and we enjoyed our slice of Black Forest gateaux sitting by the lake. All of those trips seemed relaxed and well organised. Most, but not all, were in the afternoon so that meant that after breakfast we could listen to Barbara’s information about the next place we were going to visit.
However, nothing prepared us for the amazing visit to Schynige Platte. You need to see it to believe it. We ate our packed lunches in certainly the most beautiful place I have ever eaten lunch and arguably the most beautiful place on Earth. It was truly wonderful.
Nicely appointed, nice decor and spotlessly clean however two people cut themselves on the toilet roll holders in their ensuite. I would have liked a dressing table where I could sit down but there was a massive TV above the dressing area so no room for a mirror but we managed, There were UK & continental sockets which was useful and a iPhone charging station. We couldn’t hear or feel the ship moving at all. Several of us got an unexpected hair wash because we didn’t notice the ceiling shower, but it only happens once! Beds were comfy and we could adjust the temperature but it seemed a bit random - probably me. I liked that there was a his and hers wardrobe, both with lights. There were tea and coffee facilities in the room which was nice. It was very comfortable.