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Monarch Duchess Review

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Classic Danube/Mainz/Rhine 68 locks

Review for Monarch Duchess to Europe River
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Pittbul88
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: May 2019
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This is the Classic Danube/Mainz/Rhine cruise 68 locks. We booked May 25 the water levels were good 2018 had the worst low water levels many river cruises canceled July & August.Our cabin was 206 french balcony the bed was comfortable there was a mini fridge and you were allowed to bring on your own alcohol including beer which was convenient . This was our 9th cruise but our first river cruise it was amazing being able to look out your window and see the vineyards and castles small towns landmarks and nature ( hint bring binoculars) plenty of birds deer & rabbits and people love waving . The food, breakfast and lunch were buffet style and dinner was served the selection was good usually a meat dish / fish dish / and vegetarian choice and Caesar salad chicken breast and hamburger were always available along with a selection of cheese and fresh fruit . Our dinner table usually had the same guests us 2 Canadians a couple from Australia a single gentleman from Ottawa and Michelle from NYC and she set the tone saying she was only there for the wine and the staff kept our glasses full ( no fixed seating ). I cannot say enough on how exceptional the staff treated us from the girls at the front desk to the hotel manager Hiomara and Marius Maitre d'hotel and Danielle entertainment director but Somas the cruise director was fabulous he did a 15 minute talk before dinner and we miss these words ( Let see how your day will look tomorrow ) . Now Captain Peter the big kahuna from Bratislava the world hockey championship was being held in Slovakia (Bratislava) we bonded over hockey and i got to sit in the captain chair . The entertainment in Budapest they had classical musicians and opera singers and traditional Hungarian folk dancers in Bavaria they had a Bavarian band and anther night they had a Zither concert all shows were awesome .

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Cabin French Balcony

Our cabin was 206 french balcony the bed was comfortable there was a mini fridge and you were allowed to bring on your own alcohol including beer which was convenient . This was our 9th cruise but our first river cruise it was amazing being able to look out your window and see the vineyards and castles small towns landmarks and nature ( hint bring binoculars) plenty of birds deer & rabbits and people love waving

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