Chose this cruise for (1) all inclusive and no nickel and diming us; (2) biking excursions to offset the awesome French food, and (3) size of ship with 174 passengers.
A+ on all 3 reasons for going with CroisiEurope, and specifically the biking excursion alternative.
Cabin and services were good, finding more room than I anticipated. Also appreciated that our window fully opened to watch as we traveled the rivers.
Food was divine for lunch and dinner - 3 and 4 courses for each of these meals. Their ability to adapt and provide alternatives to dislikes was immediate! We got to really know almost all the servers! Breakfast croissants and pain au chocolat were deadly good! French eggs and bacon would be considered uncooked, but asked them for "well done".
Biking excursions with Dig N Go was the only way to see this region. We were biking through quintessential French country roads and in between vineyards!!! Bikes accommodated us short people, which was a worry. Started out too fast-paced for what we expected, but the group pace slowed down significantly toward the end, accommodating our desire for photos of everything. Our guides Martin, Sam and Philippe were very helpful and knowledgeable about where we were. Highlight for us - St. Emilion and Arcachon/Cap Ferrat rides!
Everything was included! Apero as we waited for dinner to start! Wine and oyster tasting - all included. I absolutely loved that fact!
Would pick a CroisiEurope trip again! I can't find enough superlatives!
We booked 2 rooms as they can't do 3 to a room. I was suprised that there was enough room and the bathroom was fairly sizeable.
We did not need a balcony as our windows opened. We spent many a time just watching the scenery from our room.