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Loire Princesse Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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More like a bus tour than a river cruise

Loire Princesse Cruise Review by spodshivalov

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2019
  • Destination: Europe

We took the cruise “From the Châteaux of Chambord and Chenonceau to the Loire Valley” Sep/12 - Sep/18

Just some dry stats

Time spent sailing: 16 hours

Time spent on excursions: 20 hours

Time spent in the bus: 24 hours

Time spent on a boat at the dock: 61 hours

The planning department of the company could have done a much better job. So little time sailing and so much time on a bus can not be attributed just to the river conditions. Many times while we were bussed to the excursion the boat was simply following us on the river.

In summary it felt more like a bus tour, with docked boat used as a hotel.

While the corporation certainly messed up, the crew and the boat must be commended.

The boat architect did a nice job designing the cabin layout. Despite the obvious size limitations there is plenty of compartments to put your stuff in. The suitcases can be nicely hidden under the bed. The bathroom is very convenient to use. The shower cabin is quite spacious.

The crew was extremely attentive and courteous. The kitchen did outstanding job, very delicious French food was served every day. We truly enjoyed every single meal on board.

All announcements were done subsequently in French, English and Spanish, so sometimes it didn't help the clarity of the message. Probably the corporation could have invested more into printed booklets and more detailed information shown on TV.


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Cabin Upper deck 294

The boat architect did a nice job designing the cabin layout. Despite the obvious size limitations there is plenty of compartments to put your stuff in. The suitcases can be nicely hidden under the bed. The bathroom is very convenient to use. The shower cabin is quite spacious.


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