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River Queen Cruise Review
0.0 / 5.0
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Disappointing

River Queen Cruise Review by galem50

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2019
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Standard Stateroom

We chose this cruise because of the destinations and prior reviews. The crew was great, the room adequate, the ship is unique and pretty. However the tours were badly organized with two exceptions, Heidelberg and Cologne. The Luxembourg tour with the American cemetery was awful. Only four hours allowed and forty five minutes each direction.We did not get to the cemetery as one road had construction. The tour director evidently did not check before with the cemetery. The bus driver asked a tractor driver for directions. We wanted to pay respects to my uncle who is buried there. The tour of the town was a mess one guide lost half his group. We were left huddled under pouring rain while the buses sat not far away. This was not an isolated incident several tours had bus drivers that had no idea where they were going.

The dining room was totally disorganized and the food was average. Frozen butter, forgotten bread and you got rushed out at the end.

Entertainment was laughable. No piano player at night or dancing. Three nights live music, two violinists and a vocalist with a guitar accompanied by recorded backround on two.

We feel the entire thing was overpriced and underperformed. By all means do a river cruise the Rhine and Moselle are spectacular. Just not this one. By the way french balconies did not open like on other river cruises.


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Cabin Review

Standard Stateroom
Cabin 2 307

Adequate pillows awful. We each needed four.


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