We chose this cruise because it was an area of France which we had always wanted to visit. We have sailed once before with Scenic on the Rhine and four times with the sister Company Emerald. We have always been very happy with the service we have received. The cabin was an adequate size for us and was kept extremely clean by our attendant. The food and drinks package was also very good. The excursions we chose took in tours of Bordeaux, St.Emilion and the old fortress of Blaye. We also did the wine tasting tours of St.Emilion, Medoc and Sauternes. They were all interesting but our favourite was at Chateau Monconseil Gazin, a family owned vineyard where we tasted exceptional wines and they were reasonably priced. All in all it was a great experience and a special mention should go to Mitch, the Cruise Director, who was the most professional and personable character imaginable.