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279 France Cruise Reviews


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TheUngamer1

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Viking Hild - Paris to Switzerland - Oct 2019

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10 Day Cruise: 2 nights at Paris Hotel before, 2 nights at Zurich hotel after. Exemplary staff were genuinely friendly and attentive and it set an overall friendly tone with all the cruisers. They truly went ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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verydisgruntled

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Would not take further Uniworld cruises and would not recommend

Many of the advertised facilities and amenities on the Lyon to Avignon cruise on Uniworld's SS Catherine were not provided. When I embarked on the cruise, the suites and staterooms were not ready until 3.00pm and ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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tdriscollmail

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruising the Rhone Northbound

Our expectations for our cruise on the Rhone were high, but to our surprise Avalon exceeded these expectations consistently. The Poetry II provided superb accommodations in the Room 308 Royal Suite. Housekeeping ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Sidcruise

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

France

Heard Avalon provided a very good river cruise. Had an excellent cruise director (Gayle Walter) and a very attentive crew. The trip was very organized and comfortable. Delicious food. The tour guides were very ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Fast Alongside

43 Reviews Written

131 Helpful Votes

Paris to normandy on the Seine River

This cruise departed from Paris after three days there and visited several towns on the Seine River, including Pontoise, Vernon, Rouen and Honfleur. There were included tours to Monet's garden and the Normandy ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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terence.hesslewood

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Leave your wallet at home

From the moment you board, everything is provided - Service ( the crew are first class ) - Dining - ( the food is excellent ) entertainment ( very good ) Excursions and guides ( all well organised and very ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Iluv2croose

1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes

Arcadia mini cruise. A very enjoyable experience on a lovely ship!

We chose this ship because we have a world cruise booked on her in January 2020 (she was the only P&O ship available for a world cruise). We wanted to test the water so to speak by booking this 3 day mini cruise ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Rickfrederick

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ship had nothing to do on it!

We booked this cruise because of ratings. We did fibd out the ratings are only taken from Con de Naste magazine or whatever. The excursions were too short and a debacle. This ship had 0 and I mean 0 ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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chrismoore58

1 Review Written

Short but sweet!

We chose this mini cruise as we were running out of annual leave - and although it was a short break the cruise company included a little bit of everything you might expect on a longer holiday. Very smooth ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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JenMR

1 Review Written

First time with Avalon

First night hotel in Monte Carlo then a four hour coach ride the following day to pick up our ship in Arles, in fact it took over 5 hours because of a crash on the motorway! Ships crew were there to welcome us on ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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delia4k

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Tours were good, meals & wine were NOT

1st time river cruising, and after checking around, the dates suited us and we attended a dinner talk about Uniworld. The sailing date (29th April08-Days Bordeaux, Vineyards & Chateaux @ River Royale) that we took ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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VLewis

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent in every way made extra special by the smiling attentive staff

I researched thoroughly and came to the conclusion that Uniworld were the best in the market. I was not in anyway disappointed. The staterooms are a little tight (going to be refitted this winter and more spacious ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Starlyn

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Costco food, huge tour sizes, poor choice in ports

Why would I want to go to France and eat Costco food for 3 meals a day? We started bringing our own bread & dessert as these are particularly wonderful in France. What a shame to have missed out on fabulous fresh ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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KRFarmer

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Small, intimate and enchanting

We just returned from a Cannes to Cannes cruise which stopped at ports in Italy, Corsica and Sardinia with excursions to Pisa and Mt. Carbonne in Elba among other offerings. This was our 1st Clipper cruise but ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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kirstywltn

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Amazing from start to finish

Ship was beautiful, cabins were huge very spacious the bathroom was a very generous size with a amazing shower. The dining on board is the best dinning experience i have ever had the waiting staff very polite ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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hookpilot

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Magical Week Aboard Panache

This is our third barge we've been aboard with European Waterways. Each barge was very different, but the experience, service and cuisine were superb! It was especially fun to meet Florian and Judith again after our ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Pyer

15 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

First river cruise

We took advantage of a special offer via Imagine Cruising a company we use and trust for this river cruise.We arrived at Lyon and boarded quickly and were very pleased at our cabin which was spotless and very ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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bathqueen

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Good food, nice ship but a bit elderly

We wanted a short cruise just to try it out - and without kids squawking so we chose Saga. Saga supplies door to door transport - very poor on the way there with a bad driver who nearly got us involved in a major ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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wagsdvm

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Top notch staff - surprisingly rowdy and annoying guests

We'd never taken a river cruise as we normally travel independently, however, I knew we'd need help navigating our way through Bordeaux to learn more about wine. We were so impressed by our cruise director Elia, as ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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pdelbel

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First River Cruise: Looking forward to more!

We choose this cruise because of the itinerary, reputation for luxury, food and wine, and the date of sailing. Ship: The ship's decor was okay but definitely could be updated in my opinion. There was a nice ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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elwoodblues

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Fabulous all round experience

This was our first French cruise and first with Emerald. Thanks early booking we had a Grand Balcony Suite and the unlimited drinks package on top of everything else. The boat is superb, well planned and appointed ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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jh46

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise - Sensations of Southern France

My friend and I returned from a river cruise aboard the Emerald Liberte on the Saone and Rhone river. It was our first time on a river cruise and it surpassed our expectations. Our cabin was excellent - very ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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rpanderson

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Lovely Loire

This river cruise exceeded our expectation. We participated in all the "optional" excursions which added greatly to our enjoyment. It would not have been the same trip without them. All were interesting and for ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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wiona

4 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

How to convince a friend that cruising is a holiday option

We chose this cruise as an option as one of our friends had not cruised before, hoping for a success for future holidays together. The ships availability met our needs as three of the four of us can only holiday ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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tommcg

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Paris to Normandy a Must See

Wanted to see Paris and Normandy, had cruised with Grand Circle in '16 and loved that trip. Wanted to dress casual and relax. This was a another great trip, spent extra time in Paris before embarking, worth doing, ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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