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France Cruise Reviews

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278 reviews


1-10 of 34 France Cruise Reviews

The “Poop” deck!

Review for Scenic Diamond to France

TVanDyk avatar


First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Scenic asked for our opinion after our first ever cruise. Here it is. The Bordeaux Affair was a fabulous cruise experience except for the total failure of the sanitation system on the ship, and partial for the remainder of the week. This failure was complete at times (leaving cabin toilets full of waste and no working toilets at all for an ENTIRE DAY). Sometimes the blockage was partial, ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Tours were good, meals & wine were NOT

Review for River Royale to France

delia4k avatar


2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 was promoted at the talk as an epicurean journey with fine wines, different from the other sailings. We booked our cruise based on that. Unfortunately, we were most disappointed to ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Stateroom with Window

How to convince a friend that cruising is a holiday option

Review for Magellan to France

wiona avatar


2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 during school holidays. We also liked the idea of an adult only cruise. We obtained an upgrade for both couples, our cabin was 7051, a large window, plenty of wardrobe space and tea making ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Program Director Lorin Sets a High Bar

Review for Viking Forseti to France

Pug Traveler avatar

Pug Traveler

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

On whole, the trip met our expectations and we will most likely take a future river cruise with Viking, but there were some quirks that folks should understand if they are not familiar with Bordeaux or if they are new to river cruises (or Viking river cruises in particular). From prior posters' reports, we knew in advance that there would not be much cruising on this trip. If that had been a ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior

Mini cruise Fred Olsen

Review for Balmoral to France

High Society avatar

High Society

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

Short break. Old ship but friendly and very clean Adapted cabin Well positioned Close to lift.. Twin beds . Bed next to window very cold. Impossible to sleep even with extra quilts and heating full on plus very noisy children running up and down corridor till early hours.. Cabin basic but shower suitable for disabled. Food good in Ballindoloch restaurant but strangely no vegetables ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Outside

Traveled with disabled person

Improvements needed.

Review for Van Gogh to France

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2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Visit to Camargue area on first day was very long time on the bus with very little wildlife to see. Would recommend leaving it out. Especially after a 5hr bus ride from Lyon to meet up with the tour the day before. Then my bag was dragged up judder bars onto the boat by a young girl and broke off the wheel. Staff tried to fix it but I have had to buy another bag. No apology given. Instructions ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Expected more!

Review for Carnival Vista to France

Angie.zamma avatar


10+ Cruises

Age 70s

It was their newest ship. Arrived 3 days before to explore Barcelona, great idea! The terminal was very well organized. Ship's lobby has very nice artistic colorful center light that changes themes daily. The ship still has some things missing in their standard labeling of exits , staircases. The cabins are basically the same as their other ships, balcony is same, their TV is upgraded, information ...
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Sail Date: August 2016

Cabin Type: Balcony


Review for Sirena to France

Bebelin avatar


6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We have cruised on the larger Oceania ships before and were so pleased. We've done most of Europe already but this was a special cruise that featured the wine regions of Portugal, Spain and France. We cruised on Oceania Sirena. The ports were ok for the most part. We used Tours by Locals for most of our tours, rather than the costly ship tours. I felt our butler did not go over and above his ...
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Sail Date: July 2016

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite

What no sparkling water

Review for Anthem of the Seas to France

jonbax avatar


10+ Cruises

Age 60s

As elite celebrity members we dicided to sample a RCi cruise on the new Anthem of the Seas. We were ported automatically to Diamond class which was giving us similar benefits that we have been used to on Celebrity. Our first impressions were as follows Southampton check -in only half the check in desks were being used and although were were priority boarding , had to wait about half an ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

France, German-Style

Review for Stella to France

CounsellorMD avatar


First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

I knew that Arosa is German owned and operated when I booked the cruise. I did not realize the extent to which that would matter until too late. But's let begin with the positive. The room was stylish, very clean and more spacious than I had expected. The bed was comfortable. The French doors could be opened completely, allowing us to bring the countryside into our cabin. We had no ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

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