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Nice to Europe - River Cruise Reviews
Cruiser Rating
4.1
Very Good
12 reviews
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Riverboat trip turned into 8 long days of being bused to terrible excursions.
"My most recent trip in June was a disaster. This was my 3rd trip with Tauck. My first riverboat trip was 3 years ago and it was magical and wonderful, this trip was awful. The ship was worn and in dire need..."Read More
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bhappy2

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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17 days France to England

Review for Avalon Affinity to Europe - River Cruise

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Mhdydek

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We have traveled with Avalon before. We thought this would be a nice trip. It was! Our travel guide was excellent. The pamphlets we were given ahead were informative, clear, and concise. We had a guide every step of the way, including the trips on the train. I had an injury in Monoco. Our guide was able to direct me to a local hospital. I received very good care. I could have used less walking ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: St. Vincent

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


France 2017

Review for Avalon Poetry II to Europe - River Cruise

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Cland004

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We had a wonderful experience on Poetry II. The intercontinental hotel in Nice was fabulous. We were right on the The Mediterranean and had a lovely time befor we got on the ship. We also stayed in the Intercontinental in Paris and that was equally as nice and in a wonderful location. Once on the ship the room food was excellent, the staff outstanding and the excursions were ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: St. Vincent

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


Riverboat trip turned into 8 long days of being bused to terrible excursions.

Review for ms Emerald to Europe - River Cruise

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bhappy2

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

My most recent trip in June was a disaster. This was my 3rd trip with Tauck. My first riverboat trip was 3 years ago and it was magical and wonderful, this trip was awful. The ship was worn and in dire need of updating. The hot tub was not working, nor was there any water in it. They ruined my blouse that I sent to laundry. The food was adequate but not good. The Riverboat part of ...
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Sail Date: July 2016

Departure Port: St. Vincent

17 Helpful Votes


Great On-Board Experience, Crummy Company

Review for Scenic Sapphire to Europe - River Cruise

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randyskraft@gmail.com

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Our "Enchanting Rhône" cruise had many 5 star features. The service and food were terrific! In fact, the food was the best we've ever experienced on a cruise of any kind. The lunch and breakfast buffets had many delicious choices. The sit-down dinners were gourmet quality. Our Captain, Franck, was friendly, welcoming and very visible. The shore excursions were very good. Yvonne, the Cruise ...
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Sail Date: June 2016

Departure Port: St. Vincent

2 Helpful Votes


CRUISE PERFECTION; PRE AND POST CRUISE HORRIFIC

Review for Scenic Sapphire to Europe - River Cruise

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tomartos

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Arranged our own flights to Nice. Spent a night in Nice before joining the tour. Lovely city worth the visit. The Bordeaux cruises were booked for that time of year so chose the Rhone as the option. The cruise was great staff excellent, ship good, food great, wine & bar excellent. But no gym and no pool as advertised? The bus rides from Nice and to Paris were a ...
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Sail Date: June 2016

Departure Port: St. Vincent

1 Helpful Vote


A Very Good Experience, but A Few Misses

Review for Avalon Scenery to Europe - River Cruise

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rogerrma@gmail.com

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We took the cruise from Arles to Chalon Sur Saone on the Scenery after having been met at the Nice Airport by an Avalon-contracted shuttle service, as Avalon also booked our flights and arranged all airport transfers. Basically the land transfer services were spot-on. Our driver from Nice to Monaco (where we stayed the first night) was originally from Brazil and he was great. Knew a great deal ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Departure Port: St. Vincent

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


Portraits of Southern France

Review for Viking Buri to Europe - River Cruise

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penrodr

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Boat and crew were fabulous but the river was not. We were not allowed to go on top of the boat during cruising due to low bridges. We have been on three other river cruises and that is one of our favorite parts. I would recommend Viking but I would not recommend the Rhone River. Shore excursions were crowded and not real interesting most of the time. Exploring on our own where possible was much ...
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Sail Date: May 2015

Departure Port: St. Vincent

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite

2 Helpful Votes


Consistent, Entertaining and Quiet

Review for Avalon Poetry II to Europe - River Cruise

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Irv458

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

March of 2015 was our 2nd Avalon cruise in 18 months and it is a pleasure to obtain consistent and excellent service. We thoroughly enjoyed the crew , the professional services and Cruise Director Danielle as we went North on the River from Arles to Dijon. The choices for optional tours and onboard events hits the mark for us. (cheese and local meats tasting, "French Life" Historian, etc).. We ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Departure Port: St. Vincent

6 Helpful Votes


Avalon is terrific!

Review for Avalon Poetry II to Europe - River Cruise

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KCBDenver

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This is the first review I've written on Cruise Critic but the 8th cruise I've taken on Avalon. I felt I needed to share just how professional, service oriented and wonderful the trips have been with Avalon. This most recent one we started in Cannes and ended in Paris with 6 friends on the Poetry II. From beginning to end the service was top notch and there could not be a better, more humorous ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Departure Port: St. Vincent

4 Helpful Votes


Avalon Scenery - Southern France

Review for Avalon Scenery to Europe - River Cruise

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Burlington ON

6-10 Cruises

Age 20s

This was our first river cruise - not sure quite what to expect, but the experience FAR exceeded our expectations! Sliding peacefully along the Rhone, watching fishermen, grazing cows, herons, swans, and more swans!, sitting up on the top deck without getting our heads blown off was truly magical. Avalon was attentive to every need, whether for local history, medical needs or special meal ...
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Sail Date: September 2011

Departure Port: St. Vincent

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony

6 Helpful Votes


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