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Paris River Cruises Cruise Reviews

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27 Paris River Cruises Cruise Reviews


theloft avatar

theloft

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lovely cruise let down by travel to and from ship

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We are UK residents and live about 30 miles from London. We wanted a 7-day cruise with not too far to travel, so went for 7-days Paris to Normandy & return to Paris. Used Avalon last year on the Rhine and it was ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Frys2go

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The crew is so in tune with the guests, they know your wishes before YOU do!

Heard good things about Viking. Everything was very nice EXCEPT the horrifying drive to the airport from river boat. THE DRIVER WAS THE WORST!!!!! So many asked that he slow down, and be cautious. He did not seem ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Buckeyemom82

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise, But Maybe a LIttle Too Young

Definitely a top-notch cruise ship and cruise line. The pros included friendliness of all staff, ports and scenery (the light presentation at Rouen cathedral at night is a must-see!). Aquavit Terrace for dining in ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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gongerbeer

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Your clothes need room at the waist

This was the year of the great French roast, Paris at 35ºC and similar to that all the cruise long. The payback was clear blue skies, no rain and great photos.The ship was 100% full, hence the service levels in the ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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jrowley@nfp.com

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Off to Normandy

to see Paris and Normandy. Cruise was done well in all aspects except there wasn't much cruising. We spent lots of time in LePecq, a suburb of Paris so the excitement of Paris nite life wasn't anywhere around. We ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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carjan

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

A Grand River Cruise!

We love the river cruises because they are so relaxing and you see so much more of the countryside. We had been on the Grand European Cruise the year before and absolutely loved it, So we decided to go on another ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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rpkasik

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Paris to Normandy in April 2016

Airport transfers ( to/from) left a lot to be desired, i.e. poor. Bad first impression, made only worst with the last the last impression. Waited at the airport for almost two hours ( after having our luggage) ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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simonellium

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise; some nitpicks

Rinda is clean, big and new. Excellent dining options. Staff is courteous, entertaining, knowledgeable and always willing to help. Our cruise director Michael is clearly enthusiastic about the subject matter (he's a ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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JamesDeb

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Bordeaux Wine Country (after TGV from Paris)

This is a duplicate of the review posted for the preceding Paris leg of the trip. In May 2015 we embarked with UniWorld on their ship the River Baroness (RB) on the Seine, followed the next week on the River ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Lyle Tracy

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Retiring the Neptune just in time

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip along the Seine up to Normandy--at least until the Norovirus started hitting the passengers. I estimate that 10-25% of the passengers got sick at some point and their was ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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vvnh16a

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Rivers and Castles -- Great first time experience river cruising Paris to Prague

Just back from an AMA Waterways river cruise from Paris to Prague. In summary, it was a great cruise and AMA certainly took care of its passengers. The cruise itself is seven nights from Luxembourg to Nuremburg and ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Ken L

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Enjoyable Cruise on the Seine

We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise on the Seine. Although the Neptune is an older ship which has to show its age and without the "flash" of newer vessels -- we had traveled on a sister ship four years ago so we new ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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HamiltonLovebirds

10 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

Disappointed in the last two days in Paris but......

This was our first trip with Avalon Waterways River Cruise on their tour the Grand France Northbound from Cote d' Azur to the beaches of Normandy. I discussed my cruise on the first ship, Poetry 11 from Cote d' Azur ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Mimi Powers

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Still working out kinks on safety in hallways

We love cruising rivers in Europe and went on Tapestry I about 6 years ago on Rhine. Tapestry Ii has much better dining area, lounges, rooms, etc. However, they are still working kinks out on safety in the halls. ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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jurob

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Such a cruise!!!!

Well, we did sail about 2 kilometers up the Seine, one night. The advertised cruise in the other direction to Notre Dame was cancelled at the last minute!! The ship was fine, anchored near the Tour Eiffel. The 2 ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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yvonne9

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great shipboard experience - but too much like a bus tour.

We recently took the Paris to Prague cruise on the Viking Odin. While the ship and staff were exceptional, I would not recommend this particular itinerary. The cruise had 2 nights in Paris at Le Meridian Hotel. ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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suite_thing

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Avalon falls short on Normandy beaches experience.

When you market your cruise as Paris to Normandy Beach Landings, you better be prepared to perform at the highest level of expectations on your feature land tour. In that respect Avalon Waterways was a huge ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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californiacruzing

3 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Viking Spirit has SPIRIT!

This was my first riverboat cruise vs. many ocean cruises. The cost is certainly more substantial than a ocean cruiser and I don't feel its worth it. True the tours are included with some optional tours at a cost as ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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Hwhelanuk@aol.com

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Paris Normandy

This was our first river cruise and we recommend it and plan on river cruising again. We chose Viking because the catalog we received in the mail included an itinerary we had always wanted to do. The age demographic ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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cruisercarl

2 Reviews Written

It's a Very Nice Boat Ride - But on second thought

Viking River Cruise to Normandy Beach. This is just one person’s opinion. I love being on the water be it a boat or a ship. And I’ve done many cruises on the bigger cruise ships. This was my first Riverboat ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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TahitiChris

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

An enjoyable week on the Viking Spirit.

My wife and I are avid cruisers. This cruise was my 15th and it was my wife's 11th cruise. All of our previous cruises had been ocean cruises. We thought we'd try a river cruise because there are parts of Europe ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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Miz Aris

4 Reviews Written

60 Helpful Votes

Viking Spirit Paris/Rouen round Trip

This was our second Viking River cruise, travelling back to back from the "Europe" Rhone/Saone cruise. Many of my comments are the same regarding the cabins, cleanliness, service, food. It would be really ...
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Sail Date November 2012


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nhnana

1 Review Written

Best time of year to be in France

Our TA indicated that the time period was when the France were on holiday. Some think that places would be closed but we did not find any place closed nor did the time period effect our travels. With one exception, ...
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Sail Date August 2012


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quetta

1 Review Written

River cruise from Paris

We embarked in Paris and spent the first full day and a half in the City of Lights. Our stateroom, not in the highest category, was superb. Lots of room! In fact, the highest category stateroom was the same size ...
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Sail Date June 2012


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Elncon

1 Review Written

Relax and Enjoy

My favorite way of travelling now that I am no longer a young person is River Cruising. No hassle, no getting up at the crack of dawn to have your luggage outside to catch the bus for the next City. I have done ...
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Sail Date July 2012


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