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France River Cruises Cruise Reviews

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1-10 of 137 France River Cruises Cruise Reviews

Fantastic trip through wine country!

Review for S.S. Bon Voyage to France

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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We wanted a special trip to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. My husband and I both love wine so decided upon the Brilliant Bordeaux cruise with Uniworld. This was our first river cruise and we did a lot of research before deciding on a cruise line. Ultimately we decided on Uniworld for two reasons 1) they had good reviews for dietary restrictions as I need to eat gluten free and 2) they ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Window

Cruising in the Time of COVID-19

Review for Viking Forseti to France

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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Viking’s Chateaux, Rivers and Wine cruise was just as it was advertised in the cruise line’s brochures. We also did the pre-trip including Paris and the Loire Valley, where we stayed at the Clarion Hotel Chateau Belmont, an exquisite oasis in the city center of Tours. We enjoyed some day sailing, which was so wonderful because we were able to see things that we wouldn’t normally see, like the ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior

Traveled with disabled person

Small pleasures of a Burgundy Barge trip add up.

Review for L'Art de Vivre to France

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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We were picked up from our Hotel in Paris and driven South 2.5 hours to the location of our barge on the Du Nivernais canal NIN Burgundy. Our driver was also the Barge Captain and Cruise Director. There were 3 more crew members including the Pilot, Chef and Chief Steward/Server/Wine and Cheese educator. L’Art de Vivre is a classic barge redesigned with 4 small cabins with separate space for ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Fabulous and extraordinary…go barging!

Review for La Belle Epoque to France

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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

La Belle Époque was our first barge cruise and we have already booked another one! The crew was incredibly friendly, professional, and attentive. Service was just outstanding! The food and wines were first class with a chef that always amazed us with his creativity. With only 8 guests, all aspects (touring, dinning, etc) of the barging experience could be personalized. We were also fortunate ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

A memorable four nights on the Seine - Le Havre to Paris

Review for Renoir to France

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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We had never been on a European river cruise before and chose this one for its brevity, just four nights. We were very happy with our choice and heartily recommend Croisieurope to travelers seeking affordable luxury plus top-flight service. The Renoir was refurbished to a very high standard in 2018 and it shows—comfortable beds, a ship-shape bathroom, lots of clever storage, individual climate ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Fantastic leisurely food and wine cruise

Review for La Belle Epoque to France

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10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We traveled on the barge La Belle Epoque owned by European Waterways from August 8th through August 14th. On this trip we travel from Tanly to Venary-Les-Laumes. From the time we were picked up in Paris on Sunday morning at about 1300 until we were dropped back off in Paris on Saturday afternoon the whole trip was absolutely fantastic. We were met in Paris by our tour guide Mathias who drove ...
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Sail Date: August 2021

Viking Hild - Paris to Switzerland - Oct 2019

Review for Viking Hild to France

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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 above and beyond to meet every need. Your cruise director will be a visible presence through the entire trip to make certain things run smoothly. Our director, Serge, maintained his ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: French Balcony

Cruising the Rhone Northbound

Review for Avalon Poetry II to France

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First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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 and the wait staff were professional, thorough, and met any request quickly and completely. I would like to single out Jean-Loup Domart, our cruise director. He was professional, ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Royal Suite with French Balcony


Review for Avalon Poetry II to France

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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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 knowledgeable and friendly. A very relaxing way to see France. Disembarkation & embarkation went very smoothly. The crew had very good communication skills and were also just a lot of ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window

Tauck Family river cruise on the Seine- Beware!

Review for ms Sapphire to France

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2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

We eagerly awaited our Tauck family trip as we had an extremely positive experience in the past. This was anything but positive- the boat was not able too maintain comfortable temperatures in the heat we experienced, the food was bland and even inedible at times- we ended up eating plain pasta and cucumbers off the kids salad bar, the nightly entertainment was nonexistent and disappointing. The ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

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