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France River Cruises Cruise Reviews

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The “Poop” deck!

Review for Scenic Diamond to France

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TVanDyk

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

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delia4k

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


Program Director Lorin Sets a High Bar

Review for Viking Forseti to France

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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


Improvements needed.

Review for Van Gogh to France

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naysmiths@gmail.com

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


France, German-Style

Review for Stella to France

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CounsellorMD

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


Reflections of an Ocean Cruiser

Review for Viking Heimdal to France

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sengsational

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

As a regular ocean cruiser, first time river cruiser, I found that my river cruise* on Viking was more like an ocean cruise than I expected. The free beer and wine with dinner and included shore excursions were a nice change, though. This river cruise was also more like a bus tour than I expected. There is an optimal experience that the ads portray...eating, drinking, and laughing with other ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Reflections of an Ocean Cruiser

Review for Viking Heimdal to France

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sengsational

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

As a regular ocean cruiser, first time river cruiser, I found that my river cruise* on Viking was more like an ocean cruise than I expected. The free beer and wine with dinner and included shore excursions were a nice change, though. This river cruise was also more like a bus tour than I expected. There is an optimal experience that the ads portray...eating, drinking, and laughing with other ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Very nice staterooms and bathroom.

Review for Avalon Poetry II to France

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judi666

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

The Avalon Poetry 2 is a very pretty smaller ship. The staterooms are very nice and the bathroom is the nicest of any cruise vessel I have been on. Everything is immaculately clean. The angling of the bed to look out the window is wonderful. The window opening to make the stateroom into a balcony is also very nice. The downside, is not being able to keep window or curtains open while docked ...
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Sail Date: May 2015

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Waiting for compensation for a bus cruise

Review for Viking Heimdal to France

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Easygreener

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

High water on both the Rhone and Saone from flooding (heavy rain and snow melt) altered our itinerary. Viking emailed us one day prior to tell us to meet the boat in Lyon instead of Chalon-sur-Saone. We never did get to see Chalon. Then we remained docked in Lyon for four nights, taking a bus to Beaune, Vienne, and Tournon. Cruise director then announced that cruise itself was "cancelled" and that ...
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Sail Date: May 2015


Do your research before booking your cruise!

Review for Viking Heimdal to France

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smlebd

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We just returned from our long-anticipated Viking river cruise in France and came away wishing we had paid closer attention to the itinerary (Portraits of France) as our expectations were not met. We made assumptions (based on Viking's marketing and other friends cruise experiences in other countries and on other cruise lines) about what a river cruise would entail and felt if we had known what to ...
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Sail Date: September 2014


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