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France Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
France
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

21

Very Good

9

Average

2

Poor

3

Terrible

1

Cruise type

River Cruises

131

Senior Cruises

36

Luxury Cruises

32

Romantic Cruises

22

First-Time Cruisers

22

36 France Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


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tdriscollmail

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruising the Rhone Northbound

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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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Rickfrederick

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ship had nothing to do on it!

We booked this cruise because of ratings. We did fibd out the ratings are only taken from Con de Naste magazine or whatever. The excursions were too short and a debacle. This ship had 0 and I mean 0 ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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KRFarmer

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Small, intimate and enchanting

We just returned from a Cannes to Cannes cruise which stopped at ports in Italy, Corsica and Sardinia with excursions to Pisa and Mt. Carbonne in Elba among other offerings. This was our 1st Clipper cruise but ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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hookpilot

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Magical Week Aboard Panache

This is our third barge we've been aboard with European Waterways. Each barge was very different, but the experience, service and cuisine were superb! It was especially fun to meet Florian and Judith again after our ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Pyer

15 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

First river cruise

We took advantage of a special offer via Imagine Cruising a company we use and trust for this river cruise.We arrived at Lyon and boarded quickly and were very pleased at our cabin which was spotless and very ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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bathqueen

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Good food, nice ship but a bit elderly

We wanted a short cruise just to try it out - and without kids squawking so we chose Saga. Saga supplies door to door transport - very poor on the way there with a bad driver who nearly got us involved in a major ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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rpanderson

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Lovely Loire

This river cruise exceeded our expectation. We participated in all the "optional" excursions which added greatly to our enjoyment. It would not have been the same trip without them. All were interesting and for ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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CounsellorMD

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

France, German-Style

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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High Society

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Mini cruise Fred Olsen

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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ferne5510

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

French River Cruise Lyon to Avignon

This was our second cruise with Viking. The first one was Budapest to Amsterdam which we enjoyed so much we decided to book this one. It was a lovely cruise through the French wine region. Our only negative was ...
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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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Russ Eitel

1 Review Written

Friendly efficient service! Great food. Relaxing vacation.

This was a last minute trip for my wife's 70th birthday. We loved the ship, food, service, and met many delightful people. Bordeaux is a lovely region of France, and we learned a lot about wine making and tasting. ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Divebaz

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Joigny to Paris on barge Raymonde

We booked this cruise through great rail journeys. We had originally booked to go through champagne region, but a couple of weeks before they contacted us and said we couldn't go because of lock maintenance. We ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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chris the oldie

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cruising from Bordeaux in luxury for fine wine and dining

We chose this cruise to travel with friends who had been with Scenic previously. We travelled by Eurostar and TGV to Bordeaux, which was fine but only just made it to Paris Montparnasse as the cross-Paris timing ...
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Sail Date September 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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Dachimneyman

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

We saw a lot of river cruse ships on the river...Scenic looks the best.

The name of this cruise is "Spectacular South of France". This cruise spends most evenings in ports large and small. The first night is is in Paris, which is not on the river cruised; Saone and Rhone rivers. We ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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UltimateHedonist

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The ultimate in luxury

Absolutely outstanding in every respect. This was our first experience on a hotel barge, and we could not have been more pleased. Deluxe 2 cabin hotel barge run by Belmond. Cabins are spacious with luxury ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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BeaumontRoad

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Classic Cruising.

A fabulous 4night cruise on the iconic Marco Polo. I loved this ships art deco interior and it reminded me of an episode of my favourite Hercule Poorly series! Unable to disembark at the Isles of Scilly due to ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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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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lamone

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Informing arriving guests of active gastroenteritis infection

Boarded Viking Buri 9/27/15 from Chalon France for Portraits of Southern France 8 day cruise. Checked in, welcomed, and then unpacked in our stateroom. Later we reviewed the cruise materials. Read a notice: ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Cindy Deik

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Dream Fulfilled

This trip was for me a check on a long held item on my bucket list. I have been to France, Paris and the area just north of the Pirineos, before. But, as a former history teacher, there was a great desire to sail ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Chasie

1 Review Written

Too Big, or Not Enough Staff

11.15am - Joined a queue to get on which was over 100 yards long. "Computer glitch sir". 11.55am - got on board. Tried to log on to my pre-paid unlimited internet package with my iPhone. Error! "Computer glitch sir, ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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JennyFireEngine

1 Review Written

A Once in a Lifetime Experience

We were travelling for a surprise birthday party for our relative which was held on board the cruiser. The ship was exceptional, furnishings and decoration throughout the ship was first class with every detail ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Croger

1 Review Written

What a wonderful cruise

It appears only negative comments are showing up for this cruise. But....... We just got home from the Portraits of Southern France cruise with a three day extension in Paris and had a wonderful time! ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Temreguy

1 Review Written

Chalon-sur-Saone to Avignon

The Hermod is only a year old and is in beautiful condition and very well maintained by the staff. It is simply gorgeous. The public areas are very well appointed. The dining room suffers from a low, hard ceiling ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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