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Vantage Europe Cruise Reviews

Galley of the River Splendor
Scenery as we sailed
Scenery as we sailed
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Itinerary fine, dining/onboard experience, poor

Review for River Splendor to Europe - River Cruise

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Basketball wife

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Wanted to visit Budapest and Vienna on a land tour so with the extra ports, seemed to make sense (we are not interested in organized bus tours, but having the same room every night is appealing). While the tours and tour guides were good, the onboard experience was lacking. We are frequent travellers (every two to three months since retiring six years ago) and experienced cruisers ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


Not A France Culinary Delight!

Review for River Venture to Europe - River Cruise

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CordovaChick

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This is a review of our second Vantage European River Cruise entitled “France Culinary Delights: Paris to Normandy” (MS River Venture, 13 days, June 2018). We took our first river cruise last year with Vantage (Majestic Rivers of Europe: Castles, Cathedrals & Fairytales, Budapest to Amsterdam, MS River Splendor, 15 days, June 2017) and rated it five stars. This cruise (2018) was barely three ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


Untrustworthy & Greedy

Review for River Venture to Europe - River Cruise

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pensivelaw

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

A couple of things first. Checked Paris for embarkation but it was actually Vernon which is about an hour south of Paris but not on the list. Secondly this trip was supposed to consist of two parts, the cruise itself and the pre cruise excursion I booked to the south of France which comprised 5 of the 12 actual days of travel. Both were purchased thru Vantage and thus are reviewed ...
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Sail Date: October 2017


Bus tour sleeping on a boat

Review for Douro Serenity to Europe - River Cruise

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tea4two2015

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We choose this cruise because we had friends who were going, had enjoyed previous river cruises, and had never visited northern Portugal. Our trip was part of a Vantage tour and we had enjoyed a couple of other Vantage tours with less fellow travelers. We failed to realize that the cruise included very little cruising time, which meant that almost all tours were bus tours and all 125 cruisers ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


Adequate for Cost

Review for River Venture to Europe - River Cruise

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Liz188

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

As my title says, this river cruise was adequate for what we paid. We were offered a very good deal and decided to try Vantage. If we had paid full price, I would have been extremely upset. Since we didn't book our flights through Vantage, we were on our own to get to the boat and the information provided was inadequate and incorrect. Our paperwork stated we were to be there no later than 7:00 ...
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Sail Date: May 2017


A very American experience

Review for River Venture to Europe - River Cruise

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Jhuddles2

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

My husband and I took a Vantage Seine River Cruise from Paris to Honfluer, France because many of our friends recommended a river cruise as a great way to see Europe. The state rooms were small but well-organized with plenty of storage. The bathroom was larger than on any previous cruise ships we’d been on and the water in the shower was powerful and easily-adjusted. The service onboard was ...
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Sail Date: October 2016


Very good cruise. Terrible customer service

Review for River Splendor to Europe - River Cruise

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saturday

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

the grand euorpean cruise began in Ruse and ended in Cologne. The pre cruise extension was 5 days in Romania and were fantastic. A beautiful, but poor country was very clean and the mountain citiy of Brasov is a city I would return to again. Some of the stops had extensive bus rides which now knowing I would avoid in the future. The ship was well run and the crew was exceptional. Evening meals ...
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Sail Date: August 2016


Very disappointed.

Review for River Venture to Europe - River Cruise

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CruiseMacks

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

After 25 ocean cruises, we decided to go "inland" and after hearing some good reviews about Vantage, decided to try them. This was our 2nd river cruise, the first being on Grand Circle. The pre-cruise arrangements were handled efficiently, courteously, and all questions handled promptly. Our flight arrangements were very good, non-stop flights from SFO to CDG. When we got to the ship we ...
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Sail Date: April 2016


Mixed Review

Review for River Venture to Europe - River Cruise

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woebegone

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Three of us were flying from Charlotte, N.C. to Paris. I always check in with the airline 24 hours in advance of the flight. Our names were there but the word, in an attractive shade of red, next to our names was: Cancelled. I immediately called Vantage. The next day we were told we now had the reservations, with only hours to go before our flight left. We were met at the Paris airport ...
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Sail Date: May 2015


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