First river cruise experience was phenomenal

River Beatrice Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 41

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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River Beatrice

7 Night Danube Holiday Markets Westbound (Budapest To Passau)

Sail date: July 17, 2016

Ship: River Beatrice

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 332

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

The ports of call were fabulous.  The crew was professional, and provided extraordinary service from start to finish.  The food preparation, presentation, and quality was exceptional.  The private Mozart and Strauss concert in Vienna was so good that it was pretty much a spiritual experience for anyone who enjoys classical music (like me).  Every shore excursion had wonderful, well-informed guides, who made the experience in each port informative and fun.  I'm not sure how much better this experience could have been.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


3 out of 5
The daily onboard entertainment was okay, but not exceptional. The entertainment ashore was exceptional. We also had some entertainment onboard that came in for individual performances, and those acts were extremely good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Fairly close quarters, but everything was functional and worked well. The bed was very comfortable.

Ship tip

We rarely felt the ship the moving. Motion sickness was not a concern.

Ports of call

Budapest, Hungary

5 out of 5

Cruise Danube River

5 out of 5

Bratislava, Slovakia

5 out of 5

Vienna, Austria

5 out of 5

Durnstein, Austria

5 out of 5

Cruise The Wachau Valley

5 out of 5

Melk, Austria

5 out of 5

Linz (Salzburg), Austria

5 out of 5
Make the trip to Salzburg. It's worth it.

Passau, Germany

5 out of 5
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