River Empress Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


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5 out of 5

Fantastic Cruise

Sail Date: September 07, 2016

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Cabin: 312

I can't really say what our favorite part of the cruise was. We were treated like royalty by the crew and staff and never wanted for anything. The food was excellent, the excursions were very good, and the people we met on-board were very friendly. We had a really good time exploring the cities along the Rhine as well as during our Pre-stay in Amsterdam and our Post-stay in Basel. The boat was very clean and comfortable, the excursion guides were great and a good time was had by all. 

Cabin / Stateroom
The cabin was clean and comfortable and I've never experienced a hotel or boat asking what kind of pillow I preferred. That was great.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
This is not applicable to our trip
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Go to Tempo Doe Loe for Indonesian food. And if possible stay more than 2 nights.
Cologne, Germany
Koblenz, Germany
Rudesheim, Germany
Must see the Musical Museum
Germersheim (Heidelberg), Germany
Kehl (Strasbourg), Germany
If you enjoy exploring the city skip the Black Forest excursion and wander through Strasbourg.
Breisach Am Rhine, Germany
Basel, Switzerland
Unless you have a terrible fear of heights you should try the excursion to Pilatus.


There is a small, free laundry available (soap provided), but try to get to it real early or later in the evening as there are only two washers and dryers.

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