Good but not the best river cruise I've been on.

River Royale Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 115

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
River Royale

7 Night Bordeaux Vineyards & Chateaux (Bordeaux Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 20, 2014

Ship: River Royale

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 223

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

River Royale is a beautiful ship, no doubt. Cabins were on the smaller side as compared to other river ships I've sailed. The food, while good was not great and there were too many 'set' menus for my liking. The excursions were all very nice and well organized. You truly do get to see the whole region as it's not too big and the cruise is concentrated there. Evening entertainment was lacking and mostly consisted of a piano player in the lounge. Staff was nice and helpful but I didn't feel like I was leaving family as I have felt on other river ships. Overall, it was a nice way to see the region.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


1 out of 5
A piano player in the lounge at night was your option onboard.

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship tip

Definately find time to hang out at the whirlpool on a sunny day and watch the region float by!

Ports of call


5 out of 5

Cruise Gironde Estuary

3 out of 5

Blaye, France

5 out of 5

Libourne, France

3 out of 5

Libourne (Saint Emilion), France

5 out of 5

Cruise Dordogne River

3 out of 5

Cadillac (Sauternes), France

5 out of 5

Bordeaux, France

5 out of 5

Traveler Photos

Biking through the vineyards to chateaux and wine tastings! Ready for a wine tasting. Market day in Bergerac. My favorite spot to relax.
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