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River Queen Cruise Review
0.0 / 5.0
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Wonderful cruise of the Netherlands

River Queen Cruise Review by jamieulle

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2018
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Standard Stateroom

This was our second cruise on Uniworld. We were so impressed with the first cruise on the Joie de Vivre in Paris we had to see if it was some how different. We were not disappointed. The service, accommodations, meals and excursions were just as good on our second cruise as the first. Although the rooms are a bit smaller than the Joie de Vivre, it was more than adequate. After all how much time do you spend in your room.

We met so many people during the cruise. Sharing cocktails and meals with them made our trip socially entertaining too. There was lounge entertainment every evening and every other night there would be special local entertainment, Dutch dancers, singers and classical musicians. All of them including the lounge performer were very good. Late afternoons we were treated to a strudl making demo and beer tasting. May have missed other because of excursions.

We had Ingrid as the cruise director on both our Uniworld cruises. Her patience on herding a bunch of people around all day has to be appreciated. We got private access to The Hermitage and various other sites during the excursions. A lot of walking so brings some comfortable shoes but well worth the effort. You can also go at a more leasurely pace if you choose, but we were up to the challange and it was great exercise.

Waiters, bar tenders, and housekeeping were all friendly, courteous and helpful. By the second day they would call you by name and anticipate your needs. The breakfast omlet chef was one of my wife's favorites. Breakfast and lunch were a bit routine but dinner was always a new experience.


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Cabin Review

Standard Stateroom
Cabin 1 422

The room was smaller then on another river cruise. Closet space was a bit tight but everything worked out fine. And it would have been nice to have drawers under the be to stash dirty cloths and souvenirs.

Otherwise it was clean and comfortable. What more do you need than a bed and a bathroom.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

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Having read the book as a child visiting the house was a moving experience.

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Canal Tour

Used it to get around the city

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City Tour

Also did the special Boter cheese farm tour. Great experience

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The Hermitage Tour

We had private access to the art. Great no crowd.

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The Keukenhof Gardens

More tulip colors than you can imagine. Got to christen our own tulip.

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Van Gogh Museum

Audio tour was a bit hard to follow the dialog and find the art work.

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The husband manages the cows and the wife makes the cheese. Cute couple. Tasted some really good cheese. Highly recommend.

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Ghent

Walking tour of Bruge. Great chocolate and beer.

Windmills of Kinderdijk

Rotterdam is an impressive city. Bombed out during WW2 and completely rebuilt. Look for the architectural buildings "The Pencil", "The Horseshoe" and "The Cubes".

Kinderdijk was also a wonderful excursion.

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