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River Splendor Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Very enjoyable first time experience with Vantage River Cruise

River Splendor Cruise Review by CoqCruiser

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  • Sail Date: Aug 2019
  • Destination: Europe River

My wife and I chose to do a long river cruise for our first river cruise experience, thinking we would want to make one airplane ride to Europe and take in as much as possible. Vantage offered a 23 day river cruise with a 5 day land pre cruise extension in Romania. We did not know what to expect since it was our first river cruise after many ocean cruises and, there were few reviews of Vantage. It turned out to be a good choice and we thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. We were originally scheduled to travel in 2018 but the cruise was cancelled due to low river levels. Vantage offered us some incentives to re book with them for 2019 and we are glad we chose to do so. From the moment we landed in Bucharest, we were well taken care of by our land portion director and guide. All guided tours in 7 countries and 23 cities and towns were well organized and informative. When the scheduled arrival times were delayed due to busy lock passages, the guided tours were altered and some even added so that we could visit the sites that were scheduled but not visited due to a shortage of time. Specifically, in Nuremburg, our cruise director arranged for a special bus to take us to the Dokumentation center and wait for us for two hours while we went through the exhibits. Renata was the best cruise director I have ever encountered and if she is on your cruise, count yourself fortunate. 28 days is the longest my wife and I have been away on holiday but this voyage was well worth it, Vantage met all of our needs and although there were a few minor, blips, they were nothing of consequence.


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Cabin top floor 424

Very spacious, big shower. There were the occasional times there was an odour coming from the shower drains but it was bearable.


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