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BaieMaguerite_Antarctique "We have always wanted to visit Antarctica and I can honestly say that the PONANT cruise on L'Austral was the best trip we have ever done. We had never done a cruise before and so did not know what to expect but the trip absolutely exceeded all our expectations!
From the flat crossing of The Drake Passage (once a year apparently) to the most amazing scenery, colours and wildlife, it truly was the trip of a lifetime. Who knew ice was blue and turquoise and penguins have superhighways??
The crew and expedition leaders could not have been more helpful and informative and we felt privileged to see such an amazing and unspoilt environment.
The food, drink and amenities were as good as you would expect on a French cruise line and we were the only Brits with a few Aussies and Kiwis. Everything is explained in both French and English and the organisation and attention to detail was second to none. I would not hesitate to recommend the trip."
Mr Leatham, New Years Day in the Polar Region, Antarctica, December 2018 Antarctica Cruises

20190223_151241_antarctica "Greetings from Antarctica!
This trip is absolutely amazing. We are loving it. Hope you like these Chinstrap Penguins that we met on the aptly named Penguin Island in the South Shetlands.
Took our first steps on the white continent this morning. Weather good and sea calm. The Lyrial broke the Ponant record for crossing the Drake Passage doing it in 1 day, 13 hours and 20 minutes!"
Mr and Mrs Hutchinson, Antarctica expedition voyage, February 2019 Antarctica Cruises

Adriatic Queen "Dear Ruxandra, I want to thank you for all your assistance in booking this cruise. We sailed from Porec on September 22 and we had an exceptional experience. The boat, the crew, the tour director, the itinerary and Captain Joe, who treated us like family.- all surpassed our dreams. Many thanks for making all this possible!" Ms Barry, from Porec to Dubrovnik, September 2018 Adriatic Queen Cruises

futura "The cruise from Opatija on the Amalia was lovely. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that the ship, whilst contracted to the Katarina Line, was privately owned by the skipper and was named Amalia for his wife who was our cook. Although there were only 34 passengers they came from Canada, South Africa, France, Germany and Denmark as well as the UK. It was a relaxing week with visits to several islands, each of which had its own character. The daily opportunities for at least one swim in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea - always within 100 metres of a rocky shore - were appreciated by most of the passengers" Mr Kessler, Croatian from Opatija, September 2018, Coastal Cruise, Premium Category

King of the Arctic cruise "The snacking polar bear was incredible. We watched first from the zodiac and then from our balcony.
We went up almost to 82 degrees North to the polar ice and it was nowhere near as thick as I expected. We went around in zodiacs to see it close to. There was very little ice around Svalbard itself which is probably why we only saw two seals - one in a polar bear's mouth and the other lounging on some ice near a glacier!"
Mrs E Hutchinson, 16th July 2018, Le Boreal Le Boreal Cruises

Douro Valley cruise "We have just returned from the Douro Valley cruise. Everything was 100% and more [apart from, the weather] The staff of the boat really went over the top to ensure our pleasure and satisfaction.
We have just returned from the Douro Valley cruise.
Everything was 100% and more [apart from, the weather] The staff of the boat really went over the top to ensure our pleasure and satisfaction.
We didn't expect to be treated as if we were royalty but that's the feeling we had. The friendliness of all the staff was wonderful, especially the hotel manager.
You need to do the tour yourself to appreciate the excellent holiday we had."
Mr Greenspan, May 2018 Douro Serenity Cruises

Antarctica "We're still on a high with our Antarctica trip. It's certainly something we won't forget in a hurry. We had high expectations for the trip and I can honestly say it exceeded in every department.
The ship was beautiful, with a very well designed cabin and the service was second to none. The food in the restaurant was excellent. All excursions were very well organised. We wouldn't hesitate to book another cruise with Ponant. I wouldn't like to cruise any other way now as I think we've been truly spoilt."
Mr and Mrs Smith, January 2018, Le Soleal, Antarctica Antarctica Cruises

penguins "We had a brilliant trip to Antarctica, which exceeded both our expectations.
The ship (Le Soleal) was comfortable and brilliantly run, with all the staff (room stewards, bars and restaurants, reception, and even the bridge crew) exceptionally helpful and friendly. As you would expect on a French ship, the food and wines were excellent for catering on that scale (roughly 200 clients). The zodiac landings and tours were varied, and very well run by the dozen or so knowledgeable and enthusiastic Expedition Leaders. We also got to stretch our legs on 3 optional walks, the longest being about 7 km, which was well appreciated.
The scenery, particularly on the Antarctic Peninsula, was breathtaking, including glaciers, some massive tabular icebergs, and smaller ones carved into all kinds of shapes and colours.
We saw 6 of the 7 species of penguins (including some massive colonies), and fell in love with the Rock Hoppers, which are quite mad. Also, large albatross colonies on South Georgia. Many seals (Fur, Crab Eater, Weddell, Leopard, and Elephant) of course, some at very close quarters, but also out on ice flows. Towards the end of the cruise, before heading back across Drake's Passage, we were lucky enough to see several schools of Type B Orca very close to the ship. We had seen several Humpbacks basically cruising around various bays, but probably the highlight of the trip was in one particular bay (Dalmann?) there were at least 20 Humpbacks in several schools, with many of them actively fishing i.e. bubble-netting! You could see and hear the effort that they were exerting, with massive plumes and intakes of air as they surfaced, at times just within a few metres of the ship. Amazing, and not expected."
Mr and Mrs Galsworthy, January 2018, Le Soleal Antarctica Cruises

Emblematic Antarctica "Back in Buenos Aires after our wonderful time in Antarctica.
I just wanted to thank you (and Amy) for organising such a fantastic trip for us. The boat was perfect and the excursions fantastic. I would strongly recommend Ponant cruises in future."
Mrs K.P, Le Boreal, Emblematic Antarctica, February 2018 Le Boreal Cruises

LE Boreal "I'm writing to say how much l enjoyed my trip to Antarctica aboard Le Boréal. I hadn't previously cruised with Ponant and, as a seasoned traveller, wasn't disappointed.
The ship is lovely - sleek, modern and very comfortable with well-appointed cabins. There is a good ambience on board from the Captain down and the crew were always very helpful and courteous. The naturalists we had were enthusiastic and knowledgeable which really helped to make the excursions special ( l loved the zodiacs! ). As for the food and wine - what can l say? It's French, it's wonderful!
Antarctica is not just a holiday, it's a truly incomparable experience. Thank you Ponant"
Mrs D Bosel, UK, Antarctica Expedition Voyage 2018 Le Boreal Cruises

ScubaSpa "ScubaSpa was the height of luxury on the Indian Ocean...diving in the morning and pampering in the evening in the Spa. Highly recommended - we will be back!"
Mr D Bruce, Turkey, Best of the Maldives, August 2017 ScubaSpa Yang Cruises

back to back "Noumea, New Caledonia to Dunedin, New Zealand -
This was a lovely relaxing way to spend the Christmas holidays visiting a variety of places. Weather was glorious and the food and wine excellent. Service with Ponant was as perfect as we have come to expect. There is such attention to detail and leaving the ship on visits is such a smooth operation. Russell in the Bay of Islands was our first port of call in New Zealand, appropriate as it was the first permanent European settlement. Auckland and the islands in Auckland Bay provided interesting contrasts - the fast developing city waterfront, the volcanic island of Rangitoto and the beautiful beaches, vineyards and olive groves of Waiheke Island. The mud pools, hot springs and geo-thermal pools of Rotarua provided an exciting day out as did the beautiful Botanical Gardens of Wellington. The cruise ended with visits to the majestic Milford Sound and Dusky and Doubtful Sound. We spent an excellent morning in Dunedin with more lovely gardens and the steepest street in the world as we waited for the new passengers to embark."

"The Sub-Antarctic Islands -
Wow! An expedition cruise has a very different feel to a regular cruise. As soon as the distinctive free red parkas were issued along with the wellington boots there was a feeling of great expectation. We couldn't have imagined just how amazing the trip was going to be. The team of naturalists was so enthusiastic and so keen to share their knowledge. The lectures were entertaining and informative. We spent two days in Dusky and Doubtful and Milford Sound where earlier rain had made the waterfalls spectacular. Then we headed south to the Sub -Antarctic Islands. These islands are pristine with many endemic species and there were high levels of bio-security to make sure we did not introduce any alien matter. It was a privilege to be so close to the wildlife. Seeing our first penguins at The Snares was just so exciting and on a beautiful sunny day with clear blue sky. The quantities of king, emperor and gentoo penguins at Macquarie Island was hard to believe along with the seals and numerous birds. Every island was very different and offered new species and some fantastic geological formations. Being in the zodiac with penguins and seals swimming so close to us was just a wonderful experience. We had perfect sea conditions and unusually good weather and consider ourselves extremely lucky to have been amongst the very few people who get an opportunity to visit these amazing islands. All this alongside Ponant's excellent service, wonderful food and wine and attention to every detail. It was brilliant!"
Mr and Mrs Hutchinson, UK, December 2017 Austral Cruises

le ponant "Finally thank you for everything. As a bonus Ponant cruises are certainly exceptional"
Mr and Mrs Clay, UK, October 2017 Le Ponant Cruises

Amadeus Silver III "I must admit I was skeptical at first. I did plenty of price comparing between the so called "cruise experts" and was surprised to find eWaterways a more affordable choice. From the very start, our booking agent Ruxandra, was very professional and knowledgeable. But there was also a very likable "human factor" when she spoke of her own travel experiences and gave us great tips for making the most of our trip. I would book again with Ruxandra and eWaterways. Our cruise from Basel to Amsterdam was all we had hoped for including the beautiful unseasonable weather. This small ship was new, well appointed, and had the best staff ever. There was a rattle in the venting that gave us some sleeplessness, but after a few comments to the desk, the engineer followed up and was able to fix the problem. The shore excursions were great, by the way, and the director on board was outstanding. All in all though, it was an extraordinary trip we will always treasure."
Pam and Ron, USA, October 2017 Amadeus Silver III Cruises

croatian coastal cruise "All my group are now back and are just raving about Croatia and the cruise. They all absolutely loved it and commented that Croatia is the cleanest country they have visited. Thanks so much!"
Mrs M Depapp, USA, September 2017 Croatian Coastal Cruises

adriatic coastal cruises "To the Team of eWaterways,
On behalf of Harry and I, we would like to take this time to formally thank you and your team for the trip of a lifetime. We plan on actively and enthusiastically encouraging others to consider eWaterways for their next vacation or travel adventure. There were many highlights we appreciated during our tour. We loved cruising by yachtcuzzi! What a unique cruising opportunity for any traveler! Our favorite stops were Korcula, Brijuni, Mljet, and Rovinj. The food aboard the Adriatic Queen was really delicious. Many guests, including us, raved how impressed they were with the locally-inspired, nicely prepared cuisine. Our cabin was spacious and cleaned to perfection everyday. We walked away feeling confident in promoting this experience to even our closest family members and friends. In addition, we left with fabulous memories that will forever be associated with our experience with eWaterways."
Audrey & Harry Lesner, The Budget Savvy Travelers, Chicago, USA, October 2017 Adriatic Queen, Croatia

MS-Princess-Aloha "Ruxandra, You have been very patient, efficient, professional, and helpful with your replies. I would recommend you personally for anyone considering a trip with eWaterways."
Mrs Detweiler, USA, September 2017 Princess Aloha, Croatia

Sea-Bird-Seychelles "Thanks for booking our Seychelles cruise on SY Sea Bird. It was fantastic - Sharon, Andrew and I had a great time. Sea Bird was spacious and well equipped and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The destination was very special and you really need a boat to get around, so we're glad that we chose this cruise."
Mr Burvill, Australia, July 2017 Sea Bird, Seychelles

croatian coastal "I would like to thank you for your help and excellent service in booking my eight day cruise on the Dalmatian coast.
You kept me informed every step of the way and were able to answer all my questions completely and promptly. The cruise was everything I hoped for and more -- gorgeous scenery, relaxing atmosphere and very diverse and congenial fellow travelers. I would not hesitate to use ewaterways for my next cruise."
Ms R Kimmel, USA, June 2017 Croatian Coastal Cruise, Category A+ from Split

austral london "All the pre and post cruise arrangements were efficiently arranged and worked very well. The cruise itself was very good, with English speaking guides of high quality on all excursions. Food and service excellent."
Mr Cobb, London, May 2017, Austral, PONANT YACHT CRUISES

Austral "Mist, cloud and sun characterised the weather which is kinder now than it was in the 1800s when numerous explorers searched for a sea route between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Polar bears and walruses stole the wildlife show while seals, whales, narwhals and various birds made guest appearances. This was an amazing experience: going boldly where few have gone before."
A.M.Mannion, 16th August to 9th September 2016, L'Austral "A Cruise Through the Northwest Passage"

Le Lyrial Croatia "Hi Emma, just wanted to thank you for all your help before. We had our amazing holiday with Ponant"
Mr and Mrs Shillingford, August 2016, Le Lyrial "Best of Croatia"

Le Lyrial "We had an amazing time. Great boat!!! Thank you."
Miss Exley, August 2016 Le Lyrial

Lord of the Glens "Emma, just a little thank you,for the efficient and cheerful way you dealt with our booking. Had a great time again! Lord of the Glens staff were brilliant, meals were excellent as I can verify from the tightness of my waistband. Altogether a great holiday!"
Mr and Mrs Bacon, July 2016 Lord of the Glens

Cres Lubenice Beach "We had a wonderful holiday aboard Morena earlier this month"
Mr and Mrs Gowan, July 2016 Croatian Coastal Cruise, A+ category

dubrovnik "Excellent holiday, exactly what we expected and wanted. Well organised, great boat and crew, lovely country"
Mrs K Field, June 2016 Croatian Coastal Cruise, A+ category

emanuel "I just wanted to thank you so much for suggesting and booking my holiday. I am loving it ! It's incredible am having a ball !!"
Mrs Bettelheim, May 2016 Croatian Coastal Cruise, A+ category

Le Ponant Winter Cruise "We really enjoyed Le Ponant and the Grenadines. Good itinerary ( some change from original ) and fabulous staff. Quality of service & food fantastic.
We survived the 'bumpy bits' and avoided seasickness. We will certainly keep an eye on other cruises with the company in the future. Thanks for everything"
Mr and Mrs Pound, Caribbean, March 2016 Le Ponant

Amadeus Brilliant "I loved my room, the service, and, all the wonderful people I met during the week.Travelling alone, I was pleased that the Amadeus crew, assigned me to a dining table. Assuring me, I instantly met some fellow travellers. (this was not the case on my previous river cruise on A-Rosa.)
I believe its all about the company you keep....there were alot of Aussie's on board...and, they are the greatest!!! What a fun group, that, I can now call "friend"!!!
Thanks for all your advice, and, patience with me!!
I really had an enjoyable vacation (no snow, though!!) !!! I love the Christmas markets!!"
Mrs Mitchell, Amadeus Brilliant, December 2015 Amadeus Brilliant

Ponant Cruises "We just wanted to write and say a hugh thank you for the wonderful cruise we have just enjoyed "Best of Croatia" cruise on board Le Lyrial. We were so impressed by the whole experience - the stylish ship, extremely courteous and helpful captain and crew, and lovely light and airy accommodation, not to mention the wonderful food. We have not cruised before but are already planning another trip with Ponant and recommending your company to friends and family."
Mr and Mrs Whittle, Le Lyrial, Best of Croatia, September 2015 Le Lyrial

Croatian Coastal Cruise "Just to let you know we had a fabulous island cruise which exceeded all our expectations.
We had a good mix of nationalities on board and we enjoyed a very relaxing week.
The logistics worked well and all the staff were polite and efficient"
Mr Pioli, Croatian Coastal Cruise - Kvarner Bay Islands, August 2015 Croatian Coastal Cruise

Le Soleal "it was a fabulous experience and we had a really relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Almost everything was taken care of in the best possible manner. Wonderful service, very welcoming team, well planned cuisine and highly organised trips and visits" Mr Watts, Le Soleal Med cruise, September 2014 Le Soleal

Turkish gulet "It was the perfect holiday!!!" Mr and Mrs Howard - Turkish Gulet cruising, July 2014 Luxury Gulets

Adriatic Pearl "The real gem was the Adriatic Pearl - lovely boat, great crew and cruise director, good itinerary and a really super group of people - largely Australians and New Zealanders, with a smattering of South Africans, Americans and Spanish - just 2 brits and, interestingly, most people had booked on the recommendation of friends who'd done the trip" Mrs Valler, Adriatic Pearl, August 2014 Croatian small ship cruising

president "We had an amazing time...by far the best group trip that has ever been organised" Group Charter, Croatian Coastal Cruise, Deluxe vessel, August 2014 Croatian Coastal Cruises

Category a "Superlative!" Liz Mclaughlin, Canada, Croatian Coastal Cruises Category A, October 2012 Croatian Coastal Cruises in 2012

Amadeus Elegant "Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time on the cruise. It far exceeded our expectations as first time cruisers. The staff were great and the service was wonderful. Would highly recommend the Amadeus Elegance to anyone." Mr and Mrs Turner, Australia, Amadeus Elegant, December 2012 Amadeus Elegant cruise

Royal Crown "-Beautiful ship. Wonderful food and very friendly crew. Small and intimate you get to know everyone very quickly." Mrs. Jan Lomax from the UK - April 2012 "-Absolutely fantastic - couldn't fault it in any way. Great ship and wonderful, caring staff." Gabrielle van Alphen from New Zealand "-A WONDERFUL FIVE DAY CRUISE ON THE RIVER RHONE EVERYTHING RIGHT, NOT A SINGLE PROBLEM OR NIGGLE" "-Exhilarating!" "-Very enjoyable and great value for money" "-Excellent both my husband and I rated it the best short holiday experience ever, I keep looking for affordable trips for future travel." Royal Crown 2012 Royal Crown 2012 cruises

Ocean "I have been singularly remiss in not writing to thank you for the arrangements made for my recent German/Austrian visit. Despite the "high water" all the arrangements went like clockwork and the whole episode was immensely enjoyable. The food, company, excursions and the cabin upgrade could not be bettered." Mr Reaveley, Poole, Dorset, Amadeus Classic, December 2011 Amadeus Classic Chrsitmas Markets cruise

Ocean "The cruise was perfect. Everything was wonderful including the new friends we made. We couldn't have asked for more. Thank you for all of your help" Mr and Mrs Tummillo, Illinois, USA, October 2011 Classical Danube Amadeus Princess cruises

Ocean "Cruising in Croatia is absolutely the best way to see this stunning country! You just need to unpack once and then every day you are in a new place! The towns and villages that we moored up at during our cruise where breathtaking (Opatija, Krk, Rab, Zadar) and so easy to walk around. The towns are spotlessly clean, everyone speaks great English and the food the local konobas was fantastic. Life on board is at a wonderfully relaxing pace, with breakfast and lunch included. During the day we would also moor up in secluded bays and flop off the back of the boat and go for a swim in crystal clear waters...bliss!

We were on board the Ocean (A+ ship) and were a very jolly group of 30 passengers from all over the world which really added to the atmosphere. The cabins were all en suite and clean and have adequate space for storing your clothes (but you don't need much more than swimming costume, T shirts and shorts!)

If you are looking for a 'taster' holiday to Croatia then I would say that this is quite simply the BEST option to choose!"
Staff Review, October 2011 Croatia cruises

Meridijan "Superb Croatian island hopping tour" Taken from Trip Advisor Croatia Coastal Cruises

Emanuel"Booked this Ewaterways Croatian Island hopping tour on a whim, through Travel Zoo last February. Could not find any reviews at the time. So went along with a sense of apprehension. Included in the trip was a night at the Marriot Hotel Gatwick the night before a 6am flight. Were met in Dubrovnik airport and tranfered to the boat, along with our fellow travellers. The boat was an A+ class carrying 38 passengers. after a welcome meeting and crew introduction we were shown our cabin, which was very nice and far better than we expected. We had 2 single beds, a toilet and shower. There were plenty of electric points for hair dryers (not supplied) and chargers etc. My only gripe was the bed was a bit hard and gave me back ache. The first evening we had dinner on board, and this was a bit of a worry as it wasn't much to write home about, it could only get better, and did it get better? improved everyday. Breakfast was at 8am everyday, continental style , but you could pay extra for english 5 euros, we found continental lovely. The second day we were given a guided tour of Dubrovnik, then an evening meal on our return to the boat. On the third moring we set sail shortly after breakfast, and reached the island of Mjet some 5 hours later, with plenty of drinks on the way. They have a white board behind the bar and all your drinks are recorded, you settle your bill at the end of the trip, it's not very expensive, like the rest of Croatia. The following day we set sail for Korkula, stopping along the way for a swim in a secluded bay (bliss). Korkula is a lovely island with an ancient old town. The following day it was onto Hvar, another 2 swimming stops on the way. Once again a very pretty island,a bit livelier, with plenty of the sailing set around. every Island we visited we had our own guide to show us around and inform us of all the history. We finally arrived in Split on the 6th day, had another guided tour, which to us was the best city, really loved it and will definately go back there. The following day we had a coach trip to Bosnia, some of our party didn't want to do it. We were so glad that we went (Mostar).Would not go back there, but glad we did it, not as clean as Croatia, but the old town is fantastic with it's unique architecture. Then just to finish things off we had our last night in the Radison Blue hotel (included) Split. Lovely hotel, nothing to fault, before flying home from Split airport sunday morning. To sum up this was a fantastic holiday, it is what you make it. We found 4 other lovely people and became very good friends, try to mix and you will have a fantastic time. There were some very miserable people on our boat, but they stood out. The crew were fantastic, especially the chef who never stopped smiling, and our barman Malaka who worked is socks off. Croatia accept Euro or Kuna, take Kuna, as the locals seem to like it more. Nearly everyone speaks english. Plenty of places to change money on the islands as well as mainland. Take bottled water on board as you can't drink tap water. Take footwear when swimming near shore as there are sea urchins close to shore. Would recommend this trip to anyone fantastic!!! Never laughed so much in one week."Visited September 2011, A+ ship, Mr & Mrs Marley, KentCroatian Coastal Cruises

Glen-Tarsan-in-calm-waters "Thank you very much its really fantastic, the food was out of this world except I had my doubts whether we were getting fattened for market at the end of the trip! We ate very very well...too well!" Glen Tarsan, Argyll Coast Cruises, August 2011 Coastal Cruises - Glen Tarsan

River cloud II cabin"I have to tell you that all our group had such a nice time. It was a fantastic trip. The crew was top in every respect. They were friendly, smiling to us all the time, excellent service, excellent food and plenty of it. My group thanked me so much for arranging this trip and they want me to organise another one!"Group leader, August 2011River Cloud II

Turkish sailing gulet"Thanks again for helping us to get a wonderful holidays from Bodrum to Greek Islands"Mr Villerejo, August 2011Turkish Sailing Gulet

River cruises"We enjoyed the holiday very much, and are now converted to river cruising as compared with big cruise ships."Mr and Mrs Potter, August 2011River Cruises

Sunset on River Nile"Well, what can we say! We rated it 9and a half out of ten. We had an excellent time, thoroughly recommend it and I cannot thank you enough for all your help and advice!"Mr and Mrs McFall, May 2011Egyptian Dahabiya - The Nile

Meridijan"Having just returned from a wonderful trip along the Croatian Coast I felt I had to write to congratulate your team at e-waterways for a superbly organised holiday! From first to last everything ran like clockwork,the crew on board "Meridijan" could not have been more pleasant or helpful, and every one of the six shore based guides-each with different styles and characters was knowledgeable, informative and generous with their time. Many thanks and well done to you and all concerned for making this such a memorable holiday."Mr R Seaborn, May 2011Croatian Cruise Category A+

"I was amazed by the sheer size of this beautiful vessel, having never been on a river cruise before I wasn't sure what to expect, but to my surprise it was like walking into a 5* hotel. Public areas were very spacious and had plenty of sun lounges to soak up the April sun on the sun deck. Cabins were tastefully decorated and had ample of wardrobe space for 2. Bathrooms were tight but adequate. Food onboard along with the service was impeccable, some of the best dining experiences I have ever had, and I like to be pampered and looked after!!!! All in all a wonderful 3 day experience that I would recommend to anyone."Mr R Smith, Travel Agent Bournemouth, April 2011

Royal Crown dinning"Royal Crown delivered an exemplary cruise experience. The crew managed that wonderful blend of being friendly yet totally efficient, normally so hard to achieve. The cuisine reached the highest standards, and was as good as we have ever experienced on any river vessel. The atmosphere created from sailing onboard such an elegant, intimate, quiet, and comfortable ship was extremely relaxing, and we would thoroughly recommend it."Mr I Hopley, Kent, April 2011Royal Crown

"Thank you for your assistance we had a wonderful holiday one of the best to date, the boat and staff on the Royal Crown were excellent so much so we want to go again this year."Mrs A Hayes, Wales, April 2011

Royal Crown deck"I would like to thank you very much for all your help and recommendations in planning our Croatian Cruise, we had a fantastic time! It was our favourite experience out of our whole European trip. Thanks again,"Mrs A Kelly, UK, March 2011Cruises in Europe

Swiss Emerald"We were promised 'one of the world's finest travel experiences' and it certainly was. From the moment we arrived at the cruise terminal in Amsterdam until the moment we disembarked we were treat with 'Royal hospitality'. The luxuriously furnished cabin with a fully equipped bathroom and spacious built in wardrobes are wonderful. The restaurant offered the freshest ingredients and the meals served were superb. However the highlight were the crew members, with a warm welcome and a smile we were made to feel at home."T Strand, March 2011Cruises in Amsterdam

Danube"We enjoyed our time on the Rhine and would think of doing something similar in the future. Also it was nice meeting you, putting a face to the voice and e-mails makes things so much more personal. Any good offers in the future give us a thought and send the details to us."J Hunt, February 2011Cruises on Rhine river

Sun Boat III swimming pool"Our Trip to Egypt was very successful, especially we enjoyed the Nile cruise with the Sun Boat III so much. Well trained cruise staffs, warm hospitality, small but nicely cared boat and facilities, delicious foods. Of course the panoramas on both side of the Nile are also unforgettable, and we are also satisfied with the excursion programs by the skilled guide. Everything was just in very good harmony. I've heard there many times that the Sun Boat III is the best Nile cruise boat at all. We were happy to have this opportunity to be on the Sun Boat III."Hiroko Cap, Japan, Sun Boat III, December 2010Sun Boat III

"A big thank you to you and everyone else responsible for making it possible for us to go on the cruise. We were initially delayed because Frankfurt was shut due to the heavy snowfall and we were a bit delayed again on the return flight too but apart from that the whole trip was perfect!
Simona, Nora and the rest of the crew on board were fantastic and made everyone feel welcome from start to finish. You have a fantastic on-board team offering an excellent service and added to the overall enjoyment of the cruise. Of course, the food was delicious and the complimentary wine in the evening such a huge bonus."
Staff Review, London, December 2010

"Thank you so much - you have been so helpful and efficient. Hoping that we enjoy this taster River Cruise and will then be planning more."J R Jones, Manchester, December 2010

Christmas Market"Pure white snow-flakes, the intoxicating aroma of mulled wine, delicious, hearty food and a new "chocolate box" village every day. That is how I would explain what a Christmas Market cruise is all about in one sentence. This time of year conjures up feelings connected with all things festive and the Symphony cruise delivered on all counts."Staff member, November 2010Magic of Advent

River Kwai"We write to thank you for your efforts in arranging our River Kwai cruise.The crew were unfailingly pleasant and obliging and always helpful. I can think of no more relaxing way to spend an hour or so than our free time on the boat watching the world drift by. The side tours were interesting and varied and the comprehensive knowledge of the sites passed on by our guide Richard was most informative and entertaining. We have no hesitation in recommending the four or seven day tour to anyone considering either cruise. Once again thank you for your help."T Cleeland, October 2010River Kwai

Amadeus Royal restaurant"Many thanks for facilitating our recent Danube cruise on the Amadeus Royal. The ship and crew were excellent. Very nice meals too. A good mix of German, French and English speaking passengers. All announcements made in 3 languages."D& L Joanes, October 2010Amadeus Royal

Penguins in Antarctic"Thank you for everything - all arrangements / bookings went smoothly. The Expedition Cruise beyond description - absolutely awesome!"G Ognall, June 2010Adventure Cruises

"My Christmas Market Cruise on the Rhine was straight out of a Fairytale. We arrived soon after a heavy snow storm and all around us the virgin white, snow filled, landscape was the most inviting and ideal scene to set off the essence of Christmas and have us all settle in to the spirit of the advent. The Christmas markets along the way with their twinkling bright lights illuminating the winter air and the widely available gluwein warming up the atmosphere were all part of the memorable experiences of this magical voyage, on board a quality river cruiser with attentive and hospitable staff. The food on board was plentiful and exquisite and certainly an experience to be repeated again next year - perhaps on the neighbouring Danube next time. Exceptional service, fantastic crew and a holiday that I will never forget."Staff review, June 2010

Anjodi"Thank you for your research and excellently presented options of barge-hotel holidays which are still available for the end of August / beginning September.We are very much looking forward to this holiday and sincerely thank you for thorough and obviously time-consuming endeavours to give us all the viable options."S Shouler, May 2010Hotel barges on European rivers and canals

"The Coral Princess was a brilliant ship on which to discover the Great Barrier Reef. We snorkelled, saw incredible marine life and were treated to a fantastic introduction to 'the deep' on board their own glass bottomed boat!"Staff review, May 2010

"Just wanted to let you know that we thought this was a superb short break. The crew of the Premicon Queen were wonderful, the food excellent and the ambience great. Thanks for all your help arranging it."Mr C W, December 2009

"There aren't enough superlatives in the English language to do the Premicon Queen justice. I'm so glad you and your husband were able to sample the delights yourselves so you can tell people first hand how wonderful it is.
The food, naturally, was exquisite. Our waitress was Helene and was so good we gave her an extra tip from 'our table'. What a lovely girl. Another of our favourites was Stan, the concierge, and we gave him a special cheer when the crew were introduced one by one. Another nice touch was giving us copies of the menus and, of course, I saved all the inineraries. All I've got to do now is watch my DVD. Thank you so much for booking it all up for us."
P Bibby, December 2009

River Nile Lily"A most enjoyable week on the Nile! The staff on the 'Lily' were very helpful and the service (and food) was very good. The cabin was nicely furnished and well equiped. I did all the trips on the way to Aswan and the guide was also very helpful. Thank you for your help in making all the arrangements at such short notice."G F, August 2009River Nile cruises

Premicon Queen"I cannot thank eWaterways enough for making this possible for us, as without you we would never have known that River Cruises existed let alone one as incredible as the Premicon Queen. We had what can only be described as the trip of a lifetime...The service on board is Fabulous, i have never experienced service like it, they cannot do enough for you, and they make you feel like nothing is too much trouble. The Lunch and Dinner menus were so varied, which was great because it means there is something for everybody, and the food served on The Ship was outstanding. As if all this wasn't enough you only have to go to the Sky Deck where you have the breath taking scenery along with its enchanting history passing you by. To say The Premicon Queen is amazing is an under statement, it really is a once in a lifetime experience, and i would recommend it to anybody again and again. Thank you again eWaterways for making this possible, you've been so wonderful, and it goes without saying that i will recommend you too."R Dann, August 2009Premicon Queen

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