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8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2015
A family friend chartered the Jeanine for a week long cruise from Dijon to Beasancon in France. I had never cruised on a barge before so really didn't know what to expect. This was a great trip. The barge itself, was very nicely ... Read More
A family friend chartered the Jeanine for a week long cruise from Dijon to Beasancon in France. I had never cruised on a barge before so really didn't know what to expect. This was a great trip. The barge itself, was very nicely furnished with lots of color. It was very bright. We were greeted with champagne when we boarded. The crew was a mixture of French and Hungarian and they could not have been more accommodating. While English was not their first language, we had no trouble at all communicating with them. The cabins were on the small size, but very well equipped. The bathrooms were very well set up. Everything was very clean and was kept that way for the entire week. The weather was a bit cool, so we were unable to use the outdoor seating very often, but a few brave souls did use the hot tub every evening! The lounge was the gathering spot and everyone could sit there at the same time. The food was really above our expectations. It was certainly better than we experienced on the larger ocean cruise ships. The deserts were too tempting to pass up. The chef does Elvis imitations and he came out one night and sang for us! My fried arranged the trips and this area of France was very scenic and historic. Our trip to Baume les Messieurs was long, but very interesting. We are already taking about another cruise for 2017. I hope it comes off. Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
My husband and I are experienced travelers. We are not cruise travelers, nor do we look for "all-inclusive" vacations. However, CroisiEurope's all-inclusive barge cruise through the Burgundy canals in France is high on our ... Read More
My husband and I are experienced travelers. We are not cruise travelers, nor do we look for "all-inclusive" vacations. However, CroisiEurope's all-inclusive barge cruise through the Burgundy canals in France is high on our list of awesome vacations! Are you tired of touring the big European cities with trains, buses, metro's, and want to experience the smaller often overlooked quaint, historic towns? Think about a relaxing vacation on a barge cruise through Europe. These traditional barges (ours, "Jeannine", with 12 staterooms) offer 3 full course meals (4-star chef provided), unbelievable cuisine, all the wine, beer, coffee, tea, etc., you could ever want -- is a must. Every day we either watched the beautiful countryside of Burgundy from on board, or, we bicycled and walked the pathways along the barge paths through the beautiful countryside and visited these small, quaint towns along the way. CroisiEurope entertains with just the right amount of excursions, should you want to experience them. The crew of 6 were multi-lingual, very professional, and made sure we were safe, comfortable, and happy at all times. In fact, we made friends with each and every person on the boat that week...all from a different country. Very rewarding. Excellent job, CroisiEurope! We will be back to cruise with you again! Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
My husband and I were looking for an intimate small ship experience in Europe with great food and wine and a relaxed atmosphere. Croisi Europe Jeanine - a luxury hotel barge delivered on all marks! This was our first time with Croisi ... Read More
My husband and I were looking for an intimate small ship experience in Europe with great food and wine and a relaxed atmosphere. Croisi Europe Jeanine - a luxury hotel barge delivered on all marks! This was our first time with Croisi Europe and our first barge cruise - and certainly the smallest ship we have sailed on before! Maximum capacity is 22 passengers. The staff and crew were exceptional! Henriette - the hotel manager kept everything well organized. Most notable for us was the exceptional food and wine. We have sailed on several "luxury" cruises and this cuisine on board Jeanine was as good or better than we have ever experienced! There is no menu. At each meal (lunch and dinner) the very talented young chef Roman, greets the guests with a description of the multiple courses featured for the meal. It's really quite fun to be surprised with the chef's creations. Lunch was just as impressive as dinner, and had an included cheese course featuring two different regional cheeses each day. The cuisine was classic French - and every course was exceptional. During the week we dined on rabbit, foie gras, quail, beef, veal, chicken and fish. For those with less adventurous pallets - the chef is more than willing to accommodate your dining request - just speak to him before the service. On the warm sunny days, we enjoyed lunch on the terrace with white linens and fine china as we sailed along the canals. And on one beautiful evening - we dined outdoors for dinner. It was just exceptional! The barge slowly meanders along the canals at a pace of about 5km per hour. You are free to get off the barge during a stop at the many locks and either walk or bike along the paths lining the canal. We did a fair bit of biking - and even went off to explore nearby villages and rejoining the ship further down the canal. Henriette - our lovely hotel manager stayed in contact with us by cell phone and text informing us of what lock we needed to meet the boat in order to join them for the lunch. It was amazing!! We met one couple from Ukraine - who have cruised many times with Croisi and love it. There was another couple from Belgium; and a few people from the USA - and us from Canada. A nice international mix - all lovely people enjoying this amazing experience together. Well organized shore excursions with local guides were offered complimentary in the main ports. There is no entertainment on board - it not necessary. The overnight stop in Dijon was a fantastic way to end the restful, and culturally rich 6 day journey. This type of cruise experience would be great for a group of family or friends, and in speaking with the staff - family charters are very popular. Read Less
Jeanine Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.0
Dining 5.0 5.0
Entertainment 1.0 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0 4.7
Fitness Recreation 1.0 4.7
Family 1.0 4.7
Shore Excursion 4.0 4.3
Enrichment 1.0 4.3
Service 5.0 5.0
Value For Money 5.0 4.7
Rates 5.0 N/A

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