Infante Don Henrique Cruise Review by baz121
- Sail Date: July 2017
- Destination: Europe River
Embarkation went very smoothly, although some passengers who flew from the U K arrived too early to get on the boat (boarding from 4 pm) & were "dumped" in a hotel in Porto in very hot conditions 4 hours before they could board.This is hardly a good way to start a holiday as some of them had been up at 3 am.
We occupied a lower deck cabin which was very clean but obviously quite small, but had the advantage of being on the same deck as the restaurant.Paying a supplement for a higher cabin is not worth the extra.
Everyone is allocated a table in the restaurant which they keep for the week, which worked well for us but may not suit everyone.
The standard of food overall was very good, but lunch & dinner was 4 courses with no choice other than vegy on request.We found 4 courses at lunchtime was too much when a buffet meal would have suited most people.
Evening entertainment was very good with both Portugese & Spanish traditional music.
As usual the excursions were a complete rip off & dont be taken in by the tour operators who try to persuade you to book a package before you go. All the trips were available on board & if anyone would like more info then e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The boat only sails at night as the river is quite narrow & shallow in places & when it ties up you will find that there is no where to go ashore.
The staff were friendly & efficient & mostly well trained.
The overall standard of the cruise was very good & we would certainly do another one. do another one.
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