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CeliaCeliaMember since 8/8/2012 Login to add friend Posted: Friday, August 10, 2012 12:42 PM
We are so excited. Our first river cruise. Any advice, tips etc. welcome from anyone who has been on this cruise or on the River Baroness.

Thanks,
Celia
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HalkyardHalkyardMember since 8/13/2012 Login to add friend Posted: Monday, August 13, 2012 7:13 PM
Make sure to take the sidetrip to Giverny. Monet's garden and house are well worth a visit. Once you've finished the cruise in Paris, you may even want to go back for a second visit. Although the boat takes a day to get to Giverny from Paris (because of the slow pace, and the meandering Seine) it is really just out of Paris and one could easily get there.

Honfleur is a gem but it can get a little cold in early spring and fall. Take sweaters.

We've been on several Uniworld cruises and we are booked for the new addition to Venice and the R.Po.
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CeliaCeliaMember since 8/8/2012 Login to add friend Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2012 5:31 AM
Thank you for your information. Yes. Giverny is definitely something we are looking forward to. It is good to hear that you are a repeat Uniworld traveler. You must be satisfied with their cruises,
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franskifranskiMember since 9/8/2012 Login to add friend Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2012 2:13 PM
Another suggestion - especially after you have been to Giverny - is to go to see Monet's water lily canvasses in the Orangerie in Paris. It is in the corner of the Tuillerie Gardens - close to Place de la Concorde. I was not a fan of impressionist art until I saw these paintings in person. Absolutely breathtaking.

We did this itinerary in 2008 - our 1st river cruise - and loved it. We have travelled twice more with Uniworld since then.

We have very fond memories of our cruise aboard the River Baroness - and would like to repeat that cruise again - as the stops have changed a bit... But - many more rivers to cruise before we start "repeating"....
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CeliaCeliaMember since 8/8/2012 Login to add friend Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013 1:51 PM
Thank you for the additional information. Monet's water lily canvasses sound just divine. Just book our airfare. So looking forward to the trip.
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