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Classique Star

Reviews for the Classique Star

Marlow was nice' enjoyed the locks.
Bit tatty, thought it was supposed to be refurbished, no bow thruster.
its easy to travel on the chanels.
great boat,big outdoor space.
This was a chance for six friends to get together for a week's worth of relaxation, good food (and drink) in a very laid back environment. We enjoyed the leisurely pace of travel, the constantly changing scenery, and the evenings at rest.
We chose the Classique Star because of its three shower rooms, which was ideal for three adult couples. However, the boat was far from new, and definitely showed its age. The inside cabin was fairly cramped (and it is intended to carry up to 10 people), but fortunately we spent virtually all of our time on deck. You need two fit and strong people to get bicycles on and off this boat.
It was our second time barging and this one was even better than the one before in 2008. The route in particular were more scenic and the abundance of towns with wineries suited us very well. The boat was very comfortable...Classic Star, with ample deck space for al fresco dining.
Great boat but the only little niggle was that only wine glasses were supplied on the boat.
I don't know what the name of the cruise refers to we just hired a boat from Benson for a weeks cruise on the Thames. We were very lucky with the weather and found the sights and sounds of the Thames fascinating with new vistas opening up all the time. We easily got used to the boat's wheel steering and the inside and outside steering positions came in useful for our small bit of rain. The view from the top deck when steering was great, traffic was light and we had no problems with the locks and weirs and the lock keepers were all very friendly. Working the locks on our own was fine too.
The boat was well equipped, warm, showers and toilets worked and we only needed to top up with water once. Diesel easily lasted the week, had some minor issues with the low water alarm going off but no real problems of any kind. Adequate ropes for mooring and the boat's door locks looked reasonably secure. On my copy of the review it says how would you rate the null? did you mean Hull, I put excellent!