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Reviews for the Magnifique

10 of us (5 couples) traveling in 2 boats to celebrate the 60th birthdays for half of the party. Some of us had experienced a narrow boat holiday in the UK, one couple own a small runabout in New Zealand. We were expecting to sample the local food and wine, see a part of France and share the experience.
We had a Continentale (for 2 couples) and the Magnifique (for 3 couples) we used the spare room on each of the boats for suitcase storage which meant that we were not cramped in the cabins. The boats were easy to operate and the beds surprisingly comfortable and kitchens suitable for our needs. We would recommend these boats to others.
The whole cruise was wonderful. We absolutely loved the Magnifique. There were 6 of us on board, and with the extra bedroom, we had plenty of space. We cooked all of our dinners except two, because the kitchen was well equipped and roomy enough for the 3 cooks on board. We foraged the local markets for our food and went to one outdoor market where we watched squid soup being made and brought it home for lunch. We were blessed with great weather, except for one day, so dined alfresco most of the time. All in all, we were extremely happy with our whole cruise and would recommend the boat and the Canal Du Midi to anyone.
The Magnifique was perfect in every way, very spacious and well appointed. Even though two of the bedrooms had en-suite bathrooms with showers, everyone used the large stand-up shower at the front of the boat. The kitchen was well appointed, and we loved having two refrigerators, plus the added bonus of the fridge up on the top, which was great for keeping beer and wine cold. My husband has experience sailing, and we rented a boat before when the company was Connoisseur Afloat, so operating the Magnifique was easy, and he became an expert at parallel parking using the bow thrusters. We would very definitely rent the Magnifique again.
Everything regarding the cruise when as planned. There was no disappointments and a lot of satisfaction regarding the weather, the route, the sites visited, and the accommodations.
Nice boat which accommodated six full size adults well. Everything worked as expected, and we used less fuel than the fuel deposit so at the end of the trip we received a refund.
We had a wonderful trip and really enjoyed Holland. The people are friendly and wonderful in Friesland.
It's an older boat and tired. I would recommend getting a different boat.
Splendid & fascinating. The Casale team was very helpful and friendly even when we made mistakes! Crossing the Venice lagoon was somewhat of a challenge considering the high boating traffic but having positioned three of the "crew" as lookouts made it safe. The entire crew (10 of us) was delighted with the experience !
Generally good but the small cabin with a double-bed is really too small for 2 adults. The other cabins were fine. There should be 2 sheets per bed, not just one. Also a boat manual should be on board, for reference when something can't be figured out, e.g. the writing on some switches was erased.