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The Sparkling Cruise

Loire-Valley, France

Reviews for the The Sparkling Cruise

It was an awesome experience. The scenery was beautiful and it was so peaceful. It was also very exciting to explore all the little towns along the way. The boat was very cosy.
True value for money. The starter pack is also great value. You get much more than what you pay for.
We were allowed to stow our supplies on board several hours early, as Le Boats preparations were almost complete. This made for a very relaxing afternoon prior to picking up our charter
Relaxing cruise along a not too heavily travelled canal, with two Pont du Canals, and a double lock at Decize
The staff were very helpful and the boat was superb. The weather helped to make it a very peaceful and relaxing holiday with about 95% of the steering done from the top deck. We were glad of the bikes that we hired even if the gears didn't work on one of them. All in all a very well equipped boat made for a fantastic holiday, thank you Le Boat.
It was a good journey and the distance was about right for a week. I was a little disappointed there were not any open to public chateaus and few vineyards on route, but thats our our issue not Le Boats
Finding a pub restaurant or shop open in august!!
Not to go in august and saw lots of pubs restaurant and shops shut
All personnel we came in contact with were courteous and helpful but if they had taken us for a test drive they would have realized the steering was amiss. We are experienced boat drivers and didnt need lessons but took us 2 days of zigzagging to realize it wasnt us but steering needed hydraulic fluid. Help did come immediately to our mooring next day, however, then it was fine. We should have been FOREWARNED to buy enough food to make all meals since it was so late in season that most restaurants,etc. Were closed for tbe season. Also, our boat was advertised as sleeping 4! The double bunk was comfortable for 2 and a SMALL person could sleep on right side bow cushion. we are curious to know how 4 adults would sleep in it!
A fun experience with chance to see beautiful french countryside, villages, small chateaus, vineyards while leisurely cruising and bicycling. Enjoyed the process of helping in the locks and meeting people along the way. Glad we did it late in the season, aside from fact that many restaurants closed for the season by then.