It’s a bit of a grey day in Bordeaux but that was all forgotten when we crossed the Quay des Chartrons and stepped aboard the RIVER ROYALE. Welcomed warmly aboard with a minimum of fuss, we were shown to our impressive stateroom which was immaculate and where every little detail had been considered.
Afternoon tea snacks and drinks in the comfortable and inviting bar were the next steps before being formally welcomed on board and starting to mingle with the other guests. Presented with an impressive programme for the week, we began to relax and get just a little excited! Dinner was delicious and served on the Bordeaux deck by efficient and friendly waiting staff who gladly recommended regional wines with each course -needless to say, the 4-course dinner was exceptional.
Most of the guests are North American, with only 2 Brits, 2 Kiwis (us) and 2 Aussies so that’s about 106 Americans but we can handle it! Bedtime was a treat with the special English Savoir beds and a pillow menu to choose from. We slept like babies – the staterooms are very quiet and dark and you feel like you’re floating in your bed which was just as well as we have a serious day of wine tasting coming up tomorrow!…..over and out.