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The dinner cruise was amazing and e had fun. We were realy pleased whit everything. The only draw back was that thw names of the food was written only in German it would have helped if they were written also in English.
This was really excellent and tremendous value for money. The boat was beautifully decorated and the live band were really good so there was a proper party atmosphere. The food was plentiful and of a very high standard (the smoked salmon was superb; so were all the meat dishes) . Service was really attentive and your glass was refilled as soon as it started to empty. The wines were good quality, there was bottled water at every table and the beer was the excellent locally brewed kolsch. The only thing we hadn't expected was to be seated with other people but the organisers had thoughtfully put us with another a British couple (in fact, they turned out to be Welsh, like us). and we really enjoyed their company. We didn't really register the scenery as obviously it was dark and we were involved in the food and the party atmosphere but when we went up on deck we saw great views of the best of Colognr, ie the cathedral. The boat is conveniently moored ten minutes walk from the main station and the cathedral so very easy to get to and from. All in all, loved it and would recommend it to anyone. Oh, and the locals love to dance!!
This was a a lovely trip. It was very cold outside, but the boat was very warm and comfortable. The staff was wonderful, the food was very good! We were able to get through the buffet line near the beginning, but when my husband went back for seconds, it was still just as delicious. Several kinds of meat were served, a salad bar, vegetables, soup, and all the wine or beer you could drink. The view was beautiful from the boat, but hard to take good pictures as it was moving. It lasted three hours. There was a live band aboard, but we were on the other side of ship, so the music was nicely in the background. Many people danced, and it was quite a party! There was much laughing and fun had by all!
lovely food, very friendly staff and great band/entertainment on board. only improvement would be to have food labels in English language at the food buffet for the non germans on board!
Great value for money, well organised and entertaining evening. Highly recommended
We were a group of 14 who went to Cologne primarily for the xmas markets but the highlight of the long weekend proved to be the evening dinner cruise. Real value for money, the food, service and entertainment were all outstanding.
We had a great time, the music was fantastic and the food and service was great as well. We will look forward to next year.
we booked this as part of a Christmas break and my wife wanted to travel down the rhine. the booking process was simple and having located the boat it was simple to get on. however having just walked on we couldn't find a seat as all tables were already booked. this was quickly rectified by going to a member of staff but it would have been nice to know in advance. once on board the food and drink were plentiful and the other table guests were good company with very good service from the staff on board and no language problems, despite most people on board being local and enjoying their Christmas parties
To be honest, we expected a little bit more for the money we have paid. It was nice going there but nothing we would do again or tell people they should do. The ship was nice and decorated but in order to get a little christmas atmosphere the live band should have plaid christmas songs and not german songs from the 70s. We also had a birthday party and a bachelorette party on the ship while we where there which really kept the noise. Our waitress was anything else but friendly. She was annoyed, stressed and gave me the feeling that she didnt like her job at all. The food could have been a lot better. We were the only ones on the ship that ordered the menue with their tickets. First it took quite a while to get the food, second it was pre-cooked and just heated up and third it wasnt really hot. It was nice seeing cologne but the money we spent on the trip is in no relation to the service and food we got.thank you