New for 2012, France Cruises introduces a new feature that allows passengers and journalists to share their trip reports detailing their experiences aboard any cruise from the company’s extensive collection. These firsthand accounts will be displayed on the France Cruises website to provide prospective passengers with an objective and detailed review of the journeys along the waterways of France and beyond.
“A trip report presents valuable insights into the cruising experience no description can ever depict,” President Jean-Francois Dabrowski said. “Travelers truly enjoy reading these informative and honest perspectives to help them better plan their future travels, and even allow them to live vicariously through their adventures.”
More than a simple testimony or review, the trip reports describe the cruise in thorough detail from day one until the end of the trip, and typically features photographs of interesting elements throughout the journey. A trip report on the beautifully-appointed hotel barge Caroline in Southern France was most recently published on the website, which gave a detailed account of the trip between Beziers and Carcassonne along the famed Canal du Midi. The report included an array of advantages such as advice on what to do before and after the cruise; insight on traditional local dishes; and identification of remarkable sights in the region all from the eyes of the traveler rather than the operator. More importantly, trip reports from cruisers who experienced other France Cruises packages in the past provide a helpful comparison of two different vessels and trips.